Facts about Dag Hammarskjold Sweden Flag

Summary

Dag Hammarskjold was a famous Diplomat from Sweden, who lived between July 29, 1905 and September 18, 1961. He became 56 years old.

Biography

He died in a plane crash on 18 september 1961 in Ndola (Northern Rhodesia), now Zambia. The plane came from Leopoldville in the Congo when it crashed near Ndola in Northern Rhodesia.

Hammarskjold was elected to the UN Secretary General in 1953. He followed the Norwegian Trygve Lie, the first held the position. Lie said Hammarskjold took over "the world's most impossible job".

On this record was Hammarskjold through the critical years the opportunity to use his diplomatic skills. He negotiated the release of 15 American soldiers who were captured by China during the Korean War. He solved a number of conflicts in the Congo, Palestine, Israel and Cambodia. For his efforts was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Hammarskjold postmortem in 1961. It's the only time that the prize has been awarded to someone after their death. The rules have since been changed, so this is no longer possible.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac leo, who is known for Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative. Our collection contains 45 quotes who is written / told by Dag, under the main topics: Forgiveness, Friendship, Nature.

Related authors: Trygve Lie

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dag_Hammarskj%C3%B6ld

Famous quotes by Dag Hammarskjold (45)


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"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"
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"The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have"
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"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"
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"Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict"
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"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"
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"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?"
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"The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside"
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"It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity"
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"It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity"
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"It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses"
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"It is easy to be nice, even to an enemy - from lack of character"
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"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"
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"In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us"
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"If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer"
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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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"I never discuss discussions"
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"I believe that we should die with decency so that at least decency will survive"
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"I am the vessel. The draft is God's. And God is the thirsty one"
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"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"
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""Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights"
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"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"
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"Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment"
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"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"
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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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"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"
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"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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"Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them"
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"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"
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"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"
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"We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours"
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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"
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"Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines"
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"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"
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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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"Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard"
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"Only he deserves power who every day justifies it"
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"Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions"
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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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"Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions"
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"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"
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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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"Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away"
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"Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness"
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"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"
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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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