Do not believe that his present power is fixed and unchangeable like that of a
god. No, men of Athens; he is a mark
for the hatred and fear and envy even of those who now seem devoted to him. One
must assume that even his adherents are subject to the same passions as any
other men. At present, however, all these feelings are repressed and have no
outlet, thanks to your indolence and apathy, which I urge you to throw off at
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1930.
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