Quotes About Self Sacrifice

Quotes tagged as "self-sacrifice" (showing 1-30 of 83)
Gayle Forman
“If you stay, I'll do whatever you want. I'll quit the band, go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I'll do that, too. I was talking to Liz and she said maybe coming back to your old life would be too painful, that maybe it'd be easier for you to erase us. And that would suck, but I'd do it. I can lose you like that if I don't lose you today. I'll let you go. If you stay.”
Gayle Forman, If I Stay

Charles Dickens
“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Veronica Roth
“...there is power in self-sacrifice.”
Veronica Roth, Divergent

Shel Silverstein
“Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.”
Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree

Nicholas Sparks
“How far should a person go in the name of true love?”
Nicholas Sparks, The Choice

Jodi Picoult
“I love you," he whispered, and that was the moment he knew what he was going to do. When you loved someone, you put their needs before your own. No matter how inconceivable those needs were; no matter how fucked up; no matter how much it made you feel like you were ripping yourself into pieces.”
Jodi Picoult, The Pact

Karl Lagerfeld
“Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.”
Karl Lagerfeld

John Keats
“I have been astonished that men could die martyrs
for their religion--
I have shuddered at it,
I shudder no more.
I could be martyred for my religion.
Love is my religion
and I could die for that.
I could die for you.
My Creed is Love and you are its only tenet.”
John Keats

Stephenie Meyer
“You could run from someone you feared, you could try to fight someone you hated. All my reactions were geared toward those kinds of killers – the monsters, the enemies. When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give your beloved, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved?”
Stephenie Meyer, Breaking Dawn

Ernest Hemingway
“When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Stephenie Meyer
“Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.”
Stephenie Meyer, Twilight

Stephenie Meyer
“What do I look like? The Wizard of Oz? You need a brain? You need a heart? Go ahead, take mine. Take everything I have.”
Stephenie Meyer, Breaking Dawn

Chelsea Handler
“My mother told me that life isn't always about pleasing yourself and that sometimes you have to do things for the sole benefit of another human being. I completely agreed with her, but reminded her that that was what blow jobs were for.”
Chelsea Handler, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

Honoré de Balzac
“Some day you will find out that there is far more happiness in another's happiness than in your own.”
Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

Richelle Mead
“I want her to be happy. It's worth sacrificing myself." -Eddie”
Richelle Mead, Bloodlines

Jodi Picoult
“Doing the right thing for someone else occasionally means doing something that feels wrong to you.”
Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

William Blake
“The most sublime act is to set another before you.”
William Blake

“You can sacrifice and not love. But you cannot love and not sacrifice.”
Kris Vallotton

Charles Dickens
“There is a man who would give his life to keep a life you love beside you.”
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Francis of Assisi
“Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.”
Francis of Assisi

Honoré de Balzac
“Ah! What pleasure it must be to a woman to suffer for the one she loves!”
Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

Rick Riordan
“Sadie," he said forlornly, "when you become a parent, you may understand this. One of my hardest jobs as a father, one of my greatest duties, was to realize that my own dreams, my own goals and wishes, are secondary to my children's.”
Rick Riordan, The Red Pyramid

Jodi Picoult
“On my license, it says I'm an organ donor, but the truth is I'd consider being an organ martyr. I'm sure I'm worth a lot more dead than alive - the sum of the parts equal more than the whole. I wonder who might wind up walking around with my liver, my lungs, even my eyeballs. I wonder what poor asshole would get stuck with whatever it is in me that passes for a heart.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Criss Jami
“Oftentimes winning can become an addiction, whether good or bad, to the point where you would rather lose it all before you lose at all.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“The only honorable, desirable kind of fear that shouldn't be feared is the fear of harm on a loved one. It's the kind of fear that leads to self-sacrifice and the kind of fear where you would truly jump in front of a bus to save another.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Criss Jami
“A lack of common sense usually ends in some heroic feat, much like the soldier who dives onto the grenade so that others may live.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“Those who live as though God sets the rules are not going by their own rules. That is the self-sacrifice, or selflessness, that peace more often than not requires. Those who insist on going by their own rules cannot make that sacrifice. They are the steady adherents of (global) conflict because they are forever fighting both themselves and others to do whatever they think that they want to do.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Wendell Berry
“Akin to the idea that time is money is the concept, less spoken but as commonly assumed, that we may be adequately represented by money. The giving of money has thus become our characteristic virtue. But to give is not to do. The money is given in lieu of action, thought, care, time.”
Wendell Berry

Richard Rohr
“If we seek spiritual heroism ourselves, the old ego is just back in control under a new name. There would not really be any change at all, but only disguise, just bogus self-improvement on our own terms.”
Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

Criss Jami
“Oh I know it's cliché but yeah they say that great men make it in-
To places few others who even do take the risk've ever been”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

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