Quotes About Martyr

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Oscar Wilde
“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”
Oscar Wilde

Søren Kierkegaard
“The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.”
Søren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard

H.L. Mencken
“It is often argued that religion is valuable because it makes men good, but even if this were true it would not be a proof that religion is true. That would be an extension of pragmatism beyond endurance. Santa Claus makes children good in precisely the same way, and yet no one would argue seriously that the fact proves his existence. The defense of religion is full of such logical imbecilities. The theologians, taking one with another, are adept logicians, but every now and then they have to resort to sophistries so obvious that their whole case takes on an air of the ridiculous. Even the most logical religion starts out with patently false assumptions. It is often argued in support of this or that one that men are so devoted to it that they are willing to die for it. That, of course, is as silly as the Santa Claus proof. Other men are just as devoted to manifestly false religions, and just as willing to die for them. Every theologian spends a large part of his time and energy trying to prove that religions for which multitudes of honest men have fought and died are false, wicked, and against God.”
H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.
“The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.”
Anonymous, The Quran / القرآن الكريم

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
“Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.”
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Patricia Briggs
“Being a martyr is highly overrated. ”
Patricia Briggs, Dragon Bones

Lin-Manuel Miranda
“[WASHINGTON]
It’s alright, you want to fight, you’ve got a hunger
I was just like you when I was younger
Head full of fantasies of dyin’ like a martyr?

[HAMILTON]
Yes

[WASHINGTON]
Dying is easy, young man. Living is harder”
Lin-Manuel Miranda

نجيب محفوظ
“أي قتيل في سبيل شيئ فوق نفسه فهو شهيد، وقد تتغير قيم الأشياء أما موقف الإنسان منها فهو قيمة لا تتغير.”
نجيب محفوظ, Sugar Street

Christopher Paolini
“So the question becomes, If you are ever faced with this choice are you willing to die for what you believe in? For that is the only way you will deny him. [...] It's a difficult question and not one you can answer until you're faced with it. Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it's actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon

Giordano Bruno
“Maybe you who condemn me are in greater fear than I who am condemned.”
Giordano Bruno

Stevie Smith
“Oh Lion in a peculiar guise,
Sharp Roman road to Paradise,
Come eat me up, I'll pay thy toll
With all my flesh, and keep my soul.”
Stevie Smith, Selected Poems

Ezra Pound
“Adolf Hitler was a Jeanne d'Arc, a saint. He was a martyr.”
Ezra Pound

Pierce Brown
“Dreamers like your wife are limited, little Helldiver.” She makes sure I don’t speak.
“Understand that. The only power they have is in death. The harder they die, the louder
their voice, the deeper the echoes. But your wife served her purpose.”
Pierce Brown, Red Rising

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“The fearful danger of the present time is that above the cry for authority, we forget that man stands alone before the ultimate authority, and that anyone who lays violent hands on man here, is infringing eternal laws, and taking upon himself superhuman authority, which will eventually crush him.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Ann Aguirre
“This guilt is a joke, and it’s exhausting to watch you martyr yourself.”
Ann Aguirre, Aftermath

“My grandmother always acted in other people's interests, whether they wanted her to or not. If they'd had an Olympics in martyrdom my grandmother would have lost on purpose.”
Emily Levine

Philippe Claudel
“Saintliness is very odd. When people encounter it, they often take it for something else, something completely unlike it: indifference, mockery, scheming, coldness, insolence, perhaps even contempt. But they're mistaken, and that makes them furious. They commit an awful crime. This is doubtless the reason why most saints end up as martyrs.”
Philippe Claudel, Brodeck

Thomm Quackenbush
“Ashlei was free to spout off how much she loved her savior because Jesus was not about to rear back and tell her He did not quite feel the same way, that He had died for the sins of the world just because it was fun and did not want things to be too serious. He was only thirty-three, after all, and might want to martyr himself for other people.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Danse Macabre (Night's Dream, #2)

David Mitchell
But if you knew about this…conspiracy, why did you cooperate with it? Why did you allow Hae-Joo Im to get so close to you?
Why does any martyr cooperate with his judases?

Tell me.
We see a game beyond the endgame…

But to what end? Some future…revolution? It can never succeed.
As Seneca warned Nero: No matter how many of us you kill, you will never kill your successor.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Criss Jami
“Every exceptional bias against Christianity I find to be evidence for its validity.”
Criss Jami, Healology

“I know you not quite well
Yet I foolishly surrender my mind to you.
Slowly and carefully you have cast a spell
Now my virgin heart only longs for you.
There is no need to push, I am already falling.
Once proudly tall, I’m no longer standing.
Knowing well that I am doomed to misery,
I will roll the dice and take delight in my suffering.”
Kamand Kojouri

Criss Jami
“Some skeptics believe religious people are religious because they fear Hell. It's about as fair as saying skeptics are skeptics because they fear the ridicule of modern society.”
Criss Jami

David Mitchell
But if you knew about this…conspiracy, why did you cooperate with it? Why did you allow Hae-Joo Im to get so close to you?
Why does any martyr cooperate with his judases?

Tell me.
We see a game beyond the endgame...As Seneca warned Nero: No matter how many of us you kill, you will never kill your successor.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

Shannon L. Alder
“What a trajedy to be a martyr for love, yet we worship the characters anyways because they remind us of how we struggled.”
Shannon L. Alder

Maajid Nawaz
“But we’re also taught that you’re not a martyr if you blow yourself up in a marketplace, because you’re killing civilians and other Muslims.”
Maajid Nawaz, Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue
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David Mitchell
But if you knew about this... conspiracy, why did you cooperate with it? Why did you allow Hae-Joo Im to get so close to you?
Why does any martyr cooperate with his judases?

Tell me.
We see an end beyond the endgame. ...”
David Mitchell

Lisa Kleypas
“There is no such thing as ‘calm and serene’ in our household,” Poppy said glumly. “Oh, Amelia, why must our family be so odd?”
“We’re not odd.”
Poppy batted her hands in a dismissive gesture. “Odd people never think they’re odd.”
“I’m perfectly ordinary,” Amelia protested.
“Ha.”
Amelia glanced at her in surprise. “Why in heaven’s name would you say ‘ha’ to that?”
“You try to manage everything and everyone. And you don’t trust anyone outside the family. You’re like a porcupine. No one can get past the quills.”
“Well, I like that,” Amelia said indignantly. “Being compared to a large prickly rodent, when I’ve decided to spend the rest of my entire life looking after the family—”
“No one’s asked that of you.”
“Someone has to do it. And I’m the oldest Hathaway.”
“Leo’s the oldest.”
“I’m the oldest sober Hathaway.”
“That still doesn’t mean you have to martyr yourself.”
“I’m not a martyr, I’m merely being responsible. And you’re ungrateful!”
“Would you prefer gratitude or a husband? Personally, I’d take the husband.”
Lisa Kleypas, Mine Till Midnight

David Mitchell
But if you knew about this... conspiracy, why did you cooperate with it? Why did you allow Hae-Joo Im to get so close to you?
Why does any martyr cooperate with his judases?

Tell me.
We see an end beyond the endgame.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

“How like God's love yours has been to me- so wise, so generous, and so unsparing!" exclaimed Pancratius. "Promise me one thing more- that is, that you will stay near to me to the end, and carry my last legacy to my mother.”
Cardinal Wiseman

Criss Jami
“Christians sometimes make themselves into elephants afraid of mice. You have the Creator of the universe on your side; not to mention, you've been given eternal life. 'Whom or what shall you fear?' To be afraid of anything other than God himself is like an insult to God.”
Criss Jami

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