crisis, therefore, the opportunity for action, with which fortune often equips
the careless against the vigilant [and those who shrink from deeds
against those who fulfil their duties], could not be bought at a price
from our politicians or our generals; no, nor our mutual concord, nor our
distrust of tyrants and barbarians, nor, in a word, any such advantage.
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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