That is the salient difference between the statesman
and the charlatan, who are indeed in all respects unlike one another. The
statesman declares his judgement before the event, and accepts responsibility to
his followers, to fortune, to the chances of the hour, to every critic of his
policy. The charlatan holds his peace when he ought to speak, and then croaks
over any untoward result.
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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