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 (1791), vol.4.
Martyrdomthe only way in which a man can become famous without ability. George Bernard ShawSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The Devil's Disciple, act 3.
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