Dag Hammarskjold Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dag hammarskjold quotes, dag hammarskjold sayings, and dag hammarskjold proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.      

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

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Never "for the sake of peace and quiet" deny your own experience or convictions.     

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

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

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

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

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Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.     

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Setbacks in trying to realize the ideal do not prove that the ideal is at fault.     

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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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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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Trees quiver in the wind, sailing on a sea of mistout of earshot.     

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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.      

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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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Perhaps a great love is never returned.     

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Unless there is a spiritual renaissance, the world will know no peace.     

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The UN wasn’t created to take mankind into paradise, but rather, to save humanity from hell.     

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

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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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Creative people have to be fed from the divine source.     

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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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