Sacrifice Quotes

Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.

George Bernard Shaw

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

King James Bible: Isaiah 53:7

Non-cooperation is a measure of discipline and sacrifice, and it demands respect for the opposite views.

Mahatma Gandhi

Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.

Alexander Pope

The men and women who have the right ideals ... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty.

Theodore Roosevelt

Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation.

Margaret Deland

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.

Walt Whitman

Self-sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A human being has many divine qualities. But there has never been another unparalleled divine quality like man's self-sacrifice, nor can there ever be.

Sri Chinmoy

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.

Eric Hoffer

Self-sacrifice is never entirely unselfish, for the giver never fails to receive.

Dolores E. Mcguire

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice--no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

John Burroughs

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself

William Ellery

I began to suspect that the ultimate sacrifice isn't death after all; the ultimate sacrifice is willingly bearing the fullest penalty for your own actions.

Orson Scott Card

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.

Charles DuBois

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.

Katharine Hepburn

How much easier is self-sacrifice than self-realization!

Eric Hoffer

I think we must be careful about too easily accepting, or being too easily grateful for, sacrifices made by others, especially if we have made none ourselves.

Wendell Berry

To venture upon an undertaking of any kind, even the most insignificant, is to sacrifice to envy.

Emil Cioran

There is a woman who spent her life loving that evil creature: she died. I'm sure she's a saint in heaven right now. You are going to kill me the way he killed that woman.That is what's in store for all of us who have unselfish hearts.

Arthur Rimbaud

My family has never suggested to me that my identity or value to them depended on my station in life. I knew that they did not consider me any more or less valuable because I held some political office. They valued me as a husband and father, whether or not I won an election. Nor did they regard holding office on Capitol Hill or in the Missouri statehouse as the epitome of success. Quite the contrary, my family had endured numerous personal sacrifices because of my public positions.

John David Ashcroft

I have been thinking about our conversation and about your book, and I am afraid that I expressed myself badly yesterday. When I said that one may love and be loved at any age I ought to have added that sometimes this love comes too late. It comes when one no longer has the right to prove to the loved one how much she is loved, except by love's sacrifice.

Paul Charles Joseph Bourget

It was better to imagine a sacrifice being for something.

William M. Kucmierowski

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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