But as long as this is so, we must take care that we
are not involved in war at a disadvantage, and that the King, whom we believe to
have designs against the Greeks, does not win the credit of appearing as their
friend. How then can this be ensured? If we make it plain to all that our forces
are already marshalled and equipped, but equally plain that our policy is
founded on sentiments of justice.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by C. A. Vince, M. A. and J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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