It was precisely by acting on this
principle that he has mastered and now holds them all. Some he has seized by
right of arms, others he has won by alliance and friendship. For indeed alliance
and respect are willingly offered by all men to those whom they see ready and
prompt to take action.
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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