29 Best Self-Denial Quotes For Great Sacrifice

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Get here the list of some best inspirational quotes about self-denial that will motivate you to make great sacrifices.

Best Quotes About Self-Denial

1. “One is happy once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.” ― George Sand

2. “Self-denial is not denying to ourselves luxuries such as chocolates, cakes, cigarettes, and cocktails (although it might include this); it is actually denying or disowning ourselves, renouncing our supposed right to go our own way.” ― John R.W. Stott

3. “If you always want to have whatever you want any time you want it with no delays, and denial of self, you would end up ruining your life.” ― Sunday Adelaja

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4. “The strongest person is not the one who is able to do something, but the one who is able not to do what he has the power to do. This self-denial is the unique way to usher in God’s kingdom and to realize the kingdom life.” ― Witness Lee

5. “Sometimes it seems safer to hold it all in, where the only person who can judge is yourself.” ― Sarah Dessen

6. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ― Melody Beattie

7. “We pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety, and discouragement.” ― Lucy Maud Montgomery

8. “One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.” ― George Sand

9. “The attempt to escape from pain, is what creates more pain.” ― Gabor Maté

10. “There can only be two basic loves… the love of God unto the forgetfulness of self, or the love of self unto the forgetfulness and denial of God.” ― St. Augustine

Inspirational Self-Denial Quotes

11. “No boundary or barrier surrounds the heart of a person that loves their self and others.” ― Shannon L. Alder

12. “Confidence turns into pride only when you are in denial of your mistakes.” ― Criss Jami

13. “Noble disappointment, noble self-denial are not to be admired, not even to be pardoned, if they bring bitterness. It is one thing to enter the kingdom of heaven maim; another to maim yourself and stay without.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

14. “Love between man and woman cannot be built without sacrifices and self-denial.” ― John Paul II

15. “The tragedy of the poor is that they can afford nothing but self-denial.” ― Oscar Wilde

16. “The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment.” ― John MacArthur

17. “Take away from love the fullness of self-surrender, the completeness of personal commitment, and what remains will be a total denial and negation of it.” ― Pope John Paul II

18. “The only way to go beyond work is through work. It is not that work itself is valuable; we surmount work by work. The real value of work lies in the strength of self-denial.” ― Kōbō Abe

19. “I have now concentrated all my prayers into one, and that one prayer is this, that I may die to self, and live wholly to Him.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon

20. “People don’t care about being duped as long as they’re happy, which is the shortest form of happiness; hence ‘self-duplication becomes a habit.” ― Criss Jami

Famous Self-Denial Quotes

21. “Man in his spiritual pride has exchanged God’s method of self-denial for Satan’s plan of self–improvement.” ― Daniel W. Blair

22. “The day that man forgets that love is identical with sacrifice, he will ask how a God of love could demand mortification and self-denial.” ― Fulton J. Sheen

23. “The important thing is to recognize our faults, avoid self-denial, and have the courage and self-sufficiency to make constant adjustments in our lives.” ― Michael Newton

24. “Chronically dysfunctioning families are also delusional. Delusion is sincere denial.” ― John Bradshaw

25. “The point is that if the love object is divine perfection, then one’s own self is elevated by joining one’s destiny to it.” ― Ernest Becker

26. “The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the self-denial that mars our lives.” ― Oscar Wilde

27. “Spirituality is not something that comes through one encounter with God. It is the result of choosing the way of self-denial and doing God’s will consistently day after day, week after week, and year after year.” ― Zac Poonen

28. “You have sacrificed justice to mercy. You have sacrificed independence to unity. You have sacrificed reason to faith. You have sacrificed wealth to need. You have sacrificed self-esteem to self-denial. You have sacrificed happiness to duty.” ― Ayn Rand

29. “The act of self-denial seems to confer on us the right to be harsh and merciless toward others.” ― Eric Hoffer