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"By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality."
Hannah Arendt
Dag Hammarskjold Quotes
Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.
Dag Hammarskjold

Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.
Dag Hammarskjold

Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.
Dag Hammarskjold

Everything will be all right - you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves.
Dag Hammarskjold

Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is made clean again.
Dag Hammarskjold

"Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.
Dag Hammarskjold

Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
Dag Hammarskjold

God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.
Dag Hammarskjold

I am the vessel. The draft is God's. And God is the thirsty one.
Dag Hammarskjold

I believe that we should die with decency so that at least decency will survive.
Dag Hammarskjold

I don't know Who - or what - put the question, I don't know when it was put. I don't even remember answering. But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone - or Something - and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal.
Dag Hammarskjold

I never discuss discussions.
Dag Hammarskjold

If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.
Dag Hammarskjold

In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us.
Dag Hammarskjold

Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up.
Dag Hammarskjold

It is a little bit humiliating when I have to say that Chou En-lai to me appears as the most superior brain I have so far met in the field of foreign politics. so much more dangerous than you imagine because he is so much better a man than you have ever admitted.
Dag Hammarskjold

It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
Dag Hammarskjold

It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.
Dag Hammarskjold

Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away.
Dag Hammarskjold

Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy.
Dag Hammarskjold

Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.
Dag Hammarskjold

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.
Dag Hammarskjold

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
Dag Hammarskjold

Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
Dag Hammarskjold

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
Dag Hammarskjold

The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established; once an allegation has been repeated a few times, it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact, even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it.
Dag Hammarskjold

The big, shoe-thumping fellow continues as a dark thunderhead to threaten all unrepentant non-Communists with hail and thunder.
Dag Hammarskjold

The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?
Dag Hammarskjold

The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being.
Dag Hammarskjold

The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.
Dag Hammarskjold

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
Dag Hammarskjold

The myths have always condemned those who "looked back." Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision.
Dag Hammarskjold

The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
Dag Hammarskjold

There is a point at which everything becomes simple and there is no longer any question of choice, because all you have staked will be lost if you look back. Life's point of no return.
Dag Hammarskjold

Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict.
Dag Hammarskjold

Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.
Dag Hammarskjold

We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.
Dag Hammarskjold

What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.
Dag Hammarskjold

Your body must become familiar with its death - in all its possible forms and degrees - as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life.
Dag Hammarskjold

Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them.
Dag Hammarskjold

Your position never gives you the right to command. It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life that others can receive your orders without being humiliated.
Dag Hammarskjold

Type:
Diplomat
Date of Birth:
1905-07-29
Year of Death:
1961
Nationality:
Swedish
 

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