Sacrifice Proverbs

Sayings about Sacrifices

The saint is suspicious of too many sacrifices. ~ Brazilian Proverbs

Masters who sacrifice for servants will receive the gift of loyalty. ~ Traditional Proverb

There is no god like one’s stomach; we must sacrifice to it every day. ~ Beninese Proverb

He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes. ~ Chinese Proverb

Sometimes you need to sacrifice your beard in order to save your head. ~ Iraqi Proverbs

A man will sacrifice his head to conquer a heart. ~ Turkish Proverbs

When pleasure interferes with business, give up business. ~ American Proverbs

Gain from your opponents without sacrificing your own strength. ~ Japanese Proverbs

There’s no glory without sacrifice. ~ Filipino Proverbs

Quotations about Sacrifices

Saying about Sacrifices

Sweat plus sacrifice equals success. ~ Charlie Finley

When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship. ~ Joseph Campbell

Sacrifice to God, not man.~ Emperor Cladudiusi

No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life. ~ Ernest Renan

The greatest of all sacrifices is the sacrifice of time. ~ Antiphon

It is easier to sacrifice great than little things. ~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

In olden times, sacrifices were made at the altar, a practice which is still very much practiced. ~ Helen Rowland

He who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much. ~ James Allen

The law of self-sacrifice is the law of self-preservation. ~ Ellen Gould White

There’s only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God. ~ Aldous Huxley

The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil. ~ Voltaire

Without sacrifice, true love is incomprehensible. ~ Toba Beta

We can offer up much in the large, but to make sacrifices in little things is what we are seldom equal to. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose. ~ Albert Schweitzer

Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it. ~ George Santayana

In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty. ~ James A. Froude

In general, the man who is readily disposed to sacrifice himself is one who does not know how else to give meaning to his life. ~ Cesare Pavese

You can sacrifice and not love. But you cannot love and not sacrifice. ~ Kris Vallotton

I believe that every sacrifice we make will so enrich us in the future that our regret will be that we did not enrich the sacrifice the more. ~ George F. Burba

The men and women who have the right ideals… are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

We can offer up much in the large, but to make sacrifices in little things is what we are seldom equal to. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. ~ Gaylord Nelson

The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

No sacrifice short of individual liberty, individual self-respect, and individual enterprise is too great a price to pay for permanent peace. ~ Clark H. Minor

A sacrifice should be willingly offered; God doth not accept an offering made through compulsion of another. ~ Theodoric

Self-sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

There is probably no more moral activity than the self-sacrifice involved in donating one’s blood. ~ Richard F. Schubert

When looking at any significant work of art, remember that a more significant one probably has had to be sacrificed. ~ Paul Klee

Figure out what your purpose is in life, what you really and truly want to do with your time and your life then be willing to sacrifice everything and then some to achieve it. If you are not willing to make the sacrifice, then keep searching. ~ Quintina Ragnacci

The important thing is this: to be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become. ~ Charles Dickens

You cannot win without sacrifice.~ Charles Buxton

Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else. ~ Mitch Albom

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. ~ Napoleon Hill

No one can make sacrifice for another, without establishing a new bond of interest between them. ~ Elon Foster

When we make little sacrifices we like to have them appreciated, at least. ~ Louisa May Alcott

Faith is best realized in sacrifice. ~ Madam Swetchine

The true sacrifice is the sacrifice of the breath for the higher gnosis of recognizing one’s identity with the absolute. ~ Gavin Flood

You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it. ~ J. M. Barrie

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married. ~ Katharine Hepburn

He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind do of colors. ~ Olympia Brown

No man knows the genuineness of his convictions until he has sacrificed something for them. ~ E. H. Chapin

Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It’s a spiritual dissipation. ~ Margaret Deland

The key to faith is what we are willing to sacrifice to obtain it.~ Elder Cloward

Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. When may it suffice? ~ William Butler Yeats

There is just one virtue — the eternal sacrifice of self. ~ George Sand

Whoever has really sacrificed anything, knows that he wanted and got something in return. ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Self-sacrifice? But it is precisely the self that cannot and must not be sacrificed. ~ Ayn Rand

Upon such sacrifices the gods themselves throw incense. ~ William Shakespeare

As soon as sacrifice becomes a duty and necessity to mankind, I see no limit to the horizon which opens before him. ~ Ernest Renan

Love is more than a noun — it is a verb; it is more than a feeling — it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing. ~ William Arthur Ward

What you most repent of is a lasting sacrifice made under an impulse of good-nature. The goodness goes; the sacrifice sticks. ~ Charles Buxton

Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.~ George Bernard Shaw

Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.~ Henri Frederic Amiel

No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt. ~ Max Beerbohm

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice — no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service. ~ John Burroughs

Anything that you cannot sacrifice pins you. Makes you predictable, makes you weak. ~ Mark Lawrence

Who will sacrifice nothing, and enjoy all, is a fool. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater

In gratitude for your own good fortune you must render in return some sacrifice of your life for another life. ~ Albert Schweitzer

There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice. ~ Nadine Gordimer

Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things. ~ Georges Bataille

A man must be sacrificed now and again to provide for the next generation of men.~ Amy Lowell

Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Without pain, without sacrifice we would have nothing. Like the first monkey shot into space. ~ Chuck Palahniuk

The whole point of sacrifice is that you give up something you never really wanted in the first place…. People are doing it around you all the time. ~ John Osborn

Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another — too often ending in the loss of both. ~ Tryon Edwards

Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to. ~ Mitch Albom

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