Look at these instances,
because, though the right time for action is past, for wise men it is always the
right time to understand history. Lasthenes was hailed as friend—until
he betrayed Olynthus
until he brought Thebes
Eudicus and Simus of Larissa, until they put Thessaly
under Philip's heel. Since then the whole world has
become crowded with men exiled, insulted, punished in every conceivable way.
What of Aristratus at Sicyon
they not outcasts?