this progress along the road of dishonor, men of Athens, if I am to tell the truth in all candor, nobody is more
to blame than yourselves. You are no longer willing to bring malefactors to
justice: retribution has disappeared from our city. Yet consider how our
ancestors castigated those who had done them wrong, and ask whether their way
was not better than yours.
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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