“Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood -- never.”
“We talk of choosing our friends, but friends are self-elected”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“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.”
“A scholars ink lasts longer than a martyrs blood”
“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.”
“The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr”
“In the blood of the martyrs to intolerance are the seeds of unbelief”
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