“It is eloquence” they say “that snatches
criminals from the penalties of the law, eloquence
that from time to time secures the condemnation of the innocent and leads deliberation astray,
eloquence that stirs up not merely sedition and
popular tumult, but wars beyond all expiation, and
that is most effective when it makes falsehood prevail
over the truth.”
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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