Quotes and Sayings about Sacrifice



"I don't feel I made any sacrifices at all. I'm doing my best to juggle."
- Aaliyah
"I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Sacrifice)

"A team will always appreciate a great individual if he's willing to sacrifice for the group."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Sacrifice, Will)

"An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Life, Desire, Gain, Possession, World)

"But if our hopes are betrayed, if we are forced to resist the invasion of our soil, and to defend our threatened homes, this duty, however hard it may be, will find us armed and resolved upon the greatest sacrifices."
- King Albert II
(Related: Duty, May, Will)

"He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly."
- James Allen
(Related: Sacrifice)

"Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Sacrifice, Law, Passion)

"Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Sacrifice, Rest, Salvation)

"In any country there must be people who have to die. They are the sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order."
- Idi Amin
(Related: People, Country, Law, Nation, Order)

"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
(Related: Life, Sacrifice, Belief, Dying, Fate, Living)

"My undergraduate education, at the City College in New York, was made possible only by the existence of that excellent free institution and the financial sacrifices of my parents."
- Kenneth Joseph Arrow
(Related: Education, Financial, College, Existence, Parents)

"Now I ask you to make your sacrifice. Take a gamble. I took the plunge and I'm glad of it."
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Related: Sacrifice, Now)

"A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten."
- Kemal Ataturk
(Related: Life, Sacrifice, Freedom, Nation)

"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
(Related: Life, Love, Sacrifice, Dream, Challenge, Play, Song)

"Even now, we make no apologies for the choice we made. The sacrifices we made were selfless. The options we offered were patriotic while the paths we chose were well thought out."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Thought, Apologies, Choice, Now, Options)

"In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Sacrifice, Boredom, Order)

"An influential member of parliament has not only to pay much money to become such, and to give time and labour, he has also to sacrifice his mind too - at least all the characteristics part of it that which is original and most his own."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Money, Time, Sacrifice, Mind, Parliament)

"Our constitutional liberties shall not be sacrificed in our search for greater security, for that is what our enemies and all enemies of freedom and democracy hope to achieve."
- Tammy Baldwin
(Related: Hope, Democracy, Enemies, Freedom, Security)

"But, gentlemen, can any of us say that as a result of such overwhelming sacrifices of money, of men, of ideals, and of civil dignity the sense of security has indeed been attained?"
- Henry Campbell Bannerman
(Related: Men, Money, Dignity, Gentlemen, Ideals, Result, Security, Sense)

"Love always involves responsibility, and love always involves sacrifice. And we do not really love Christ unless we are prepared to face His task and to take up His Cross."
- William Barclay
(Related: Love, Sacrifice, Christ, Responsibility)

"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
(Related: Dreams, Life, Sacrifice, Will)

"The major parties could conduct live human sacrifices on their podiums during prime time, and I doubt that anybody would notice."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Time, Doubt)

"What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage."
- Bruce Barton
(Related: Men, Sacrifice, Liberty, Will, World)

"Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America's storied history, the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation."
- Joe Barton
(Related: History, Sacrifice, America, Heroes, Nation, Stars)

"To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you're thinking about what you're doing in life-in my case, dancing."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Life, Dancing, Thinking, Want)

"Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Sacrifice, Nothing, Production)

"No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Work, Doubt, Self)

"With the power of conviction, there is no sacrifice."
- Pat Benatar
(Related: Power, Sacrifice, Conviction)

"The brave men who died in Vietnam, more than 100% of which were black, were the ultimate sacrifice."
- Marion Berry
(Related: Men, Sacrifice, Vietnam)

"Space exploration and experimentation are critically valuable to our nation. I know of no better way to honor those seven who sacrificed their lives than to recommit ourselves to defend and enhance America's important strategies in space."
- Rob Bishop
(Related: America, Exploration, Honor, Nation, Space)

"Before the trip began we mapped out three primary goals: 1) to see and meet with our American troops, and thank them for their bravery and sacrifice; 2) to assess the security situation in Iraq; and 3) to give our support to Iraq's national unity government."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Sacrifice, American, Bravery, Iraq, Security, Support, Troops, Unity)

"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
(Related: Son, Sacrifice, Chaos, Iraq, Soldiers)

"The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Life, Sacrifice, Blind, Cause, Man, Now, World)

"Our nation's military and law enforcement personal work hard to protect us. We must thank them for their continued vigilance. Without their sacrifice we would less capable of protecting our nation."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Work, Sacrifice, Law, Military, Nation, Vigilance)

"When service members are discharged, we should express our gratitude for their profound personal sacrifice, not hand them a bill for their hospital food."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Food, Sacrifice, Gratitude, Service)

"America's fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: Men, Women, Sacrifice, Gratitude, America, Cause, Debt, Fighting, Nation, Soldiers)

"They paid the ultimate price and we can never forget their sacrifice."
- Robert A. Brady
(Related: Sacrifice, Forget)

"But only if I believe that my directing talents will improve the material I'd be working on. I want to make sure I don't sacrifice beautiful material on the altar of my direction."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: Sacrifice, Direction, Want, Will)

"Several unions have agreed to larger employee contributions for their members. Taxpayers are living with cuts and making sacrifices to deal with the reality of California's budget crisis, state workers are going to have to do the same."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Crisis, Living, Reality, State, Workers)

"He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors."
- Olympia Brown
(Related: Happiness, Blind, Colors, Future, Present)

"I have already given two cousins to the war and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother."
- Charles Farrar Browne
(Related: War, Brother, Sacrifice, Wife)

"I am willing to serve my country, but do not wish to sacrifice the brave men under my command."
- John Buford
(Related: Men, Sacrifice, Country)

"Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: War, People, Duty, Independence, Heroism, Right, Safety, Sea, World)

"There is good in everything; it's just how you choose to look at it. Everything that's worth it has a price. For me to be a model - I had to leave my family. Do you think I liked that? No! There are sacrifices. Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Life, Family, Challenge, Worth)

"Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Judgment, Opinion)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Men, Sacrifice, Struggle, Will)

"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
(Related: Love, Work, Gold, Patience, Promises, Self, Service, Worth)

"The sacrifices ordinary American men and women from communities large and small have been willing to make, often before they were past their teenage years, have secured our nation unprecedented freedoms and made us the world's bulwark of liberty."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Men, Women, American, Liberty, Nation, Past, Teenage, World, Years)

"For those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, we are grateful that such men and women were among us. For those who continue to serve, we honor their commitment. For those who return to civilian life, we honor their service."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Men, Women, Life, Sacrifice, Commitment, Honor, Service)

"When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Marriage, Sacrifice, Unity)

"Repaying the debt of these ultimate sacrifices seems nearly impossible but we must try."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Debt)

"So much the worse, it may be, for a particular meeting: but the meeting is the individual, which on evolution principles, must be sacrificed for the development of the race."
- Arthur Cayley
(Related: Development, Evolution, May, Meeting, Principles, Race)

"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
(Related: Sacrifice, Perseverance, Struggle, Terrorism, Vigilance, Will, Years)

"Reason, I sacrifice you to the evening breeze."
- Aime Cesaire
(Related: Sacrifice, Evening, Reason)

"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
(Related: Love, Sacrifice, Strength, Fatigue, Forget, Opposition, Prayer, Spirit, Yield)

"To be honest with you, I never looked at soccer as a sacrifice."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Sacrifice, Soccer)

"Our state is in crisis. Our people are hurting. Now is the time when we all must resist the traditional, selfish call to protect your own turf at the cost of our state. It is time to leave the corner, join the sacrifice, come to the center of the room and be part of the solution."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Time, Sacrifice, People, Crisis, Now, Solution, State)

"The desire to die was my one and only concern; to it I have sacrificed everything, even death."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Death, Concern, Desire)

"To venture upon an undertaking of any kind, even the most insignificant, is to sacrifice to envy."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Sacrifice, Envy)

"The problem that faces our country today, the last 30 years we have lived off the future, and the bill is coming due. So there cannot be anything that is not put on the table. There will not be one American that will not be called to sacrifice. Those that are more well-to-do will be called to sacrifice to a greater extent."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Sacrifice, American, Country, Faces, Future, Today, Will, Years)

"Everybody in America is going to have to sacrifice to help us rebuild the Gulf Coast. Every government program, every individual, we are all going to have to sacrifice."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Government, Sacrifice, America, Help)

"We can never fully repay the debt of our proud nation to those who have laid down their lives for our country. The best we can do is honor their memory, ensure that their sacrifice is not in vain, and help provide for their families."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Sacrifice, Country, Debt, Help, Honor, Memory, Nation)

"Since September 11, 2001, many in this nation and this Congress have a deeper appreciation for the importance of the sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Appreciation, Congress, Importance, Law, Nation)

"I have suffered my self to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty."
- Davy Crockett
(Related: Country, Disgrace, Duty, Gain, Ruin, Self, Will)

"There is no rank in sacrifice."
- Josephus Daniels
(Related: Sacrifice, Rank)

"Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort."
- Humphry Davy
(Related: Life, Heart, Comfort, Kindness, Smiles)

"Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation."
- Margaret Deland
(Related: Virtue, Common sense, Self, Spiritual)

"Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces."
- Charlie Dent
(Related: Sacrifice, America, Freedom, May)

"Basically, I have no place in organized politics. By coming to the British Parliament, I've allowed the people to sacrifice me at the top and let go the more effective job I should be doing at the bottom."
- Bernadette Devlin
(Related: Politics, Sacrifice, People, Job, Parliament)

"Some people are willing to pay the price and it's the same with staying healthy or eating healthy. There's some discipline involved. There's some sacrifices."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: People, Discipline, Eating)

"I believed that I was being forced to sacrifice my family and my career in defense of the Communist Party, from which I had long been separated and which I had grown to dislike and distrust."
- Edward Dmytryk
(Related: Family, Sacrifice, Being, Career, Defense, Distrust, Party)

"Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice! That's the condition of the female. Women have been conditioned to sacrifice for centuries."
- Betty Dodson
(Related: Women, Sacrifice)

"The word that best sums up this team is sacrifice."
- Hugh Douglas
(Related: Sacrifice, Word)

"Let us lose none of their humble words, let us note their slightest gestures, and tell me, tell me that we will think of them together, now and later, when we realise the misery of the times and the magnitude of their sacrifice."
- Georges Duhamel
(Related: Sacrifice, Misery, Now, Will, Words)

"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
(Related: Faith, Men, Peace, War, Idealism, Self, Will, World)

"We all join the President in applauding the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform. But we must continue to provide them the tools they need to accomplish the difficult tasks they face."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Men, Women, President, Tools)

"Revolutions demand enormous sacrifices and, at the same time, create a new need to change the world again."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Change, Time, World)

"And it is essential that in fighting terrorism, sacrifices should not be made on democracy."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Democracy, Fighting, Terrorism)

"Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Sacrifice, Hope, Compromise, Ending, Loss, Right)

"Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Blood, Followers, Friends, Humility, Man)

"The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Progress, Artist, Personality, Self)

"We invoke the sacrifices of our fallen heroes in the abstract, but we seldom take time to thank them individually."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Time, Heroes)

"While America's infrastructure needs are substantial, there is no reason to delay completion of the highway bill. Every day of delay means jobs lost, investment opportunities missed and growth sacrificed."
- John Engler
(Related: Growth, America, Completion, Day, Delay, Investment, Jobs, Needs, Reason)

"Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed."
- Epictetus
(Related: Religion, Treasure, Will)

"I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate."
- Sam Ervin
(Related: War, Sacrifice, Country, Heroism, Spirit, Tragedy)

"I feel, as never before, how justly, from the dawn of history to the present time, men have paid the homage of their gratitude and admiration to the memory of those who nobly sacrifice their lives, that their fellow-men may live in safety and in honor."
- Edward Everett
(Related: History, Men, Time, Sacrifice, Gratitude, Admiration, Dawn, Honor, May, Memory, Present, Safety)

"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
(Related: Politics, Sacrifice, Writing, Years)

"There is pain and sacrifice in everyone's world. That's why, when I was dancing, I had no pain."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Sacrifice, Dancing, Pain, World)

"I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Sacrifice, Soul, Compassion, Endurance, Man, Spirit, Voice, Will)

"Although the war in which you fought took place more than half-a-century ago, your courage, your sacrifice and your patriotism reaches through the decades and inspires us today."
- Mike Ferguson
(Related: Patriotism, War, Sacrifice, Courage, Today)

"Sweat plus sacrifice equals success."
- Charles O. Finley
(Related: Success, Sacrifice)

"The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success?"
- Larry Flynt
(Related: Success, Sacrifice, Question)

"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
(Related: Life, Sacrifice, Giving, Mission)

"I think the kind of career I've had, something would have had to be sacrificed."
- Pauline Frederick
(Related: Career)

"Man is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Sacrifice, Soul, Compassion, Endurance, Man, Spirit, Voice)

"The education of my brother and myself was of paramount importance to my parents, and in addition to their strong encouragement, they were prepared to make any sacrifice to further our intellectual development."
- Jerome Isaac Friedman
(Related: Education, Brother, Sacrifice, Development, Encouragement, Importance, Parents)

"In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Sacrifice, Positive, Duty, Law)

"I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Sacrifice, Living, Service, Spirit, Woman)

"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 Gandhi
(Related: Sacrifice, Act, Enemies, Man, World)

"Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Religion, Generosity, Possession, Race, Self)

"The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Sacrifice, Law, World)

"Singing is an arduous business and it needs sacrifices."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Business, Needs, Singing)

"It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Death, Sacrifice, Heroism, Humanity, Ruin)

"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
(Related: Men, Sacrifice, Authority, Consideration)

"All of our energy should be in sacrifice and services. Suffering, at least."
- Richard Gere
(Related: Sacrifice, Energy, Suffering)

"Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love; love recompenses the adorers."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, Sacrifice, Heart, Temple, Body)

"The student who deceives himself into thinking that he is giving his life like an ascetic in the spirit of sacrifice for art, is the victim of a deplorable species of egotism."
- Alma Gluck
(Related: Life, Art, Sacrifice, Egotism, Giving, Spirit, Thinking)

"The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Sacrifice, Purpose, Freedom, Religious, State)

"It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed, or not possible, to avoid making those that are required."
- Ivan Goncharov
"There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice."
- Nadine Gordimer
(Related: Sacrifice, Authority)

"A number of us had conversations with the Kerry campaign about what he was going to say about CAFE. What he told us was that he did not want to sacrifice jobs and that he wanted to work with the auto industry to achieve that goal."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Work, Sacrifice, Goal, Jobs, Want)

"Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Sacrifice, Freedom, Measure)

"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
(Related: Sacrifice, People, Independence, Result, Suffering)

"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
(Related: Art, Sacrifice, Attention, Devotion)

"Remote villages and communities have lost their identity, and their peace and charm have been sacrificed to that worst of abominations, the automobile."
- James Norman Hall
(Related: Peace, Charm, Identity)

"My key interest in choosing scripts is character-driven stories, because there are so many stories that sacrifice character for plot."
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Related: Sacrifice, Character, Interest, Key)

"It is not sacrifice if you love what you're doing."
- Mia Hamm
(Related: Love, Sacrifice)

"I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion."
- Mia Hamm
(Related: Sacrifice)

"This bloody past suggests to us that enemies cease hostilities only when they are battered enough to acknowledge that there is no hope in victory - and thus that further resistance means only useless sacrifice."
- Victor Davis Hanson
(Related: Sacrifice, Hope, Victory, Enemies, Past)

"A coldly rationalist individualist can deny that he has any obligation to make sacrifices for the future."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Future, Obligation)

"You make sacrifices to become a mother, but you really find yourself and your soul."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Mother, Soul)

"It's a tough time my friends. We need to make sacrifices to ensure our troops have the tools they need in order to get the job done. This budget will help us win the War on Terror."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Time, War, Friends, Help, Job, Order, Terror, Tools, Troops, Will)

"The First Amendment is not an altar on which we must sacrifice our children, families, and community standards. Obscene material that is not protected by the First Amendment can and must be prohibited."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: Sacrifice, Children, Community, First)

"Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Life, Men, Women, Day)

"Whether a revolution succeeds or fails people of great hearts will always be sacrificed to it."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: People, Revolution, Will)

"The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Love, Time, Sacrifice, Guitar)

"If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Men, Sacrifice, Admiration, Criticism, Want)

"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
(Related: Sacrifice, Civilization, Effort, Example, Force, Influence, Reason)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Sacrifice, Self, Smile, Woman, Years)

"I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn't occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Sacrifice, People, Idea, Strength, Willpower, Heroism, Years)

"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Sacrifice, Achievement, Result, Selfishness)

"Dissipation is a form of self-sacrifice."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Self)

"A university's essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism - a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else."
- Richard Hofstadter
(Related: Character, Being, Criticism, University)

"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
(Related: Sacrifice, Battle, Soldiers)

"Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice."
- Leigh Hunt
(Related: History, Sacrifice, Self, Self sacrifice, Woman)

"Yes, he wanted me to do Funny Games before, which I didn't want to do because the film was very theoretical - the way people experience violence on screen. There was very little space for fiction, it was more like a sacrifice for the actors than anything else."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Experience, Funny, Sacrifice, People, Actors, Fiction, Film, Games, Space, Violence, Want)

"We are ready to sacrifice our souls, our children and our families so as not to give up Iraq. We say this so no one will think that America is capable of breaking the will of the Iraqis with its weapons."
- Saddam Hussein
(Related: Sacrifice, America, Children, Iraq, Weapons, Will)

"There's only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: God, Sacrifice, Knowledge, Self)

"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
(Related: Sacrifice, People, Being, Right, Trying)

"We cannot sacrifice innocent human life now for vague and exaggerated promises of medical treatments thirty of forty years from now. There are ways to pursue this technology and respect life at the same time."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Life, Medical, Technology, Time, Sacrifice, Now, Promises, Respect, Years)

"That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Sacrifice, Freedom, Nation, Suffering)

"Some day the workers will take possession of your city hall, and when we do, no child will be sacrificed on the altar of profit!"
- Mother Jones
(Related: Day, Possession, Will, Workers)

"Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow."
- Abdul Kalam
(Related: Sacrifice, Children, Today, Tomorrow)

"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
(Related: Time, Work, Sacrifice, Hard work, Succeed, Will)

"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
(Related: History, Sacrifice, Freedom)

"No, I do not want to sacrifice four days for two games. My time is too valuable to do that."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Time, Sacrifice, Games, Want)

"Have we so soon forgotten those four years of terrible carnage, the greatest war of all time; forgotten the millions of men who gave their lives, who made the supreme sacrifice and who today, beneath the soil of France and Belgium, sleep the eternal sleep?"
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Men, War, Sacrifice, Time, Belgium, France, Sleep, Today, Years)

"The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise - and to the best in benefits and medical care."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Medical, Benefits, Care, Deep, Defense, Fight, Merit, Nation, Praise, Respect, Veterans)

"A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you're going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Basketball, Friends, Want)

"When I'm working on a movie, I will make any sacrifice to finish it."
- Richard King
(Related: Sacrifice, Will)

"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.
(Related: Sacrifice, Progress, Goal, Concern, Justice, Struggle, Suffering)

"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.
(Related: Love, Peace, War, Sacrifice, Wage)

"When looking at any significant work of art, remember that a more significant one probably has had to be sacrificed."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Work, Art)

"The developing science departs at the same time more and more from its original scope and purpose and threatens to sacrifice its earlier unity and split into diverse branches."
- Felix Klein
(Related: Science, Time, Sacrifice, Purpose, Unity)

"My dad sacrificed many things in life for me. He abandoned a very promising and lucrative career of an army officer just so that he could continue helping me with my chess and accompanying me to tournaments."
- Alexandra Kosteniuk
(Related: Dad, Life, Army, Career, Chess)

"The person who has inspired me my whole life is my Mom, because she taught me commitment. She sacrificed."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Life, Mom, Commitment)

"I've inherited a sense of that loss from my parents because it was so palpable all the time while I was growing up, the sense of what my parents had sacrificed in moving to the United States, and yet at the same time, building a life here and all that that entailed."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Life, Time, Building, Growing up, Loss, Parents, Sense, states, United)

"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
(Related: Pet, Sacrifice, Congress, Projects, Veterans)

"We live at the edge of the world, so we live on the edge. Kiwis will always sacrifice money and security for adventure and challenge."
- Lucy Lawless
(Related: Money, Sacrifice, Adventure, Challenge, Security, Will, World)

"Mankind deserves sacrifice - but not of mankind."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: Sacrifice, Mankind)

"Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Man, Self)

"The men in the steel industry who sacrificed their all were nor merely aiding their fellows at home but were adding strength to the cause of their comrades in all industry."
- John L. Lewis
(Related: Home, Men, Strength, Cause)

"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
(Related: Sacrifice, Character, Courage, American, Freedom, Soldiers)

"On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Day, Promise, Service, Veterans)

"I foster a sorrowful conception of affection. Make no sacrifices."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Affection)

"Life is only a long and bitter suicide, and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Faith, Life, Sacrifice, Suicide)

"Prosperity or egalitarianism - you have to choose. I favor freedom - you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion."
- Mario Vargas Llosa
(Related: Equality, Sacrifice, Freedom, Illusion, Prosperity)

"Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Life, Work, Sacrifice, Perseverance, Authority, Dedication, Football, Hard work, Respect, Self)

"A man must be sacrificed now and again to provide for the next generation of men."
- Amy Lowell
(Related: Men, Man, Now)

"Our private property must be sacrificed."
- Dolley Madison
(Related: Property)

"I am accordingly ready; I have pressed as many Cabinet papers into trunks as to fill one carriage; our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation."
- Dolley Madison
(Related: Property)

"Being selfish to me means that you have to look out for yourself and you don't have to sacrifice."
- Herbie Mann
(Related: Sacrifice, Being)

"An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Life, Death, Sacrifice, Appetite, Glory, Instinct, Self)

"The most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Expediency)

"I considered becoming a priest very seriously. I wanted to travel the world. By the time I turned 16, I realized I was only in it for selfish reasons. And, more importantly, I didn't want to sacrifice the ladies!"
- James McAvoy
(Related: Time, Travel, Sacrifice, Want, World)

"I made sacrifices willingly; it was what I did best."
- Karen McCarthy
"There can be no argument about the Lone Star State's significant contributions to American history, and we must remember the actions and the sacrifices of those who made Texas independence a reality."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: History, Actions, American, Argument, Independence, Reality, State)

"Throughout the history of our young nation, we have seen our military go bravely into battle, armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: History, Sacrifice, Courage, Battle, Military, Nation)

"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
(Related: Sacrifice, Duty, Guilt, Treason, Will)

"Under these conditions it is not astonishing that learning was highly prized; in fact, my parents made sacrifices to be able to give their children a good education."
- Simon van der Meer
(Related: Education, Children, Fact, Learning, Parents)

"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
(Related: Peace, War, Truth, Sacrifice, Conscience, Fidelity, Heroism, Labor, Purity)

"One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one."
- Henry Miller
(Related: People, Idea)

"The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Sacrifice, Gratitude, America, Country, Veterans)

"The whole Bible is the story of men and women trying to get back to God, to overcome that sin with sacrifices, good works, sermons, prophesy, witnessing, giving all kinds of things. It never worked."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Men, Women, God, Bible, Giving, Sermons, Sin, Trying)

"The city has to do what any citizen or family does, when you have a dream. You tighten your belt. You sacrifice some luxuries. Above all, you don't waste a dime."
- Laura Miller
(Related: Family, Sacrifice, Dream, Waste)

"NATO believes it can pick on a small nation and force us to surrender our independence. And that is where NATO miscalculated. You are not willing to sacrifice lives to achieve our surrender. But we are willing to die to defend our rights as an independent sovereign nation."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: Sacrifice, Force, Independence, Rights, Nation, Surrender)

"The struggle is so great that the triumph over fascism alone is worth the sacrifice of our lives."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: Sacrifice, Fascism, Struggle, Worth)

"In order to fully realise our aspirations, we must create in the masses of the people the sense of sacrifice and responsibility that has been the characteristic of the anarchist movement throughout its historic development in Spain."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: Sacrifice, People, Development, Aspirations, Order, Responsibility, Sense, Spain)

"Washington is a mean town where human sacrifice has been raised to an art form."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Art, Sacrifice, Washington)

"The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them."
- Hector Hugh Munro
(Related: Friendship, Eyes)

"Anything that endures over time sacrifices its ability to make an impression."
- Robert Musil
(Related: Time, Impression, Ability)

"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
(Related: Men, Women, Sacrifice, Nation, Rest, Safety, Security)

"While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Americans, Country, Day, Forget, Veterans)

"The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventionality."
- Florence Nightingale
(Related: Death, Sacrifice, Development, Conventionality, Gifts, World)

"The martyr sacrifices themselves entirely in vain. Or rather not in vain; for they make the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower."
- Florence Nightingale
(Related: Martyr)

"I have sacrificed everything in my life that I consider precious to advance the political career of my husband."
- Pat Nixon
(Related: Life, HusbCareer)

"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
(Related: Dad, Home, Idea, Force, Self, Talk, Years)

"It is important for me that a certain depth and variety of both exist next to each other. I am very careful not to sacrifice the one for the other."
- Alva Noto
(Related: Sacrifice, Variety)

"Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice."
- Michael Novak
(Related: Love, Happiness, Sacrifice, Feeling)

"If you feel very deeply about something, it's not possible to sacrifice your integrity about that."
- Trevor Nunn
(Related: Sacrifice, Integrity)

"It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was al-Qaeda. We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Religion, Sacrifice, Day, Mistrust, Suspicion, Will)

"Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word."
- Laurence Olivier
(Related: Love, Time, Sacrifice, Disappointment, Living, Storms, Today, Word)

"Time is the thing. A show like this pulls all your time away from you. Usually I'll get home from work on a Saturday about 10am (after doing night shooting) and I'll sleep until Saturday afternoon. Saturday night and Sunday I'm usually feeling wiped out and I've not seen Holly all week. It's a pretty full-on life, but what do you do? I love my work and there are sacrifices."
- Alex O'Loughlin
(Related: Home, Love, Time, Work, Life, Feeling, Holly, Night, Pretty, Sleep)

"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
(Related: Life, Sacrifice, People, Islam, Afghanistan)

"We should be recklessly abandoned to Jesus, and just turn it over to Him. Through the support I think the sacrifices will be made and we'll all be cool with it."
- Stacie Orrico
(Related: Support, Will)

"The whole point of a sacrifice is that you give up something you never really wanted in the first place. People are doing it around you all the time. They give up their careers, say - or their beliefs - or sex."
- John Osborne
(Related: Time, Sex, Sacrifice, People, Beliefs, Careers, First)

"Revolutions require work, revolutions require sacrifice, revolutions, and our own included, require a certain amount of rationing, a certain amount of calluses, a certain amount of sacrifice."
- Lee Harvey Oswald
(Related: Work, Sacrifice)

"The only principles of public conduct that are worthy of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate, ease, health, and applause, and even life, to the sacred calls of his country."
- James Otis
(Related: Health, Life, Sacrifice, Applause, Country, Gentleman, Principles, Public)

"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
(Related: Sacrifice)

"Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in."
- Theodore Parker
(Related: Time, Sacrifice, Desire, Duty, Eternity, Will)

"While I do not hesitate to applaud certain aspects of the resolution honoring the sacrifices of our courageous soldiers who are risking their lives in Iraq, I cannot be supportive of capitalizing on these very sacrifices for political gain."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Gain, Iraq, Resolution, Soldiers)

"The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance, your prayers, your sacrifice, and he most humbly asks this of you."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Sacrifice, Wealth, Christ, Unworthy)

"History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they've answered the call in bravery and sacrifice."
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Related: History, Men, Women, Sacrifice, Bravery, Freedom, Liberty)

"If you can't stand a little sacrifice and you can't stand a trip across the desert with limited water, we're never going to straighten this country out."
- Ross Perot
(Related: Sacrifice, Country, Water)

"The great question, is there anything at all which is worth fighting such a war about, with the devastating loss it will bring? I believe yes, there are some freedoms which to sacrifice would be EVEN worse."
- Anne Perry
(Related: War, Sacrifice, Fighting, Loss, Question, Will, Worth)

"I am not someone who sacrifice all for the cinema, my life will be always more important."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Life, Sacrifice, Cinema, Will)

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."
- Steve Prefontaine
(Related: Sacrifice)

"Life does not stand still for families and local communities when our brave men and women are deployed, but we can make their time apart more bearable by recognizing their sacrifice and fulfilling our commitments to them."
- Mark Pryor
(Related: Life, Men, Time, Women, Sacrifice)

"Both of them were the children of the United States. They sacrificed their children for the benefit of the others. But they were not very devoted children of the United States."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Children, states, United)

"It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Sacrifice, Being, Man, Reason, Service)

"No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Mother, Sacrifice, Gain, Ideology, Sons)

"At a family's most difficult time, I want to make sure at a minimum that they have the very basic of comforts: the ability to grieve their loss privately and the knowledge that their country is grateful for their loved one's sacrifice and service."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Family, Time, Sacrifice, Knowledge, Ability, Country, Loss, Service, Want)

"The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Life, Now)

"No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Life, Idea, Sacrifice, Struggle, Succeed)

"Half a world away nations that once lived under oppression and tyranny are now budding democracies due in large part to America 's leadership and the sacrifices of our military."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Leadership, America, Military, Nations, Now, Oppression, Tyranny, World)

"I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Patriotism, Sacrifice)

"My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Sacrifice, Freedom, Philosophy, Project)

"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
(Related: Work, Sacrifice, God, Failure, Word, World)

"A lot of people, some of them close to me as well, have said that I sacrificed myself by doing what I did in bringing Terry on board. I didn't see it that way."
- Bryan Robson
(Related: People)

"I'm in this band to give volume to various struggles throughout the world. To me, the tension in this band is a minimal sacrifice."
- Zack de la Rocha
(Related: Sacrifice, Tension, World)

"In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar - a practice which is still continued."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Practice)

"Everything that I will ever accomplish, I owe to God, to my parent's sacrifices, and to the United States of America."
- Marco Rubio
(Related: God, America, states, United, Will)

"I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice."
- Muriel Rukeyser
(Related: Sacrifice, Choice, Rest, Talk)

"If we don't bear witness as citizens, as people, as individuals, the right that we have had to life is sacrificed. There is a silence, instead of a speaking presence."
- Jane Rule
(Related: Life, People, Right, Silence)

"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
(Related: Sacrifice, Execution, Skill)

"Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Art, Cooperation, Ethics)

"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
(Related: Love, Heart, Country, Will)

"Across the country, people are willing to tighten their belts and sacrifice. The president should ask the oil industry to do the same."
- John Salazar
(Related: Sacrifice, People, Country, Oil, President)

"Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it."
- George Santayana
(Related: Nothing)

"Watching President Obama apologize last week for America's arrogance - before a French audience that owes its freedom to the sacrifices of Americans - helped convince me that he has a deep-seated antipathy toward American values and traditions."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: Values, America, American, Americans, Arrogance, Deep, Freedom, President, Traditions)

"A common creation demands a common sacrifice, and perhaps not the least potent argument in favour of a constructed international language is the fact that it is equally foreign, or apparently so, to the traditions of all nationalities."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Sacrifice, Argument, Creation, Fact, Language, Traditions)

"I am not protesting against the conduct of the war, but against the political errors and insincerities for which the fighting men are being sacrificed."
- Siegfried Sassoon
(Related: Men, War, Being, Errors, Fighting)

"My mother is a very strange woman... She doesn't understand me in the least and doesn't love me much either. If she had either love or understanding she would be prepared to make sacrifices."
- Egon Schiele
(Related: Love, Mother, Understanding, Woman)

"The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Happiness, Health, Sacrifice)

"It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Sacrifice, Gain, Order, Pain, Pleasure)

"We're going to need to absorb some pain. The Republicans want to pile all the pain on people who can least afford it and the middle class and Democrats under his leadership want to make sure that we can address deficit reduction and continue to make investments and shared sacrifice is going to be imperative in order to be able to do that."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Leadership, Sacrifice, People, Class, Democrats, Middle class, Order, Pain, Republicans, Want)

"Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America's servicemen and women."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Women, Sacrifice, America, Freedom, Right)

"That every person is desirous to obtain, with as little sacrifice as possible, as much as possible of the articles of wealth."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Sacrifice, Wealth)

"Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Sacrifice, People, Self)

"I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices today than any of you to secure peace."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: Peace, War, Today, Will)

"A good sacrifice is one that is not necessarily sound but leaves your opponent dazed and confused."
- Nigel Short
(Related: Sacrifice, Sound)

"Do we talk about the dignity of work? Do we give our students any reason for believing it is worthwhile to sacrifice for their work because such sacrifices improve the psychological and mental health of the person who makes them?"
- Sargent Shriver
(Related: Health, Work, Sacrifice, Dignity, Mental health, Reason, Students, Talk)

"Especially today as we fight the war on terror - against an enemy that represents hatred, extremism and stands behind no flag - we need to remember the sacrifices that have gone into protecting our flag."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: War, Enemy, Extremism, Fight, Hatred, Terror, Today)

"Not in purity or in holiness merely, for in Paradise man was holy, and he shall be holy when redeemed through the sacrifice of Christ and made an heir of heaven."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Sacrifice, Christ, Paradise, Heaven, Heir, Holiness, Man, Purity)

"God is stronger than their strength, more loving than their uttermost love, and in so far as they have loved and sacrificed themselves for others, they have obtained the infallible proof, that God too lives and loves and gives Himself away."
- George A. Smith
(Related: God, Love, Strength, Proof)

"It's often been observed that the first casualty of war is the truth. But that's a lie, too, in its way. The reality is that, for most wars to begin, the truth has to have been sacrificed a long time in advance."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: Time, War, Truth, Lie, First, Reality)

"Like I can't cry for myself so I will let this song take all of the things inside I can't let anyone else see and offer it up, as if the sound were some kind of god, and my pain is some kind of sacrifice."
- Robert Smith
(Related: God, Sacrifice, Pain, Song, Sound, Will)

"That the God-man died for his people, and that His death is their life, is an idea which was in some degree foreshadowed by the older mystical sacrifices."
- William Robertson Smith
(Related: Death, Life, People, Idea, God)

"I believe in an America in which the fruits of productivity and prosperity are shared by all, by workers as well as owners, by those at the bottom as well as those at the top; an America in which the sacrifices required by national security are shared by all, by profiteers in the back offices as well as volunteers on the front lines."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: America, National security, Productivity, Prosperity, Workers)

"Nowadays the dynamic element is more important in chess - players more often sacrifice material to obtain dynamic compensation."
- Boris Spassky
(Related: Sacrifice, Chess)

"The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Mother, Wife, Woman)

"Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Duty, Self)

"Sometimes you have to sacrifice your performance for high heels."
- Gwen Stefani
(Related: Sacrifice, Performance)

"A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it."
- Wilhelm Steinitz
(Related: Sacrifice)

"The Jew always lives from the blood of other peoples, he needs such murders and such sacrifices."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Blood, Needs)

"It took the producers a while to realize I wanted a full-bodied life. I wanted to get out before I felt I'd sacrificed so much to get somewhere that I couldn't afford to leave."
- Sherry Stringfield
(Related: Life)

"A military coup needs a sacrifice and courage that you can't find in an army without morale."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Sacrifice, Courage, Army, Military, Needs)

"We strain to tell Americans and aliens in this country that there's nothing unique about America, nothing unique about American civilization, nothing that requires their allegiance, nothing of great value that they should sacrifice for."
- Tom Tancredo
(Related: Sacrifice, Civilization, America, American, Americans, Country, Nothing, Value)

"He who gives what he would as readily throw away, gives without generosity; for the essence of generosity is in self sacrifice."
- Henry Taylor
(Related: Sacrifice, Generosity, Self, Self sacrifice)

"I never advise anyone to sacrifice something else because of music, but then I don't see why they would have to anyway."
- Mick Taylor
(Related: Music, Sacrifice)

"I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl. This was one of the ways fathers justified their own hard work and sacrifices."
- Gene Tierney
(Related: Work, Fathers, Hard work)

"I'm a married man and I've got two children, and you have to do sacrifices."
- Glenn Tipton
(Related: Children, Man)

"I don't think that artists of any kind would or could sacrifice their artistic freedom by being more responsible with their influence on people, especially young people."
- Christy Turlington
(Related: Sacrifice, People, Artists, Being, Freedom, Influence)

"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
(Related: Love, Power, Trust, Bravery, Devotion, Loyalty, Self, Spirit)

"The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil."
- Voltaire
(Related: Sacrifice, Devil)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Sacrifice, Idea, Suffering, Tears)

"In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Sacrifice, Possibility, Democracy, Effort, Growing up)

"We must never forget or diminish the sacrifices of those who gave everything for this nation."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Forget, Nation)

"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
(Related: Sacrifice, Conflict, Freedom, National security, Today)

"Before I begin talking about the threats we face, the vulnerabilities that we have, and frankly the courage of the men and women in uniform that stand in harm's way on behalf of a very grateful Nation, let me first honor the sacrifices of September 11."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Men, Women, Courage, First, Harm, Honor, Nation, Talking)

"I really believe deep in my soul that we're going to have to step up and face these challenges and be tough and pull together and unify and be creative and be willing to sacrifice."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Sacrifice, Soul, Deep)

"Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers."
- Zack Wamp
(Related: Policy, Thoughts, Americans, May, Soldiers, Support, Veterans, Vietnam)

"Recruitment and retention are critical to sustain our Armed Forces with the best men and women willing to stand in the gap and make huge sacrifices to ensure our freedom."
- Zack Wamp
(Related: Men, Women, Freedom)

"We are ever mindful the risks our troops face every day and the sacrifices made by the families and the communities that support them as those who have been removed from power seek to delay their inevitable defeat."
- John Warner
(Related: Power, Day, Defeat, Delay, Support, Troops)

"We don't have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment."
- Dennis Weaver
(Related: Sacrifice, Economy, Environment)

"When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country."
- Noah Webster
(Related: Trust, Country, Interest, Man)

"People who were more concerned with themselves and looking good to their readers then they were with the characters sacrificed a series for the sake of a story."
- Len Wein
(Related: People)

"One other fact is significant: the domestic feasts and sacrifices of single families, which in David's time must still have been general, gradually declined and lost their importance as social circles widened and life became more public."
- Julius Wellhausen
(Related: Life, Time, Fact, Importance, Public)

"In the lexicon of the political class, the word "sacrifice" means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it."
- George Will
(Related: Sacrifice, Class, Income, Mail, Pleasure, Washington, Will, Word)

"Thanks to the heroic sons and daughters of this country, who have paid sacrifices, we have been able to score a number of victories which are encouraging the nation-building process we are engaged in."
- Girma Woldegiorgis
(Related: Encouraging, Country, Daughters, Nation, Sons)

"Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice?"
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Sacrifice, Heart, May)

"The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
(Related: Sacrifice)

"Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Feelings, Devotion, Longing)

"There is no sense to a sacrifice after you come to feel that it is a sacrifice."
- Stefan Zweig
(Related: Sacrifice, Sense)