Men of real merit, and whose noble and glorious deeds we are ready to acknowledge, are yet not to be endured when they vaunt their own actions.

— Aeschines

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It is acknowledged, namely, that there are in the world three forms of government, autocracy, oligarchy, and democracy: autocracies and oligarchies are administered according to the tempers of their lords, but democratic states according to established laws.


Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.


A defeat in war is not the greatest of all evils;

but when the defeat has been inflicted by enemies who are not worthy of you, then the calamity is doubled.


For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.


An evil nature wielding great authority brings misfortune upon the community.


Amnesty, that noble word, the genuine dictate of wisdom.


Right is not unlimited, but is limited by the laws.


Truth is strong enough to overcome all human sophistries.


Lying rumours do not penetrate farther than our ears.