Demosthenes

384 - 322 BC

A Quote by Demosthenes on belief, deception, and wishes

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.

Demosthenes (384 - 322 BC)

Source: 3rd Olynthiac

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A Quote by Demosthenes on judgment and past

Every advantage in the past is judged in the light of the final issue.

Demosthenes (384 - 322 BC)

Source: 1st Olynthiac

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A Quote by Demosthenes on action, chivalry, and spirit

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.

Demosthenes (384 - 322 BC)

Source: 3rd Olynthiac

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Demosthenes on repentance

I decline to buy repentance at the cost often thousand drachmas.

Demosthenes (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Demosthenes on god, justice, love, and truth

What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.

Demosthenes (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Demosthenes on beginning and opportunity

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Demosthenes (384 - 322 BC)

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