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.
Were the happiness of the next world as closely apprehended as the felicities of this, it were a martyrdom to live.1658 Hydriotaphia (Urn Burial), ch.4.
‘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
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).
Christianity has made martyrdom sublime, and sorrow triumphant.Edwin Hubbell Chapin, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 450.
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
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
The martyrdom of our mujahid , devoted and selfless brother haj Imad Mugniya was a great victory and prosperous end for him...The crime-ridden and bloodthirsty Zionists must know that the holy blood of martyrs like Imad Mughniya create thousands of other Mughniyas.Ali Khamenei, Iranian Leaders To Nasrallah: Mughniya "Example For Young Generation To Follow," Assassination "Will Boost Resistance". MEMRI (February 14, 2008).
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.1780 Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.4.
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