Dag Hammarskjold

1905 - 1961

A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on strength, body, soul, muscle, and balance

The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the body's total strength in a bold balance. Shall my soul meet so severe a curve, journeying on its way to form?

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on life, strength, and fear

Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjold on sacrifice, life, sincere, disciplined, incorruptible, and man

Smiling, sincere, incorruptible -
His body disciplined and limber.
A man who had become what he could,
And was what he was--
Ready at any moment to gather everything
Into one simple sacrifice.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

Source: Markings, The enduring Spiritual Classic, translated from the Swedish by Leif Sjoberg & W. H. Auden, pg. 2

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on strength, life, and feat

Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible--not to have run away.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

Source: Markings, The Enduring Spiritual Classic, translated from the Swedish by Leif Sjoberg & W. H. Auden, pg.4

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on devil, house, empty, door, and guest

The devils enter uninvited when the house stands empty. For other kinds of guests, you have to first open the door.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

Source: Markings, The Enduring Spiritual Classic, translated from the Swedish by Leif Sjoberg & W. H. Auden, pg. 7

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on love, unreciprocated, giving, loneliness, and insight

Perhaps a great love is never returned. Had it been given warmth and shelter by its counterpart in the Other, perhaps it would have been hindered from ever growing to maturity.
It "gives" us nothing.
But in its world of loneliness it leads us up to the summits with wide vistas - of great insights.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

Source: Markings, The Enduring Spiritual Classic, translated from the Swedish by Leif Sjoberg & W. H. Auden, pg. 32

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on falsehood, truth, cruel, cruelty, animal, self, and true self

You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind.  He who wants to keep his garden tidy does not reserve a plot for weeds.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on life, being present, and now

For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, 'Yes'!

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on leader, position, duty, living, life, guide others, loving, exemplary life, and responsibility

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.

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

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A Quote by Dag Hammarskjöld on goals, attainable, mountain, top, measure, and achieve

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

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 - 1961)

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