- An expression of willingness and even eagerness to give one's life in the name of one's cause.
- A belief that one should never live a moment of one's life with any regrets, or tasks left undone. Which would make today as good a day as any to die.
A quotation from the Sioux leader Crazy Horse, who shouted "Hóka-héy, today is a good day to die!" meaning (loosely), "Today is a good day to die!" Often incorrectly thought to be a famous saying translated from the Siouan language.