For indeed, as regards your
policy towards the King, I see that you are by no means on the same footing as
the other Greeks; for many of them it is, I suppose, possible to pursue their
private interests and abandon the cause of their countrymen, but for you, even
when wronged by them, it would not be honorable to exact such a penalty from the
wrong-doers as to leave any of them under the heel of the barbarian.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by C. A. Vince, M. A. and J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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