quotations about sacrifice
He who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much.
JAMES ALLEN, As a Man Thinketh
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
You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
J. M. BARRIE, Peter Pan
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
There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.
NADINE GORDIMER, lecture at the University of Michigan, "The Essential Gesture", October 12, 1984
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
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, "Maxims for Revolutionists", Man and Superman
The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
GAYLORD NELSON, attributed, Quotable Quotes
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
BIBLE, John 15:13
It has been remarked, with great justice, that morality in individuals is grander, in proportion as they are able to sacrifice the present to the future.
MADAME SWETCHINE, The Writings of Madame Swetchine
Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things.
GEORGES BATAILLE, "The Notion of Expenditure", La Critique Sociale
Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart.
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY, Flight to Arras