Whatever concerns the state, however, and all that concerns you, I
perform, as you know, as lavishly as I can; for I am well aware that for you who
are citizens by birth it is sufficient to perform public services as the laws
require; we on the contrary who are created citizens ought to show that we
perform them as a grateful payment of a debt. Cease, then, to fling into my
teeth matters for which I should properly win commendation.
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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