It is the first rational exposition of the relations of mankind to the mystery which shrouds the how and wherefore of man's existence, the first honest protest against our long, long martyrdom.
I am too sick to work and haven't money enough to last 2 months and pay income tax. I want to keep going but do not see quite how, and there is no alternative - rather than justify my mother's 25-year dread of my "coming back on her, sick", I must kill myself. If she has to pay funeral costs, at least she will cut them to the bone and I will not be here to endure her martyrdom and prolong it by living.rose wilder lane
The youth of Hamas and all the mujahideen are familiar with Abbas and his methods, and therefore, they will be steadfast, Allah willing, and will carry out Jihad and martyrdom operations, which will blow up all his security agencies.Hamas MP Fathi Hammad Threatens to Use Suicide Bombings against Abu Mazen. MEMRI (August 10, 2007).
‘Why are pictures like this allowed?’ he suddenly cried. He had stopped in front of a colonial print in which the martyrdom of St Agatha was depicted with all the fervour that incompetence could command. ‘It’s only a saint,’ said Lady Peaslake, placidly raising her head. ‘How disgusting – and how ugly’ ‘Yes, very. It’s Roman Catholic.’e. m. forster
They seem to know no medium between a mitre and a crown of martyrdom. If the clergy are not called to the latter, they never deviate from the pursuit of the former. One would think their motto was, Canterbury or Smithfield .Horace Walpole Memoirs of the Reign of King George the Second (London: Colburn, 1847) vol. 3, p. 114.
To preserve the freedom of the human mind then and freedom of the press, every spirit should be ready to devote itself to martyrdom; for as long as we may think as we will, and speak as we think, the condition of man will proceed in improvement.Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Green Mumford (18 June 1799).
martyrdom is not only the path to life – it is the door to life. martyrdom is life. The martyr is born in his martyrdom.Mustafa Yassin, Uncle and Father-in-Law of Hassan Nasrallah: Martyrdom Is the Path and Door to Life. MEMRI (July 28, 2007).
The issue of martyrdom and of the martyrdom operations carried out by boys and girls, and also the operations carried out by the Iraqi resistance these redeem self-confidence and hope.Deputy Leader of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: 'a nation that does not excel at the industry of death does not deserve life.' April 2004
The struggle should be in unusual, through resistance and martyrdom, by which we can achieve balance with the Zionist entity...the preachers should present the issue of commitment to resistance and Intifada and preach for Jihad and martyrdom for Allah....This people must continue to sacrifice martyrs daily, and confront the Israeli enemy with steadfastness, faith , and high values.Lebanese Preacher Sheik Ahmad Al-Zein: The Palestinian People 'Must Continue to Sacrifice Martyrs Every Day' July 2004
We do not go to fight these people with numbers, strength, or multitudes, but with the religion of Allah ! Therefore press on. Only one of two things can happen both good either victory or martyrdom.Abdullah bin Rawaha, Chapter 21- pilgrimage of retaliation, An abridged version of the earliest biography of Muhammad, by ibn Ishaq.
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.David Hilbert, in defense of Galileo's recantation of his discoveries before a tribunal of the Inquisition, as quoted in Mathematical Circles Squared : A Third Collection of Mathematical Stories and Anecdotes (1972) by Howard Whitley Eves, p. 125
To preserve the freedom of the human mind then and freedom of the press, every spirit should be ready to devote itself to martyrdom; for as long as we may think as we will, and speak as we think, the condition of man will proceed in improvement.Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William Green Mumford (18 June 1799).
Surely, I have never brought to mind the martyrdom of the children of F?timah (A.S.) except that I have been choked with tears due to it.Majlisi, Bih?rul Anw?r, vol.46, p.109
"martyrdom is a privilege," she said softly. "We shall be like stars; like the sun."Chapter 1, "The Angel Gibreel" (Quotes)
martyrdom operations in Palestine, in particular, are justified...the Palestinians do not have weapons to defend themselves. They have no tanks, artillery, and so on. This is the only means available to them.Islamic Scholars Debate the Meaning of Jihad March 2007