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Self-sacrifice is the giving up of one's own benefit for the good of others.
- Lord Goring: ...self-sacrifice is a thing that should be put down by law. It is so demoralising to the people for whom one sacrifices oneself. They always go to the bad.
- Unquestionably society ought to be so organised as to render self-sacrifice superfluous, for as long as men exist who are ready and willing to make sacrifices, so long will egoists take advantage of these sacrifices.
- Garrigue Masaryk, Thomas (1919), The Spirit of Russia, II, pp. 15–16