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  • Nicolas Chamfort
    Nicolas Chamfort
    French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
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    Education must have two foundations - morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defense for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    Great persecutors are recruited among martyrs whose heads haven't been cut off.
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    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.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood - never.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    No human beings more dangerous than those who have suffered for a belief: the great persecutors are recruited from the martyrs not quite beheaded. Far from diminishing the appetite for power, suffering exasperates it.
  • Tertullian
    Tertullian
    Roman Christian author from Carthage 155-240
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    The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.
  • Aleister Crowley
    Aleister Crowley
    British occultist, writer, and mountaineer 1875-1947
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    The people who have really made history are the martyrs.
  • Billie Jean King
    Billie Jean King
    American tennis player 1943-
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    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.
  • John B. S. Haldane
    John B. S. Haldane
    British scientist, writer 1892-1964
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    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.
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