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

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.

Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic

Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things.

Author: Georges Bataille (1897-1962)

Profession: French Novelist, Critic

In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

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

Author: Sir Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)

Profession: British Actor

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.

Author: Olympia Brown (1835-1926)

Profession: American Women's Suffrage Leader

They never fail who die in a great cause.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

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

Author: Elder Cloward


To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.

Author: Bernadette Devlin


Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.

Author: Charlie Finley


In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty.

Author: James A. Froude (1818-1894)

Profession: British Historian

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

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

The stern hand of fate has scourged us to an elevation where we can see the great everlasting things which matter for a nation -- the great peaks we had forgotten, of Honor, Duty, Patriotism, and clad in glittering white, the great pinnacle of Sacrifice pointing like a rugged finger to Heaven.

Author: David Lloyd George (1863-1945)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

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

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice.

Author: Nadine Gordimer (1923)

Profession: South African Author