Explore the value of Sacrifice
Give unto me, made lowly wise, The spirit of self-sacrifice; The confidence of reason give, And in the light of truth thy bondman let me live!
The soldier, above all other men, is required to perform the highest act of religious teaching — sacrifice.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Life at its noblest leaves mere happiness far behind; and indeed cannnot endure it.... Happiness is not the object of life: life has no object: it is an end in itself; and courage consists in the readiness to sacrifice happiness for an intenser quality of life.
George Bernard Shaw
He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
Jean de La Fontaine
Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the courage to surpass others at whatever cost, but the courage to serve others at whatever the cost.
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Personal Stories About ‘Sacrifice’
SacrificeSubmitted by Tooa
Sacrifice During the 2nd semester of 9th grade, there was a new kid in our math class. The new girl was introducing herself to me. “My name is Kaehalani,” she told me. “Oh….my name is Mckayla,” I responded. She mentioned she was from the Islands of Samoa and it...
Grey Is A FigmentSubmitted by Randy G.
What I’ve learned from my wife would astound you! It’s theoretically simplistic, emotionally hygienic, morally sincere, and spiritually uplifting. She never went to college and reading books is not her passion. Her repertoire doesn’t consist of greed, disrespect, or ego. Bridget can’t stand up. She can’t...
SacrificeSubmitted by Soe
In class, I saw a teacher helping and encouraging a student. Suddenly, it reminds me of how my mother took care of use and worked really hard for us. It was in Myanmar, when I was four. My father passed away because of sickness and left my mother with two children. It was me and my brother. Since she can’t...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Sacrifice’
Earl CSubmitted by Payton Dickinson
My hero is my best friend, Robby. He is currently serving his sixth month in Iraq, and he is only 19 years old. He is one of the youngest soldiers fighting over there. Most 19 year old's would rather be partying or wasting their life away. He chose to join the Army when he turned 18, and fight for a cause bigger...
Joe MorganSubmitted by Robyn Howarth
My hero is my best friend, the love of my life & my soul mate. I guess you can say he's your average Hero considering he is a Firefighter but he's done so much for me and the community that makes him such an unbelievable man. Not alot of Firefighter's get recongized, and I believe they should because it is them...
ChetSubmitted by Daniel
My hero is Chet. Mr. Chet was like a second dad to me. He was a proud member of the National Air Guard. He would put down and sacrifice anything for his country, even his life. I looked up to him as a hero. On that day in 2006, a helicopter went down in Iraq. He was among the crew on the helicopter. When he...
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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., Greenwich, NY
The ONLY time one sacrifices must be for a higher value.
Richard C., Crown Point, IN
Sacrifice is giving up something of value for something of higher value.
Bruce Willingham, 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., 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., Secunderabad, India
People sacrifice their lives everyday for us. Why can't we do the little things to give back?
Madison C., Pennsylvania
Angel F., Texas