Greek orator & politician in Athens (384 BC - 322 BC)
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As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish.
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Every advantage in the past is judged in the light of the final issue.
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.
All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.
The man who has received a benefit ought always to remember it, but he who has granted it ought to forget the fact at once.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.