Yet in making both these expeditions, Aeschines, they
were not requiting benefits received, and they knew they were taking risks. They
did not use those pleas as excuses for deserting men who had sought their
protection. For the sake of honor and glory they willingly encountered those
perils,—a righteous and a noble resolve! For every man death is the
goal of life, though he keep himself cloistered in his chamber; but it behoves
the brave to set their hands to every noble enterprise, bearing before them the
buckler of hope, and to endure gallantly whatever fate God may allot.