383-322 BC, Greek Orator
A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.
Demosthenes – [Gullibility]
No man who is not willing to help himself has any right to apply to his friends, or to the gods.
Demosthenes – [Self-reliance]
Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
Demosthenes – [Belief]
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Demosthenes – [Opportunity]
The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.
Demosthenes – [Censure]
To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach.
Demosthenes – [Gratitude]
What we wish, that we readily believe.
Demosthenes – [Faith]
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.
Demosthenes – [Spirit and Spirituality]