Demosthenes Quotes & Sayings

17 most famous Demosthenes quotes and sayings (statesman). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Demosthenes Quotes
“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.”
Demosthenes Quotes
“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.”
Demosthenes Quotes
“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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“A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.”
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“All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.”
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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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“Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.”
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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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“To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach.”

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