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Dag Hammarskjold Quotes

You dare your Yes - and experience a meaning ... You repeat your Yes - and all things acquire a meaning ... When everything has a meaning, how can you live anything but a YES.
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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

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

— Dag Hammarskjold

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

— Dag Hammarskjold

I never discuss discussions.

— Dag Hammarskjold

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

— Dag Hammarskjold

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.

— Dag Hammarskjold

A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility.

— Dag Hammarskjold

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

— Dag Hammarskjold

It is easy to be nice, even to an enemy - from lack of character.

— Dag Hammarskjold

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

— 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

The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.

— Dag Hammarskjold

Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each of us. To build for man a world without fear, we must be without fear. To build a world of justice , we must be just.

— Dag Hammarskjold

We've got to learn hard things in our lifetime, but it's love that gives you the strength. It's being nice to people and having a lot of fun and laughing harder than anything, hopefully every single day of your life.

— Dag Hammarskjold

When the morning's freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish it is then that you must not hesitate.

— Dag Hammarskjold

Respect for the word - to employ it with scrupulous care and an incorruptible heartfelt love of truth - is essential if there is to be any growth in a society or in the human race.To misuse the word is to show contempt for man. It undermines the bridges and poisons the wells. It causes Man to regress down the long path of his evolution.

— Dag Hammarskjold

Fatigue dulls the pain, but awakes enticing thoughts of death. So! that is the way in which you are tempted to overcome your loneliness
by making the ultimate escape from life.
No! It may be that death is to be your ultimate gift to life: it must not be an act of treachery against it.

— 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

This accidental meeting of possibilities calls itself I. I ask: what am I doing here? And, at once, this I becomes unreal.

— Dag Hammarskjold

Forgiving is forgetting, in spite of remembering.

— Dag Hammarskjold

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