Sacrifice Quotes

Here’s a few sacrifice quotes to get you thinking about whether or not you’re offering enough service to your fellow human beings.

1. I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. -Sir Winston Churchill

2. You must pay the price if you wish to secure a blessing. -Andrew Jackson

3. We must want for others, not ourselves alone. -Eleanor Roosevelt

4. You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give. -Anonymous

5. Sweat plus sacrifice equals success. -Charles Finley

6. The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. -Nelson Henderson

7. Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? -Martin Luther King Jr.

8. Only a life lived for others is worth living. -Albert Einstein

9. It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. -Henry Ward Beecher

10. That is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed. -Woodrow Wilson

11. The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. -Charles Du Bos

12. You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. -John Wooden

13. If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart. -Arabian Proverb

14. I regret that I have but one life to give to my country. -Nathan Hale

15. Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. -Erich Fromm

16. To ease another’s heartache is to ease one’s own. -Abraham Lincoln

17. One prime purpose of this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. -Dalai Lama

18. Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness—great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy. -Jim Rohn

19. What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us: What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pike

20. Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means. -Leo Buscaglia

What are you doing to make the world a better place? 

How are you rendering service to those around you? 

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    • Aafreen
    • October 14, 2009

    Excellent quotes and i just love them great work Shawn.

    • Nolim
    • October 19, 2009

    Wonderful quotes…they show how to live a meaningful life. Thanks so much.

    • Carl
    • November 21, 2009

    re: Quote #19

    There is no Albert Pine.

    It was a misprint in the Forbes Book of Business Quotations. And has proliferated ever since.

    The correct quote and attribute is…

    “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us: What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
    -Albert Pike

    • shawn
    • November 21, 2009

    Thanks Carl.

    I’ve updated it.

    • Alfredo
    • September 12, 2010

    its very nice quotes … i realize that evrything in this world is imposible…

    • Pastor Paul
    • April 27, 2012

    Sacrifice will be well understood by those willing to give their only. Abraham is an example, Genesis 22 and God also did, John 3:16

    • Lee freeman
    • September 6, 2015

    Give a chance to others to be something they never believed they could or would be

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