Dag Hammarskjold Quotes

Most popular Dag Hammarskjold Quotes

A mature man is his own judge.
— Dag Hammarskjold
Alone.  But loneliness can be a communion.

loneliness

If only I may grow firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer.
— Dag Hammarskjold

self-improvement

For all that has been — thanks. For all that will be — yes.
— Dag Hammarskjold

positive

Never "for the sake of piece and quiet" deny your convictions.
— Dag Hammarskjold

values

In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.

action

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

principles

Friendship needs no words—it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
— Dag Hammarskjold

friendship

We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.
— Dag Hammarskjold
Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.
— Dag Hammarskjold

health

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

dignity

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

prayer

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.

loneliness

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.
— Dag Hammarskjold

attitude

Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled again made clean.

forgiveness

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.
— Dag Hammarskjold

forgiveness

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

future

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.
— Dag Hammarskjold

goals

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.
— Dag Hammarskjold

peace