Facts about Demosthenes

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Summary

Demosthenes was a famous Statesman from Greece, who lived between 382 BC and 322 BC.

Our collection contains 17 quotes who is written / told by Demosthenes.

Related authors: Menander

Famous quotes by Demosthenes (17)


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"To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach"
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"Close alliances with despots are never safe for free states"
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"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"
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"What we wish, that we readily believe"
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"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises"
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"No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods"
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"I am a citizen of the world"
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"All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action"
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"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true"
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"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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"What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice"
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"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"
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"The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves"
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"The best protection for the people is not necessarily to believe everything people tell them"
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"Excessive dealings with tyrants are not good for the security of free states"
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"Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master"
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"Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law"


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