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But whether on the scaffold high,
Or in the battle's van,
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John Brown's body lies a-moldering in the grave,
His soul is marching on.
I am as content to die for God's eternal truth on the scaffold as in any other way.
Pure was thy life; its bloody close
Hath placed thee with the sons of light,
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Martyrs, cher ami, must choose between being forgotten, mocked or made use of. As for being understood--never!
No human beings more dangerous than those who have suffered for a belief: the great persecutors are recruited from the martyrs not ...
I agree to, or rather aspire to, my doom.
The people who have really made history are the martyrs.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.
Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death.
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