Quotation by Socrates

There are a great many of these accusers, and they have been accusing me now for a great many years, and what is more, they approached you at the most impressionable age, when some of you were children or adolescents; and literally won their case by default, because there was no one to defend me.
Socrates (469–399 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Speech to the jury, during his trial on charges of impiety and corrupting the youth. Quoted in Plato, Apology, sect. 17.
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