"The history of the Astartes is filled with defiant last stands and suicidal actions, most of which were probably unnecessary."
If any question why we died,
Tell them, because our fathers lied.
— Epitaphs of the War, Rudyard Kipling
"Curse the death in vain."
— Imperial Proverb, Warhammer 40,000
Chiaotzu: Don't worry!note You can just wish me back with the Dragon Balls! Now goodbye my friend...
Tien: That won't work Chiaotzu! We already wished you back once with the Dragon Balls, we can't do it twice!
Chiaotzu: ... Wait wha- *Boom!*
"We have failed. Once again we have sacrificed a world to no avail."
— King Kryos, Shadow Raiders, "Time Bomb"
"It was a heroic move, sacrificing itself like that, but it was the only one to go down!"
— Announcer, Pokémon Stadium
Weed: Smith-san died for this?!
Kagetora: Old man Smith died for nothing?!
— Concerning Kaibutsu, Ginga Densetsu Weed
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for ones country. But in modern war there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
— Notes on the Next War, Ernest Hemingway