today is a good day to die

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A quotation from the Sioux leader Crazy Horse, who shouted "Hóka-héy!" meaning (loosely), "Today is a good day to die!" Often incorrectly thought to be a famous saying translated from the Siouan language.

Phrase[edit]

today is a good day to die

  1. An expression of willingness and even eagerness to give one's life in the name of one's cause.
  2. 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.