49 Quotes About Sacrifice


There is a big difference between selfishness and selflessness. These quotes about sacrifice highlight the outcome to the decisions we make.

“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.”

“A noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation and encourages perseverance.”

“All great things worth having require great sacrifice worth giving.”

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

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

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of.”

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

“Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.”

“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.”

“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.”

“For you, and for any dear to you, I would do anything. I would embrace any sacrifice for you and for those dear to you.”

“Giving yourself is the ultimate revolution.”

“Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.”

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

“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.”

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

“If people knew what they were missing, they would give up everything they have to achieve it.”

“In order for you to receive, someone else has to give. That’s called sacrifice.”

“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.”

“Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.”

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

“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.”

“Nothing great was ever achieved without a personal sacrifice. You have to pay the price to realize your goals.”

“Occasionally_in this life, we must give up or lose the things that we want in order to gain the things we really need.”

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

“People who put themselves on the line and sacrifice their own safety for the greater good and for others, and anyone in any profession whose concern is the welfare for other people instead of the individual, are inspiring and important.”

“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.”

“Regardless of the advertising campaigns may tell us, we can’t have it all. Sacrifice is not an option, or an anachronism; it’s a fact of life.”

“Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to. Little sacrifices. Big sacrifices.”

“Sacrifice is the most beautiful situation and solution for all social problems.”

“Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest.”

“Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.”

“Self sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow.”

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

“Sometimes in life, you do things you don’t want to. Sometimes you sacrifice, sometimes you compromise. Sometimes you let go and sometimes you fight. It’s all about deciding what’s worth losing and what’s worth keeping.”

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

“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.”

“Sustainability can’t be like some sort of a moral sacrifice or political dilemma or a philanthropical cause. It has to be a design challenge.”

“Teamwork requires some sacrifice up front; people who work as a team have to put the collective needs of the group ahead of their individual interests.”

“The important thing is this: To be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.”

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

“The sacrifice which causes sorrow to the doer of the sacrifice is no sacrifice. Real sacrifice lightens the mind of the doer and gives him a sense of peace and joy. The Buddha gave up the pleasures of life because they had become painful to him.”

“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.”

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

“To put others in front of ourselves is to put God in front of everything.”

“True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice.”

“What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; it’s dearness only that gives everthing its value.”

“Whenever you feel compelled to put others first at the expense of yourself, you are denying your own reality, your own identity.”

“Where excess lies, usually someone had to give something up for the other to get it.”

There is a unique set of qualities that are required for an individual to make a sacrifice.

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