An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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, author, "As A Man Thinketh")


For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice -- no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.


John Burroughs (1837-1921, American naturalist, author)


Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue. It's a spiritual dissipation.


Margaret Deland


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


Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)


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.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American 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.


Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919,  American President (26th))


Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British dramatist)


There is just one virtue -- the eternal sacrifice of self.


George Sand (1804-1876, French novelist)


There is probably no more moral activity than the self-sacrifice involved in donating one's blood.


Richard F. Schubert


If we are to lift ourselves out of this morass, we must shift our sights from the superficial to the sacrificial.


Author Unknown


The law of self-sacrifice is the law of self-preservation.


Ellen Gould White (1827-1915, American seventh-day Adventist leader)


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


Walt Whitman (1819-1892, American poet)


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