The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. From Pentecost to the Haystack meeting in New England and from the days when Robert Morrison landed in China to the martyrdom of John and Betty Stam, prayer has been the source of power and the secret of spiritual triumph.
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
I could be martyred for my religion. Love is my religion and I could die for that. I could die for you.
Ideas grow quickly when watered with the blood of martyrs.
Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.
Martyrdom is the only way a man can become famous without ability.
The only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.
Jesus died to forgive our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?
Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution.
The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion-- I have shuddered at it, I shudder no more. I could be martyred for my religion. Love is my religion and I could die for that. I could die for you. My Creed is Love and you are its only tenet.
Martyrdom was the price of enthusiasm for acting.
I am as content to die for God's eternal truth on the scaffold as in any other way.
We are not here to triumph by fighting, by strata gem, or by resistance, not to fight with beasts as men. We have fought the beast and have conquered. We have only to conquer now, by suffering. This is the easier victory.
The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.
Matrimony is the union of meanness and martyrdom.
No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their hearts tells them is not true.
There are in every generation those who shrink from the ultimate sacrifice, but there are in every generation those who make it with joy and laughter and these are the salt of the generations.
You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know.
Love is my religion - I could die for it.
Play the man, Mastre Ridley; we shall this day light such a cndle, by God's grace in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
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.
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