The people who have really made history are the martyrs.
The more you mow us down, the more quickly we grow; the blood of Christians is seed.
It is well for his peace that the saint goes to his martyrdom. He is spared the sight of the horror of his harvest.
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 exacerbates it.
Those who are convinced that they have a monopoly on the Truth always feel that they are only saving the world when they slaughter the heretics.