While, therefore, you should
be indignant with every man who brings in shameful and wicked laws, your
indignation ought chiefly to be directed against those who vitiate the laws upon
which depends the greatness, or the weakness, of the commonwealth. And what are
they? The laws that avenge you upon evil-doers, and all the laws that confer
certain honors on the well-conducted.
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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