Fanaticism is idolatry; and it has the moral evil of idolatry in it; that is, a fanatic worships something which is the creation of his own desire, and thus even his self-devotion in support of it is only an apparent or his mind, which he least values, offer sacrifice to that which he most values.
I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet’s, the writer’s duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man; it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.
I believe that man will not merely endure, he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.
We would willingly and without remorse, sacrifice not only the present moment, but all the interval (no matter how long) that separates us from any favorite object.
There is no god like one’s stomach: we must sacrifice to it every day.
I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice.
Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
I have no sympathy for those who, under any pressure of circumstances, sacrifice their heart's-love for legal prostitution.
The idea of brotherhood redawns upon the world with a broader significance than the narrow association of members in a sect or creed; and thinkers of great soul like Lessing challenge the world to say which is more godlike, the hatred and tooth-and-nail grapple of conflicting religions, or sweet accord and mutual helpfulness. Ancient prejudice of man against his brother-man wavers and retreats before the radiance of a more generous sentiment, which will not sacrifice men to forms, or rob them of the comfort and strength they find in their own beliefs. The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next. Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood between sincere men of all denominations.
To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile - that is happiness.
Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, the only fact we have. It seems to me that one ought to rejoice in the fact of death--ought to decide, indeed, to earn one's death by confronting with passion the conundrum of life.
Our self-love can be resigned to the sacrifice of everything but itself.
We should never let ambition cause us to sacrifice our integrity or diminish our efforts in other areas. However, we need to remember that we never reach a serious goal unless we have the intention of doing so.
Seven Steps to Success 1) Make a commitment to grow daily. 2) Value the process more than events. 3) Don't wait for inspiration. 4) Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity. 5) Dream big. 6) Plan your priorities. 7) Give up to go up.
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
THE LAW OF THE LID — Leadership Ability Determines a Person’s Level of Effectiveness.
THE LAW OF INFLUENCE — The True Measure of Leadership is Influence — Nothing More, Nothing Less.
THE LAW OF PROCESS — Leadership Develops Daily, Not in a Day.
THE LAW OF NAVIGATION — Anyone Can Steer the Ship, But It Takes a Leader to Chart the Course..
THE LAW OF ADDITION — Leaders Add Value by Serving Others.
THE LAW OF SOLID GROUND — Truth is the Foundation of Leadership.
THE LAW OF RESPECT — People Naturally Follow Leaders Stronger Than Themselves.
THE LAW OF INTUITION — Leaders Evaluate Everything with a Leadership Bias.
THE LAW OF MAGNETISM – Who You Are is Who You Attract.
THE LAW OF CONNECTION. – Leaders Touch a Heart Before They Ask for a Hand.
THE LAW OF THE INNER CIRCLE – A Leader’s Potential is Determined by Those Closest to Him.
THE LAW OF EMPOWERMENT – Only Secure Leaders Give Power to Others.
THE LAW OF THE PICTURE – People Do What People See.
THE LAW OF BUY-IN – People Buy into the Leader, Then the Vision.
THE LAW OF VICTORY – Leaders Find a Way for the Team to Win.
THE LAW OF THE BIG MO – Momentum is a Leader’s Best Friend.
THE LAW OF PRIORITIES – Leaders Understand that Activity is Not Necessarily Accomplishment.
THE LAW OF SACRIFICE – A Leader Must Give Up to Go Up.
THE LAW OF TIMING – When to Lead is As Important as What to Do and Where to Go.
THE LAW OF EXPLOSIVE GROWTH – To Add Growth, Lead Followers – To Multiply, Lead Leaders.
THE LAW OF LEGACY – A Leader’s Lasting Value is Measured by Succession.
I believe that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice is the dross of selfishness consumed and the greatness of the human soul set free.
One secret act of self-denial, one sacrifice of inclination to duty, is worth all the mere good thoughts, warm feelings, passionate prayers in which idle people indulge themselves.
An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.