For myself, men of Athens, in
the matter of my outward appearance, my fast walking, and my loud voice, I judge
that I am not one of those favored by nature; for in so far as I annoy others
without benefiting myself, I am in many respects at a disadvantage; but since I
am moderate in all my personal expenses, it will be seen that I live a much more
orderly life than Phormio and others who are like him.
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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