Martyrdom Quotes

John Keats

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs
for their religion-
I have shuddered at it,
I shudder no more.
I could be martyred for my religion.
Love is my religion
and I could die for that.
I could die for you.
My Creed is Love and you are its only tenet.

Soren Kierkegaard

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

Thomas Jefferson

Politics, like religion, hold up the torches of martyrdom to the reformers of error.

Albert Dietrich

There are perhaps many causes worth dying for, but to me, certainly, there are none worth killing for.

Wilfred Owen

But the old man would not so, but slew his son,
And half the seed of Europe, one by one.

R.L. Syme

The noble heart will find no shortage of places to offer itself in martyrdom, but you cannot die on every battlefield.”

~ Duncan Sinclair, from The Outcast Highlander

Antonin Artaud

If there is still one hellish, truly accursed thing in our time, it is our artistic dallying with forms, instead of being like victims burnt at the stake, signaling through the flames.

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