64 Martyr Quotes That Are Devoted to Our Brave Martyrs

Martyr Quotes

The word martyr is an expression that is formed from truth, honesty, religion, a bright sense of country, etc. Martyrs can be defined in many ways, who devoted their entire lives for the benefit of the country.

In the struggle of such brave martyrs, few words have been chosen which gives a new identity to their greatness. Great martyr quotes are available here that describe their struggle.

Famous Martyr Quotes

1. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
― Thomas Jefferson

2. A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
― Oscar Wilde

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3. A martyr can never cooperate with death, go to death in a way that they’re not trying to escape.
― Stanley Hauerwas

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

5. Let us all be brave enough to die the death of a martyr, but let no one lust for martyrdom.
― Mahatma Gandhi

6. Why should women not be a martyr for her cause?
― Ernestine Rose

7. Assassination makes only martyrs, not converts.
― Alphonse de Lamartine

8. 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

9. The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.
― Soren Kierkegaard

10. I am selfless only to an extent, I can’t be a martyr, I have a daughter to raise.
― Mukul Dev

11. It’s good to be a martyr for your art, but it’s just such a waste of time.
― Ian Harding

12. A martyr can never cooperate with death, go to death in a way that they’re not trying to escape.
― Stanley Hauerwas

13. The martyr endured tortures to affirm his belief in truth but he never asserted his disbelief in torture. ― Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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15. Those who die for their country are martyrs and those who live for their country are greater martyrs.
― Bhagat Puran Singh

16. Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never of the correctness of a belief.
― Arthur Schnitzler

17. The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.
― Anonymous

18. I wish to be a martyr, and I don’t fear death.
― Muqtada al Sadr

19. Virtue has many preachers, but few martyrs.
― Claude Adrien Helvetius

20. The people who have really made history are the martyrs.
― Aleister Crowley

21. A martyr is the one who bears witness that the Shari’ah of Allah is more valuable to him than his own life.
― Sayyid Qutb

22. Martyrs do not underrate the body, they allow it to be elevated on the cross. In this they are at one with their antagonists.
― Franz Kafka

23. One, with God, is always a majority, but many a martyr has been burned at the stake while the votes were being counted.
― Thomas Reed

24. Sometimes the most difficult decision is to not martyr yourself for someone, but instead to choose to live for them. Because of them.
― Chuck Hogan

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

26. Being a martyr is highly overrated.
― Patricia Briggs

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

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28. A martyr is someone willing to die for what he believes in. A fanatic is someone willing for you to die for what he believes in.
― Marsha Hinds

29. The martyrs shook the powers of darkness with the irresistible power of weakness.
― John Milton

30. It does matter that it’s the Olympics. I just did it my way. I’m not a martyr, and I’m not a do-gooder. I just want to go out and rock. And man, I rocked here.
― Bode Miller

31. It is easier to die for a cause than to live for it.
― Diane de Poitiers

32. Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.
― Mark Twain

33. This guilt is a joke, and it’s exhausting to watch you martyr yourself.
― Ann Aguirre

34. It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr.
― Saint Augustine

35. Our admiration is so given to dead martyrs that we have little time for living heroes.
― Elbert Hubbard

36. The sad truth is that societies that demand whistleblowers be martyrs often find themselves without either, and always when it matters the most.
― Edward Snowden

37. The Martyr finds her way to self-knowledge through pain, suffering, and surrender.
― Paulo Coelho

38. We must all have the spirit of martyrdom, though we may not all die martyrs.
― George Whitefield

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

40. A dead martyr is a thousand times better than a shallow leader.
― Abhijit Naskar

41. I saw a martyr in the Wolf Man, who is the very moving essence of outsiderness, with which I identified fully. ― Guillermo del Toro

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

43. The victim to too severe a law is considered as a martyr rather than a criminal.
― Charles Caleb Colton

44. Martyrdom, as a rule, establishes the sincerity of the martyr, never the correctness of his thought. Things are true or false in themselves.
― Robert Green Ingersoll

45. Ideas grow quickly when watered with the blood of martyrs.
― Giuseppe Mazzini

46. The way of the world is, to praise dead saints, and persecute living ones.
Nathaniel Howe

47. No: such a martyrdom would be monstrous.”
― Charlotte Brontë

48. I am certainly not a martyr kind of a person. I love my life. But if one has to, then there is nothing more nobler a cause that I can think of.
― Asma Jahangir

49. We must all have the spirit of martyrdom, though we may not all die martyrs.
― George Whitefield

50. Martyrs are needed to create incidents. Incidents are needed to create revolutions. Revolutions are needed to create progress.
― Chester Himes

51. Martyrs and persecutors are the same type of man. As to which is the persecutor and which the martyr, this is only a question of transient power.
― Elbert Hubbard

52. When we read, we fancy we could be martyrs; when we come to act, we cannot bear a provoking word.
― Hannah More

53 . 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.
― Oscar Wilde

54. One to be a murderer, the other to be martyred, One to be a monarch, the other to go mad.
― Marissa Meyer

55. I’m fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God. Our fight now is against the Americans.
― Osama bin Laden

56. The martyrs shook the powers of darkness with the irresistible power of weakness.
― John Milton

57. If you die and enough people are watching, then you become a martyr, you become a hero, you become well-known.
― Marilyn Manson

58. These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.
― Schuyler Colfax

59. The torments of martyrdom are probably most keenly felt by the bystanders.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

60. No more martyring myself.
― Sharon E. Rainey

61. Acquiring a repertoire in these days, when the vocal literature is so immense, so overwhelming, that the student with sense will devote all his energies to work and not imagine himself a martyr to art.
― Alma Gluck

62. All spiritual journeys are martyrdoms.
― Jean Cocteau

63. A martyr is someone willing to die for what he believes in. A fanatic is someone willing for you to die for what he believes in.
― Marsha Hinds

64. I wish to be a martyr, and I don’t fear death.
― Muqtada al Sadr

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