If I had attempted to
claim that you were first inspired with the spirit of your forefathers by me,
every one would justly rebuke me. But I do not: I am asserting these principles
as your principles; I am showing you that such was the pride of Athens long before my
time,—though for myself I do claim some credit for the administration
of particular measures.
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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