although I knew well that those who wished to calumniate me
would find words which would fling reproach upon my youth, while others would
praise me and hold that I was acting wisely in seeking to take vengeance on the
enemy of my father. However, I knew that, while the effect on my hearers would
be as fortune might determine, I was none the less in duty bound to carry out
the command laid upon me by my father, especially as it was a just one.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by Norman W. DeWitt, Ph.D., and Norman J. DeWitt, Ph.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1949.
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