quotations about sacrifice
You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
J. M. BARRIE, Peter Pan
You're as cold as ice
You're willing to sacrifice our love
You want paradise
But someday you'll pay the price, I know
FOREIGNER, "Cold as Ice"
He who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much.
JAMES ALLEN, As a Man Thinketh
There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.
NADINE GORDIMER, lecture at the University of Michigan, "The Essential Gesture", October 12, 1984
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
BIBLE, John 15:13
Empty or full, I've carried my pale
You don't drink the water if you don't dig the well
Through blood sweat and tears I have built a good life
But it didn't come without sacrifice
DOLLY PARTON, "The Sacrifice"
Anything that you cannot sacrifice pins you. Makes you predictable, makes you weak.
MARK LAWRENCE, Prince of Thorns
When one person continues to make sacrifices for the relationship, without the other person doing much, it's a recipe for the end of a relationship, no matter what else is going on.
ANJALI SAREEN NOWAKOWSKI, "Sacrifice Vs. Compromise In A Relationship: Here's The Super Importance Difference Between The Two", Elite Daily, September 16, 2017
I give and I give and you take
Paid the price
Needless to say, it was never enough
QUEENSRYCHE, "All There Was"
When we make little sacrifices we like to have them appreciated, at least.
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, Little Women
Too long a sacrifice
Can make a stone of the heart.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS, "Easter, 1916"
No man knows the genuineness of his convictions until he has sacrificed something for them.
E. H. CHAPIN, Living Words
Sacrifice is a part of life. It's supposed to be. It's not something to regret. It's something to aspire to.
MITCH ALBOM, The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Who will sacrifice nothing, and enjoy all, is a fool.
JOHANN KASPAR LAVATER, Aphorisms on Man
Sacrifice to God, not man.
EMPEROR CLAUDIUS I, attributed, Day's Collacon
Self-sacrifice? But it is precisely the self that cannot and must not be sacrificed.
AYN RAND, The Fountainhead
Whatever it be ... judgment or feeling, that leads us to sacrifice one thing for another, or prefer one before another, decision and perseverance are in my opinion the most praiseworthy qualities in human beings. We cannot buy goods and have our money too, and the man who longs for the wares but has not the heart to sacrifice his money, is as badly off as he who repents his purchase when it is already in his hands.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
There isn't much I wouldn't do for you. The stupider, the better.
RICHELLE MEAD, Last Sacrifice
In general, the man who is readily disposed to sacrifice himself is one who does not know how else to give meaning to his life.
CESARE PAVESE, This Business of Living
When you go in search of honey, you must expect to be stung by bees.
KENNETH KAUNDA, London Observer, January 2, 1983