Sacrifice For Others Quotes (26 quotes)
Six true stories of sacrifice
And, indeed, in almost every culture since the beginning of time, sacrificing your own life in order that others may live has been regarded as the ultimate act of courage and selflessness. But, over the course of history, some remarkable people have done just this — they have given up their lives in the hope that other people will be able to carry on living. And yet, there have been numerous examples of this happening. Sometimes in order to further a cause greater than themselves. Here we salute ten individuals, or small groups of individuals, who sacrificed it all.
In , he left his wife, family, and job and began to wander the streets of India, but he decided that wasn't enough. He raised his arm and kept it there. Now, 42 years later, it's completely useless as an appendage, but has become a source of inspiration for other Hindus. At the end of every work day, Hachik? One day in , the man suffered a brain hemorrhage and died. For nine years, Hachik?
Watson's family shared her story with the President of the Southern Baptist For some people, self-sacrifice to serve others is a way of life.
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Kathy Poe and Esther Kim were best friends. They were also competing to represent the US in taekwondo at the Sydney Olympics. Working through separate sides of the draw they both made it to the final of the Olympic trials. Whichever of them won would go to the Games. Then came an incredible act of friendship.
Karl Smallwood , Updated June 20, Listverse has already covered nine people and one dog who made the ultimate sacrifice in the process of saving a human life. But when we looked into the subject more thoroughly, we found that the world is apparently chock-full of people willing to lay down their lives for their fellow man. There are so many of them, in fact, that we decided to write another list to share their inspiring stories. The situation was as follows: a chamber housing a huge piece of radioactive carbon was in danger of melting right through the floor into a pool of water. If that had happened, it would have caused a massive steam explosion which in turn would have forced thousands of tons of radioactive material into the air. It was quickly decided that someone needed to drain the pool, in order to save the lives of potentially millions of human beings.