It was sound policy; the self-abnegation helped success; the success secured personal prestige.
"Benjamin Franklin" by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
He leaves his retreat and goes all over the country, preaching abnegation and a return to Christ.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
Instead of conquering by selfishness he conquered by self-abnegation.
"Joy in Service; Forgetting, and Pressing Onward; Until the Day Dawn" by George Tybout Purves
Indeed no sacrifice, no self-abnegation, was too great for her.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
The human being, born into a world where choices must be made, must make continual abnegation.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
I made a vow of self-abnegation, which no Hindoo devotee ever more religiously kept.
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
If I lived a lifetime of meekness and self-abnegation, you would never forget that affair of the lease.
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Her modesty and self-abnegation were not, so far as any one knew, the result of principle.
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
Such a thorough individual abnegation I never knew.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
His self-abnegation, his young heroism made him for the moment as finely luminous as she was.
"Sally of Missouri" by R. E. Young