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[[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}}''

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[[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]], hate, and manpower.
-->-- ''Fanfic/TiberiumWars''

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[[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}}''

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[[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}}''

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[[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]]''

->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]]''

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[[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"

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[[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"

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[[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}}''

->Losses are acceptable, failure is not.
-->-- ''[[BigBookOfWar The Tactica Imperialis]]'', ''{{TabletopGame/Warhammer 40000}}''

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[[folder: Video Games]]

->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''

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

->Hostages only work if your enemy cares if they live.
-->-- '''Commander Shepard''', ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''

->'''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}}''

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[[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]]''

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[[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]], [[GenreSavvy when expecting booby traps...]] (''Quickstrike gets smashed by a trap'') [[GenreSavvy 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}}''

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[[folder:Real Life]]

->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''

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