Explore the value of Sacrifice
Jean de La Fontaine
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.
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.
Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.
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
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.
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...
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...
Sacrifices I’m searching for some papers for class. When all of a sudden I find some throwback pictures of my family. I’m distracting myself from searching for the paper. I’m looking through the picture I find a picture of my mom with my grandma. I saw how happy they both looked. It’s one of my moms favorite...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Sacrifice’
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...
Bernice YSubmitted by Ginny
My mom was my hero. It was eleven of us and we would stand at the kitchen door each day and she would ask, "what do you want today?". She would prepare breakfast eleven different ways. I never heard her complain. My mother recently passed and I was close to her, she would not do much for herself. I made sure...
Stephen DSubmitted by Stephen Desrosier Sr
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 he was 4 years old I left to...
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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