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Bunker: Next time this comes up... go ahead and step in. I won't mind.
Freya: Sorry, I thought it was a man thing.
Bunker: Maybe for some... but I find 'staying alive' is pretty much an everybody thing.

Luke: Then I am a Jedi.
Yoda: No. Not yet. One thing remains. Vader. You must confront Vader. Then, only then, a Jedi will you be. And confront him you will.

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[Zoe, Jayne and Wash enter and see Mal grappling with his torturer; Jayne raises his gun]
Zoe: Jayne! This is something the Captain has to do for himself.
Mal: No! No, it's not!
Zoe: Oh.
[Zoe, Jayne and Wash riddle the sap with bullets]

Gohan: Should... shouldn't we help him?
Piccolo: Can't you see he has to fight this battle on his own? He's fighting for the honor of his fallen comrade.
Tien: [on the wrong side of a Curb-Stomp Battle] Help me! For the love of god, help me!
Piccolo: Like a hero.

Gruumm: Forgive me for being late to your celebration, Cruger!
Jack: We're with you, Commander -
Cruger: No. I will finish this.

"But if we were to step in now, what will become of Kaien's pride? Even if by going to his aid, you are somehow successful in saving his life, the cost of such an act would certainly be the death of his pride forever... [snip] ...Listen now, and remember these words. There are two types of battles, and those of us who have chosen to be warriors and to fight those battles must always be aware of the difference between the two. There are battles that are fought to protect lives, and there are battles that are fought to defend honor."
Juushiro Ukitake, Bleach

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I can save [Blow]’s life. However, at the same time that is a deed that will stain the hoodlum’s pride. It’s up to each person which one to choose, but I choose to take pride. Even if the hoodlum dies as a result.

If it has to be done, a man — a real man — shoots his own dog himself; he doesn't hire a proxy who may bungle it.
Juan Rico, Starship Troopers


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