“The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood -- never.”
“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 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.”
“The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr”
“A scholars ink lasts longer than a martyrs blood”
“It is often pleasant to stone a martyr, no matter how much we admire him”
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