Wednesday, April 2, 2008

ON MATTERS OF SACRIFICE

Two views:
Success, wealth and celebrity gained and kept for private interest is a small thing. It makes us comfortable, eases the material hardships our children will bear, purchases a fleeting regard for our lives, yet not the self-respect that, in the end, matters most. But sacrifice for a cause greater than yourself, and you invest your life with the eminence of that cause, your self-respect assured.

John McCain
Address at the Naval Academy
April 2, 2008
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It only stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.

Ayn Rand

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The key is voluntary sacrifice.
Forced sacrifice has no meaning.

Ayn Rand is a little bitchy on this one.

:)
xo