To act in a such a way as to make our annihilation an injustice, in such a way as to make our brothers, our sons, and our brothers’ sons and their daughters feel that we ought not to have died. This is the way, to perform our occupation passionately, tragically if you like. This is the way, we are impelled to stamp others with our seal, to perpetuate ourselves in them and in their children. This is the way. This is the way we defeat death. This is the way death is defeated.
Miguel de Unamuno (1864 – 1936)