That sense of security, then, with which
you walk the streets—will you not guarantee it to me before you set
off home? How can I reasonably expect to survive after what I have suffered, if
you leave me in the lurch? Perhaps someone will say, “Take heart! You
will not be insulted again.” But if I am, will you be angry with him
then, after acquitting him now? Do not, gentlemen of the jury, do not betray me
or yourselves or the laws.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by A. T. Murray, Ph.D., LL.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939.
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