Personally I think you deserve to
be eulogized all the more for this reason, that, while the other lads think it
one of the impossible things to please men of every type,1 you have so
surpassed these as to have risen superior to all the difficult and troublesome
people, allowing the others no reason even for suspecting immoral relations with
any and overcoming your annoyance with them by the adaptability of your manners.
1 Blass calls attention to this same thought in Dem. L. 3.27, but Theog.
23-26 shows it to be an ancient commonplace.
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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