“What!” some one may
say, “were you so much stronger and bolder than others that you could
do everything by yourself?” That is not what I mean: but I was so
firmly persuaded that the danger which overhung the city was very serious, that
it did not seem to me to leave me any room for taking my personal safety into
account; but a man, I thought, must be content, without neglecting anything, to
do his duty.
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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