Now you must not fall into
any of these errors but rather seek to discover what is of supreme consequence
in human affairs, and what it is that turning out well would do us the most
good, but turning out badly would hurt us most along life's pathway. For it
requires no proof that upon this factor we must expend the greatest care, which
more than anything else possesses the power to tip the scale to one side or the
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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