Explore the value of Sacrifice
Jean de La Fontaine
Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
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
Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.
The soldier, above all other men, is required to perform the highest act of religious teaching — sacrifice.
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.
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
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Personal Stories About ‘Sacrifice’
Beyond Professional ConductSubmitted by Audrey
I have been in therapy for about six years now. My therapist means so much to me and has helped me move forward from so many family obstacles. We have been talking about some things in therapy that are really hard to talk about. My therapist knows that money is really tight for our family (the same for a lot of...
The Hot Dog BunsSubmitted by Grace
When I was at Albertsons, (a food store) I saw a bag of hot dog buns on the ground. I went away from my mom, and picked them up. Later on, I said, "It's not like me picking up the hot dog buns does any good for anyone." She said, "Yes it does. I bet the store appreciates your help." I felt great!
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’
Terry FSubmitted by
Terry F. lost his leg to cancer and then his life while walking across Canada to raise money for cancer research. Every year thousands of people all over the world walk to honour Terry and raise money in his name. The walk takes place during September. He was a young man with a vision that lives today. His...
Sir Thomas MoreSubmitted by Nor
Though Sir Thomas More lived hundreds of years ago I admire this man. More is not only famous for writing "Utopia," one of the most famous works in the political science discipline, but he is also famous for being sentenced to death because he refused to accept King Henry VIII as supreme head of the English...
Rebecca PSubmitted by
Sacrifice: Rebecca, a woman endured an awesome sacrifice to make other women feel special. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, she contacted a church in Louisiana that was sheltering hurricane victims. She called and spoke with several women, determined to do something special for each. She got sizes and favorite...
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TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
DO THY BEST
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CLASS AND GRACE
DO YOUR PART
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
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