But at the same time Demosthenes again urged the Athenians not to give up and was able to skillfully use the preceding even fatalities. "First of all, - he exclaims in his first speech against Philip - as if our present situation may seem desperate, do not lose courage. For it is then that it was still so bad, lets hope for the best in the future. In what is this hope? The fact that things are in such a bad condition due to your careless attitude to their duties. If they are bad, and also the performance of your duties you, then there would be no more hope for them as amended. "