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Famous Demosthenes Quotations

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Quote Left Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master. Quote Right
Quote Left To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies against despots -- suspicion. Quote Right
Quote Left There is a great deal of wishful thinking in such cases; it is the easiest thing of all to deceive one’s self. Quote Right
Quote Left Every advantage in the past is judged in the light of the final issue. Quote Right
Quote Left The easiest thing of all is to deceive one's self for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. Quote Right
Quote Left There is a great deal of wishful thinking in such cases it is the easiest thing of all to deceive ones self. Quote Right
Quote Left No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods. Quote Right
Quote Left When Demosthenes was asked what were the three most important aspects of oratory, he answered, Action, Action, Action. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. Quote Right
Quote Left All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice. Quote Right
Quote Left The fact speak for themselves. Quote Right