Surrender is a perfectly acceptable alternative in extreme circumstances.
(Leigh Brackett (1915-1978), U.S. screenwriter, George Lucas (b. 1944), and Irvin Kershner. C3PO (Anthony Daniels), The Empire Strikes Back, suggesting he, Han Solo, and Leia surrender to the Empire after they are outnumbered (1980).)
The beast exists because it is stronger than the thing that you call evolution. In it is some force of life, a demon, driving it through millions of centuries. It does not surrender so easily to weaklings like you and me.
(Martin Berkeley, and Jack Arnold. Lucas (Nestor Paiva), Revenge of the Creature, to the scientists who have come to capture the creature (1955).
Story by William Alland (b. 1916).)
We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
(Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, writer. Speech, June 4, 1940, House of Commons, London. Vol. 6, Winston S. Churchill: His Complete Speeches, 1897-1963, ed. Robert Rhodes James (1974).
After the retreat from Dunkirk, France.)