C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


You cannot win without sacrifice.

Charles Buxton.

It is easier to sacrifice great than little things.


Who lives for humanity, must be content to lose himself.

O. B. Frothingham.

Upon such sacrifices the gods themselves throw incense.


It is what we give up, not what we lay up, that adds to our lasting store.

Hosea Ballou.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.


What you most repent of is a lasting sacrifice made under an impulse of good-nature. The goodness goes; the sacrifice sticks.

Charles Buxton.

Teach self-denial, and make its practice pleasurable, and you create for the world a destiny more sublime than ever issued from the brain of the wildest dreamer.

Sir Walter Scott.

A good man not only forbears those gratifications which are forbidden by reason and religion, but even restrains himself in unforbidden instances.


Our virtues are clearer to us the more we have had to suffer for them. It is the same with our children. All profound affection admits a sacrifice.


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.


The great foundation of civil virtue is self-denial; and there is no one above the necessities of life but has opportunities of exercising that noble quality, and doing as much as his circumstances will bear for the ease and convenience of other men.


The opportunities of making great sacrifices for the good of mankind are of rare occurrence; and he who remains inactive till it is in his power to confer signal benefits or yield important services is in imminent danger of incurring the doom of the slothful servant.

Robert Hall.