Sacrifice is to give up something of value.
“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.”
—Arthur Ashe Professional Tennis Player, Civil Rights Supporter
“The soldier, above all other men, is required to perform the highest act of religious teaching — sacrifice.”
—Douglas MacArthur American General And Field Marshal
“Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.”
—Bertrand Russell Philosopher, Mathematician
“Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.”
—George Santayana Philosopher, Poet, Essayist, Novelist
“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!”
—William Wordsworth Poet
Stories About Sacrifice
Grey Is A Figment
Submitted by Randy G.
What I’ve learned from my wife would astound you! It’s theoretically simplistic, emotionally hygienic, morally sincere, and...
Submitted by Kelly
My brother showed the act of selflessness everyday in the short 24 years he was with us. He not only made the ultimate ...
My Two New Heroes
Submitted by Dan
When my 16 year old son, Cayden was 9 years old, he was having some health issues that resulted in some visits to a...
Everyday Hero Stories
Jamie is truly the most inspiring strong person I've ever met. She's the kind of person that is a model of overcoming...
Sacrifice: Rebecca, a woman endured an awesome sacrifice to make other women feel special. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina,...
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...
Pass It On
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