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Demosthenes (384-322 BC) is often spoken of as the greatest orator of classical antiquity. In his day, however, he had a strong rival in the Athenian general Phocion.

"One day the Athenians will kill you when they are in a rage," observed Demosthenes.

"And you also," replied Phocion, "when they are in their right minds ..."

----------------A Final Thought ...

"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 (384322 BC), Greek orator