Subjects — M
But whether on the scaffold high, Or in the battle’s van, The fittest place where man can die Is where he dies for man.
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven’t been cut off.
No human beings more dangerous than those who have suffered for a belief: the great persecutors are recruited from the martyrs not quite beheaded. Far from diminishing the appetite for power, suffering exasperates it.
Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.
The people who have really made history are the martyrs.
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.
The torments of martyrdom are probably most keenly felt by the bystanders.
Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood … will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.
Martyrdom does not end something, it’s only a beginning.