80 Total Quotes

Dag Hammarskjold Quotes

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
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#Dying

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Never, "for the sake of peace and quiet," deny your own experience or convictions
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#Conviction

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Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions.
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#Swedish Diplomat #Conviction

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I never discuss discussions.
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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.
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Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.
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#Ability #Swedish Diplomat

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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.
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#Fatigue

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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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#Swedish Diplomat #Height

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If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer.
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The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.
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#Swedish Diplomat #Dignity

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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.
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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.
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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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'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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#Believe

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I believe that we should die with decency so that at least decency will survive.
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#Swedish Diplomat #Believe

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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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We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.
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The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have.
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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.
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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.
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#Swedish Diplomat #Anguish

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"Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights
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#Fear

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