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I think the most uncomfortable thing about martyrs is that they look down on people who aren't. (Quote by - Samuel N. Behrman)

It is more difficult, and it calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one. (Quote by - Horace Mann)

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

The way of the world is, to praise dead saints, and persecute living ones. (Quote by - Nathaniel Howe)

It is the cause and not merely the death that makes the martyr. (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion I have shudder'd at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion Love is my religion And I could die for that. I could die for you. (Quote by - John Keats)

Teach me, O God, not to torture myself, not to make a martyr out of myself through stifling reflection, but rather teach me to breathe deeply in faith. (Quote by - Soren Kierkegaard)

The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. Even when you make a tax form out on the level, you don't know when it's through, if you are a crook or a martyr. (Quote by - Will Rogers)

The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr. (Quote by - Mohammed)

The tyrant dies and his rule is over; the martyr dies and his rule begins. (Quote by - Soren Kierkegaard)

Dying for an idea,' again, sounds well enough, but why not let the idea die instead of you? (Quote by - Wyndham Lewis)

Our admiration is so given to dead martyrs that we have little time for living heroes. (Quote by - Elbert Green Hubbard)

Martyrs are needed to create incidents. Incidents are needed to create revolutions. Revolutions are needed to create progress. (Quote by - Chester Himes)

A scholar's ink lasts longer than a martyr's blood. (Quote by - Irish Proverb)

Martyrdom does not end something, it only a beginning. (Quote by - Indira Gandhi)

Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never of the correctness of a belief. (Quote by - Arthur Schnitzler)

Although prepared for martyrdom, I prefer that it be postponed. (Quote by - Winston Churchill)

Arnobius tells us that this martyrdom first of all made them seriously inquisitive into that religion which could endue the mind with so much strength and overcome the fear of death. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

God discovers the martyr and confessor without the trial of flames and tortures, and will hereafter entitle many to the reward of actions which they had never the opportunity of performing. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep. (Quote by - Bible)

Christianity has made martyrdom sublime, and sorrow triumphant. (Quote by - Edwin Hubbell Chapin)

O, how much those men are to be valued who, in the spirit with which the widow gave up her two mites, have given up themselves! How their names sparkle! How rich their very ashes are! How they will count up in heaven! (Quote by - Edwin Hubbell Chapin)

There are daily martyrdoms occurring of more or less self-abnegation, and of which the world knows nothing. (Quote by - Edwin Hubbell Chapin)

He that dies a martyr proves that he was not a knave, but by no means that he was not a fool; since the most absurd doctrines are not without such evidence as martyrdom can produce. A martyr, therefore, by the mere act of suffering, can prove nothing but his own faith. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

If martyrdom is now on the decline, it is not because martyrs are less zealous, but because martyr-mongers are more wise. The light of intellect has put out the fire of persecution, as other fires are observed to smoulder before the light of the same. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

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