An imposing muster of wealthy
men, whose prosperity has raised them to apparent importance, will come into
court to plead with you. Men of Athens, do not sacrifice me to any one of them; but just as
each of them will be zealous for his private interests and for the defendant, so
be zealous for your own selves and for the laws, as well as for me who have fled
to you for refuge, and cleave to the opinion that you already hold.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by A. T. Murray, Ph.D., LL.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1939.
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