My own view is
that you ought to grapple with these problems vigorously and act as becomes
Athenians, remembering how gladly you hear a speaker praising your ancestors,
describing their exploits and enumerating their trophies. Reflect, then, that
your ancestors set up those trophies, not that you may gaze at them in wonder,
but that you may also imitate the virtues of the men who set them up.
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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