Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964);
American general and field marshal
Arthur Ashe (1943-1993);
professional tennis player, civil rights supporter
George Santayana (1863-1952);
philosopher, poet, essayist, novelist
Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784);
poet, essayist, lexicographer
Tom Krause (born 1957);
motivational speaker, teacher, and coach
Xun Zi Chinese Confucian philosopher
Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695);
William Wordsworth (1770-1850);
Joseph Campbell (1904-1987);
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865);
16th U.S. President
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970);
Submitted by Anonymous almost 5 years ago.
My mother is an inspiration to me because she has been through many complications in her life. Although she has been through hardships she has always over come them to give her children, which includes me the love, support, and strength I need to carry on. My mother was the third oldest out of six children. She grew up providing…
Submitted by Ginny over 3 years ago.
My mom was my hero. It was eleven of us and we would stand at the kitchen door each day and she would ask, "what do you want today?". She would prepare breakfast eleven different ways. I never heard her complain. My mother recently passed and I was close to her, she would not do much for herself. I made…
I found my passion for softball last school year and joined the modified softball team at my school. I don't live in town, so my dad had to drive into town to pick me up almost every day. I started crunching numbers, with gas having been so expensive during softball season, and I just realized that my parents spent $197.76 just on gas for me to play softball for three months. Now, that is sacrifice.
Sarah G. over 1 year ago from Greenwich, NY
The ONLY time one sacrifices must be for a higher value.
Richard C. over 1 year ago from Crown Point, IN
Sacrifice is giving up something of value for something of higher value.
Bruce Willingham almost 2 years ago from Warner Robins, Ga
Check out September 11 10th year, pay it foward event. It's on Facebook and what you do is do a kind act to three people and ask those people to pass it along, or pay it foward. Love the commercial for this website. That's what brought me here!
Jennifer W. over 2 years ago from West Palm Beach, FL
Its beautifully said. If giving up a little can bring a smile on somebody's face, then we should think that our work is done.
Rina G. over 3 years ago from Secunderabad, India
People sacrifice their lives everyday for us. Why can't we do the little things to give back?
Madison C. over 3 years ago from Pennsylvania
Angel F. almost 4 years ago from Texas