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Demosthenes (384 BC - 322 BC)
Greek orator & politician in Athens [more author details]
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All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.
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Demosthenes
Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
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Demosthenes
He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.
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Demosthenes
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
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The easiest thing of all is to deceive one's self; for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true.
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Demosthenes
The fact speak for themselves.
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The man who has received a benefit ought always to remember it, but he who has granted it ought to forget the fact at once.
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Demosthenes
Every advantage in the past is judged in the light of the final issue.
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Demosthenes, First Olynthiac
There is a great deal of wishful thinking in such cases; it is the easiest thing of all to deceive one’s self.
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Demosthenes, Olynthiac
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
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Demosthenes, Third Olynthiac
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.
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Demosthenes, Third Olynthiac

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Showing quotations 1 to 11 of 11 total.
 
Showing quotations 1 to 11 of 11 total
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