Is it right, then, that you should deal tenderly with any
one of them, and disregard for their sakes the tithes of Athena or the double
repayment of public moneys? Is it right to leave unpunished the man who is
exerting himself to save them? What is there, gentlemen, to prevent everybody
turning knave, if knavery is to be profitable? Nothing that I can see.
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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