Why, the fate of many, indeed of all,
of those nations is worse than ours. For if, after his victory, Philip had at
once taken himself off, and relapsed into inactivity, harassing neither his own
allies nor any other Greeks, there might have been some reason for finding fault
with the opponents of his enterprises; but seeing that, wherever he could, he
destroyed the prestige, the authority, the independence, and even the
constitution of every city alike, who can deny that you chose the most honor
able of all policies when you followed my advice?