That is why I advise that we should not on
any grounds be the first to plunge into war, but for the conflict we must be
properly equipped from the start. If indeed there were one kind of force
suitable for defence against Persians and another for defence against Greeks,
then we might reasonably be suspected of marshalling ourselves against the King;
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by C. A. Vince, M. A. and J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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