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Demosthenes, Philippic 1.2
“What is worse from bygone days provides the best safeguard for the future.” ὃ γάρ ἐστι χείριστον αὐτῶν ἐκ τοῦ παρεληλυθότος χρόνου, τοῦτο πρὸς τὰ μέλλοντα β…