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Self Sacrifice Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Self Sacrifice

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

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

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

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

Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery.
Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice.
The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.
- Morihei Ueshiba

 

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

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

To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment,
to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile -
that is happiness.
- Hermann Hesse

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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

No fine work can be done without concentration and
self-sacrifice and toil and doubt.
- Max Beerbohm

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

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

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

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

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

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

He who gives what he would as readily throw away,
gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice.
- Henry Taylor

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

My dad served in the Air Force as ground crew for several years,
and doesn't really talk about it.
I know that it's there.
I think my main thing about direct or indirect experiences
as near to home as it were is the idea of self-sacrifice really.
- Jeremy Northam

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This above all, to thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect,
and the absence of ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Weariness comes, on some days, from lack of service to self.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

No amount of self-improvement can make up
for a lack of self-acceptance.
- Anonymous

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

Grin your smile; giggle your laugh; unfurl your joy;
dash the last trace of your self-consciousness;
and cavort your most uninhibited play.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You get what you settle for.
- the character Louise in the movie Thelma and Louise

Ninety-nine percent of who you are
is invisible and untouchable.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
- Henry David Thoreau

To travel is to take a journey into yourself.
- Danny Kaye

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

He who lives in harmony with himself
lives in harmony with the universe.
- Marcus Aurelius

We all go through life bristling
at our external limitations,
but the most difficult chains
to break are inside us.
- Bradley Whitford

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserves your love and affection.
- The Buddha

We must be our own before we can be another's.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Be that self which one truly is.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

Your visions will become clear only
when you can look into your own heart.
Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes.
- Carl Jung

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy


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