Now of the powers residing in human
beings we shall find that intelligence leads all the rest and that philosophy
alone is capable of educating this rightly and training it. In this study I
think you ought to participate, and not balk at or flee from the labors involved
in it, reflecting that through idleness and indolence even quite superficial
things become difficult, while through persistence and diligence none of the
worthwhile things is unattainable,
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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