Best Quotes About Martyr

Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. -Winston Churchill

I am very fond of truth, but not at all of martyrdom. -Voltaire

It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Jesus died to forgive our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them? -Jules Feiffer

Folly loves the martyrdom of fame. -Lord Byron

Matrimony is the union of meanness and martyrdom. -Karl Kraus

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion – I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more – I could be martyred for my religion – Love is my religion – I could die for that. -John Keats

The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins. -Soren Kierkegaard

While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced. -John B. S. Haldane

The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. -Tertullian

The people who have really made history are the martyrs. -Aleister Crowley

Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven't been cut off. -Emil Cioran

It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle. -Rollo May

The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower. -Florence Nightingale

Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom. -Mahatma Gandhi

One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted. -Thomas Reed

Galileo was no idiot. Only an idiot could believe that science requires martyrdom – that may be necessary in religion, but in time a scientific result will establish itself. -David Hilbert

In the heat of the Russian summer a sleeping car is the most horrible instrument of martyrdom imaginable. -Manfred von Richthofen

People genuinely happy in their choices seem less often tempted to force them on other people than those who feel martyred and broken by their lives. -Jane Rule

We, who are the living, possess the past. Tomorrow is for our martyrs. -James L. Farmer, Jr.

I tell you, to be honest, every single one of us, without any exaggeration, every single one of us was 100 percent sure that we would all be… all be martyred, but you know, Allah chooses to take a person's life when he chooses. And we have no control over. -John Walker Lindh

The only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage. -Chuck Palahniuk

I nursed men back to sanity who were driven to despair. I solicited clothes for the ragged children, for the desperate mothers. I laid out the dead, the martyrs of the strike. -Mary Harris Jones

For the standard of Christian life was to be strained to a higher pitch; more fasting was required, and more careful separation from the manners and enjoyments of the world; celibacy and martyrdom had great value set upon them, and second marriages were prohibited. -Robert Rainy

Why should women not be a martyr for her cause? -Ernestine Rose

When the Christians, upon these occasions, received martyrdom, they were ornamented, and crowned with garlands of flowers; for which they, in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory. -John Foxe

All religions have periods in their history which are looked back to with retrospective fear and trembling as eras of persecution, and each religion has its own book of martyrs. -Richard Le Gallienne

They're not put on earth to be martyrs; they have to want to come out. It depends on your culture, where you work, where you live. Each person's circumstances are unique. -Billie Jean King

The prophet and the martyr do not see the hooting throng. Their eyes are fixed on the eternities. -Benjamin N. Cardozo

It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs. -Miguel de Unamuno

It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish. -Charles Baudelaire

Acquiring a repertoire in these days, when the vocal literature is so immense, so overwhelming, that the student with sense will devote all his energies to work and not imagine himself a martyr to art. -Alma Gluck

The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr. -Saint Augustine

It is time to get drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of Time, get drunk; get drunk without stopping! On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish. -Charles Baudelaire

The fanatic is incorruptible: if he kills for an idea, he can just as well get himself killed for one; in either case, tyrant or martyr, he is a monster. -Emil Cioran

You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know. -George Eliot

Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

I'm fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God. Our fight now is against the Americans. -Osama bin Laden

I am telling you before anything, that the blood of the martyrs and the injured will not go in vain. And I would like to affirm, I will not hesitate to punish those who are responsible fiercely. I will hold those in charge who have violated the rights of our youth with the harshest punishment stipulated in the law. -Hosni Mubarak

We will not stop resisting the occupation until liberation or martyrdom. -Muqtada al Sadr

I wish to be a martyr, and I don't fear death. -Muqtada al Sadr

Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings – stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility. -Tom Hiddleston

I want to be able to raise my kid. I was totally being a martyr about it at first, thinking I could totally do it on my own, which I did for a while. I've hired a babysitter before, but as for a full-time caregiver… for a control freak like me, it ain't gonna happen! -Keri Russell

It does matter that it's the Olympics. I just did it my way. I'm not a martyr, and I'm not a do-gooder. I just want to go out and rock. And man, I rocked here. -Bode Miller

I am a Bedouin warrior who brought glory to Libya and will die a martyr. -Muammar al-Gaddafi

The Europeans and Americans have said the martyrdom operations are why Hamas has been put on the terrorist list. But now these operations have stopped. Did they then remove Hamas from the list of terrorist organisations? We do not launch wars. We are people resisting occupation. -Ismail Haniyeh

I think that directing is the ultimate martyred task of filmmaking, that it has nobility to it. It takes three years to make a film, for the most part. I think it requires the attentiveness of a mother hen. -Diane Lane

Politics is a noble activity. We should revalue it, practise it with vocation and a dedication that requires testimony, martyrdom, that is to die for the common good. -Pope Francis

Ascetics and fakirs come to mitigate human suffering; to heal us and lead us on the path. They put up with criticism; they go through many worldly trials. Some of them have even become martyrs for our sake. But they have done all this with a smile and with gratitude to God. Hence sacrifice is a great virtue. -Sadhu Vaswani

His head was boiled, impaled upon a pole and raised above London Bridge. So ended the life of Thomas More, one of the few Londoners upon whom sainthood has been conferred and the first English layman to be beatified as a martyr. -Peter Ackroyd

The Roman Catholic Church, had it captured me, as it nearly did, would have sent me on some mission of danger and sacrifice and utilised me as a martyr; the Church established by law transformed me into an unbeliever and an antagonist. -Annie Besant

Martyrdom is evidence only of a man's honesty – it is no evidence that he is not mistaken. Men have suffered martyrdom for all sorts of opinions in politics and in religion; yet they could not therefore have all been in the right; although they could give no stronger evidence that they believed themselves in the right. -Lysander Spooner

As it stands, motherhood is a sort of wilderness through which each woman hacks her way, part martyr, part pioneer; a turn of events from which some women derive feelings of heroism, while others experience a sense of exile from the world they knew. -Rachel Cusk

I could make a martyrly claim to having been the victim of childhood enslavement when I report that I started regularly cooking with my mother at a hot stove when I was five. But the truth is I wanted to cook. Cooking meant being near food. -Alice Dreger

I always felt that if someone shot me, it would be great for the environmental movement, because they would make me a martyr. Our biggest fear was our children, because there was a tremendous amount of threat and intimidation, and my wife was terrified that the children might be grabbed or assaulted in some way. That was the real fear. -David Suzuki

Surely martyrs, irrespective of the special phase of the divine idea for which they gladly give up their bodies to torture and to death, are the truest heroes of history. -Katharine Lee Bates

Take away the contests of the martyrs, and you have taken away their crowns. -Saint Ambrose

The pillory and stocks, the gibbet, and even the whipping-post, have seen many a noble victim, many a martyr. But I cannot think any save the most ignoble criminals ever sat in a ducking-stool. -Alice Morse Earle

Literary dementia seems dated now, but there was a time when a month in the funny farm was as de rigueur for budding writers as an M.F.A. is now. To be sent away was a badge of honor; to undergo electroshock, a glorious martyrdom. -Walter Kirn

A martyr can never cooperate with death, go to death in a way that they're not trying to escape. -Stanley Hauerwas

The author of the Gospel of Judas wasn't against martyrdom, and he didn't ever insult the martyrs. He said it's one thing to die for God if you have to do that. But it's another thing to say that's what God wants, that this is a glorification of God. -Elaine Pagels

Religion, art, and science flourish best in a free society. True, freedom does not afford much opportunity for grand gestures. It has little room for martyrs. But life is not supposed to be about dying well. It is about living well. -Virginia Postrel

If he is convicted, Dr. Kevorkian says he will die a martyr's death by going on a hunger strike. -Bill Dedman

The heart was always seen as the noblest of the internal organs as well as the most vital. The hearts of martyrs or future candidates for sainthood would be preserved, but never their livers, say, or the entrails – at least not on their own; it was either the heart by itself or the whole lot together. -George Fetherling

I am not one of those people who believe that MLK achieved more in martyrdom than he could have if he'd lived: imagine what a guiding influence he could have on the world were he still among us. -Hampton Sides

Though my conduct on the 10th of August 1792 was the act of my life of which I have most reason to be proud, I will here merely do homage to the worthy martyrs of the national sovereignty and the sworn laws, who, while they supported constitutional royalty, manifested the highest degree of republican virtue. -Marquis de Lafayette

The martyrologies are catalogues in which are to be found the names of the saints with the days and places of their deaths and, generally, with the distinctive character of their sanctity and with an historic summary of their lives. -Sabine Baring-Gould

In the primitive church, it was customary for the Holy Eucharist to be celebrated on the anniversary of the death of a martyr – if possible, on his tomb. -Sabine Baring-Gould

What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? No martyr's cause has ever been stilled by an assassin's bullet. No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders. A sniper is only a coward, not a hero; and an uncontrolled or uncontrollable mob is only the voice of madness, not the voice of the people. -Robert Kennedy

Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn't women have their share? Soldiers and war heroes are honored and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers? -Anne Frank

My mother witnessed the martyrdom of her husband, Hajj Malik Shabazz, Malcolm X, on Sunday, February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City. My older sisters, Attallah, Qubilah and I were seated with our mother up front and stage right. -Ilyasah Shabazz

Love has been defined, analyzed, explained and excused. It has been the cause of wars, feuds, heroism, martyrdom, inordinate passion, and beautiful friendships. It pulls two people of opposite temperaments together into a married state and permits them to live happily. It makes friends understand each other without the necessity of words. -Mother Angelica

What Richard and Mildred Loving did was, by their nature, not by any calculus, they separated themselves from the political conversation. They did not have an agenda. They did not want to be martyrs. They did not want to be symbols of a movement. -Jeff Nichols

The martyrdom of Lalaji has shaken the Congressmen. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru is planning something solid to be presented for adoption in the coming session of the Congress, but I am not sure if he would be able to do something. -Bhagat Singh

I will share a personal experience: my father was posted in Jammu & Kashmir during the Kargil war. I remember my mom sitting in front of television throughout the day reading tickers which had name of the martyrs. -Anushka Sharma

Preach or proselytize for Christianity in much of the Islamic world, and you are a candidate for martyrdom. Practice freedom of speech in Xi Jinping's China, and you can wind up in a cell. -Pat Buchanan

My noble respect also goes to the anti-Japanese revolutionary forerunners, martyrs of the People's Army and other patriotic martyrs who dedicated all their precious things to promoting the development of our Party and the prosperity of the country in loyal support of the great leaders. -Kim Jong-un

What I like about my character: Luke Cage is a person first and foremost. We do have other black superheroes, but he's important because he's touchable. Luke has moments when he has to try to forget his pain, but then, unlike the rest of us, he's also able to channel that frustration into fighting bad guys. Real martyrs aren't trying to be martyrs. -Mike Colter

I think women do have that fatal streak to them that's partly because it's been romanticized, the martyr complex – 'Look what you did to me!' -Gillian Flynn

I saw a martyr in the Wolf Man, who is the very moving essence of outsiderness, with which I identified fully. -Guillermo del Toro

I am certainly not a martyr kind of a person. I love my life. But if one has to, then there is nothing more nobler a cause that I can think of. -Asma Jahangir

It's good to be a martyr for your art, but it's just such a waste of time. -Ian Harding

Al-Qaida is a cult of martyrdom. -Benjamin Wittes

We, people of socialism, are not like others. We have our peculiar ideas about heroes and martyrs. -Svetlana Alexievich

When you're actually talking over someone, it's as if you're just pontificating and they're not even there. And their body language – they're trying to get away from you. And if you're pontificating at an audience, and there's a break, the non-martyrs in the audience are not going to come back. I mean, they just want to get away from you. -Mark Goulston

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