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What we wish, that we readily believe. Demosthenes#Faith 69
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. Demosthenes#Opportunities 54
A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true. Demosthenes#DeceptionLying 49
It is not possible to found a lasting power upon injustice, perjury, and treachery. Demosthenes#Justice 48
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 on him, and talk of it, is little different from reproach. Demosthenes#Generosity 37
The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves. Demosthenes#Censorship 33
There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots. What is it? Distrust. Demosthenes#Democracy 32
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. Demosthenes#Belief 26
What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice. Demosthenes#God 24
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#Cracked 23
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