saving a life Quotes

25 of the best book quotes about saving a life
  1. #1
    “Misery misery! Hobbits won’t kill us, nice hobbits.”
  2. #2
    “Wanting to live, but accepting death to save others: that was courage. That was to be Gansey’s greatness.”
  3. #3
    “We’re in the business of saving lives, Matthew. With every degree that we allow ourselves to move off the mark of perfection as officers, more people die- that’s a responsibility that I take pretty seriously. ‘Cause I absolutely believe that simply taking a Marine who’s not yet up to the job and packing him off to another assignment is the same as sending a kid into the jungle with a weapon that backfires.”
  4. #4
    “That most ingrateful boy there by your side
    From the rude sea’s enraged and foamy mouth
    Did I redeem; a wrack past hope he was.
    His life I gave him and did thereto add
    My love, without retention or restraint,
    All his in dedication. For his sake
    Did I expose myself, pure for his love,
    Into the danger of this adverse town;”
  5. #5
    “I hate casualties Matthew. A Marine smothers a grenade and saves his platoon, that Marines doing his job. There are casualties. Even in victory. The fabric of this base, the foundation of the unit, the spirit of the Corps, these things are worth fighting for. And there’s no one who doesn’t know that who’s ever made the choice to put on the uniform.”
  6. #6
    “I just think how much could have been done with twenty thousand dollars, you sound thoughtful, sensible, you know, reasonable, rational, someone you really want on your side. However, if you were to point out, But a young attending physician makes one hundred thousand dollars, not twenty, and that’s five times what it cost to try to save a boy’s life . . . Same world, same numbers, same figures, same currency.”
  7. #7
    “Although the operators fought the battle and by all accounts saved about twenty American lives, because they were neither CIA staffers nor active military personnel they were deemed ineligible for even higher awards, awards that went to other men who played smaller roles and never fired a shot.”
  8. #8
    “Think what their lives will buy, what their deaths will accomplish. How many of your people could be saved?”
  1. #9
    “We were all meant to save many lives. God is always trying to save lives, and it seems like He usually uses the least likely people to do it.”
  2. #10
    ″... he saved my life in the coolest and readiest manner, and he has made a friend who never will require to be reminded of the debt he owes.”
  3. #11
    ″ ‘Speak’, she begged silently. ‘Give me a reason to stay’. For all his selfishness and cruelty, Kaz was still the boy who had saved her. She wanted to believe he was worth saving, too.”
  4. #12
    “I didn’t save you . . . You saved me.”
  5. #13
    “Then, Isabel, live chaste, and, brother, die.
    More than our brother is our chastity.”
  6. #14
    “‘Please!’ Mahmoud cried. He sobbed with the effort of fighting off the man’s fingers and hanging onto the dinghy. ‘Please, take us with you!’
    ‘No! No room!’
    ‘At least take my sister!’ Mahmoud begged. ‘She’s a baby. She won’t take up any room!‘”
  7. #15
    “You’re still alive, and so is your little sister, somewhere. I know it. You saved her. And together we’ll find her, yes? I promise. We’ll find her and bring her home.”
  8. #16
    “But the hawk was the second most precious thing. I was sorry to lose it, and if you make me another one, I promise not to get taken captive by bandits and have to use it to save my life.”

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  1. #17
    “Alais: You saved them. You maneuvered it.
    Eleanor: Did I?
    Alais: They’re free because of you. They’ll kill him one day; you know that
    Eleanor: The next or the next.”
  2. #18
    “It was time to let go. That day on the Shadow Fold, Mal had saved my life, and I had saved his. Maybe that was meant to be the end of us.”
  3. #19
    “Commissioner--This is Batman. The governor’s life is in danger. I haven’t time to save him. It’s up to you.”
  4. #20
    “It’s a big comfort to know that their lives will continue even after he’s gone.”
  5. #21
    “For many years, this episode was a topic of conversation in Pont-l’Évêque. But Félicité, unaware that she had done anything heroic, took no pride in it.”
  6. #22
    “But she’d seen it. There was no unseeing it.”
  7. #23
    “Sometimes God puts people exactly where they need to be. Even when they don’t know it.”
  8. #24
    “We have to see Darby Thorne again. We owe her something that can’t be written on a check.”
  9. #25
    “Jay, I promise I will get you out of here. I will save you.”
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