Dag Hammarskjold Quotes

Dag Hammarskjold Quotes: The dizziness in the face of les espaces infinis--only overcome if we dare to gaze into them without any protection. And accept them as the reality before which we must justify our existence. For this is the truth we must reach to live, that everything is and we just in it.
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Dag Hammarskjold Quote: Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict.
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Quotes about Dag Hammarskjold: The truth is so simple that it is regarded as a pretentious banality.
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Quote about Dag Hammarskjold: It is not the Soviet Union or indeed any other big Powers who need the United Nations for their protection. It is all the others. In this sense, the Organization is first of all their Organization and I deeply believe in the wisdom with which they will be able to use it and guide it. I shall remain in my post during the term of my office as a servant of the Organization in the interests of all those other nations, as long as they wish me to do so.
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Dag Hammarskjold Sayings: It is not the repeated mistakes, the long succession of petty betrayals--though, God knows, they would give cause enough for anxiety and self-contempt--but the huge elementary mistake, the betrayal of that within me which is greater than I--in complacent adjustment to alien demands.
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Dag Hammarskjold Saying: I don't know Who, or what, put the question, I don't know when it was put. I don't even remember answering. But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone, or Something,and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal.
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Sayings about Dag Hammarskjold: At some moment I did answer
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Saying about Dag Hammarskjold: So rests the sky against the earth. The dark still tarn in the lap of the forest. As a husband embraces his wife's body in faithful tenderness, so the bare ground and trees are embraced by the still, high, light of the morning. I feel an ache of longing to share in this embrace, to be united and absorbed. A longing like carnal desire, but directed towards earth, water, sky, and returned by the whispers of the trees, the fragrance of the soil, the caresses of the wind, the embrace of water and light. Content? No, no, no - but refreshed, rested - while waiting.
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Dag Hammarskjold Quotes: 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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Dag Hammarskjold Quote: It is not we who seek the Way, but the Way which seeks us. That is why you are faithful to it, even while you stand waiting, so long as you are prepared, and act the moment you are confronted by its demands.
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Quotes about Dag Hammarskjold: When you have reached the point where you no longer expect a response, you will at last be able to give in such a way that the other is able to receive, and be grateful. When Love has matured and, through a dissolution of the self into light, become a radiance, then shall the Lover be liberated from dependence upon the Beloved, and the Beloved also be made perfect by being liberated from the Lover.
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Quote about Dag Hammarskjold: 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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Dag Hammarskjold Sayings: 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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Dag Hammarskjold Saying: At every moment you choose yourself. But do you choose *your* self? Body and soul contain a thousand possibilities out of which you can build many I's. But in one of them is there a congruence of the elector and the elected. Only one--which you will never find until you have excluded all those superficial and fleeting possibilities of being and doing with which you toy, out of curiosity or wonder or greed, and which hinder you from casting anchor in the experience of the mystery of life, and the consciousness of the talent entrusted to you which is your *I*.
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Sayings about Dag Hammarskjold: The life of simplicity is simple, but it opens to us a book in which we never get beyond the first syllable.
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Saying about Dag Hammarskjold: Humility before the flower at the timber line is the gate which gives access to the path up the open fell.
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Dag Hammarskjold Quotes: Never let success hide its emptiness from you, achievement its nothingness, toil its desolation. And so...keep alive the incentive to push on further, that pain in the soul which drives us beyond ourselves...Do not look back. And do not dream about the future, either. It will neither give you back the past, nor satisfy your other daydreams. Your duty, your reward - your destiny - are here and now.
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Dag Hammarskjold Quote: It is more important to understand the ground of your own behavior than to understand the motives of another.
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