Whenever, men of
Athens, we are discussing
Philip's intrigues and his violations of the peace, I observe that all the
speeches on our side are manifestly inspired by justice and generosity, and
those who denounce Philip are all felt to be saying exactly the right thing; but
of the much needed action, which alone would make the speeches worth hearing,
little or nothing ensues.
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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