155 Quotes About Sacrifice (A Collection of the Best)

Quotes About Sacrifice


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There is something about the word sacrifice that creates a deep feeling in one. Maybe it resonates with us for the fact that we all have, at one time or another, made a big sacrifice. Maybe it was for the ones we love, for success or simply cutting off something in your life in order to make your life better. Whatever it was, it left a lingering effect in us. Or maybe it was a sacrifice someone made for us. To which we felt one of the deepest feelings unconditional love bestowed on us. I know this was the case for me. Regardless of what it was, I created this list of quotes about sacrifice to remind us of it’s power in our lives. And for us to use it wisely. And appreciate those who bestow it upon us.

 

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155 Sacrifice Quotes

Quotes About Making Sacrifices For Love

  1. “It isn’t sacrifice if you love what you’re doing.” – Mia Hamm

  2. “When love is involved, not sacrifice is too great.” – David Eddings

  3. “Sacrifice is one of the purest and most selfless ways to love someone. Practice it daily.”

  4. “Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice.” – Michael Novak

  5. “The ultimate display of love, is not hugs and kisses. It’s sacrifice.” – Steve Harvey

  6. “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing.” – Pele

  7. “I sacrifice in my love life and my social life, but those things will be there in three or four years. This is a really important time in my life. I can’t just be the girl who sang ‘I kissed a girl’, I have to leave a legacy.” – Katy Perry

  8. “Sacrifice for your country, decides your victory. Love towards nations, will make you exception.” – Sonali Dangi

  9. “If you really love one another, you will not be able to avoid making sacrifices.” – Mother Theresa

  10. “Never sacrifice yourself for love. Remember it should improve your vision not change your sight.”

  11. “Whoever is not able to sacrifice, has no talent for love.” – Desanka Makimovic

  12. “Love and sacrifice are not the same thing, but they are inseparable. To think of Christ and to think of the Cross is not the same thing, but the association is so close that the implication is immediate. Where love has been preached without sacrifice, it has not lead to love but to license.” – Hubert Van Zeller

  13. “If my love is without sacrifice, it is selfish, such a love as barter, for there is exchange of love and devotion in return for something. It is conditional love.” – Sadhu Vaswani

  14. “Because love was not the answer to every question. Because real love meant sacrifice. Sometimes love means letting go.” – Melissa de la Cruz

  15. “Self sacrifice loves strictness, kindness, happiness, hard work, strength, all become synonymous to one word. PAPA.”  Barsha Kumari

  16. “Love can always wait if you’re truly in love. A feeling in your heart will never change and will stand even with a test of time. Just remember, the measure of love is the measure of sacrifice.”

  17. “Remember when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given, a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.” – St. Francis of Asisi

  18. “If my love is without sacrifice, it is selfish. Such a love is barter, for there is exchange of love and devotion in return for something. It’s unconditional love.” – Sadhu Vaswani

  19. “If we sacrifice everything for a cause, we tend to become a spokesperson instead of a lover, an organizer instead of a lover, a mouthpiece instead of a mother. I gave everything away in the name of a greater good, but look how many people I hurt.” – Amy Harmon

  20. “Love is not possible without sacrifice and sacrifice is not possible without love.”

  21. “Friendship is a little more trust. A little more sacrifice. A little more sharing. And a little more caring! I love you my dear friend.”

  22. “A mother’s love is something that no one can explain. It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain. It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may. For nothing can destroy, it or take away that love away.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

  23. “Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who forgives you, out of love, takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice. The price you must pay for your own liberation through another’s sacrifice is that you in turn must be willing to liberate in the same way, irrespective of the consequences to yourself.” – Dag Hammarskjold

  24. “True love is an act of the will, a conscious decision to what is best for the other person instead of ourselves.” – Billy Graham

  25. “Love is more than a noun, it is a verb it is more than feeling, it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.”

  26. “Cutting people off is difficult until you learn to love yourself so much you’ll sacrifices whoever in order to stay loyal to you.”

  27. “Remember when you’re truly in love, being faithful isn’t a sacrifice, it’s a joy.”

  28. “Lust is about satisfaction. Love is about sacrificing, serving, surrendering, sharing, supporting and even suffering for others. Most love songs are actually lust songs.” – Rick Warren

  29. “She taught me all about real sacrifice. That it should be done from love. That it should be done from necessity, not without exhausting all other options. That it should be done for people who need your strength because they don’t have enough of their own.” – Veronica Rother

  30. “Love without sacrifice is like theft.” – Nassism Nicholas Taleb

Quotes About Making Sacrifices For Success

  1. “I had to be successful to justify my parents sacrifice for me.” – Robert Jerjavec

  2. “True success requires sacrifice.” – Rick Riordan

  3. “Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.” – Charlie Finley

  4. “Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.”

  5. “Success is not a bed of roses, it’s a walkway of thrones. It’s a combination of consistence, hard work and sacrifice. Be ready to bleed and get ready to bath in your own sweat.”

  6. “Sweat plus sacrifice equals success.”

Sacrifice For Someones Happiness Quotes

  1. The greatest sacrifice is when you sacrifice your own happiness for the sake of someone else.”

  2. “Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another’s happiness than in your own.” – Honor De Balzac

  3. “Sometimes you don’t realize you’re actually drowning when your trying to be everyone else’s anchor.” 

  4. “If you love someone, you’ll be willing to sacrifice your dreams for them, if they love you, they won’t let you.”

True Love Sacrifice Quotes

  1. “True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice.” – Sadhu Vaswani

  2. “True love is sacrifice. It is in giving, not in getting. In losing, not in gaining. In realizing. Not in possessing what we love.” 

  3. “True love is sacrificing, true love is understanding, it’s accepting. Trusting fully, keeping safe. True love is uplifting. It’s touching. It’s protecting you always. True love is being there, with you no matter what. True love is patience. It’s the essence of your being. That real blue print of your soul. True love.” – Nilufer Guney 

  4. “Without sacrifice, true love is incomprehensible.” – Faba BEta

Self Sacrifice Quotes

  1. “In the end, it’s the extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more than that, too. It starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline and self-sacrifice. And finally, it take a great deal of love, fairness and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don’t win, how can you lose?” – Jesse Owens
  2. “Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.” – Marihei Ueshiba
  3. “For anything worth having one must pay the price and the price is always work, patience, love , self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real services.” – John Burroughs
  4. “Love is the willing self-sacrifice for the good of another that does not require reciprocation or that the person being loved is deserving.” – Paul David Tripp
  5. “There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and goassamer fidelity of mere man.” – Edgar Allan Poe

General Quotes About Sacrifice

  1. “You should never sacrifice three things. Your family, your heart, your dignity.”

  2. “Their sacrifices, and the sacrifices of all Vietnam veterans, must always be remembered. Not just today, but every day. Let us remember the sacrifice and valor of those who paid the ultimate price for freedom. Let’s remember those who are paying the price right now, too.” – John Caldwell

  3. “Our ideals, like the gods of old, are constantly demanding human sacrifices.” – George Bernard Shaw

  4. “Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and it’s never the result of selfishness.” – Napoleon Hill

  5. “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi

  6. “If you don’t sacrifice for what you want, what you want will be the sacrifice.”

  7. “You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

  8. “Everything I got, I’m willing to sacrifice.” – Ray Lewis

  9. “Hard work, sacrifice and focus will never show up in tests.” – Lance Armstrong

  10. “Those who are willing to sacrifice and be of service have very little difficulty with people. They know what they are all about. People can’t help but what to be near them. They help them. They work with them. That’s what love is all about. It starts with your heart and radiates out.”

  11. “Nothing great was every achieved without personal sacrifice. You have to pay the price to realize your goals.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

  12. “Mental toughness is spartanism, with qualities of sacrifice, self denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.” – Vince Lombardi

  13. “You must be willing to make sacrifices at times, knowing that the outcome will be worth it.” – Justine Moore

  14. “Power means happiness, power means hard work and sacrifice.” – Beyonce Knowles

  15. “What are you doing this weekend to improve your financial situation. Sacrifice made today goes a long way for a better tomorrow.” – Robert Kiyosaki

  16. “Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing.” – Fight Club

  17. “It is a luxury to put our interests first. It is an honor to put the interests of others before our own.” – Simon Sinek

  18. “When you give up what you like, for what you love, it can’t be called sacrifice.” – Yathiraj Agarwal

  19. “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle. The tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

  20. “Start sacrificing leisure and start focusing on monetizing the thing that you want to do in the future.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

  21. “Real living is living for others.” – Bruce Lee

  22. “The most important decision about your goals is not what you are willing to do to achieve them, but what you are willing to give up.” – Dave Ramsey

  23. “Life does not require you to sacrifice or compromise your joy to get what you want. Joy is what you want. So when you choose in harmony with it, you are fulfilling your purpose in living.” – Alan Cohen

  24. “In order to achieve your goals, you must make sacrifices, commit daily, overcome challenges and work your plan. No one can do it for you. It is up to you.’ – Bernard Haynes

  25. “The greatest things in life all requires commitment, sacrifice, some struggle and hardship. It’s not easy. But absolutely worth it.” – Robin S. Sharma

  26. “No matter how busy someone is, if they really care, they will sacrifice anything to find time for you. Tomorrow is never a guarantee.”

  27. “Let us sacrifice out today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.” – A.P.J Abdul Kalam

  28. “Sacrifice today for tomorrows betterment, you are willing to pay those payments with pain, because pain is just a message when you are fixing something that’s insufficient in your life.” – Greg Plitt

  29. “The speed of your success is limited only by your dedication and what you are willing to sacrifice.” – Nathan W. Morris

  30. “Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.” – James M. Barrie

  31. “If only my sacrifice counted for effort. If only the words I spoke meant what they spelt. IF only your words provided me with comfort. Instead of being the reason I melt. If only you accepted my insecurities and flaws. If only my emotions mattered. If only you didn’t add to my scars with your claws, and leave me confused and shattered.” – Anny Blossom

  32. “The purpose exceeds the pain.” – Beth Moore

  33. “You can’t sleep. Broke people sleep. You got to be willing to sacrifice sleep, if you sleep you may miss the opportunity to be successfil.” – Eric Thomas

  34. “A successful life is not an easy life. It is build on strong qualities, sacrifice, endeavor, loyalty and integrity.” – Grant D. Searchfeild

  35. “You success is determined my what you are willing to sacrifice for it.”

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

  37. “Success requires sacrifice. The first step to a good plan is deciding what you are willing to give up.”

  38. “Parenting is the biggest sacrifice one can make. It is putting your life on hold to fulfill the promise of your children’s tomorrows.” 

  39. “Every sacrifice is another color of your rainbow.” – Cass van Krah

  40. “Sacrifice and the cooresponding virtue of humility aren’t build on giant gestures as much as they are forged with consistent, thoughtful actions of an everyday nature.” – Gary Thomas

  41. “He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little. He who would accomplish much must sacrifice much.” – James

  42. “Caregivers are often the casualties, the hidden victims. No one sees the sacrifices they make.” – Jutith L. London

  43. “It’s not had to sacrifice something for someone but it’s hard to find that someone who deserves your sacrifice.”

  44. “It’s a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.” -Arthur Schopenhauer

  45. “Sacrifice and suffering shape us in ways that success simply cannot.”

  46. “When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you’re sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.” – Joseph Campbell

  47. “You can’t achieve anything in life without a small amount of sacrifice.” – Shakira

  48. “I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and sway that life was service. I acted and behold service was joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore

  49. “I have worshiped women as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  50. “As we give, we find that sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven and in the end, we learn it was no sacrifice at all.” – Spencer W. Kimball

  51. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  52. “A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” – Martin Luther King

  53. “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know, the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” – Albet Schweitzer

  54. “We don;t have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.” – Dennis Weaver

  55. “But sometimes, in order to win, you have to make sacrifices.” – Jodi Piccoult

  56. “Loyalty means nothing unless it has at it’s heart, the absolute principle of self sacrifice.” – Woodrow Wilson

  57. “Sacrifice comes before success.”

  58. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

  59. “All the hard work, all the sacrifices, all the sleepless nights, struggles, downfalls, it all pays off.”

  60. “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” – Arthur Ashe

  61. “When you give to others to the degree that you sacrifice yourself, you make the other person a thief.” – Iyanla Vanzant

  62. “I emphasize that I am full of ambition, and hop, and of full charm of life, but I can renounce all at the at the time of need, and that is real sacrifice.” – Bhagat Singh

  63. “How do you expect to experience growth without sacrifice?”

  64. “A strong relationship starts with two people who are ready to sacrifice anything for each other.”

  65. “Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.” –  Mitch Albom

  66. “Never sacrifice who you are just because someone else has a problem with it.”

  67. “The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world. To be effective, it demands the sacrifice of the bravest and the most spotless.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  68. “Success is a simple measurement of the commitment, sacrifice and pain one endures to achieve a dream.” – The GymFather

  69. “If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”

  70. “Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nations founders and heroes. As the ultimate icon of America’s storied history, the stars and strips represent the very best of this nation.” – Joe Baron

  71. “I’ve got a dream worth more than my sleep.” – Anonymous

  72. “Most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep.” – Eric Thomas

  73. “Sacrifice is part of life. It’s supposed to be. It’s not something to regret. It’s something to aspire to. Little sacrifices. Big sacrifices. A mother works so her son can go back to school. A daughter moves home to take care of her sick father.” – Mitch Albom

  74. “Sometimes you need to sacrifice something that matters to you, to offer something that matters more to someone else.”

  75. “If it’s meant for you, you won’t have to beg for it. You will never have to sacrifice your dignity for your destiny.”

  76. “Parents sacrifice everything for you when you are a child. Make sure that you made their sacrifices worth it when they get old.” – Sumeet Wadhwa

  77. “The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations who words of thanks will not be heard.” – Gaylord Nelson

  78. “Teachers give so much to the future and to youth. So when you see somebody make that type of sacrifice towards work, just parents in general, what they go to give to their kids is a lot. I’m inspired man, to give and help those who didn’t have opportunities. And even those what may have some opportunities, to help them achieve their dreams.” – Common

  79. “People who put themselves on the line and sacrifice their own safety for the greater good and for others, and anyone in any profession, whose concern is the welfare for other people instead of the individual, are inspiring and important.” – Chris Hemsworth

  80. “Football is like life. It  requires perseverance, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi

  81. “The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” – Jeff Miller

  82. “Everyone loses his or her way at some point, to some degree. It is the atoning sacrifice of the savior that can return us home.” – Elder Russell Ballard

  83. “Friendship is not about whom you have know the longest. It is about who came and never left your side.”

  84. “Out of unknowing and sacrifice we come, bearing our wounds, our wonders and our gifts.” – Alice Walker

  85. “Value the people who sacrifice something for you, because maybe that something was their everything.”

  86. “People ask me about what sacrifices I’ve made. I always answer: I’ve made no sacrifices, I’ve made choices.” – Aung San Suu

  87. “Seven deadly sins: Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Science without humanity. Knowledge without character. Politics without principle. Commerce without mortality.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  88. “Loyalty runs on sacrifice. Those cannot make sacrifices cannot be loyal to anybody.” – Younus Algohar

  89. “Appreciate your parents. You never know what sacrifices they went through for you.”

  90. “Sacrifice your life to sacrifice but never sacrifice your parents for anyone else coz they are the one who sacrifices one who sacrifices their whole life for you.” – Salina Mohanty

  91. “Sacrifice: Giving up something that matters for something that matters more.”

  92. “The only life you have the right to sacrifices for the greater good is your own.” – Brent Weeks

  93. “The gospel alone liberates you to live a life of scandalous generosity, unrestrained sacrifice, uncommon valor and unbounded courage.” – Tullian Tchividjian

  94. “No relationship is every worth sacrificing your dignity of self respect for.”

  95. “A team will always appreciate a great individual if he’s willing to sacrifice for the group.”

  96. “Soldiers sacrifice their life for their nation. It doesn’t mean that they don’t want to live.” – Punlork Sary

  97. “Sometimes you have to sacrifice your own happiness, for other people’s happiness. Even if it is heartbreaking.” – Maria C.

  98. “About sacrifice and the offering of sacrifices, sacrificial animals think quite differently from those who look on, but they have never been allowed to have their say.” – Fredrich Nietzsche

  99. “If we make sacrifices in doing good or in doing ill, it does not alter the ultimate value of your actions, even if we stake our life in the cause, as martyrs do for the sake of our church, it is a sacrifice to our longing for power, or for the purpose of conserving our sense of power.” – Fredrich Nietzsche

  100. “Prayer joined to sacrifice constitutes the most powerful force in human history.” – St. John Paul II

  101. “Life is funny. Things change, people change but you will always be you, so stay true and never sacrifice who you are for anyone.” – Zayn Malik

  102. “Life is only a long and bitter suicide, and faith alone can transform this suicide into sacrifice.” – Franz Liszt

  103. “Don’t sacrifice your political convictions for the convenience of the hour.” – Edward Kennedy

  104. “I guess that’s part of loving people. You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.” – Lauren Oliver

  105. “Anything that you cannot sacrifice pins you. Makes you predictable. Makes you weak.” – Mark Lawerence

  106. “Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.” – Criss Jami

 

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