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  1. Sep 2013
    1. For if you please the people in Athens, no matter what you do they will not judge your conduct by the facts but will construe it in a light favorable to you; and if you make mistakes, they will overlook them, while if you succeed, they will exalt your success to the high heaven

      favor is more important than truth

    2. for he was by nature as inept in courting the favor of men as he was gifted in handling affairs.

      We cannot succeed despite out virtues if we cannot persuade, gain favor