Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.

- Aesop

The smaller the mind, the greater the conceit.

- Aesop

It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.

- Aesop

He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.

- Aesop

God helps them that help themselves.

- Aesop

Always stop to think whether your fun may not be the cause of another’s unhappiness.

- Aesop

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

- Aesop

A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.

- Aesop

Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.

- Aesop

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.

- Aesop

If we really want something done, it is best to do it ourselves.

- Aesop

United we stand; divided we fall.

- Aesop

Necessity is the mother of invention.

- Aesop

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.

- Aesop
Sticks and stones can only break bones; but words can shatter the soul.

Sticks and stones can only break bones; but words can shatter the soul.

- Adam Savage
Don't sacrifice yourself too much...

Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.

- Karl Lagerfeld
Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things. --Georges Bataille

Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things.

- Georges Bataille
It is not sacrifice if you love what you're doing. --Mia Hamm

It is not sacrifice if you love what you’re doing.

- Mia Hamm
It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain. --Arthur Schopenhauer

It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.

- Arthur Schopenhauer
If you sacrifice liberty for security, you will lose both. — Ron Paul

If you sacrifice liberty for security, you will lose both.

- Ron Paul
There is no sense to a sacrifice after you come to feel that it is a sacrifice. --Stefan Zweig

There is no sense to a sacrifice after you come to feel that it is a sacrifice.

- Stefan Zweig
The cause of most of man’s unhappiness is sacrificing what he wants most for what he wants now.

The cause of most of man’s unhappiness is sacrificing what he wants most for what he wants now.

- Gordon B. Hinckley
Sacrifice today for tomorrow's betterment...

Sacrifice today for tomorrow’s betterment, you are willing to pay those payments with pain, because pain is just a message when you are fixing something that’s insufficient in your life.

- Greg Plitt
Sometimes you have to sacrifice your pride to really go after what you want. --Danielle Brooks

Sometimes you have to sacrifice your pride to really go after what you want.

- Danielle Brooks
You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment...

You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.

- Gordon B. Hinckley
Never let someone’s opinion become your reality....

Never let someone’s opinion become your reality. Never sacrifice who you are because someone else has a problem with it. Love who you are inside and out.

- Les Brown
Good people are like candles. They burn themselves up to give others light.

Good people are like candles. They burn themselves up to give others light.

Strong minds suffer without complaining, weak minds complain without suffering. --Lettie Cowman

Strong minds suffer without complaining, weak minds complain without suffering.

- Lettie Cowman
Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent.

Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent.

The fear of rejection puts a ceiling on your dreams...

The fear of rejection puts a ceiling on your dreams, locks doors of opportunity, and traps you inside vicious cycles of insanity.

Victory breeds hatred; the defeated lives in grief....

Victory breeds hatred; the defeated lives in grief. Whoever has renounced both the victories and defeats lives in happiness.

- Buddha
If fighting is sure to result in victory, than you must fight...

If fighting is sure to result in victory, than you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight even at the ruler’s bidding.

- Sun Tzu
Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain.

Move swift as the Wind and closely-formed as the Wood. Attack like the Fire and be still as the Mountain.

- Sun Tzu
Do not press an enemy at bay.

Do not press an enemy at bay.

- Sun Tzu
Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night

Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.

- Sun Tzu
To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy.

To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy.

- Sun Tzu
Know yourself and you will win all battles.

Know yourself and you will win all battles.

- Sun Tzu
Victory comes from finding opportunities in problems.

Victory comes from finding opportunities in problems.

- Sun Tzu
Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.

Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.

- Sun Tzu
Keep your friends close, your enemies even closer.

Keep your friends close, your enemies even closer.

- Sun Tzu
The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.

The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.

- Sun Tzu
If your opponent is of choleric temper, irritate him.

If your opponent is of choleric temper, irritate him.

- Sun Tzu
Quickness is the essence of the war.

Quickness is the essence of the war.

- Sun Tzu
Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.

Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.

- Sun Tzu
The peak efficiency of knowledge and strategy is to make conflict unnecessary.

The peak efficiency of knowledge and strategy is to make conflict unnecessary.

- Sun Tzu
Sometimes we need to loss the small battles inorder to win the war.

Sometimes we need to loss the small battles in order to win the war.

- Sun Tzu
You need the right people with you not the best people.

You need the right people with you, not the best people.

- Jack Ma
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

- William Shakespeare
Some are born mad, some achieve madness, and some have madness thrust upon 'em.

Some are born mad, some achieve madness, and some have madness thrust upon ’em.

- William Shakespeare
All's well that ends well.

All’s well that ends well.

- William Shakespeare