Often the question is asked: "Death or dishonor?"
Are you kidding me? I'll take dishonor! Heaps of it!
I can count on maybe one knuckle the things for which I'd die. Perhaps if someone were in immediate danger and I could absorb the blow for them. That's about it. Abstract concepts, not so much.
Dishonor can lead to a renewal of honor. But death cannot lead to a renewal of life.
I think that's an honorable answer.