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Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top.
by Dag Hammarskjold

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

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

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

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

 

Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided.
a mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world,
and the course of human history, have meaning.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Only he deserves power who every day justifies it.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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To forgive oneself? No, that doesn't work:
we have to be forgiven.
But we can only believe this is possible if we ourselves can forgive.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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

We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny.
But what we put into it is ours.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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

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

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

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

In the last analysis, it is our conception of death
which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us.
- Dag Hammarskjold

I never discuss discussions.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Do not seek death.
Death will find you.
But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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

It is easy to be nice, even to an enemy -
from lack of character.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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.
- Dag Hammarskjold

I believe that we should die with decency so that at
least decency will survive.
- Dag Hammarskjold

If even dying is to be made a social function,
then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe
without disturbing the party.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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

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.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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

The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are,
the more leisure we have.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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

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

Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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

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

It is more noble to give yourself completely to one
individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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

Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history.
And they will have to accept its verdict.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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

I am the vessel.
The draft is God's.
And God is the thirsty one.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Everything will be all right - you know when? When people,
just people, stop thinking of the United Nations as
a weird Picasso abstraction and see it as a drawing they made themselves.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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

God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity,
but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance,
renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.
- Dag Hammarskjold

The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how
historical truth is established;
once an allegation has been repeated a few times,
it is no longer an allegation, it is an established fact,
even if no evidence has been brought out in order to support it.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Time always seems long to the child who is waiting -
for Christmas,
for next summer, for becoming a grownup:
long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day.
- Dag Hammarskjold

There is a point at which everything becomes simple
and there is no longer any question of choice,
because all you have staked will be lost if you look back.
Life's point of no return.
- Dag Hammarskjold

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.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Your body must become familiar with its death -
in all its possible forms and degrees -
as a self-evident,
imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards
the goal you have found worthy of your life.
- Dag Hammarskjold

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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