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Sacrifice Quotes

19 of the best book quotes about sacrifice
  1. #1
    “When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.”
  2. #2
    “Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”
  3. #3
    “Don’t think about who they are. Think about who you are and what sacrifices you can live with and what will break you.”
  4. #4
    “No great wisdom can be reached without sacrifice.”
  5. #5
    Out of his trance Jim seemed quickly to wake. He enfolded his Della. . . . Eight dollars a week or a million a year—what is the difference? A mathematician or a wit would give you the wrong answer.
  6. #6
    Think now and then that there is a man who would give his life, to keep a life you love beside you.
  7. #7
    I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.
  8. #8
    “Every job will demand some sacrifice. The key is to avoid unnecessary sacrifice.”
  9. #9
    “Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.”
  1. #10
    “Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.”
  2. #11
    “When we make little sacrifices we like to have them appreciated, at least.”
  3. #12
    “Will you buy my hair?” asked Della.
    “I buy hair,” said Madame. “Take yer hat off and let’s have a sight at the looks of it.”
    Down rippled the brown cascade.
    “Twenty dollars,” said Madame, lifting the mass with a practised hand.
    “Give it to me quick,” said Della.
  4. #13
    “Dell,” said he, “let’s put our Christmas presents away and keep ’em a while. They’re too nice to use just at present. I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs.”
  5. #14
    And here I have lamely related to you the uneventful chronicle of two foolish children in a flat who most unwisely sacrificed for each other the greatest treasures of their house. But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. . . . Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi.
  6. #15
    “Better never means better for everyone... It always means worse, for some.”
  7. #16
    “We gained control of many things. But we had to let go of others.”
  8. #17
    “Jim, darling,” she cried, “don’t look at me that way. I had my hair cut off and sold because I couldn’t have lived through Christmas without giving you a present. . . . Say ‘Merry Christmas!’ Jim, and let’s be happy. You don’t know what a nice—what a beautiful, nice gift I’ve got for you.”
  9. #18
    “As you wish.”
  10. #19
    “Isn’t it a dandy, Jim? I hunted all over town to find it. You’ll have to look at the time a hundred times a day now. Give me your watch. I want to see how it looks on it.” . . .
    “Dell,” said he, “let’s put our Christmas presents away and keep ’em a while. They’re too nice to use just at present. I sold the watch to get the money to buy your combs.”
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