Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964); American general and field marshal
William Wordsworth (1770-1850); poet
Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784); poet, essayist, lexicographer
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970); philosopher, mathematician
Tom Krause (born 1957); motivational speaker, teacher, and coach
Joseph Campbell (1904-1987); lecturer, writer
George Santayana (1863-1952); philosopher, poet, essayist, novelist
Xun Zi Chinese Confucian philosopher
Arthur Ashe (1943-1993); professional tennis player, civil rights supporter
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865); 16th U.S. President
Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695); author, fabulist
Submitted by Gabe over 2 years ago.
My hero is my mother Lori. She is my hero because in my opinion, she is so strong because she has been through so much during her lifetime between having two teenage daughters and battling breast cancer. Another reason she is my hero is she is very helpful. She helps so many people during the day because her job calls…
Submitted by Stephen Desrosier Sr over 2 years ago.
My story is about my only son and my wife. That I think he is the strongest boy. At age 2, I as his father, left for the US Marine Corps as a recruiter in the toughest places to recruit. SO I was never home to assist with the family needs nor was I really there for Stephen. Then when…
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. almost 2 years ago from Greenwich, NY
The ONLY time one sacrifices must be for a higher value.
Richard C. almost 2 years ago from Crown Point, IN
Sacrifice is giving up something of value for something of higher value.
Bruce Willingham over 2 years ago from 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. almost 3 years ago from 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. over 3 years ago from Secunderabad, India
People sacrifice their lives everyday for us. Why can't we do the little things to give back?
Madison C. almost 4 years ago from Pennsylvania
Angel F. over 4 years ago from Texas