Dag Hammarskjöld

Dag Hammarskjöld

Swedish diplomat

Lived from: 1905-1961

Category: Politics

Quotes: Dag Hammarskjöld

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    In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us.
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    ''To forgive oneself? No, that doesn't work: we have to be forgiven. But we can only believe this is possible if we ourselves can forgive.
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    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.
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    Friendship needs no words...
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    If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.
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    In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.
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    It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
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    It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.
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    Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away.
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    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.
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    Maturity: among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.
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    Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions.
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    Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only those who keep their eye fixed on the far horizon will find their right road.
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    Never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
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    Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
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