21 Centuries of Quotes in 21 Days – Second Century

St_polycarp_of_smyrnaSecond Century:

When the local governor asked Polycarp to deny Christ and promised to release him from impending execution, the choice for martyrdom was made and the reply came:

“Eighty-six years have I served Him, and He has never done me injury; how then can I now blaspheme my King and Savior.”

Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, circa 155 AD.