I guess that’s just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.
Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.
Mitch Albom,The Five People You Meet in Heaven
She taught me all about real sacrifice. That it should be done from love… That it should be done from necessity, not without exhausting all other options. That it should be done for people who need your strength because they don’t have enough of their own.
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,The Last Unicorn
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,Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
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.
Holy Bible: New International Version
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.
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
Brotherhood means laying down your life for somebody, really willing to sacrifice yourself for somebody else.
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.
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
Doing the right thing for someone else occasionally means doing something that feels wrong to you
Jodi Picoult,Handle with Care
The most sublime act is to set another before you.
Everyone knows the beautiful story of Abraham and the sacrifice of Isaac. How this noble father led his child to the slaughter; how Isaac meekly submitted; how the farce went on till the lad was bound and laid on the altar, and how God then stopped the murder, and blessed the intending murderer for his willingness to commit the crime.
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 .
Giving yourself is the ultimate revolution.
Bryant McGill,Voice of Reason
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
As soon as sacrifice becomes a duty and necessity to mankind. I see no limit to the horizon which opens before him.
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.
One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.
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. We all cut off our own limbs to burn on some altar. The crucial thing is to choose an altar that’s worth it and a limb you can accept losing. To go consenting to the sacrifice.
Tana French,The Likeness
Mom’s eyes held yours for a moment. ‘I don’t like or dislike the kitchen. I cooked because I had to. I had to stay in the kitchen so you could all eat and go to school. How could you only do what you like? There are things you have to do whether you like it or not.’ Mom’s expression asked, What kind of question is that? And then she murmured, ‘If you only do what you like, who’s going to do
what you don’t like?
Kyung-sook Shin,Please Look After Mom
If people knew what they were missing, they would give up everything they have to achieve it.
What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; it’s dearness only that gives everthing its value.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal._
The important thing is this: To be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become
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. A mother works so her son can go to school. A daughter moves home to take care of her sick father. Mitch Albom,The Five People
You Meet in Heaven
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.
Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest.
Life_becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
The Lord requires sacrifice, meaning something above and beyond the minimum. The Master spoke of the ‘second mile’ and told us to go there. Why Because he wants to bless us, and he put all the blessings in the second mile.
Hartman Rector, Jr.
Occasionally_in this life, we must give up or lose the things that we want in order to gain the things we really need.
Self sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All great things worth having require great sacrifice worth giving.
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
Where excess lies, usually someone had to give something up for the other to get it.
A.J. Darkholme,Rise of the Morningstar
A wise man once said you can have anything in life, if you_sacrifice everything else for it. What he meant is, nothing comes without a
price. So before you go into battle you better decide how much you’re willing to lose.
Nothing great was ever achieved without a personal sacrifice. You have to pay the price to realize your goals.
Lailah Gifty Akita
There’s something tightly woven throughout the fabric of our humanity that runs entirely opposite to the baser instinct of looking out for our own good.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
To put others in front of ourselves is to put God in front of everything.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
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. And when you see your own bright beauty springing up anew at your feet, think now and then that there is a man who would give his life, to keep a life you love beside you.
Charles Dickens,A Tale of Two Cities
In order for you to receive, someone else has to give. That’s called sacrifice.
Yet, there is a sense of some deep sort that runs entirely contrary to human nature, that in putting ourselves first, we must by necessity put others first.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Love_is strengthened by loving the unlovable. Helping someone with no thanks in return; caring for the person who does not care for you; giving up what you want for the benefit of someone with an attitude; are the best ways to make love grow and the best way to influence those who do not love. It’s what God does all the time.
Sacrifice is the most beautiful situation and solution for all social problems.
They warn you that you’re gonna have to make sacrifices, but i guess that means different things to different people, like giving up something you really want now for something you’ve wanted your whole life, or spending less time on yourself, so you can spend more time with someone you love. At some point you might even have to give up your own sense of safety and well being, but after a
while it doesn’t feel like you’re giving up anything at all Scrubs J.D