For most men achieve prosperity by planning soundly and by despising nothing;
but they do not take the trouble to guard it by the same means. Let not this
mistake be yours today, and do not think that you ought to ratify a law which
will taint the reputation of our city in the time of her prosperity and, if ever
a crisis comes, will leave her destitute of those who would be willing to do her
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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