Self-Sacrifice Quotes (5 quotes)
Few men live lives of more devoted self-sacrifice than the family physician, but he may become so completely absorbed in work that leisure is unknown . More than most men he feels the tragedy of isolationthat inner isolation so well expressed in Matthew Arnolds line We mortal millions live alone.
How much easier is self-sacrifice than self-realization!
I am curious in a super-apish way. I like finding out things. That is all that the noble self-sacrificing devotion to truth of 99-44/100% of all scientists amounts tosimple curiosity. That is the spirit in which nearly all productive scientific research is carried on.
Like the furtive collectors of stolen art, we [cell biologists] are forced to be lonely admirers of spectacular architecture, exquisite symmetry, dramas of violence and death, mobility, self-sacrifice and, yes, rococo sex.
Science is but a feeble means for motivating life. It enlightens men, but fails to arouse them to deeds of self-sacrifice and devotion. It dispels ignorance, but it never launched a crusade. It gives aid in the struggle with the hard surroundings of life, but it does not inform us to what end we struggle, or whether the struggle is worth while. Intelligence can do little more than direct.