Demosthenes - Quotes

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Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law. ---->>>

As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish. ---->>>

Excessive dealings with tyrants are not good for the security of free states. ---->>>

The best protection for the people is not necessarily to believe everything people tell them. ---->>>

The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves. ---->>>

A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true. ---->>>

All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action. ---->>>

You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit. ---->>>

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.

No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods. ---->>>

To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach. ---->>>

I am a citizen of the world. ---->>>

What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice. ---->>>

What we wish, that we readily believe. ---->>>

There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots - suspicion. ---->>>

Close alliances with despots are never safe for free states. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Greek
Born: 382 BC
Birthplace: Athens
Die: 322 BC
Occupation: Statesman
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Demosthenes (; Greek: Δημοσθένης Dēmosthénēs; Attic Greek: [dɛːmostʰénɛːs]; 384 – 12 October 322 BC) was a Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens. His orations constitute a significant expression of contemporary Athenian intellectual prowess and provide an insight into the politics and culture of ancient Greece during the 4th century BC (wikipedia)