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"People ask me about what sacrifices I've made. I always answer: I've made no sacrifices, I've made choices." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"My father never talked about the sacrifices that the family made for me." - Novak Djokovic

"I made real sacrifices and took big risks. But living, it seems to me, is largely about risk." - Jan Karon

"To love is to know the sacrifices which eternity exacts from life." - Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie

"To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"Everything good requires sacrifices." - Ann Brashares

"About sacrifice and the offering of sacrifices, sacrificial animals think quite differently from those who look on: but they have never been allowed to have their say." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Sad to hear news about Michael Weiner, deepest condolences to his loved ones. His sacrifices as head of players union will not be forgotten." - Jose Bautista

"I think we must be careful about too easily accepting, or being too easily grateful for, sacrifices made by others, especially if we have made none ourselves." - Wendell Berry

"To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you're thinking about what you're doing in life-in my case, dancing." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"No matter what it is, you put too much, your heart and soul in it, you have to be passionate about it. You make too many sacrifices." - Ginni Rometty

"Worship is living our life individually and corporately as continuous living sacrifices to the glory of a person or thing." - Mark Driscoll

"Small sacrifices must be made." - Otto Lilienthal

"After I was released, people used to keep asking me, 'what's it like to be free? And it was very difficult for me to answer. I'd always felt free. As far as my state of mind was concerned, I didn't feel any different...People ask me about what sacrifices I've made. I always answer: I've made no sacrifices, I've made choices." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"I learned that a real friendship is not about what you can get, but what you can give. Real friendship is about making sacrifices and investing in people to help them improve their lives." - Eric Thomas

"I learned that a real friendship is not about what you can get, but what you can give. Real friendship is about making sacrifices and investing in people to help them improve their lives." - Eric Thomas

"Prayers and sacrifices are of no avail." - Aristotle

"Beauty too often sacrifices to fashion." - Leigh Hunt

"There is no love without sacrifices." - Edgar Cayce

"Great lovers have made great sacrifices." - Louis Auchincloss

"My life is so full of sacrifices." - Zubin Mehta

"When grand plans for scientific and defence technologies are made, do the people in power think about the sacrifices the people in the laboratories and fields have to make?" - Abdul Kalam

"Basketball, more than any other sport, is a team game...about the thousands of small, unselfish acts, the sacrifices on the part of the players that result in team building." - Dean Smith

"I stepped out on faith to follow my lifelong dream of being an author. I made real sacrifices and took big risks. But living, it seems to me, is largely about risk." - Jan Karon

"My mother's no dummy. She taught the lesson about sacrificing for your kids, but also that if your kids hit it big, they better make it up to you for those years. She's gotten her sacrifices back with interest." - Sean Combs

"There can be no argument about the Lone Star State's significant contributions to American history, and we must remember the actions and the sacrifices of those who made Texas independence a reality." - Michael Mccaul

"When I hear people talk about juggling, or the sacrifices they make for their children, I look at them like they're crazy, because 'sacrifice' infers that there was something better to do than being with your children." - Chris Rock

"Do we talk about the dignity of work? Do we give our students any reason for believing it is worthwhile to sacrifice for their work because such sacrifices improve the psychological and mental health of the person who makes them?" - Sargent Shriver

"When grand plans for scientific and defence technologies are made, do the people in power think about the sacrifices the people in the laboratories and fields have to make?" - A P J Abdul Kalam

"Man surprised me most about humanity.Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived." - Dalai Lama

"Man habitually sacrifices his life to his purse, but he sacrifices his purse to his vanity." - Miguel De Unamuno

"It stands to reason that if sacrifices are being given, somebody is collecting sacrifices." - Ayn Rand

"If Tal sacrifices a piece, take it. If Petrosian sacrifices a piece, don't take it." - Mikhail Botvinnik

"We owe it to our past futile sacrifices to continue making further futile sacrifices." - Ashleigh Brilliant

"What nearly everybody in my life had misunderstood about Satanism was that it is not about ritual sacrifices, digging up graves and worshipping the devil. The devil doesn't exist. Satanism is about worshipping yourself, because you are responsible for your own good and evil." - Marilyn Manson

"Faith is about what you do. It's about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It's about making sacrifices for the good of others- even when there's not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are." - Jim Butcher

"Love has no thought of self! Love buys not with the ruthless usurer's gold The loathsome prostitution of a hand Without a heart! Love sacrifices all things To bless the thing it loves!" - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"The point of the game is not how well the individual does, but whether the team wins. That's the beautiful heart of the game, the blending of personalities, the mutual sacrifices for the group success." - Bill Bradley

"I don't call them sacrifices. I call them exchanges." - Shawn Johnson

"Compassion is a quality which impels one to perform sacrifices." - Radhanath Swami

"He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither." - Benjamin Franklin

"Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"That's chess!" snapped Ron. "You've got to make some sacrifices!" - J K Rowling

"Some sacrifices are sound; the rest are mine" - Mikhail Tal

"There are two types of sacrifices: correct ones and mine" - Mikhail Tal

"Anyone who sacrifices his dreams to reality is forever beaten." - Thomas Muller

"Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing." - Xunzi

"I think I made a lot of sacrifices." - Donald Trump

"I love the idea of ordinary women making extraordinary sacrifices." - Megan Chance

"All interested parties must be willing to make significant sacrifices." - John Mccain

"Singing is an arduous business and it needs sacrifices." - Lesley Garrett

"Unfortunately, pioneers will always pave the way with sacrifices." - Buzz Aldrin

"Sacrifices are concerned with the feelings of devotion and longing." - Xun Zi

"I foster a sorrowful conception of affection. Make no sacrifices." - Franz Liszt

"I made sacrifices willingly; it was what I did best." - Karen Mccarthy

"Love sacrifices all things to bless the thing it loves." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health." - Dalai Lama

"When you talk about sacrifices, the ones in my family who have sacrificed are my children, because I love what I'm doing. I love the work. I love to go out there and talk about organizing the people. To me, that's something I really enjoy." - Dolores Huerta

"And the reason I came to IBM was I think - I always say at a really early age, I learned you've got to be passionate about what you do. No matter what it is, you put too much, your heart and soul in it, you have to be passionate about it. You make too many sacrifices." - Ginni Rometty

"When we make jokes about being lazy, or things that look like we're lazy parents, we don't want to make it appear like we're not also incredibly hardworking people when it comes to striving at our vocational things. I do think it's a conversation, but a lot of times, you make sacrifices for the sake of jokes, or for the sake of a scene." - Lucas Neff

"Sometimes I think about the sly, flickering line that separates being spared from being rejected. Sometimes I think of the ancient gods who demanded that their sacrifices be fearless and without blemish, and I wonder whether, whoever or whatever took Peter and Jamie away, it decided I wasn't good enough." - Tana French

"I do occasionally wonder, if you were to bring to life one of those young men who sacrificed themselves in what was advertised to them as the Great War, and the war to end all war, and show them that we're still engaged in armed conflict in the same area, I'm not sure that they would be pleased about what their sacrifices amounted to." - Russell Crowe

"I agree with the basic principle that anybody who wants to serve in our armed forces and make sacrifices on our behalf, on behalf of our national security, anybody should be able to serve. And they shouldn't have to lie about who they are in order to serve." - Barack Obama

"I love writing about the military, as I live near an air force base and am inspired by the sacrifices our soldiers make for us. I like to give them a lot of challenges to beat, and show how they live with intrigue and danger." - Franny Armstrong

"Western elites - the beneficiaries of 60 years of peace and prosperity achieved by the sacrifices to defeat fascism and Communism - are unhappy in their late middle age, and show little gratitude for, or any idea about, what gave them such latitude. If they cannot find perfection in history, they see no good at all." - Victor Davis Hanson

"The optimization of cosmic darkness and of Earth's location within the dark universe that sacrifices neither the material needs of human beings nor their capacity to gain knowledge about the universe reflects masterful engineering at a level far beyond human capability- and even imagination. It testifies of a supernatural, superintelligent, superpowerful, fully deliberate Creator." - Hugh Jackman

"Before I begin talking about the threats we face, the vulnerabilities that we have, and frankly the courage of the men and women in uniform that stand in harm's way on behalf of a very grateful Nation, let me first honor the sacrifices of September 11." - Zach Wamp

"I lied about serving in Vietnam, and I'm sorry. I did not mean to take away from the actions and the sacrifices of the ones who did really serve there... I did steal valor. That was very wrong of me. There is no real excuse for that." - Brian Dennehy

"Instead of this fruitless debate about having it all, men and women should focus on what make us happy. Instead of comparing our lives with people we don't know who are making sacrifices we don't see, we should try to find the right balance between home and work life." - Lz Granderson

"Military deployments have never been something to enjoy, but the consequence of the actions, the shared nature of the sacrifices, and the nobility of the cause are invigorating. To be clear, I'm not talking about the killing and the death; rather, the sense of purpose that pervades every action, reaction, and outcome." - Pete Hegseth

"In acting, there's a type of courage you're recognized for all the time. You lose 100 pounds and play a guy with AIDS, and you get rewarded. But, in life, doing what is courageous is quiet, and no one knows about it. Courage is someone making sacrifices for their family or making selfless decisions for what they hope or feel." - Rob Lowe

"My father served 26 years in the Air Force as a pilot and a pioneer in our missile programs. I learned early about the sacrifices a family makes when a member is repeatedly deployed, and also the fulfillment that comes from serving our country. My brother, my son and I all became Marines." - Jim Webb

"That's why I'm so passionate about making music for movies because you dive in and find the best ideas to bring tolife a collective piece of art. ... [Composing] is not a job for me. And that explains why I never stop. Even though it's tough on your body and your brain and the sacrifices you have to make, what can I do? I'm passionate about it so I never stop." - Alexandre Desplat

"If you want to do creative work, there are tremendous sacrifices involved, and tremendous financial sacrifices too. It requires dedication and solitude." - Joyce Johnson

"But there were some things I believed in. Some things I had faith in. And faith isn't about perfect attendance to services, or how much money you put on the little plate. It isn't about going skyclad to the Holy Rites, or meditating each day upon the divine. Faith is about what you do. It's about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It's about making sacrifices for the good of others - even when there's not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are." - Jim Butcher

"Time is the thing. A show like this pulls all your time away from you. Usually I'll get home from work on a Saturday about 10am (after doing night shooting) and I'll sleep until Saturday afternoon. Saturday night and Sunday I'm usually feeling wiped out and I've not seen Holly all week. It's a pretty full-on life, but what do you do? I love my work and there are sacrifices." - Alex O'Loughlin

"Yes and no. Because America has only about 1 percent of the population serving in the military, it is hard for many civilians to understand the sacrifices military families make. However, my experience is that after the Vietnam War, the public learned that they should support the military whether or not they support the war. You've seen that outpouring of support for the veterans of both Iraq and Afghanistan." - Steve Stivers

"After Nicholas hung up the phone, he watched his mother carry buckets and garden tools across the couch grass toward a bed that would, come spring, be brightly ablaze as tropical coral with colorful arctotis, impatiens, and petunias. Katherine dug with hard chopping strokes, pulling out wandering jew and oxalis, tossing the uprooted weeds into a black pot beside her. The garden will be beautiful, he thought. But how do the weeds feel about it? Sacrifices must be made." - Stephen M. Irwin

"Morality has in the past made progress when we broadened the category of things we weren't permitted to harm (animals, 'infidels'); saw through some delusions and rationalisations about what harms are good for people themselves (prison punishment, hysterectomies for unhappy 1950s wives); and readjusted our for-the-good of others criteria so as to demand only reasonable sacrifices (ceasing to use children as handy chimney sweeps)." - Catherine Wilson

"The difference between an admirer and a follower still remains, no matter where you are. The admirer never makes any true sacrifices. He always plays it safe. Though in words, phrases, songs, he is inexhaustible about how highly he prizes Christ, he renounces nothing, gives up nothing, will not reconstruct his life, will not be what he admires, and will not let his life express what it is he supposedly admires." - Soren Kierkegaard

"One of the many, many things I hate about war is how it trivializes the personal. The big themes, the broad sweep, the emergency measures, the national identity, all the things that a particular kind of man with a particular kind of power urge adores, these are the things that become important. War gives the lie to the personal, drowns it in meetings, alarms, sacrifices. The personal is only allowed to return as death." - Jeanette Winterson

"Time is the thing. A show like this pulls all your time away from you. Usually I'll get home from work on a Saturday about 10am (after doing night shooting) and I'll sleep until Saturday afternoon. Saturday night and Sunday I'm usually feeling wiped out and I've not seen Holly all week. It's a pretty full-on life, but what do you do? I love my work and there are sacrifices." - Alex Oloughlin

"The pre-history of our species is hag-ridden with episodes of nightmarish ignorance and calamity, for which religion used to identify, not just the wrong explanation, but the wrong culprit. Human sacrifices were made preeminently in times of epidemics, useless prayers were uttered, bogus miracles attested to, and scapegoats - such as Jews or heretics or witches - hunted down and burned." - Christopher Hitchens

"If you really love one another, you will not be able to avoid making sacrifices." - Mother Teresa

"Our ideals, like the gods of old, are constantly demanding human sacrifices." - George Bernard Shaw

"A man who sacrifices for his wife and serves her becomes much more attractive to her." - Jimmy Evans

"Some of us weren't born for rewards, Froi. We were born for sacrifices." - Melina Marchetta

"...we understand only the individual's capacity to make sacrifices for the community, for his fellow men." - Adolf Hitler

"Love between man and woman cannot be built without sacrifices and self-denial." - Pope John Paul Ii

"No man achieves great success who is unwilling to make personal sacrifices." - Napoleon Hill

"Christianity is haunted by the theory of a God with a craving for bloody sacrifices." - John B S Haldane

"God sacrifices himself for man and puts himself where only man deserves to be." - John Stott

"Republics, like individuals, who are benefited by personal sacrifices, are proverbially ungrateful." - Epes Sargent

"When we make little sacrifices we like to have them appreciated, at least..." - Louisa May Alcott

"Quiet moves often make a stronger impression than a wild combination with heavy sacrifices." - Mikhail Tal

"Empowered women who reach tough or unconventional positions make CHOICES not sacrifices" - Kiran Bedi

"It is the responsibility of the living to make meaningful the sacrifices of the dead." - Stephen R Donaldson

"A people without the memories of heroic suffering and sacrifices are a people without a history." - John Brown Gordon

"The happiness of married life depends upon making small sacrifices with readiness and cheerfulness." - John Selden

"But sometimes, in order to win, you have to make sacrifices." - Jodi Picoult

"Sacrifices are not in vain. At the end, everything will pay off." - Gabby Douglas

"Become strong again in spirit, strong in will, strong in endurance, strong to bear all sacrifices" - Adolf Hitler

"As often as we do good, we offer sacrifices to God." - Aristotle

"Taking somebody's sacrifices is like taking counterfeit money. You're only the poorer." - Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"Time and energy. Those are the most valuable sacrifices leaders can make." - Simon Sinek

"Any religion which sacrifices women to the brutality of men is no religion." - Julia Ward Howe

"When you are willing to make sacrifices for a great cause, you will never be alone." - Coretta Scott King

"War should only be used for a policy worth its sacrifices." - Otto Von Bismarck

"Businesses are successful because someone makes the sacrifices other are unwilling to." - Kim Ki-jung

"With relatively few exceptions, the novel sacrifices too much, for me, on the altar of plot." - David Shields

"I know that sacrifices have to be made to play with good teams." - Chris Bosh

"The beauty of a game of chess is usually assessed according to the sacrifices it contains." - Rudolf Spielmann

"Everybody sacrifices something in an attempt to reach what they think society wants." - Shawn Johnson

"No matter what, if you're a parent, you have to make sacrifices." - Billie Joe Armstrong

"I think every touring musician sacrifices aspects of their life to do it." - Joshua James Alphonse Franceschi

"In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar, a custom which is still continued." - Helen Rowland

"In the Gita continuous concentration on God is the king of sacrifices." - Mahatma Gandhi

"True worship has less to do with offering sacrifices than with being a sacrifice ourselves." - Mike Mason

"He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes." - Proverbs

"Love doesn't please itself by seeking revenge. Love sacrifices itself for the good of others." - Kerrelyn Sparks

"The ambitious sacrifices all to what he terms honor, as the miser all to money." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"Security is a false God. Begin to make sacrifices to it and you are lost." - Paul Bowles

"I don't feel I made any sacrifices at all. I'm doing my best to juggle." - Aaliyah

"Nobody's more mindful of the sacrifices of our troops than those of us that command them." - John Abizaid

"And it is essential that in fighting terrorism, sacrifices should not be made on democracy." - Bulent Ecevit

"We must never forget or diminish the sacrifices of those who gave everything for this nation." - Jim Walsh

"Repaying the debt of these ultimate sacrifices seems nearly impossible but we must try." - Michael N Castle

"You make sacrifices to become a mother, but you really find yourself and your soul." - Mariska Hargitay

"Nothing so much enhances a good as to make sacrifices for it." - George Santayana

"People want to make sacrifices but they don't want to be sacrificed." - Helle Thorning-Schmidt

"Humility is the altar upon which God wishes that we should offer Him His sacrifices." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"In art as in life the valid sacrifices are those that bring no income." - Jean Rostand

"In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar - a practice which is still continued." - Helen Rowland

"When times are tough, public employees should have to make the same sacrifices as everyone else." - Robert Reich

"Years at sea probably explains why I'm single. But every person in the military makes sacrifices." - Sarah West

"People want to make sacrifices but they don't want to be sacrificed." - Helle Thorningschmidt

"I'm a married man and I've got two children, and you have to do sacrifices." - Glenn Tipton

"I take care of military families. Their sacrifices are very real." - Mark Vonnegut

"We all have choices we have to make, and with those choices come certain sacrifices." - Hill Harper

"I think that you can honour the sacrifices of a common soldier without glorifying war." - Geraldine Brooks

"The price of success: hard work, patience, and a few sacrifices." - Edward Bok

"Sometimes in life you have to make a decision and make sacrifices." - Debi Mazar

"Anything that endures over time sacrifices its ability to make an impression." - Robert Musil

"When you're young, you don't realize the sacrifices that people are making for you." - Bobby Orr

"Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. To make victory certain, we would have to march into Washington and dictate the terms of peace in the White House. I wonder if our politicians, among whom armchair arguments about war are being glibly bandied about in the name of state politics, have confidence as to the final outcome and are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices." - Isoroku Yamamoto

"Would we codify the laws that should reign in households, and whose daily transgression annoys and mortifies us, and degrades our household life, we must adorn every day with sacrifices. Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Man has his being in truth-if he sacrifices truth he sacrifices himself. Whoever betrays truth betrays himself. It is not a question of lying-but of acting against one's conviction." - Novalis

"It is unjust, and sometimes very untrue, though it is a common theory, to hold that it is sacrifices which make the beauty of a combination, and that the combination is prettier by the magnitude of the sacrifices." - Eugene Znosko-Borovsky

"While I do not hesitate to applaud certain aspects of the resolution honoring the sacrifices of our courageous soldiers who are risking their lives in Iraq, I cannot be supportive of capitalizing on these very sacrifices for political gain." - Ed Pastor

"My belief is firm in a law of compensation. The true rewards are ever in proportion to the labor and sacrifices made. This is one of the reasons why I feel certain that of all my inventions, the Magnifying Transmitter will prove most important and valuable to future generations. I am prompted to this prediction not so much by thoughts of the commercial and industrial revolution which it will surely bring about, but of the humanitarian consequences of the many achievements it makes possible. Considerations of mere utility weigh little in the balance against the higher benefits of civilization." - Nikola Tesla



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