Sacrifice Sayings and Quotes

In life we all make sacrifices both big and small. Unfortunately we can’t have it all and are constantly making tradeoffs. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and inspirational sacrifice quotes to get you through your next dilemma.

Everyone knows the beautiful story of Abraham and the sacrifice of Isaac. How this noble father led his child to the slaughter; how Isaac meekly submitted; how the farce went on till the lad was bound and laid on the altar, and how God then stopped the murder, and blessed the intending murderer for his willingness to commit the crime.     

Annie Besant

Giving yourself is the ultimate revolution.     

Bryant McGill

Mom's eyes held yours for a moment. 'I don't like or dislike the kitchen. I cooked because I had to. I had to stay in the kitchen so you could all eat and go to school. How could you only do what you like? There are things you have to do whether you like it or not.' Mom's expression asked, What kind of question is that? And then she murmured, 'If you only do what you like, who's going to do what you don't like?     

Kyung-sook Shin

If people knew what they were missing, they would give up everything they have to achieve it.     


What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; it's dearness only that gives everthing its value.     

Thomas Paine

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.     


The important thing is this: To be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become     

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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

Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.     

Henri Frederic Amiel

The Lord requires sacrifice, meaning something above and beyond the minimum. The Master spoke of the 'second mile' and told us to go there. Why Because he wants to bless us, and he put all the blessings in the second mile.     

Hartman Rector, Jr.

Where excess lies, usually someone had to give something up for the other to get it.     

A.J. Darkholme

A wise man once said you can have anything in life, if you sacrifice everything else for it. What he meant is, nothing comes without a price. So before you go into battle you better decide how much you're willing to lose.     

Bernajoy Vaal

Nothing great was ever achieved without a personal sacrifice. You have to pay the price to realize your goals.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

There's something tightly woven throughout the fabric of our humanity that runs entirely opposite to the baser instinct of looking out for our own good.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

For you, and for any dear to you, I would do anything. I would embrace any sacrifice for you and for those dear to you. And when you see your own bright beauty springing up anew at your feet, think now and then that there is a man who would give his life, to keep a life you love beside you.     

Charles Dickens

In order for you to receive, someone else has to give. That's called sacrifice.     

Todd Stocker

Yet, there is a sense of some deep sort that runs entirely contrary to human nature, that in putting ourselves first, we must by necessity put others first.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

Sacrifice is the most beautiful situation and solution for all social problems.     

Kartik Mehta