Now someone may tell
me that to find fault is easy and in any one's power, but that it needs a
statesman to expound the policy demanded by our circumstances. But I am not
unaware, men of Athens, that if
anything goes wrong, you often vent your disappointment, not on the responsible
agents, but on those who happen to have addressed you last. I shall not,
however, consult my own safety by keeping back what I believe to be for your
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1930.
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