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The Roman Catholic Church, had it captured me, as it nearly did, would have sent me on some mission of danger and sacrifice and utilised me as a martyr; the Church established by law transformed me into an unbeliever and an antagonist.
The feudal concept of self-preservation is poisoned at the core by the virulent assumption of master and man, of potentate and slave, of external and internal suppression of the life urge of the only one - of its faith in human sacrifice as a means of salvation.
To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile - that is happiness.
The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success?
We don't tend to write about disease in fiction - not just teen novels but all American novels - because it doesn't fit in with our idea of the heroic romantic epic. There is room only for sacrifice, heroism, war, politics and family struggle.
As tennis players, we work and we sacrifice many things. To lose, that's not a happy thing - I mean sure, I was disappointed. You have to come back strong. But to win the last point in a grand slam tournament, that's the most beautiful and most satisfying feeling you can get as a tennis player. It's worth it.
I think there's no sacrifice too great for family, whether it's career, singing, whatever.
Have we so soon forgotten those four years of terrible carnage, the greatest war of all time; forgotten the millions of men who gave their lives, who made the supreme sacrifice and who today, beneath the soil of France and Belgium, sleep the eternal sleep?
Frank B. Kellogg
The mark of one who loves God and saints is sacrifice.
Life does not stand still for families and local communities when our brave men and women are deployed, but we can make their time apart more bearable by recognizing their sacrifice and fulfilling our commitments to them.
If you win without sacrifice you enjoy it but it's more satisfying when you have struggled.
If you choose to do something, then you shouldn't say it's a sacrifice, because nobody forced you to do it.
Aung San Suu Kyi
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
Freedom is secured every day by our men and women in uniform. We must build a future worthy of their sacrifice.
You must find something that you deeply love and are passionate about and are willing to sacrifice a lot to achieve.
Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love; love recompenses the adorers.
Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America's servicemen and women.
I knew that if the feat was accomplished it must be at a most fearful sacrifice of as brave and gallant soldiers as ever engaged in battle.
John B. Hood
The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.
Many Tibetans sacrifice their lives.
The most amazing philanthropists are people who are actually making a significant sacrifice.
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.
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 to me is something you do without expecting something in return.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
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