A scholars ink lasts longer than a martyrs blood... what does this mean?

A scholars ink lasts longer than a martyrs blood

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It means that well written works by smart/prescient writers far outlive the memory of a martyr's death.

    Does anyone remember who martyred themselves in the Civil War? And yet, most folks remember (at least parts of it) the Gettysburg Address delivered by Lincoln during that time.

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  • 4 years ago

    A scholar can evoke beliefs, thoughts and creed can lead to thousands of martyrdom. Both martyrs and scholars look for higher purpose for human being but the their area of influence are different?!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This means that what people write will last longer than the people who died for whatever the cause was. For example, no one knows the names of the people who died in WWII, but everyone knows about L'Apel du 18 Juin.

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  • 1 decade ago

    When a person dies it is considered just a normal death but when a writer writes about him he becomes a marter. Writer's ink makes a martors blood significant. And always keep him alive whenever he writes about him.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    words can sometimes be more powerful and will be remembered then being senseless and killing people or yourself, actions that dont achieve anything

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