You must all be agreed, men of Athens, that in these proceedings I am concerned equally with
Ctesiphon, and that they require
from me no less serious consideration. Any loss, especially if inflicted by
private animosity, is hard to bear; but to lose your goodwill and kindness is
the most painful of all losses, as to gain them is the best of all acquisitions.
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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