Yes, I am afraid that, since the ambassadors have kept silence about the
services for which they know they have been bribed, those who are trying to
repair some of the losses that these men have caused may chance to fall under
your displeasure; for I observe that people vent their wrath as a rule, not on
those who are to blame, but chiefly on those who are within their reach.
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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