Demosthenes Quotes

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

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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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He who confers a favour 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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Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law.

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

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Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

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Nothing is more easy than to deceive one's self, as our affections are subtle persuaders.

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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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There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots. What is it? Distrust.

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