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From The Bible To The Military – 70+ Famous Sacrifice Quotes

Here’s a selection of Sacrifice Quotes, covering topics such as love, motherhood, veterans and doing if for family.

We really hope you enjoy these quotes and that they give you something to think about.

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

What do I look like? the wizard of oz? you need a brain? you need a heart? go ahead, take mine. Take everything I have.
Stephenie Meyer

The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.
Bill Gates

A lack of common sense usually ends in some heroic feat, much like the soldier who dives onto the grenade so that others may live.
Criss Jami

There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.
Simon Sinek

тhere isnʹt much I wouldnʹt do for you. Тhe stupider, the better.
Richelle Mead

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

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

Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.
John Bunyan

It’s not hard to decide what you want your life to be about. What’s hard, she said, is figuring out what you’re willing to give up in order to do the things you really care about.
Shauna Niequist

Ik heb al zoveel over boord gegooid, dat ik wel eens kapseizen kon bij gebrek aan zwaarte.
Willem Elsschot

When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.
Ernest Hemingway

You can sacrifice and not love. But you cannot love and not sacrifice.
Kris Vallotton

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

Sometimes talking to you is like talking to myself: pretty damned annoying.
Richelle Mead

If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.
Charles Studd

Sometimes the prize is not worth the costs. The means by which we achieve victory are as important as the victory itself.
Brandon Sanderson

Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest.
Henri Frederic Amiel

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

For I was sure of one thing, it wasn’t always the hero who saved the world. It was the person most willing to die first.
R.K. Ryals,Fist of the Furor

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher

Self-sacrifice? but it is precisely the self that cannot and must not be sacrificed.
Ayn Rand

Nobody knows you as well as our spouse. And that means no one will be quicker to recognize a change when you deliberately start sacrificing your wants and wishes to make sure his or her needs are met.
Stephen Kendrick,The Love Dare

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

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

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

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

Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another’s happiness than in your own.
Honor de Balzac, Pere Goriot

Real magic can never be made by offering someone else’s liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.
Peter S. Beagle

Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.
Mitch Albom

Doing the right thing for someone else occasionally means doing something that feels wrong to you
Jodi Picoult,Handle with Care

The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.
Rick Warren

I guess that’s just part of loving people: you have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.
Lauren Oliver

People want to be part of something larger than themselves. They want to be part of something they’re really proud of, that they’ll fight for, sacrifice for, that they trust.
Howard Schultz

Whenever you feel compelled to put others first at the expense of yourself, you are denying your own reality, your own identity
David Stafford,Codependency How to break free and live your own life

All great things worth having require great sacrifice worth giving.
Paullina Simons

Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice.
Michael Novak

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.

It is what we give up, not what we lay up, that adds to our lasting store.
Hosea Ballou

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

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

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

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

I will not leave South Africa, nor will I surrender. 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

Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.
Vince Lombardi

I am thankful that in the giving we receive, and what we receive is the satisfaction of knowing that whatever we give is always bigger once we’ve given it away.
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

Brotherhood means laying down your life for somebody, really willing to sacrifice yourself for somebody else.
Tim Hetherington

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

It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.
Charles Dickens

As soon as sacrifice becomes a duty and necessity to mankind. I see no limit to the horizon which opens before him.
Ernest Renan

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

I want her to be happy. It’s worth sacrificing myself.” -eddie.
Richelle Mead

Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing.

Occasionally in this life, we must give up or lose the things that we want in order to gain the things we really need.
David Kreger

Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.
Karl Lagerfeld

Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice.
Woodrow Wilson

Anything that you cannot sacrifice pins you. Makes you predictable, makes you weak.
Mark Lawrence

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.
Albert Pine

For god so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Sometimes we have to step down to help somebody up, not because we failed to go up, but as a humble sacrifice to save a great soul.
Terry Mark

Above all the grace and the gifts that christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
St. Francis of Assisi

When I hear people talk about juggling, or the sacrifices they make for their children, I look at them like they’re crazy, because ‘sacrifice’ infers that there was something better to do than being with your children.
Chris Rock

To put others in front of ourselves is to put God in front of everything.
Craig D. Lounsbrough

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.
Mahatma Gandhi

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 ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.

There are memories that time does not erase… Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.
Cassandra Clare

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

Life is funny. Things change, people change, but you will always be you, so stay true to yourself and never sacrifice who you are for anyone.
Zayn Malik

There is a man who would give his life to keep a life you love beside you.
Charles Dickens

Oh I know it’s cliché but yeah they say that great men make it in-
to places few others who even do take the risk’ve ever been.
Criss Jami

Oftentimes winning can become an addiction, whether good or bad, to the point where you would rather lose it all before you lose at all.
Criss Jami

Ah! what pleasure it must be to a woman to suffer for the one she loves!.
Honoré de Balzac

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

Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.
Stephenie Meyer

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

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Nathan Hale

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Zahid Abas

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

Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love; love recompenses the adorers.
Khalil Gibran

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Winston Churchill

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.

Love is more than a noun-it is a verb; it is more than a feeling-it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.
William Arthur Ward

One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.
Sidney Howard

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