but when all preparation for war is on the
same lines and the main objects of an armed force are the same—to be
strong enough to repel the enemy, to assist one's allies, and to preserve one's
own possessions-why, having open enemies enough, must we be looking out for
another? Let us rather make our preparations against them, and then we shall
defend ourselves against him too, if he ventures to molest us.
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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