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Definition of Self-Denial

Self-Denial

  1. The denial of one's self; forbearing to gratify one's own desires; self-sacrifice.

Self-Denial Quotations

Football is like life - it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.
Vince Lombardi

The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
Honore de Balzac

Self-denial and self-discipline, however, will be recognized as the outstanding qualities of a good soldier.
William Lyon Mackenzie King

When we deny the poor and the vulnerable their own human dignity and capacity for freedom and choice, it becomes self-denial. It becomes a denial of both our collective and individual dignity, at all levels of society.
Jacqueline Novogratz

Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.
Charles Simmons
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