Best 70 of Martyr quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 18 Sep

Kamand Kojouri

The first time I heard you laugh, I only wanted to say funny things so you would always be laughing. You know what happens to chocolate when you leave it out in the sun? I’m that unfortunate chocolate and you, you are the laughing sun. For this reason, I am offering myself to you not as a martyr or some selfless fool, but as a self-indulgent moth who actively pursues the light without much fear for the flame. The moth who revels in the heat and declares: Burn me.

By Anonym 18 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No man has a right perception of any truth, who has not been reacted on by it, so as to be ready to be its martyr.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

Can you die for a false idea? Yes. The reason you die is that you believe it’s not a false idea

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Leo Rosten

For some not to be martyrs is martyrdom indeed.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Bernard-henri Levy

N"ayez pas peur du kamikaze. Ce qui l'intéresse dans le risque de mort, ce n'est pas le risque, c'est la mort. Ce qu'il aime dans la guerre, ce n'est pas "vaincre ou mourir" mais mourir et ne surtout pas vaincre. Sa grande affaire, ce n'est pas, comme dit Clausewitz, proportionner des efforts à la force de résistance de l'ennemi, le renverser, le réduire - mais mourir. (ch. 16 Debray, Kojève et le prix du sang)

By Anonym 15 Sep

Claude Adrien Helvetius

Virtue has many preachers, but few martyrs.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Wilbur Hale

{On the death of Hale's esteemed friend and fellow scientist, Luther Burbank. Burbank was much beloved by the population unil in an interview he revealed that he was an atheist. After this, the public turned on him and sent him thousands of letters with death threats. This upset the kind-hearted Burbank, who tried to amiably reply to each letter, so much that it ultimately led to his death} . . . he was misled into believing that logic, kindliness, and reason could convince and help the bigoted. He fell sick. The sickness was fated to be his last. What killed Luther Burbank, at just that time and in just that abrupt and tragic fashion, was his baffled, yearning, desperate effort to make people understand. His desire to help them, to clarify their minds, and to induce them to substitute fact for hysteria drove him beyond his strength. He grew suddenly old attempting to make reasonable a people which had been unreasonable through twenty stiff-necked generations. . . He died, not a martyr to truth, but a victim of the fatuity of blasting dogged falsehood.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Donna Perpetua

And those of us who are not directly caught up in any persecution for our Christian faith must pray for those who suffer such onslaughts. But even more importantly, we must pray for those who persecute us or our fellow Christians. It is what Jesus Christ calls us to do. And, as Saint Perpetua reported hearing during her last vision, "Do not be afraid, I am here with you, and I am laboring with you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Muammar Al-gaddafi

I am a Bedouin warrior who brought glory to Libya and will die a martyr.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Lippmann

In the blood of the martyrs to intolerance are the seeds of unbelief

By Anonym 15 Sep

Schuyler Colfax

These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alexandre Dumas

In all times, and all countries especially in those countries which are divided within by religious faith, there are always fanatics who will be well contented to be regarded as martyrs.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

A willing heart will believe anything and die for anything

By Anonym 17 Sep

St. Perpetua

Neither can I call myself anything else than what I am, a Christian. (Saint Perpetua, as preserved by Tertullian in The Passion of Saints Perpetua and Felicity.)

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kamand Kojouri

I never wanted to be a martyr—even for love. I don’t want to die for love. I want to live for it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Justin Martyr

I can wish no better thing for you, sirs, than this, that, recognizing in this way that intelligence is given to every man, you may be of the same opinion as ourselves, and believe that Jesus is the Christ of God.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Raveen Paudel

Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the heart of every freedom lover & patriotic person. Therefore rest in peace. And Matshona, yes we will to die rather than kill for our beliefs, we will choose to be a martyr rather than being a murderer. Those martyrs who suffered persecution or death for fighting against captivity, monarchy, indifference, mockery, coldness, insolence, contempt and oppression, we respect you! And those who are overshadowed and ignored but once showed exceptional leadership and heroism, your death will be commemorated.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Cesar Chavez

We don't know how God chooses martyrs. We do know that they give us the most precious gift they possess - their very lives.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Willowy Whisper

Daniel suffered through the flames. He lifted his arms towards the sky. He lifted his face. He closed his eyes. “Lord! Lord! I am thine!” His lips mouthed the words, until the gums melted out of his face, and the lips disappeared. And even then, though his body was a flame, his hands stayed lifted until the skin dripped down into the fire and his bones shrank to the ground.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Saint Augustine

It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Darnell Lamont Walker

But you have to sacrifice yourself for YOURSELF, too.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Cardinal Wiseman

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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Clement

He, in truth, bears witness to himself that he is faithful and loyal towards God; and to the tempter, that he in vain envied him who is faithful through love; and to the Lord, of the inspired persuasion in reference to His doctrine, from which he will not depart through fear of death; further, he confirms also the truth of preaching by his deed, showing that God to whom he hastes is powerful. You will wonder at his love, which he conspicuously shows with thankfulness, in being united to what is allied to him, and besides by his precious blood, shaming the unbelievers. He then avoids denying Christ through fear by reason of the command; nor does he sell his faith in the hope of the gifts prepared, but in love to the Lord he will most gladly depart from this life; perhaps giving thanks both to him who afforded the cause of his departure hence, and to him who laid the plot against him, for receiving an honourable reason which he himself furnished not, for showing what he is, to him by his patience, and to the Lord in love, by which even before his birth he was manifested to the Lord, who knew the martyr's choice. With good courage, then, he goes to the Lord, his friend, for whom he voluntarily gave his body, and, as his judges hoped, his soul, hearing from our Saviour the words of poetry, "Dear brother," by reason of the similarity of his life. We call martyrdom perfection, not because the man comes to the end of his life as others, but because he has exhibited the perfect work of love.

By Anonym 19 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The torments of martyrdom are probably most keenly felt by the bystanders.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ezra Pound

Adolf Hitler was a Jeanne d'Arc, a saint. He was a martyr.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matshona Dhliwayo

Ignore what a man is willing to fight for, watch closely what he's willing to die for.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Francisco Ferrer Guardia

The world at large is not easily moved to action; it requires many terrible martyrdoms to disturb its equilibrium of dullness; and even when disturbed, it tends quickly to resume its wonted immobility. It is the thinking, radical elements which are, literally, the movers of the world, the intellectual and emotional disturbers of its stupid equanimity. They must never be suffered to become dormant, for they, too, are in danger of growing absorbed in mere adulation of the martyr and rhetorical admiration of his great work. Idols are created when men are praised, and this is very bad for the future of the human race. The time devoted to the dead would be better employed in improving the condition of the living, most of whom stand in great need of this.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marsha Hinds

A martyr is someone willing to die for what he believes in. A fanatic is someone willing for you to die for what he believes in.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

Some men are sent to heaven by torturers who thought they were doing god's work by sending them to hell

By Anonym 15 Sep

Neal Shusterman

Well...you're a martyr and I'm a patron saint-I can't think of anyone better!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ursula K. Le Guin

Dead anarchists make martyrs, you know, and keep living for centuries. But absent ones can be forgotten.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Kamand Kojouri

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.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Justin Martyr

. . . not only our works, but also our thoughts, are open before God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jean Cocteau

All spiritual journeys are martyrdoms

By Anonym 18 Sep

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.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Marissa Meyer

One to be a murderer, the other to be martyred, One to be a monarch, the other to go mad.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thomas Szasz

The homosexual is a scapegoat who evokes no sympathy. Hence, he can only be a victim, never a martyr.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robert Green Ingersoll

Martyrdom, as a rule, establishes the sincerity of the martyr, never the correctness of his thought. Things are true or false in themselves.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jake Wood

By not burning their poppy fields to the ground but instead maintaining a security umbrella that international development agencies could safely work under as they improved these ordinary people's lives, we would win their 'hearts and minds' in the classic manifestation of a successful counter-insutgency operation. [...] Maybe our Western values world somebe instilled in these people. But in country where the average life expectancy was 42 and with the price of that life coming in contrasting cheap at $10 plus the bonus of martyrdom, or alien values might just as equally not be snapped up.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Criss Jami

Every exceptional bias against Christianity I find to be evidence for its validity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ezra Pound

Adolf Hitler was a Jeanne d'Arc, a saint. He was a martyr. Like many martyrs, he held extreme views.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Bangambiki Habyarimana

We cherish martyrs not because they died for truth, but because they died for what they believed in and loved

By Anonym 14 Sep

Andre Vltchek

Russian people, like their Chinese comrades, are well aware of what is going on. And there are tens of millions of their martyrs who are reminding them what is to be expected from the West.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dave Eggers

And the only thing worse than the silencing of a martyr, a real martyr – someone with dangerous ideas – is silencing someone who has nothing at all to say.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Miguel Syjuco

History is changed by martyrs who tell the truth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sayyid Qutb

A martyr is the one who bears witness that the Shari'ah of Allah is more valuable to him than his own life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Albert Camus

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