Explore the value of Sacrifice
Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.
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!
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
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
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
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...
Hard Knock LifeSubmitted by Anonymous
My mother is an inspiration to me because she has been through many complications in her life. Although she has been through hardships she has always over come them to give her children, which includes me the love, support, and strength I need to carry on. My mother was the third oldest out of six children. She...
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...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Sacrifice’
ChetSubmitted by Daniel
My hero is Chet. Mr. Chet was like a second dad to me. He was a proud member of the National Air Guard. He would put down and sacrifice anything for his country, even his life. I looked up to him as a hero. On that day in 2006, a helicopter went down in Iraq. He was among the crew on the helicopter. When he...
Michael MSubmitted by Tommy Li
Michael P. Murphy was a Navy Seal. On June 28th, 2005 he led a small reconnaissance unit of Seals in Afghanistan, when they were discovered and attacked by an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters. As members of the unit were wounded fighting, Murphy ran out of the way of cover into the kill zone to get...
Stacie YoungSubmitted by Audrey Y.
My mom is the most amazing person in the world. She sacrifices so much for my brother and I. She works 5 days a week 8 hours a day to make sure that my brother and I have food on the table and a shelter over our heads. She doesn't care what happens to her as long as her children are safe and healthy. There are no...
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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