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Letter "D" » Demosthenes Quotes
«Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.»
«A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.»
«There is a great deal of wishful thinking in such cases; it is the easiest thing of all to deceive one?s self.»
«As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether thy be wise or foolish»
«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»
«The best protection for the people is not necessarily to believe everything people tell them»
«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.»
«Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law»
«We have mistresses for pleasure, concubines to care for our daily body?s needs and wives to bear us legitimate children and to be faithful guardians of our households.»