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Only he can understand what a farm is, what a country is, who shall have sacrificed part of himself to his farm or country, fought to save it, struggled to make it beautiful. Only then will the love of farm or country fill his heart.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944) French aviator and writer.

Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it.

George Santayana (1863-1952) American philosopher and poet.

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and motivational writer.

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

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.

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

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.


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.

David Lloyd George (1863-1945) British statesman.

The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) American philosopher and author.

There's only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) British author.

The pig and the chicken were on their way to breakfast, trying to decide what to have. When chicken said, ''Let's have ham and eggs.'' The pig then replied, ''That's fine for you, it's a small donation on your part, but it's a total sacrifice for me.''

Unknown Source

Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O. When may it suffice?

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) Irish poet, and playwright.