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Self-renunciation  n.  The act of renouncing, or setting aside, one's own wishes, claims, etc.; self-sacrifice.

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"Self-renunciation" Quotes from Famous Books

... stage, and that the moment of transition from individualism to communism had not yet arrived. Men trained under the old system, with its eager rivalry, its selfish interests, could not quite yet enter into the spirit of self-renunciation that communism demands. And Owen, therefore, was led to put his trust in education as the great moulder of the minds of men. Through this agency, he hoped, the eager rivalry, the selfish interests, the sordid love of gain, might be lost in higher, purer, more disinterested ends; and, animated ...
— The Altruist in Politics • Benjamin Cardozo

Words linked to "Self-renunciation" :   renunciation, abnegation, selflessness, forswearing, self-abnegation, denial, self-sacrifice, self-denial

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