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Sacrifice Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Sacrifice

Please enjoy these Sacrifice Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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.

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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

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

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

 

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

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.

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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)

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 are telling veterans they must sacrifice to pay
for the pet projects and contracts to campaign donors
of powerful members of Congress.
- Nick Lampson

Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice.
- Leigh Hunt

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

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

A team will always appreciate a great individual if
he's willing to sacrifice for the group.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

I am willing to serve my country, but do not wish to
sacrifice the brave men under my command.
- John Buford

I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use.
Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish
and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
- Lee Iacocca

It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated;
far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place,
than to expand both indiscriminately.
- John Ruskin

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

If we cannot by reason, by influence,
by example, by strenuous effort, and by personal sacrifice,
mend the bad places of civilization,
we certainly cannot do it by force.
- Auberon Herbert

Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice
of America's servicemen and women.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

Men of authority have employed all the destructive
agents around them to promote their own personal interests
at the sacrifice of every just,
honorable, and lawful consideration.
- John White Geary

Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than
a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
- Vladimir Lenin

It is not sacrifice if you love what you're doing.
- Mia Hamm

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

I knew that if the feat was accomplished it must be
at a most fearful sacrifice of as brave and gallant
soldiers as ever engaged in battle.
- John B. Hood

The security of our nation depends on the men and women
who are willing to sacrifice their safety,
and possibly their lives, to protect the freedoms the rest of us enjoy.
- Ben Nelson

Being selfish to me means that you have to look out
for yourself and you don't have to sacrifice.
- Herbie Mann

The world will never have lasting peace so long as
men reserve for war the finest human qualities.
Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice
and a righteous and dynamic faith.
- John Foster Dulles

Oh yeah, I mean every fighter has got be dedicated,
learn how to sacrifice, know what the devotion is all about,
make sure you're paying attention and studying your art.
- Marvin Hagler

Dissipation is a form of self-sacrifice.
- Eric Hoffer

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

After so much suffering, after enduring so much sacrifice,
sanctioned and embraced by our people,
what is it that the people of East Timor expect as
a result of independence?
- Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao

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

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

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

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

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

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

This inevitability of conflict motivates us today and
echoes the reminder that freedom is not given away
and our national security is not achieved without sacrifice.
- Jim Walsh

An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death,
but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.
- Jose Marti

If we have been brought up with the idea that life
is for suffering and sacrifice,
then of course we would seek death to escape this 'vale of tears'.
- Claude Vorilhon

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

I am ready to sacrifice everything in completing the
unfinished agenda of our noble jihad...
until there is no bloodshed in Afghanistan and Islam
becomes a way of life for our people.
- Mohammed Omar

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

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

In God's world, for those who are in earnest,
there is no failure.
No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken,
no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain.
- Frederick William Robertson

Freedom is fragile and must be protected.
To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure,
is to betray it.
- Germaine Greer

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

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

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

I think that the good and the great are only separated
by the willingness to sacrifice.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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

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

With courage and character, American soldiers continue
to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom,
and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
- Dan Lipinski

There is no rank in sacrifice.
- Josephus Daniels

My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be
willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom.
- Tim Robbins

I see the Jedi mission as giving up a normal life in
exchange for protecting the innocent.
It's a life of sacrifice.
There are rewards, but also a certain degree of sterility.
- Alan Dean Foster

I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment
of the spirit of service and sacrifice.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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