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.
Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
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
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.
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
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
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Personal Stories About ‘Sacrifice’
Sacrifices I’m searching for some papers for class. When all of a sudden I find some throwback pictures of my family. I’m distracting myself from searching for the paper. I’m looking through the picture I find a picture of my mom with my grandma. I saw how happy they both looked. It’s one of my moms favorite...
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...
Michael Ollis, An American And International HeroSubmitted by Darlene Stango
Michael Ollis, a soldier in the US Army, sacrificed his life for a Polish soldier during an insurgence attack in Afganastan on August 28, 2013. Michael was only 24 years old when he died , serving 2 terms in Afganastan, as well as a tour in Iraq. Michael was loved by all who knew him, and surprised no one by...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Sacrifice’
Jamie RushSubmitted by Cody R.
Jamie is truly the most inspiring strong person I've ever met. She's the kind of person that is a model of overcoming adversity. Jamie has overcame a childhood and past that Would have broken any other person. Yet she today is the most beautiful Caring strongest girl. Jamie is my hero for that but not only that....
Ajay ASubmitted by
Ajay is a legend of all time. He is an eminent social worker, an engineer, painter, singer, elocutionist, administrator, business tycoon, computer professional, write, journalist, actor, sportsman and more. Can you believe it? He has donated his blood 30 times! He is not yet tired and his high ambitions in life...
Cynthia DSubmitted by Robert DuBois
My wife is my hero. Over the past seventeen years, including the final decade of my career as a Navy SEAL, she has tirelessly carried the far greater burden in our family. Cindy is a living example of whole-soul sacrifice. She has earned two Masters' Degrees, built a teaching career, raised three amazing...
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DO YOUR PART
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LIVE YOUR DREAMS
DO THY BEST
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
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