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Demosthenes

Demosthenes (/d??m?s.??ni?z/; Greek: ?????????? D?mosthén?s [d??most?én??s]; 384–322 BC) was a prominent 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. Demosthenes learned rhetoric by studying the speeches of previous great orators. He delivered his first judicial speeches at the age of 20, in which he argued effectively to gain from his guardians what was left of his inheritance. For a time, Demosthenes made his living as a professional speech-writer (logographer) and a lawyer, writing speeches for use in private legal suits.

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The sower of the seed is assuredly the author of the whole harvest of mischief.

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The fact speak for themselves.

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You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man ...

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Success has a great tendency to conceal and throw a veil over the evil deeds of men.

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Since we are not yet fully comfortable with the idea that people from the next village are as human ...

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There are all kinds of devices invented for the protection and preservation of countries: defensive ...

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The man who is in the highest state of prosperity, and who thinks his fortune is most secure, knows ...

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It is the natural disposition of all men to listen with pleasure to abuse and slander of their neigh ...

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Nothing is so easy as to deceive one's self; for what we wish, that we readily believe; but such exp ...

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Good fortune is the greatest of blessings, but good counsel comes next, and the lack of it destroys ...

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Whatever shall be to the advantage of all, may that prevail!

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One believes in what one wants to believe in..

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There is a great deal of wishful thinking in such cases it is the easiest thing of all to deceive on ...

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I decline to buy repentance at the cost of ten thousand drachmas.

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Everything great is not always good, but all good things, are great.

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