“The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats' teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice”
“Martyrdom, sir, is what these people like; it is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability”
George Bernard Shaw
“Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.”
“Jesus died to forgive our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?”
“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.”
“Although prepared for martyrdom, I prefer that it be postponed.”
“The torments of martyrdom are probably most keenly felt by the bystanders.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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