for (one's) (own) sake

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for (one's) (own) sake

Out of regard or respect for someone or oneself; for the benefit, advantage, or good of oneself or another person. For my own sake, I'm going to take a few extra days off at Christmas to spend with my family. For Jonathan's sake, we need to be sure to find a restaurant that is sensitive to peanut allergies.
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for someone (or something's) sake

 and for the sake of someone or something
for the purpose or benefit of someone or something; to satisfy the demands of someone or something. I made a meatless dinner for John's sake; he's a vegetarian. The teacher repeated the assignment for the sake of the slower students.
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for one's (own) sake

for one's good or benefit; in honor of someone. I have to earn a living for my family's sake. I did it for my mother's sake.
See also: for, sake
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
One would naturally give that for one's own sake, for the sake of the ship, for the love of the life of one's choice; not for the sake of the reward.
Understanding ends as ends is essential to the freedom Aristotle describes as "existing for one's own sake." Freedom is revealed in action, but it is not the capacity to act but the capacity to think that is essential for the free agent; action flows from thought.
So, in human action even more so than in animate action, the ability to move oneself parallels the ability to act for one's own sake. The human is most fully the originator of her own action because she originates its initial judgment; simultaneously, and for the same reason, she is most fully the one who acts for her own sake.
The Cut was not commissioned by anyone, one of the benefits of having enough money to write for one's own sake, he admits.
One can't be holy for one's own sake; the best of our own holiness is rags before God.
Better to follow the example of a Thoreau or John the Baptist, and make one's statement for one's own sake, crying out in the desert.
Kelley locates the source of the problem in the doctrine of altruism, in Ayn Rand's sense of the term, that is, the view that one has no right to exist for one's own sake and that self-sacrifice is the highest duty or virtue.
We may love the beloved for the sake of the beloved (agape), for one's own sake (eros), and for the sake of the relationship one has with the beloved (philia).
A decentering of the self allows a person to want what is good for the other's sake rather than for one's own sake.