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Dag Hammarskjold Quotes

(1905-1961), Swedish Statesman, Secretary-general of U.N.

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.

Category: Integrity

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.

Category: Loneliness

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.

Category: Maturity

Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions.

Category: Peace

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.

Category: Peace

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

Category: Possibilities

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

Category: Prayer

When the morning's freshness has been replaced by the weariness of midday, when the leg muscles give under the strain, the climb seems endless, and suddenly nothing will go quite as you wish-it is then that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.

Category: Procrastination

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

Category: Purpose

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.

Category: Purpose

Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.

Category: Reputation

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.

Category: Respectability

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.

Category: Responsibility

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

Category: Risk

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

Category: Self-talk