Quotation by Feodor Dostoyevsky

Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death.
Feodor Dostoyevsky (1821–1881), Russian novelist. Father Zossima, in The Brothers Karamazov, bk. 6, ch. 3, sct. H (1879-1880), trans. by David Magarshak (1958).
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