Quote from Robert G. Ingersoll 

"All the martyrs in the history of the world are not sufficient to establish the correctness of an opinion. Martyrdom, as a rule, establishes the sincerity of the martyr, — never the correctness of his thought. Things are true or false in themselves. Truth cannot be affected by opinions; it cannot be changed, established, or affected by martyrdom. An error cannot be believed sincerely enough to make it a truth."

Quote by:
Robert G. Ingersoll
(1833-1899) American political leader, orator
Source:
The Great Infidels (1881)
 
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