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France is a people of the same quality as Greece and Italy. She is Athenian in beauty and Roman in grandeur. Moreover, she is gene ...
The Parisian is to the French what the Athenian was to the Greeks: no one sleeps better than he, no one is more openly frivolous a ...
Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.
One swiftly forgets his intolerable writing, his mirthless, sedulous, repellent manner, in the face of the Athenian tragedy he ins ...
Lift not thy spear against the Muses' bower:
The great Emathian conqueror bid spare
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The greatest and truest models for all orators ... is Demosthenes. One who has not studied deeply and constantly all the great spe ...
And yonder in the gymnasts' garden thrives
The self-sown, self-begotten shape that gives
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The Athenians govern the Greeks; I govern the Athenians; you, my wife, govern me; your son governs you.
The object of oratory alone is not truth, but persuasion.
In one sense it is evident that the art of kingship does include the art of lawmaking. But the political ideal is not full authori ...
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