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The prophet and the martyr do not see the hooting throng. Their eyes are fixed on the eternities. - Benjamin N. Cardozo


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. - Florence Nightingale


It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr. - Napoleon Bonaparte


The gamester, if he die a martyr to his profession, is doubly ruined. He adds his soul to every other loss, and by the act of suicide, renounces earth to forfeit Heaven. - Charles Caleb Colton


We are apt to forget that the vast majority of men and women who fell under the totalitarian spell was activated by unselfish motives, ready to accept the role of martyr or executioner, as the cause demanded. - Arthur Koestler


It is more difficult, and it calls for higher energies of soul, to live a martyr than to die one. - Horace Mann


It is the cause and not merely the death that makes the martyr. - Napoleon Bonaparte


The tyrant dies and his rule ends, the martyr dies and his rule begins. - Soren Aabye Kierkegaard


The martyr cannot be dishonoured. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode. - Ralph Waldo Emerson