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I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice.
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love; love recompenses the adorers.
In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
The major parties could conduct live human sacrifices on their podiums during prime time, and I doubt that anybody would notice.
The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
The most useful thing about a principle is that it can always be sacrificed to expediency.
W. Somerset Maugham
In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar - a practice which is still continued.
What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage.
To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.
I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate.
One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one.
Living is strife and torment, disappointment and love and sacrifice, golden sunsets and black storms. I said that some time ago, and today I do not think I would add one word.
A university's essential character is that of being a center of free inquiry and criticism - a thing not to be sacrificed for anything else.
Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
George Bernard Shaw
The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.
John Foster Dulles
An influential member of parliament has not only to pay much money to become such, and to give time and labour, he has also to sacrifice his mind too - at least all the characteristics part of it that which is original and most his own.
I have already given two cousins to the war and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother.
Charles Farrar Browne
We live at the edge of the world, so we live on the edge. Kiwis will always sacrifice money and security for adventure and challenge.
I have sacrificed everything in my life that I consider precious to advance the political career of my husband.
The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
We are ready to sacrifice our souls, our children and our families so as not to give up Iraq. We say this so no one will think that America is capable of breaking the will of the Iraqis with its weapons.
Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice?
William Butler Yeats
In God's world, for those who are in earnest, there is no failure. No work truly done, no word earnestly spoken, no sacrifice freely made, was ever made in vain.
Frederick William Robertson
It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated; far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place, than to expand both indiscriminately.
Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.
Henri Frederic Amiel
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both.
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