'Death with dignity is better than living with disgrace', and articulated the following couplet on the day he was martyred: 'Death is better than embarking on (a life of) indignity; And indignity is preferable over plunging into the Fire; By Allah, I will not allow myself any of the two.'
Imam Hussain ibn Ali al-Shahid [as]
al-Manaqib li Ibn Shahr Ashub, v. 4, p. 68. Bihar al-Anwar, v. 44, p. 192, no. 4