More Reading Advice for the President Elect

Demosthenes, De Corona 97

“Death is life’s end for all men, even if someone tries to protect himself by hiding away in a closet. It is right, then, that all good men attempt noble deeds all the time, putting the good in front of them as hope, and to bear nobly whatever god grants them.”

πέρας μὲν γὰρ ἅπασιν ἀνθρώποις ἐστὶ τοῦ βίου θάνατος, κἂν ἐν οἰκίσκῳ τις αὑτὸν καθείρξας τηρῇ· δεῖ δὲ τοὺς ἀγαθοὺς ἄνδρας ἐγχειρεῖν μὲν ἅπασιν ἀεὶ τοῖς καλοῖς, τὴν ἀγαθὴν προβαλλομένους ἐλπίδα, φέρειν δ’ ἃν ὁ θεὸς διδῷ γενναίως.

 

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