Explore the value of Sacrifice
Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself.
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.
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
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
Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.
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.
Jean de La Fontaine
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’
"My Apron Mother Saved A Lot For Me"Submitted by judy
As I was going through things to donate to Easter Seals, I found bed sheets that were my mom's. I couldn't believe as I hung them on the line , that every corner was sewn. My "apron" mother took the time to sew , iron and use her things to last. My "apron " mother was the mother that wore an apron in 1950's and...
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...
LoriSubmitted by Gabe
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...
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...
Wanda HortonSubmitted by Robert
My mother, Wanda Snipes has contributed lots of things to others and her children. She used to be a national runner and opera singer, until she had children. She joined the military in search of training to go to the olympics, when she had children she gave up running a opera to raise us. She has help lots of...
Doug DSubmitted by Nikita
My grandpa is my hero. He raised three kids of his own and his three grandkids,who definitely weren't his responsibility. He sacrificed any and everything that he wanted to make sure we were given everything we needed and most of what we wanted. He was my father figure when I had none and my security when it was...
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DO YOUR PART
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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