Top 25 Martyrs Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Martyrs Quotes from famous people such as Saint Ambrose, Emil Cioran, Ted Wheeler, John B. S. Haldane, Charles Duhigg, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Take away the contests of the martyrs, and you have taken away their crowns.
Saint Ambrose
Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven’t been cut off.
Emil Cioran
There are some situations where the police need to have adequate resources on hand in order to be able to go into a situation safely. Their job is to enforce the law, not be martyrs.
Ted Wheeler
While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced.
John B. S. Haldane
Martyrs – those killed because of their Catholic faith – can be beatified even if they don’t perform a miracle. However, all beatified individuals must stage a certifiable miracle before being made a saint.
Charles Duhigg
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
We, people of socialism, are not like others. We have our peculiar ideas about heroes and martyrs.
Svetlana Alexievich
I nursed men back to sanity who were driven to despair. I solicited clothes for the ragged children, for the desperate mothers. I laid out the dead, the martyrs of the strike.
Mary Harris Jones
Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn’t women have their share? Soldiers and war heroes are honored and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers?
Anne Frank
Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood – never.
Albert Camus
They’re not put on earth to be martyrs; they have to want to come out. It depends on your culture, where you work, where you live. Each person’s circumstances are unique.
Billie Jean King
We, who are the living, possess the past. Tomorrow is for our martyrs.
James L. Farmer, Jr.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion – I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more – I could be martyred for my religion – Love is my religion – I could die for that.
John Keats
The author of the Gospel of Judas wasn’t against martyrdom, and he didn’t ever insult the martyrs. He said it’s one thing to die for God if you have to do that. But it’s another thing to say that’s what God wants, that this is a glorification of God.
Elaine Pagels
Keralites have become fed up with this kind of politics that creates martyrs.
Surely martyrs, irrespective of the special phase of the divine idea for which they gladly give up their bodies to torture and to death, are the truest heroes of history.
Katharine Lee Bates
The people who have really made history are the martyrs.
Aleister Crowley
Though my conduct on the 10th of August 1792 was the act of my life of which I have most reason to be proud, I will here merely do homage to the worthy martyrs of the national sovereignty and the sworn laws, who, while they supported constitutional royalty, manifested the highest degree of republican virtue.
Marquis de Lafayette
It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs.
Miguel de Unamuno
All religions have periods in their history which are looked back to with retrospective fear and trembling as eras of persecution, and each religion has its own book of martyrs.
Richard Le Gallienne
I am telling you before anything, that the blood of the martyrs and the injured will not go in vain. And I would like to affirm, I will not hesitate to punish those who are responsible fiercely. I will hold those in charge who have violated the rights of our youth with the harshest punishment stipulated in the law.
Hosni Mubarak
The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.
Ascetics and fakirs come to mitigate human suffering; to heal us and lead us on the path. They put up with criticism; they go through many worldly trials. Some of them have even become martyrs for our sake. But they have done all this with a smile and with gratitude to God. Hence sacrifice is a great virtue.
Sadhu Vaswani
By swallowing the false narrative of systemic racism, we have demonized and criminalized police while turning criminals into civil-rights martyrs.
Miranda Devine
My noble respect also goes to the anti-Japanese revolutionary forerunners, martyrs of the People’s Army and other patriotic martyrs who dedicated all their precious things to promoting the development of our Party and the prosperity of the country in loyal support of the great leaders.
Kim Jong-un