But there is no justice in that. For consider—if a
man purchases a mine from the state, shall he disregard the general laws in
accordance with which all men are bound to render and obtain justice, and bring
suit in a mining court, if he borrows from another?—if he be evil
spoken of?—if he be beaten?—if he charge one with
theft?—if he fail to recover money advanced for another's
tax?—if, in short, he has any other ground for action? I think not.
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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