[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
->There are as many replacements as we want. If we lose them, we can just make new ones.
-->-- '''[[MrExposition Myria]]''' explains the Organization's philosophy, ''Manga/{{Claymore}}''

[[folder: Comic Books]]
->Russian military never was too sentimental about spending lives. I'm not too sentimental either.
-->-- '''Frank Castle''' after wiping out a wave of Russian {{Mook}}s, ''ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX''

[[folder: Fan Fiction]]
->You're to find Volos in his personal office around the council meeting room. And then, when he is attacked, you are to throw yourself at the enemy in a desperate bid for time so that Volos can escape at the insignificant cost of your lives.
-->-- '''Jin''', ''Fanfic/BigHumanOnCampus''

->It's standing Nod policy that if a Brother or Sister is wounded in battle, we leave them be until we can recover them safely. No heroics. It'll simply cost us more men trying to recover the wounded in battle, and we've got the manpower to replace the injured if they die in the meantime. If there's three things the Brotherhood has in plentiful supply, those are [[GreenRocks Tiberium]], [[ThePowerOfHate hate]], and manpower.
-->-- Anonymous Nod Tactician, ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars''

[[folder: Film - Animated]]
->Some of you may die, but that is a sacrifice I am willing to make.
-->-- '''Lord Farquadd''' addresses his troops, ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''

[[folder: Film - Live-Action]]
->'''Goebbels:''' Brigadeführer, what can I do for you?\\
'''Mohnke:''' The Russians are mowing down your [[ChildSoldiers Volksstrum recruits]]. They lack experience and suitable weapons.\\
'''Goebbels:''' That is compensated for their fervent belief in the final victory.\\
'''Mohnke:''' [[OnlySaneMan If you can't arm these men, they can't fight]]. They are [[SenselessSacrifice dying in vain]].\\
'''Goebbels:''' I feel no sympathy.\\
'''Mohnke:''' (''EyeTake'')\\
'''Goebbels:''' [[KickTheDog I repeat, I feel no sympathy!]] The German people chose their fate. That may surprise some people. Don't fool yourself. [[BlatantLies We didn't force the German people.]] [[YouHaveFailedMe They gave us the mandate. And now their little throats are being cut.]] (''does the appropriate hand gesture'')
-->-- ''{{Film/Downfall}}''

->'''Gen. "Bloodbath" [=McGrath=]:''' I demand you give the order to stop this slaughter ''NOW!''\\
'''Dr. Arliss Loveless:''' We're [[MoreDakka gonna need some more loading drills]]; I'm hearin' too much time between screams.\\
'''[=McGrath=]:''' You give them the order to desist!!\\
'''Loveless:''' I understand your distress, but these men are not dying senselessly; it is for a far greater cause than you can possibly imagine.\\
'''[=McGrath=]:''' (''raises pistol'') You go ''straight to hell'', sir!\\
'''Loveless:''' [[SeeYouInHell After you, sir.]] (''shoots first'') [="Bloodbath" McGrath, indeed!=] That concludes the festivities. Ladies, [[ThrownFromTheZeppelin feed him to the crabs.]]
-->-- ''Film/WildWildWest''

->'''Lt. Gonville Bromhead:''' Sixty! We've dropped at least sixty!\\
'''Lt. Josef Adendorff''': That leaves only 3,940.
-->-- ''{{Film/Zulu}}''

[[folder: Literature]]
->It's all a matter of ratios.
-->-- '''Supreme Commander Savil Fep Lyntor-Sewq''' of the Aexe Alliance Forces, reviewing casualty lists, ''[[Literature/GauntsGhosts Straight Silver]]''

->I don't care who you are. I don't care if you're the Warmaster himself. This is the Imperium of Mankind. We're all of us disposable commodities.
-->-- '''Eadwine''', ''[[Literature/GauntsGhosts Salvation's Reach]]''

->He doesn't care about losses. He'll pile his soldiers against your walls, then walk over their corpses to reach you. They'll come and come and come again and wear you down.
-->-- '''Arutha''', ''[[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle A Darkness at Sethanon]]''

[[folder: Live-Action TV]]
->You killed him right and proper. Terrible loss. This man was my good right arm. 'Course, it don't pain me too much; don't need an arm. Got an army.
-->-- '''The First''', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', "Chosen"

->'''Aukon:''' The guards must hold the tower to the last man.\\
'''Guard:''' We are outnumbered. Unless you aid us we shall all be killed!\\
'''Aukon:''' Then die. That is the ''purpose'' of guards.
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E4StateOfDecay State of Decay]]"

->'''Officer''': We're too far from their gates. Their fire... their archers... hundreds will die!\\
'''Stannis Baratheon''': Thousands.
-->-- ''Series/GameOfThrones'', "Blackwater"

->Our best hope is that the enemy kills so many of us, they become slightly depressed.
-->-- ''Series/MockTheWeek''

[[folder: Music]]
->Here's to the soldiers that march to the wars,\\
With lovely tin hats, and long woolen drawers\\
The Colonel says, "Right, lads, over the top,"\\
Then stands back to watch while the poor buggers drop!''
-->-- '''Alistair Hulett''', "Buy Us a Drink"

->Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,\\
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord,\\
And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"\\
Ooh, they only answer More! more! more! yoh.
-->-- '''Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival''', "Fortunate Son"

->What a lovely day, yeah we won the war.\\
May have lost a million men, but we got a million more.
-->-- '''Portugal The Man''', "People Say"

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
->What is the greatest weapon that mankind has? The Tank? The Gun? The Fist? No! It is will and will alone that has taken me to this desolate place and it is by my will that this place will be cleansed. It matters not how. If needs must, then we will drown them in our blood. We will crush them beneath the weight of our dead.
-->-- '''Commander Chenkov''', ''{{TabletopGame/Warhammer 40000}}''

->What? Don't tell me how many millions we have lost. Tell me what ground we have gained. This is a crucible of attrition, we are forging a new world on the anvil of battle. ''Send in more men! More Tanks!''
-->-- '''Lord General Khuranak''', ''{{TabletopGame/Warhammer 40000}}''

->Preservation of life for its own sake is not to be commended where sacrifice offers a reasonable chance of gain. Non the less, the purposeless waste of life is equally to be avoided. The loss of trained personnel implies the loss of resources, equipment and knowledge. A true warrior does not belittle his value as a resource. The duty of the commander is to judge what means should be undertaken to achieve each objective. He must be aware of what is to be gained and what may be lost. A commander who places his troops in a position where he may likely lose more than he may likely gain risks more than the lives of his men. He risks far more: he risks failure. Loss is acceptable, failure is not.
-->-- ''[[BigBookOfWar The Tactica Imperialis]]'', ''{{TabletopGame/Warhammer 40000}}''

[[folder: Video Games]]
->'''The Bosun:''' My best men will gladly meet you there, Vault Hunter, to boil you in the juices of their skill!\\
'''Pickle:''' You're creepy, mister! I thought the last ones we killed were your best men!\\
'''The Bosun:''' Nah. We've got more.
-->-- ''VideoGame/BorderlandsThePreSequel''

->Pay no heed to casualties, Comrade-Commander; for every Conscript that dies in this glorious crusade, there are a thousand more eager to replace him.
-->-- '''Lt. Sofiya''', ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2''

->'''Dark Cultist:''' He's unstoppable! No mortal could slaughter our brethren with such ease!\\
'''Maghda:''' Then die well. Lord Belial will reward your sacrifice.
-->-- ''VideoGame/DiabloIII''

->'''[[BigBad Arbiter Ripa 'Moramee]]:''' The Hierarchs grow impatient! We can delay no longer!\\
'''Field Master Re'gish Wamik:''' What if [[AlienKudzu the infection]] defiles the relic?\\
'''Arbiter Ripa 'Moramee:''' I care not for your little life! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Open. The relic.]]
-->-- ''VideoGame/HaloWars''

->Hear me, my hordes! The spell is nearly complete! The Demon King returns! Until then, you WILL keep that whelp from interfering with my ritual! I don't care if the lot of you get lodged on the end of his blade! You will buy me the time I need! Do not fear him... [[VillainousDemotivator Fear my wrath if you fail me!]]
-->-- '''[[BigBad Ghirahim]]''', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''

->'''Vamp''': We don't know what will happen. Remember last time-\\
'''Liquid Ocelot''': I'm willing to make a few sacrifices.

->Every problem can be solved with more manpower...
-->--'''Shadow Okumura''', ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}''

->'''Blackwatch Soldier''': Sir, how much longer do we have to put up with these amateurs?\\
'''Blackwatch Officer''': Since your brain can't fathom why the Marines are here, I'll lay it bare. The old man brought them in for two reasons: they're the shock troops, they move in, take the losses, point out the enemy, and we do the cleanup. Second, they're the public face of this occupation. When the city's burned to the ground, they take the fall.
-->-- ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}''

->Ever get the feeling you're expendable?
-->-- '''Chris Redfield''', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''

->'''Shas'O Kais:''' Do the deaths of your soldiers mean so little to you? Are you that mad?\\
'''Brother-Captain Davian Thule:''' [[ShutUpKirk Do the deaths of yours mean so much to you, alien? Are you that]] ''[[ShutUpKirk weak?]]''
-->-- ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: VideoGame/DawnOfWar: [[ColonCancer Dark Crusade]]''

->One down, ''thousands'' to go...
-->-- XCOM Rebel with the [[TheEeyore "Hard Luck"]] attitude, upon killing an ADVENT trooper, ''Videogame/XCOM2''

[[folder: Webcomics]]
->The rest of you without powers or even like modest combat ability? Just- I dunno. Throw your damn torso at the guy. For real, every individual flailing and screaming body is gonna count for something in this goddamn mess.
-->-- '''Meenah''', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' ([[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=009769 here]])

->Sacrificing minions, is there any problem it can't solve?
-->-- '''Xykon''', ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''

[[folder: Web Original]]
->'''Dodoria:''' [They're] kinda killin' our guys.\\
'''Freeza:''' Oh, we have more of those things back at the ship. It's not like we're losing anything valuable.
-->-- ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Episode 14

->Aah! We go through soldiers like copy paper.
-->-- '''Lord Slug''', ''[[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged Lord Slug Abridged]]''

->Sometimes espatiers will enter hostile spacecraft by way of a BoardingPod. This is sort of the ship-to-ship version of a {{Dropship}}. You stuff one or more espatiers into a hollow missile with an armor-piercing nose and shoot it at the enemy ship. Boarding pods are usually guided, except in [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} 40,000 AD]] where life is cheap.
-->-- ''Project RHO''

[[folder: Western Animation]]
->'''Fire Nation General''': But the 41st is entirely new recruits. How do you expect them to defeat a powerful Earth Kingdom Battalion?\\
'''{{Jerkass}} Fire Nation General''': I don't. They'll be used as a distraction while we'll mount an attack from the rear. What better to use as bait than [[NewMeat fresh meat]]?
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''

->'''Megatron:''' [[DumbMuscle Quickstrike]], you may lead.\\
'''Inferno:''' Royalty, why was I not chosen?\\
'''Megatron:''' Because, [[TheDragon Inferno]], when expecting booby traps... (''Quickstrike gets smashed by a trap'')always send the boob in first.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'', "Cutting Edge"

->You see, the Killbots have a preset kill limit. Knowing this, I sent wave after wave of my own men at them, until they reached their limit and shut down. Kif, show them the medal I won.
-->-- '''Zapp Brannigan''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

[[folder:Real Life]]
-> You cannot stop me, I spend 30,000 lives a month.
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte'''

->Time is blood.
-->-- '''General Vasily Chuikov''', 62nd Army Commander, during the [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Battle for Stalingrad]]

->God is on the [[RedshirtArmy side of bigger battalions]]. The Devil is on the [[SlaveMooks side of bigger reserves]].
-->-- Finnish military proverb

->Quantity has a quality of its own.
-->-- Attributed to '''UsefulNotes/JosefStalin'''

->To keep you is no benefit, to destroy you is no loss.
-->-- '''[[UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}} Pol Pot]]'''

->In [Gen. Alexander] Haig's presence, [Sec. State Henry] Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as "dumb, stupid animals to be used" as pawns for foreign policy... Once when the Air Force was authorized to resume bombing of [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar North Vietnam]], the planes did not fly on certain days because of bad weather. Kissinger assailed Haig. He complained bitterly that the generals had been screaming for the limits to be taken off but that now their pilots were afraid to go up in a little fog.
-->-- '''Bob Woodward''', ''The Final Days''

-> Russians have a curious but ultimately effective warfare tactic, which is "fuck you, we don't give a shit. CHOKE ON THE BONES OF OUR DEAD."
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]]''' on Website/{{Twitter}}

-> People who try to commit suicide don't attempt to save them! . . . China is such a populous nation, it is not as if we cannot do without a few people.
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/MaoZedong'''