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[3] And it is manifest that beyond them all he reasoned boldly with the people, opposed himself to the desires of the multitude, and persistently attacked their faults, as may be gathered from his speeches. And even Theopompus1 tells us that, when the Athenians nominated him to conduct a certain impeachment, and, on his refusal, raised a tumult against him, he rose and said: ‘Men of Athens, I will serve you as a counsellor, even though you do not wish it; but not as a false accuser, even though you wish it.’

1 Theopompus almost always displays hostility to Athens and her popular leaders.

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