Demosthenes Quotes

Demosthenes

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.

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Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.

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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.

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All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.

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The fact speak for themselves.

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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.

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Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

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Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.

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