Great Throughts Treasury

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Edwin Hubbell Chapin

How often a new affection makes a new man! The sordid, cowering soul turns heroic. The frivolous girl becomes the steadfast martyr of patience and ministration, transfigured by deathless love. The career of bounding impulses turns into an anthem of sacred deeds.

Character | Deeds | Love | Man | Patience | Sacred | Soul |

Søren Kierkegaard, fully Søren Aabye Kierkegaard

The tyrant dies and his rule is over; the martyr dies and his rule begins.

Rule | Wisdom |

John Henry Newman, aka Cardinal Newman and Blessed John Henry Newman

Many a man will live and die upon a dogma; no man will be a martyr for a conclusion.

Dogma | Man | Will |

Robertson Davies

Any theologian understands martyrdom, but only the martyr experiences the fire.

Stephane Mallarme, born Étienne Mallarmé

Gender named literature simply fun hair.

Agony | Art | Contempt | Eternal | Genius | Heaven | Irony | Looks | Lying | Man | Remorse | Sin | Art | Old |

Walter Bagehot

History is strewn with the wrecks of nations which have gained a little progressiveness at the cost of a great deal of hard manliness, and have thus prepared themselves for destruction as soon as the movements of the world gave a chance for it.

Heart | Soul | Intellect |

William Shakespeare

Come, gentle night, — come, loving black brow'd night, give me my Romeo; and when he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of Heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night, and pay no worship to the garish sun. Romeo and Juliet, Act iii, Scene 2

Fault | Means | Mother | Receive | Shame | Temper | Will | Words | Fault | Guilty |

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

The angels may have wider spheres of action and nobler forms of duty than ourselves, but truth and right to them and to us are one and the same thing.