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The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.
The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice?
William Butler Yeats
Being selfish to me means that you have to look out for yourself and you don't have to sacrifice.
I had a C-section, and I found it fascinating. I didn't find it a sacrifice, and I didn't find it a painful experience. I found it a fascinating miracle of what a body can do.
It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
America is a country born from semi-mythologized blood, glory and acts of selfless patriotic sacrifice.
The unworthy successor of Peter who desires to benefit from the immeasurable wealth of Christ feels the great need of your assistance, your prayers, your sacrifice, and he most humbly asks this of you.
Pope John Paul II
Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Sacrifice to me is something you do without expecting something in return.
When I hear other people's stories, I like to believe that they contribute to my 'Encyclopedia of Human Experience.' The stories I hear help me expand my definition of what love is, what pain feels like, what sacrifice means, what laughter can do.
Let others laugh when you sacrifice desire to duty, if they will. You have time and eternity to rejoice in.
My father had many, many veterans over to the house, and the older I got the more I appreciated their sacrifice.
America needs young people to be inspired to choose sacrifice over greed.
Parenthood involves massive sacrifice: money, attention, time and emotional energy.
What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage.
In the military, they give medals for people who are willing to sacrifice themselves so that others may survive. In business, we give bonuses to people who sacrifice others.
An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.
A good sacrifice is one that is not necessarily sound but leaves your opponent dazed and confused.
It takes tremendous will to compete in any athletic endeavor, so it meant going to bed early and getting my homework done in advance. I had to sacrifice things, like a social life, to be a skater at 15. But I loved skating so much that it was worth everything to me.
We are often told we can't have brains and beauty, and I really hope that my message is that you can put on that red lip and curl your hair and put on that power dress - you don't have to sacrifice one for the other.
To venture upon an undertaking of any kind, even the most insignificant, is to sacrifice to envy.
Emile M. Cioran
Without whining and without making myself a tragic figure, there is no replacement for the loss of your privacy. It's a huge sacrifice.
Everyone knows the beautiful story of Abraham and the sacrifice of Isaac. How this noble father led his child to the slaughter; how Isaac meekly submitted; how the farce went on till the lad was bound and laid on the altar, and how God then stopped the murder, and blessed the intending murderer for his willingness to commit the crime.
The people have given me their support; they have given me their trust and confidence. My colleagues have suffered a lot in order to give me support. I do not look upon my life as a sacrifice at all.
Aung San Suu Kyi
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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