45 Quotes About Sacrificial Love

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Understanding what it takes to sacrifice for another means that you are ready for a deep loving relationship in your life. Here is a look at some great quotes about sacrificial love that capture the spirit needed to be successful.

“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.”

“A zealous man in religion is pre-eminently a man of one thing. It is not enough to say that he is earnest, hearty, uncompromising, thorough-going, whole-hearted, fervent in spirit.”

“Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.”

“As empaths, one of the quickest ways to completely losing our grounding in reality is by deferring our needs and wants in relationships.”

“Authentic love is deciding to live on a one-way street where all the arrows point down the street and not a single one of them point back up to where I’m standing.”

“But I can tell you this: that I am deeply proud of Rebecca. That she made a split-second decision to save the life of her son, turning the wheel of her vehicle so that her side of it would be impacted by an oncoming car instead of his.”

“Despite the voices of the culture that would scream otherwise, victory is irreparably tied to the surrender of self. And that explains why so few are truly victorious.”

“Doing the right thing for someone else occasionally means doing something that feels wrong to you.”

“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.”

“Even so husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.”

“Every plant, tree, and animal is a blessing and every person has a purpose for living. Courage, curiosity, and generosity produce noble spirits.”

“Everybody knows basically what is right and what is wrong. Everybody knows better than to hate others. In fact, most people teach against it, and yet we still see it on the daily.”

“Grace represents the sublime glamour of human souls, the ability of physically courageous and emotionally brave people to give part of them in order to protect other people regardless of adverse consequence that they might personally endure.”

“Growing up, I always had a soldier mentality. As a kid I wanted to be a soldier, a fighter pilot, a covert agent, professions that require a great deal of bravery and risk and putting oneself in grave danger in order to complete the mission.”

“He was lost. He knew it. He had neither the size nor the strength to defeat her, and she had him cornered. But he would fight.”

“How far should a person go in the name of true love?”

“I want her to be happy. It’s worth sacrificing myself.”

“If we seek spiritual heroism ourselves, the old ego is just back in control under a new name. There would not really be any change at all, but only disguise, just bogus self-improvement on our own terms.”

“In any important relationship, we must always ask should we stay or leave. Perchance the correct answer exits in the reason for hanging on and the reason for finally moving on.”

“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.”

“It is of the utmost importance not to confuse self-sacrifice with love.”

“It isn’t sacrifice if you love what you’re doing.”

“Most survivors tend to be the care-giver rather than the care-receiver. We tend to be good at being spouses and parents, anticipating our loved ones needs, going the second mile when it came to self sacrifice.”

“My mother told me that life isn’t always about pleasing yourself and that sometimes you have to do things for the sole benefit of another human being.”

“Not knowing who you are is a certain kind of hell.”

“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.”

“On my license, it says I’m an organ donor, but the truth is I’d consider being an organ martyr. I’m sure I’m worth a lot more dead than alive – the sum of the parts equal more than the whole.”

“Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.”

“Prayer is one action where I lay aside my abilities to immerse myself wholly in God’s capabilities. And the liberation found in such an action is less about being engaged with God and more about being freed from myself.”

“Sacrifice is a passion that unleashes everything away from us so that it can be drawn into everyone around us.”

“Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice.”

“Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another’s happiness than in your own.”

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

“The eyes of love have 20/20 vision when focused on another, and become entirely blind when focused on ourselves.”

“The most sublime act is to set another before you.”

“The only honorable, desirable kind of fear that shouldn’t be feared is the fear of harm on a loved one.”

“The sin of quick anger is an idol of the heart that is not dying to our own rights.”

“There is a man who would give his life to keep a life you love beside you.”

“Those who live as though God sets the rules are not going by their own rules. That is the self-sacrifice, or selflessness, that peace more often than not requires.”

“To be a mother is a great treasure. Mothers, in their unconditional and sacrificial love for their children, are the antidote to individualism; they are the greatest enemies against war.”

“We could see that our mothers blackmailed us with self-sacrifice, even if we did not know whether or not they might have been great opera stars or toasts of the town if they had not borne us.”

“Whatever the item is that I have chosen to give you, it is nothing more than the receptacle within which I have placed the whole of myself. If it is empty, it is not a gift.”

“When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.”

“You can sacrifice and not love. But you cannot love and not sacrifice.”

“You could run from someone you feared, you could try to fight someone you hated. All my reactions were geared toward those kinds of killers – the monsters, the enemies.”

Being selfless in life requires sacrifice and commitment.