Now there is also another matter, the misrepresentation of which by
unfair obloquy and in intemperate language is injuring the State, and
furthermore is affording a pretext for those who are unwilling to perform any of
their duties as citizens; indeed, you will find that in every case where a man
has failed to do his duty, this has been given as the excuse. I am really afraid
to speak on this subject, but I will do so nevertheless;
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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