For it ought to have been the reverse, men of
Athens; all your politicians
should have trained you to be gentle and humane in the Assembly, for there you
are dealing with rights that concern yourselves and your allies, but in
preparing for war they should have made you threatening and intractable, because
there you are pitted against your enemies and rivals.
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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