But if some other motive prevails, some motive which none
would care to confess, but which your votes will betray, then I am afraid that
to some you will appear to be playing the part of trainers of any citizen who
has a taste for wickedness. For every bad man is in himself weak; he only
becomes strong by your countenance and support. Whoever wins that support finds
in it his advantage and his strength; to you who give that support, it is a
source of shame.
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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