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Martyrdom Quotes

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I wrap the potential for bitterness,
resentment, martyrdom in the blanket of forgiveness
and just set it down.
Then it just melts in the warmth. And goes away.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.
- Mark Twain

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

 

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

We chose this road, and will end with martyrdom or victory.
- Ahmed Yassin

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Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting.
- Bela Lugosi

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

Martyrdom does not end something, it only a beginning.
- Indira Gandhi

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

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

Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
- Lord Byron

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

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

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

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

Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Sons of Islam everywhere, the jihad is a duty -
to establish the rule of Allah on earth and to liberate
your countries and yourselves from America's domination and its Zionist allies,
it is your battle - either victory or martyrdom.
- Ahmed Yassin

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

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

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

If physical death is the price
that I must pay to free my brothers and sisters
from a permanent death of the spirit,
then nothing can be more redemptive.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Emile M. Cioran

Feast of Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr,
the man who will not act until he knows all will never act at all.
- Jim Elliot

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

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

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

Commemoration of Katherine of Alexandria,
Martyr, 4th century If ye keep watch over your hearts,
and listen for the Voice of God and learn of Him,
in one short hour ye can learn more from Him than ye
could learn from Man in a thousand years.
- Johannes Tauler

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

Martyrs cannot be silenced.
- the television show Star Trek: The Next Generation

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

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

Martyrs do not underrate the body, they allow it to
be elevated on the cross.
In this they are at one with their antagonists.
- Franz Kafka

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

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

Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten,
mocked or used.
As for being understood - never.
- Albert Camus

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

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

These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.
- Schuyler Colfax

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

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

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

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

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

Days will prove that the assassination policy will not finish the Hamas.
Hamas leaders wish to be martyrs and are not scared of death.
Jihad will continue and the resistance will continue until we have victory,
or we will be martyrs.
- Ahmed Yassin

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

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

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

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

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

You will never find time for anything.
If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To say "too busy" is merely
to say "confused priorities."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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