On this Memorial Day, I am reminded that it is sacrifice, not entitlement, that creates a strong nation and leaves a lasting legacy. Here are some of my favorite quotes about sacrifice:
“The Seven Social Sins are: Wealth without work; pleasure without conscience; knowledge without character; commerce without morality; science without humanity; worship without sacrifice; politics without principle.” – Frederick Lewis Donaldson, quoting Ghandi
“Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.” – Napoleon Hill
“Love is more than a noun – it is a verb; it is more than a feeling – it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.” – William Arthur Ward
“The most sublime act is to set another before you.” – William Blake
“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
“We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.” – Theodore Roosevelt