163 Sacrifice Quotes and Sayings

Sometimes in life, you must be willing to sacrifice for the greater good of yourself and others. If you don’t make sacrifices, then you are limiting your potential to greater opportunities. And know that you are not alone on this selfless and noble act with these 163 sacrifice quotes.

Sacrifice Quotes

1. Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things. – Georges Bataille

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

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

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

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it. – J. M. Barrie

9. There is no moral authority like that of sacrifice. – Nadine Gordimer

10. He who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much. – James Allen

11. The important thing is this: to be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become. – Charles Dickens

12. There is no success without sacrifice. – Tonic Motihala

13. Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams. – Donovan Bailey

14. As soon as sacrifice becomes a duty and necessity to mankind. I see no limit to the horizon which opens before him. – Ernest Renan

15. Sometimes in life, you do things you don’t want to. Sometimes you sacrifice, sometimes you compromise. Sometimes you let go and sometimes you fight. It’s all about deciding what’s worth losing and what’s worth keeping. – Lindy Zart

16. Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies. – Henri Frederic Amiel

17. In order for you to receive, someone else has to give. That’s called sacrifice. – Todd Stocker

18. Sacrifice is the most beautiful situation and solution for all social problems. – Kartik Mehta

19. A life of sacrifice is the pinnacle of art, and is full of true joy. – Mahatma Gandhi

20. Sacrifice is to make sacred. – Jerry Wennstrom

21. Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing. – Xun Zi

22. 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

23. Sacrifice to me is something you do without expecting something in return. – Marilyn Manson

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24. There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice. – Simon Sinek

25. You aren’t going to find anybody that’s going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance. – Lou Holtz

26. A noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation and encourages perseverance. – Gary Hamel

27. I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

28. The underlying logic of sacrifice was always the same: In order to gain the god’s goodwill, destroy what you value most. – Barry B. Powell

29. The sun is known by its light, the tree is known by its fruits, the human is known by its sacrifice. – Abhijit Naskar

30. Sacrifice is a necessary response to evil. You can only shame evil by showing them honor. – Beth Gutcheon

31. Sacrifice is perhaps the hardest discipline of all to learn in life. It’s often to belittle yourself to the agency of something greater. You have to believe in that something greater. – Glenn Haybittle

32. Every sacrifice has a degree. The greater your destiny, the higher the degree of sacrifice. – Naide P Obiang

33. Sometimes suffering is the sacrifice you have to make to achieve greatness, success and your destiny. – Jeanette Coron

34. Everything worthwhile in life requires an element of sacrifice. – Frank Sonnenberg

35. Sometimes the hardest part of sacrifice is choosing to live. – Morgan L. Busse

36. Satisfaction is also a matter of sacrifice. – Erling Kagge

37. All great works must begin with a sacrifice. – Grady Hendrix

38. Whether you act toward your dreams or not, there will be a sacrifice. Act towards your dreams or lose them. – Avina Celeste

39. Sacrifice is not setting oneself up to die. It is liberating oneself to live. – Craig D. Lounsbrough

40. The ability to choose weakness over power is a capacity for sacrifice, and that sacrifice is love in action. To be weak is to be open to another, to enter relationship. Sacrifice is accepting the weakness of loss, even the loss of life, for the good of others. It is the fountain of love. – Luke Bell

41. Sacrifice isn’t supposed to be easy … but it should come that way. – Robert Vanleeuwen

42. Nothing shows our hearts like sacrifice. When we are willing not only to give from our excess, but to embrace some personal loss or disadvantage for the sake of showing generosity toward others, we say loudly and clearly…that we have a greater love than ourselves and our comforts. – David Mathis

43. Every sacrifice is another color of your rainbow. – Cass van Krah

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44. Remember, there’s sacrifice invovled in any kind of life. Even the man who chooses the safe way has to give up the thrill of combat. The point is that once you know what you want, you must be prepared to sacrifice everything to get it. Those who realize this are the fortunate ones. Those who know and can try. What more can a man as kfor than that? – John Allyn

45. If there is something, you want to achieve, think of the way you’ll pass, difficulties you’ll meet, think of the sacrifice because nothing you can achieve without sacrifice and we ignore what we love so as to get what we want. – Ntambara Sylvestre Owen Berbason

46. To become a better you, be willing to make the needed sacrifice. Don’t spend your money on luxuries. – Israelmore Ayivor

47. Resolution demands a sacrifice. – Stephen King

48. …the true value of an offering isn’t measured by how much we give. It’s measured by how much we keep…
By definition, a sacrifice must involve sacrifice…
– Mark Batterson

49. Sacrifice requires paying the price and getting out of your comfort zone but staying in your strength zone. – Farshad Asl

50. Oh, my child, can you not see? You must let go of yourself. For if a seed wishes to live, it must sacrifice itself and grow outward, not inward. – Seth Adam Smith

51. Every sacred moment is made that way by sacrifice. – Lance Conrad

52. A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it. – Wilhelm Steinitz

53. Mankind deserves sacrifice – but not of mankind. – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

54. Regardless of the advertising campaigns may tell us, we can’t have it all. Sacrifice is not an option, or an anachronism; it’s a fact of life. We all cut off our own limbs to burn on some altar. The crucial thing is to choose an altar that’s worth it and a limb you can accept losing. To go consenting to the sacrifice. – Tana French

55. All great things worth having require great sacrifice worth giving. – Paullina Simons

56. Sacrifice is truly the crowning test of the gospel. Men are tried and tested in this mortal probation to see if they will put first in their lives the kingdom of God. – Ezra Taft Benson

57. It is not sacrifice if you love what you’re doing. – Mia Hamm

58. Success necessitates sacrifice. – Habeeb Akande

59. This is what we do, my mother’s life said. We find ourselves in the sacrifices we make. – Cammie McGovern

60. If you want to learn and to become somebody, you must sacrifice some things. – James Rodriguez

61. In everyday things the law of sacrifice takes the form of positive duty. – James Anthony Froude

62. There is no sense to a sacrifice after you come to feel that it is a sacrifice. – Stefan Zweig

63. There is no rank in sacrifice. – Josephus Daniels

64. You’ll sacrifice a lot of things in the early part of your career to be successful, but to be ahead of your competitors, you have to work hard. – Ivan Glasenberg

65. What you’re willing to sacrifice is the measurement of how you love – at least it is for me. – Jada Pinkett Smith

66. You don’t have love without sacrifice; you can’t have sacrifice without love. – Karen Kingsbury

67. In life, you don’t get anywhere or do anything you hope to without some sort of sacrifice. – Stephen Saad

68. With sacrifice and work, anything can be done. – Angel Cabrera

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

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

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

72. A painless lesson is one without any meaning, one who does not sacrifice anything cannot achieve anything. – Hiromu Arakawa

73. Giving when you can is generosity.
Giving when you can’t is sacrifice.
– J.R. Rim

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74. Sacrifice – Your role may be thankless, but if you’re willing to five it your all, you just might bring success to those who outlast you. – Larry Kersten

75. There is no social entity with a good that undergoes some sacrifice for its own good. There are only individual people, different individual people, with their own individual lives. Using one of these people for the benefit of others, uses him and benefits the others. Nothing more. – Robert Nozick

76. They’re soldiers; they gave the ultimate sacrifice. It’s painful. It hurts all of us. – Patrick Moore

77. Sacrifice is sweeter than engagement… – Sathya Baba

78. They all care about each other. It’s not always enough to have great players. You have to sacrifice. – Scott Carswell

79. Our goal is to win a championship, and all of us will sacrifice something to get that done. – Gregg Popovich

80. If we have to sacrifice more to be better, that’s what we have to do. – Steve Francis

81. 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

82. We can offer up much in the large, but to make sacrifices in little things is what we are seldom equal to. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

83. We know how well appeals to personal sacrifice work. – Tom Kloza

84. In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. – Henry Ward Beecher

85. You have sacrificed justice to mercy. You have sacrificed independence to unity. You have sacrificed reason to faith. You have sacrificed wealth to need. You have sacrificed self-esteem to self-denial. You have sacrificed happiness to duty. – Ayn Rand

86. If there’s no sacrifice, there’s no love. – Hanif Kureishi

87. The honourable are moved, by the nobility of another’s sacrifice. The wicked are moved only by causing it. – Justin K. McFarlane Beau

88. When we sacrifice our own well-being in the hopes that our sacrifice will help someone else, we just get two people who are living sub-optimal lives. Here’s the truth: Getting sick does not help those who are suffering of illness. Being sad does nothing to pull someone out of their own depression. And being hungry doesn’t feed the starving. The universe simply doesn’t work that way. – Kate Northrup

89. True sacrifice is painless. – Jess Walter

90. No matter the level of sacrifices they may demand, it’s far better to occupy yourself with your goals than to leave them unattended. – Edmond Mbiaka

91. Nothing worthwhile is gained without sacrifice. – Martin Luther King Jr.

92. You can only become great at that thing you’re willing to sacrifice for. – Maya Angelou

93. Dedication requires sacrifice. – Sunday Adelaja

94. And I began to suspect that the ultimate sacrifice isn’t death after all; the ultimate sacrifice is willingly bearing the fullest penalty for your own actions. – Orson Scott Card

95. A sacrifice is not convenient. If it is something we can easily do, then it is not a sacrifice. – Bidemi Mark-Mordi

96. A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done. – Vince Lombardi

97. For a thought to manifest on the earth realm, a sacrifice must occur. – Lawren Leo

98. Significant change requires significant sacrifice. – A.J. Darkholme

99. How much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve the level of success you desire? – Sherman Morris

100. You have to make sacrifices for the things you believe in. If you don’t, what’s the point in believing in anything? – Chelsea Pitcher

101. Faith is best realized in sacrifice. – Madame Swetchine

102. Fundamentally, to sacrifice is to have power. This power may take many forms. Animal and human sacrifice, of course, include the literal power over life and death. But sacrifice is also primarily about material power. To sacrifice is both to have something of one’s own — be it created, earned, given, or purchased — and the ability to destroy it. It is, in essence, a display of possession, ownership, and control. – Nicole J. Ruane

103. In addition to the fact that life is daily sacrificed for the sustentation of life, the belief of a higher sacrifice would seem to be one of man’s most unconquerable instincts. – Thomas Ragg

104. No one can make sacrifice for another, without establishing a new bond of interest between them. – Elon Foster

105. Our virtues are dearer to us the more we have had to suffer for them. It is the same with our children. All profound affection admits a sacrifice. – Vauvenargues

106. It wasn’t necessary to win for the story to be great, it was only necessary to sacrifice everything. – Donald Miller

107. When we make little sacrifices we like to have them appreciated, at least. – Louisa May Alcott

108. Sweat plus sacrifice equals success. – Charles Finley

109. The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. – Charles Du Bos

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110. Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it. – George Santayana

111. Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O. When may it suffice? – William Butler Yeats

112. No fine work can be done without concentration and self-sacrifice and toil and doubt. – Max Beerbohm

113. There’s only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God. – Aldous Huxley

114. We all make sacrifices…and every time we do, we lose a little something in the process. – Jonathan Kent

115. That’s what sacrifice means: giving up something you love for the greater good. – Stacey Jorgeson

116. I don’t want to sacrifice myself for something. I don’t want do DIE for something. I don’t even want to walk in the rain up a hill in a skirt that’s sticking to my thighs for something. I want to live for something instead- as men do. I want to have fun. The most fun ever. I want to start partying like it’s 1999, nine years early. I want a rapturous quest, I want to sacrifice myself to glee, I want to make the world better in some way. – Caitlin Moran

117. The good life is to be earned with hard work and sacrifice. – Dr T.P.Chia

118. A successful life is not an easy life. It is built on strong qualities, sacrifice, endeavor, loyalty and integrity. – Grant D. Searchfield

119. Of what value is your life, unless you are willing to sacrifice it for those you love? – Wayne Gerard Trotman

120. Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. – Thomas Merton

121. Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

122. Sacrifice has great value in that it not only achieves personal success but builds successful communities, nations and humanity. Each moment spent in selfless sacrifice makes you a stronger person, and such strength fosters the required determination to cope with adversity and hardship for the sake of others. – Vishwas Chavan

123. True sacrifice is merely self-control. – David W. Stevens

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124. Remember that you will never reach a higher standard than you yourself set. Then set your mark high, and step by step, even though it be by painful effort, by self-denial and sacrifice, ascend the whole length of the ladder of progress. – Ellen G. White

125. Nothing of spiritual significance comes without sacrifice. Your spirituality will always be measured by the size of your sacrifice. – Jerry Falwell

126. Great churches aren’t built on the gifts or talents of a few, but on the sacrifice of many. – Brian Houston

127. To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift. – Steve Prefontaine

128. The sacrifice lives, but the sun’s still shining. – Tanith Lee

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

130. 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

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

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

133. Power means happiness, power means hard work and sacrifice. – Beyonce Knowles

134. Without pain, without sacrifice, we would have nothing. – Fight Club

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

136. 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

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

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

139. 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

140. Sacrifice and the corresponding 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

141. But sometimes, in order to win, you have to make sacrifices. – Jodi Piccoult

142. 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

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

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

145. Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest. – Henri Frederic Amiel

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

147. Anything that you cannot sacrifice pins you. Makes you predictable. Makes you weak. – Mark Lawerence

148. Sacrifice is giving up something of value for something of higher value. – Bruce Willingham

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149. Sacrifice demands the surrender of things we cherish above all else. Only out of the agony of those loses can a new resolution be born. An undying devotion to a cause greater than one’s self, and a moral duty to see a journey through to its absolute completion. – Emily Thorne

150. No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life. – Ernest Renan

151. Sacrifice is the ecstasy of giving the best we have to the One we love most. – J. Oswald Sanders

152. We sacrifice our potential because we do not know that we are pure potential. – Vironika Tugaleva

153. To sacrifice anything is of great honor. To sacrifice everything is of God. – Todd Stocker

154. A big sacrifice is coming, and you won’t have the courage to make it. That will cost you dearly. It will cost the world dearly. – Rick Riordan

155. Good leaders sacrifice for others to survive; bad leaders sacrifice others to survive. – Saji Ijiyemi

156. Lots of folks want success without sacrifice. Life doesn’t work that way. Be willing to pay the price for your dreams. – Ziad K. Abdelnour

157. Freedom is inextricably linked to sacrifice and compromise. – Cory Bernardi

158. Only those willing to truly risk everything will gain everything. No person ever rose to greatness without the willingness to lose it all. – Dan Pearce

159. Achieving a goal requires endurance and sacrifices beyond limitations. – T.F. Hodge

160. Every job will demand some sacrifice. The key is to avoid unnecessary sacrifice. – Sheryl Sandberg

161. Sacrifice is at the heart of repentance. Without deeds, your apology is worthless. – Bryan Davis

162. 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

163. There is no progress or accomplishment without sacrifice. – Idowu Koyenikan

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