Look then, Athenians, upon his
difficulties as your opportunity. Be prompt to take up the challenge. Send
embassies when necessary. Take the field in person. Rouse all the other states.
Reflect how eagerly Philip would march against you, if he had such a chance as
we have, and if the war were on our frontiers. Are you not ashamed if, having
the opportunity, you lack the courage to do to him what he would certainly do to
you if he could?
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1930.
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