Let any man you like be asked by what
means Philip achieved most of his successes: the universal reply will be, by his
army and by bribing and corrupting politicians. Well, I had no control or
authority over your forces, and therefore no question of their performances can
touch me. Moreover, in the matter of corruption or purity I have beaten Philip.
In bribery, just as the purchaser has vanquished the seller, whenever the
bargain is struck, so the man who refuses the price and remains incorruptible
has vanquished the purchaser. Therefore, in my person, Athens