Sacrifice Quotes (54) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Sacrifice. he offering of animal, plant, or human life or of some material possession to a deity, as in propitiation or homage.
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True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice.
~ Sadhu Vaswani

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

“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”
~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else.”
~ Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
~ Jim Rohn

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

Would we codify the laws that should reign in households, and whose daily transgression annoys and mortifies us, and degrades our household life, we must adorn every day with sacrifices. Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
~ James M. Barrie

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

Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
~ George Bernard Shaw

Without pain, without sacrifice we would have nothing. Like the first monkey shot into space.
~ Chuck Palahniuk

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

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

In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
~ Richard Bach

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 have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

There's only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God.
~ Aldous Huxley

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

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

He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.
~ Benjamin Franklin

An ethic is not an ethic, and a value not a value without somesacrifice for it. Something given up, something not gained.
~ St. Jerome

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.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
~ John Wooden

Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
~ Erich Fromm

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

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.
~ Albert Schweitzer

How much easier is self-sacrifice than self-realization!
~ Eric Hoffer

The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.
~ Morihei Ueshiba

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.

Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
~ Thomas Merton

It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer

Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing.
~ Xunzi

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
~ Joseph Campbell

Love between man and woman cannot be built without sacrifices and self-denial.
~ Pope John Paul II

Give unto me, made lowly wise, The spirit of self-sacrifice; The confidence of reason give, And in the light of truth thy bondman let me live!
~ William Wordsworth

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

Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant action can freedom be won. The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days.
~ Nelson Mandela

The sacrifice which causes sorrow to the doer of the sacrifice is no sacrifice. Real sacrifice lightens the mind of the doer and gives him a sense of peace and joy. The Buddha gave up the pleasures of life because they had become painful to him.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable . . .
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
~ Albert Einstein

The most sublime act is to set another before you.
~ William Blake

Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another's happiness than in your own.
~ Honore de Balzac

The really important kind of freedom involves being able truly to care about other people.
~ David Foster

A man must be sacrificed now and again to provide for the next generation of men.
~ Amy Lowell

I have always admired men and women who used their talents to serve the community, and who were highly respected and admired for their efforts and sacrifices, even though they held no office whatsoever in government or society.
~ Nelson Mandela

We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.
~ Nhat Hanh

Our leaders have asked for 'shared sacrifice.' But when they did the asking, they spared me. I checked with my mega-rich friends to learn what pain they were expecting. They, too, were left untouched.
~ Warren Buffett

Self sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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