„Men keep their agreements when it is an advantage to both parties not to break them; and I shall so frame my laws that it will be evident to the Athenians that it will be for their interest to observe them.“

—  Solón

Reported in George Shelley Hughs, Ancient Civilizations (1896), p. 596.

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