Were the happiness of the next world as closely apprehended as the
felicities of this, it were a martyrdom to live. SirThomas Browne Hydriotaphia (Urn Burial), ch.4.
Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has
a right to knock him down for it. Martyrdom is the
test. Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson
Martyrdomthe only way in which a man can become famous without
ability. George Bernard Shaw The Devil's Disciple, act 3.