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[140] and not to permit men to approach positions of public trust who are notoriously depraved; and not even to suffer men to be heard1 who lend their own persons to base practices but deem themselves worthy to advise others how they should govern the state in order to advance in sobriety and well-being, or who have squandered what they inherited from their fathers on shameful pleasures but seek to repair their own fortunes from the public treasury2, or who strive always to speak for the gratification of their audience but plunge those who are persuaded by them into many distresses and hardships;

1 Cf. Isoc. 8.3 and note.

2 See Isoc. 8.124 and note.

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