What, then, is the task of sound patriots? To know
and realize all this, to shake off our outrageous and incurable slothfulness, to
contribute funds, to call upon our allies, and to provide and arrange for the
permanent upkeep of our existing army, so that just as Philip has a force ready
to attack and enslave all the Greek states, so you may have one ready to protect
and assist them all.
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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