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Demosthenes Quotes

Greek Orator

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

Category: Belief

The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.

Category: Censure

What we wish, that we readily believe.

Category: Faith

To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach.

Category: Gratitude

A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.

Category: Gullibility

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

Category: Opportunity

No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.

Category: Self-reliance

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.

Category: Spirit And Spirituality