What does this quote mean?"A scholars ink lasts longer than a martyrs blood."?

hello.i came across this quote but what do you think it means exactly? thanks for your help!!

A scholars ink lasts longer than a martyrs blood.
Update: thanks everyone who answered.i got this as a fortune cookie and i thought it was weird because i am looking for quotes to put on a tattoo for my dad, who's passed.maybe im crazy but i think i need to write a little about how i feel and i think ill come up with a quote of my own.thanks agaiN!!!
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