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He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.

James Allen (1864-1912) British-born American essayist.

Self-sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. - Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. poet.

The men and women who have the right ideals... are those who have the courage to strive for the happiness which comes only with labor and effort and self-sacrifice, and those whose joy in life springs in part from power of work and sense of duty. - Roosevelt, Theodore

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th president of the U.S.

Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing. - Shaw, George Bernard

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) American poet.