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Positive Quotes about Sacrifice

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When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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Sacrifice everything, and give up nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you make the sacrifice in marriage,
you're sacrificing not to each other
but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

He who would accomplish much must sacrifice much.
- James Allen

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Consider a parent who says,
"Look at the sacrifices I'm making so you can have a better life."
Contrast that with another parent who demonstrates
living a great life every day.
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue.
Living a great life and sharing that life with others
is the noble way to live.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If physical death is the price
that I must pay to free my brothers and sisters
from a permanent death of the spirit,
then nothing can be more redemptive.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
- Bob Riley

When bad men combine, the good must associate;
else they will fall one by one,
an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
- Edmund Burke

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

It is not enough to say we must not wage war.
It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We don't have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.
- Dennis Weaver

I don't think that artists of any kind would or could
sacrifice their artistic freedom by being more responsible
with their influence on people,
especially young people.
- Christy Turlington

I was determined to achieve the total freedom that
our history lessons taught us we were entitled to,
no matter what the sacrifice.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

They paid the ultimate price and we can never forget their sacrifice.
- Robert A. Brady

Man is immortal, not because he alone among creatures
has an inexhaustible voice,
but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion
and sacrifice and endurance.
- Morgan Freeman

Prosperity or egalitarianism - you have to choose.
I favor freedom - you never achieve real equality anyway:
you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
- Steve Prefontaine

The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice,
a continual extinction of personality.
- T. S. Eliot

The world is put back by the death of every one who
has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar
gifts to conventionality.
- Florence Nightingale

We live at the edge of the world, so we live on the edge.
Kiwis will always sacrifice money and security for adventure and challenge.
- Lucy Lawless

There is pain and sacrifice in everyone's world.
That's why, when I was dancing, I had no pain.
- Suzanne Farrell

Much has been accomplished during the last year in
the campaign against terrorism.
This struggle will require vigilance,
perseverance and sacrifice for many years to come.
- Paul Cellucci

The student who deceives himself into thinking that
he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art,
is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism.
- Alma Gluck

The developing science departs at the same time more
and more from its original scope and purpose and threatens
to sacrifice its earlier unity and split into diverse branches.
- Felix Klein

The State is the altar of political freedom and,
like the religious altar, it is maintained for the
purpose of human sacrifice.
- Emma Goldman

My son is not wild about going back to Iraq,
but he'd sure rather do that than sacrifice all that
he and his fellow soldiers have accomplished by leaving
too early and inviting chaos.
- Kit Bond

The treason of which I stand convicted loses all its guilt,
has been sanctified as a duty, and will be ennobled as a sacrifice.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

Most of the time you will fail, but you will also occasionally succeed.
Those occasional successes make all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile.
- Dean Kamen

I cry, sometimes, because I'm not 20 years younger,
and I'm not healthy.
But if I were, I would even sacrifice my writing to enter politics.
- Oriana Fallaci

The only question to ask yourself is,
how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success?
- Larry Flynt

Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the
elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it.
But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief,
that is a fate more terrible than dying.
- Joan of Arc

Sometimes the band can't fully hear your fill,
so they come in differently.
So I've also learned not to really step out too much,
because you sacrifice the band when you do that.
- John Otto

Sometimes you have to sacrifice your performance for high heels.
- Gwen Stefani

Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

That freedom can never be attained by a nation without
suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by
the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Mankind deserves sacrifice - but not of mankind.
- Stanislaw Lec

There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.
- Nadine Gordimer

Love is not a feeling of happiness.
Love is a willingness to sacrifice.
- Michael Novak

Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice,
golden sunsets and black storms.
I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word.
- Laurence Olivier

Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago,
your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches
through the decades and inspires us today.
- Mike Ferguson

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
- Abdul Kalam

Throughout the history of our young nation,
we have seen our military go bravely into battle,
armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.
- John M. McHugh

Grudge no expense - yield to no opposition -
forget fatigue -
till,
by the strength of prayer and sacrifice,
the spirit of love shall have overcome .
- Maria W. Chapman

When service members are discharged,
we should express our gratitude for their profound personal sacrifice,
not hand them a bill for their hospital food.
- Barbara Boxer

It is important for me that a certain depth and variety
of both exist next to each other.
I am very careful not to sacrifice the one for the other.
- Alva Noto

When I'm working on a movie, I will make any sacrifice to finish it.
- Richard King

A good sacrifice is one that is not necessarily sound
but leaves your opponent dazed and confused.
- Nigel Short

The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces,
but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
- Voltaire

To be honest with you, I never looked at soccer as a sacrifice.
- Brandi Chastain

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

No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice;
no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life.
- Ernest Renan

No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain,
for economic advantage, for ideology.
- Ronald Reagan

Nowadays the dynamic element is more important in chess -
players more often sacrifice material to obtain dynamic compensation.
- Boris Spassky

I have already given two cousins to the war and I stand
ready to sacrifice my wife's brother.
- Charles Farrar Browne

Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart.
O when may it suffice?
- William Butler Yeats

The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice.
You sacrifice the things you love.
I love my guitar.
- Jimi Hendrix

I don't want to abandon one work for the other,
and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put
my all into either one of them.
- Aaliyah

Washington is a mean town where human sacrifice has
been raised to an art form.
- Dick Morris

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

I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team,
I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team,
not the individual, is the ultimate champion.
- Mia Hamm

In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.
- James Anthony Froude


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