Demosthenes Quote

You, Athenians, possessing unsurpassed resources—fleet, infantry, cavalry, revenue—have never to this very day employed them aright, and yet you carry on war with Philip exactly as a barbarian boxes. The barbarian, when struck, always clutches the place; hit him on the other side and there go his hands. He neither knows nor cares how to parry a blow or how to watch his adversary.


First Philippic ch. 40

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You, Athenians, possessing unsurpassed resources—fleet, infantry, cavalry, revenue—have never to this very day employed them aright, and yet you...

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You, Athenians, possessing unsurpassed resources—fleet, infantry, cavalry, revenue—have never to this very day employed them aright, and yet you...

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You, Athenians, possessing unsurpassed resources—fleet, infantry, cavalry, revenue—have never to this very day employed them aright, and yet you...

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You, Athenians, possessing unsurpassed resources—fleet, infantry, cavalry, revenue—have never to this very day employed them aright, and yet you...