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!
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.
Jean de La Fontaine
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
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.
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Personal Stories About ‘Sacrifice’
The Best SacrificeSubmitted by MICHAEL G.
Sacrifice I wake up at 7:15 am and realize I am going to be late for school. I hurry up and change, grab my stuff and walk out the house. As I was leaving my mom stops me and says “ Can i borrow twenty dollars to go buy some groceries?”. Usually I would give her the money but that was the money I was saving up...
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...
Kindness In The Face Of The ForgottenSubmitted by Tina
While waiting with my oldest son for a tow truck, we were waiting next to my car. I have bumper sticker that says "I love someone with Autism." While we were waiting, a homeless man approached us. I was a little frighten and my older son stood in front of me out of protection. The man asked me if I really did...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Sacrifice’
Steven ESubmitted by Christina
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 improve New England Naval troops in numerous countries and states. He served in Hawaii, Texas, Japan, Korea, Egypt and Cuba. Most recently, my Hero was deployed to the Middle East for nine...
Joe MorganSubmitted by Robyn Howarth
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 Firefighter but he's done so much for me and the community that makes him such an unbelievable man. Not alot of Firefighter's get recongized, and I believe they should because it is them...
SANDY WILLIAMSSubmitted by barbara.skaggs.56
This lady works 24/7, always on call to save an animal! The only life she seems to have is SAVING A LIFE! There is NO animal too LARGE,SMALL,SICK Or Distance needed to travel she will not help! The ONLY thing she EVER asks for = Give the Fur babies a GOOD home & Donate to our cause & Shelter!
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DO YOUR PART
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TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
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SPREAD YOUR WINGS
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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
People sacrifice their lives everyday for us. Why can't we do the little things to give back?
Madison C., Pennsylvania
Angel F., Texas