Sacrifice is to give up something of value.

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  • “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


Submitted by Tooa


During the 2nd semester of 9th grade, there was a new kid in our math...

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"My Apron Mother Saved A Lot For Me"

Submitted by judy

As I was going through things to donate to Easter Seals, I found bed sheets that were my mom's. I couldn't believe as I hung...

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Michael Ollis, An American And International Hero

Submitted by Darlene Stango

Michael Ollis, a soldier in the US Army, sacrificed his life for a Polish soldier during an insurgence attack in Afganastan...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Benjamin Jackson

My hero is someone I work with who is one of the most compassionate people I know he currently works as a director of member...

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Joe Morgan

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...

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Steven E

My hero sacrificed 33 years of his life to serve in the United States Navy. My Hero enlisted at 17 and worked until age 50 to...

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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

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