“Citizens of Athens,
This is a fact without any lies.
Whether it is big or small, I have never hidden anything and speak frankly.
Of course, I know much enough that I am hated because I do so.
However, the fact itself that I am hated is the evidence that what I am saying is true, and resenting and slandering me is the obvious evidence that what I speak is a fact as it is.
If you investigate this at the present or in the future, I believe that you will know that what I have just said is true.
In Apologia Sōkratēs, the Dialogs of Plato