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DEMOSTHENES
Greek orator and statesman
(382 BC - 322 BC)

A hoarseness caused by swallowing gold and silver.
      - bribed not to speak against Harpalus, he pretended to have lost voice
        [Bribery]

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.
      - [Speech]

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
      - [War]

Close alliances with despots are never safe for free states.
      - [Despots]

Everything great is not always good, but all good things, are great.
      - [Greatness]

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 on him, and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.
      - [Kindness]

It is not possible to found a lasting power upon injustice, perjury, and treachery. These may, perhaps, succeed for once, and borrow for awhile, from hope, a gay and flourishing appearance. But time betrays their weakness, and they fall into ruin of themselves. For, as in structures of every kind, the lower parts should have the greatest firmness--so the grounds and principles of actions should be just and true.
      - [Injustice]

It is not possible to found a lasting power upon injustice, perjury, and treachery.
      - [Power]

Nothing is more easy than to deceive one's self, as our affections are subtle persuaders.
      - [Deceit]

Nothing is so easy as to deceive one's self; for what we wish, that we readily believe; but such expectations are often inconsistent with the real state of things.
      - [Self-deceit]

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
      - [Opportunity]

Smelling of the lamp.
      - [Authorship]

Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil deeds of men.
      - [Success]

The end of wisdom is consultation and deliberation.
      - [Wisdom]

The man who flies shall fight again.
  [Lat., Qui fugiebat, rusus praeliabitur.]
      - on his flight at the battle of Chaeronea (338 BC), credited to him by Tertullian "De Fuga In Persecutione", sec. X
        [War]

The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.
      - [Censure]

The sinews of affairs are cut.
      - attributed to, by Aeschines [Money]

The sower of the seed is assuredly the author of the whole harvest of mischief.
      - [Mischief]

To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach.
      - [Courtesy]

What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.
      - [Truth]

An Iliad of woes.
      - 387, 12 [Woe]


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