But I am absolutely certain that, without
waiting for any Athenian to propose a declaration of war, Philip is in
possession of much of our territory and has just dispatched a force against
Cardia. If, however, we like to pretend that he is not at war with us, he would
be the greatest fool alive if he tried to disprove that.
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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