Dag Hammarskjold Biography

Dag Hammarskjold, Diplomat
Born asDag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld
Known asDag Hammarskjöld
Occup.Diplomat
FromSweden
BornJuly 29, 1905
Jönköping, Sweden
DiedSeptember 18, 1961
Ndola, Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia)
CausePlane crash
Aged56 years
Dag Hammarskjöld was born upon July 29, 1905, in Jönköping, Sweden, right into an influential as well as well-educated family. His daddy, Hjalmar Hammarskjöld, was a remarkable political leader, having worked as Sweden's Prime Minister in between 1914 and 1917. Dag was significantly influenced by his dad's political career and also the household's commitment to civil service.

Hammarskjöld started his scholastic job at Uppsala University in 1923, finishing with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1925. He after that sought further studies in business economics, regulation, and government at Stockholm College, where he made his doctorate in business economics in 1934. Throughout his academic career, Hammarskjöld was identified as an outstanding student as well as scholar, making countless awards as well as honors.

By the mid-1930s, Hammarskjöld made a smooth change from academic community to civil service, joining the Swedish Ministry of Financing. In 1936, he was appointed as the Principal Financial expert and ultimately was assigned Undersecretary of the Ministry in 1941. Hammarskjöld contributed in nurturing and maintaining Sweden's economic situation, even throughout the turbulent years of The second world war. His economic competence, integrated with his diplomatic skills, made him a key number in Sweden's federal government.

In 1949, Hammarskjöld was appointed as the Swedish Ambassador to the United Nations, where he rapidly obtained a track record for his intellectual prowess, bargaining abilities, and also integrity. In 1953, he was elected as the 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN). As Secretary-General, he focused on peacekeeping initiatives, enhancing the UN's existence around the world, especially in conflict-ridden regions. He played a major role in solving the Suez Canal Dilemma of 1956, managing the successful withdrawal of worldwide forces from the area.

Hammarskjöld's period as Secretary-General was marked by his belief in impartiality and non-violence. He sought to protect the freedom of developing countries and promoted the peaceful resolution of global conflicts. He was a steadfast advocate for worldwide disarmament and was particularly worried about the risks presented by nuclear tools.

In 1960, the Congo Crisis emerged, posturing a considerable obstacle for the UN as well as Hammarskjöld's management. As the situation intensified, Hammarskjöld made several trips to Africa to resolve the crisis directly. On September 18, 1961, while en route to the Congo for settlements, Hammarskjöld's aircraft collapsed under mystical situations, causing his untimely fatality at the age of 56.

Though his life was tragically cut short, Dag Hammarskjöld's contributions to globe peace and diplomacy continue to be really felt today. He was posthumously awarded the Nobel Tranquility Prize in 1961 in recognition of his dedication to the ideals of the United Nations. Hammarskjöld's honesty, dedication to discussion, as well as quest of international harmony continue to influence diplomats and globe leaders who adhere to in his footsteps.

Our collection contains 45 quotes who is written / told by Dag, under the main topics: Nature - Friendship - Forgiveness.

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45 Famous quotes by Dag Hammarskjold

Small: Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off
"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"
Small: If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer
"If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer"
Small: The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outs
"The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside"
Small: God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when ou
"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"
Small: Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness
"Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness"
Small: Freedom from fear could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights
""Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights"
Small: Forgiveness is the answer to the childs dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again,
"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"
Small: Everything will be all right - you know when? When people, just people, stop thinking of the United Nat
"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"
Small: Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment
"Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment"
Small: Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. a mystery not contrary to reason, for it
"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"
Small: Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon
"Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon"
Small: A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which al
"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"
Small: Your position never gives you the right to command. It only imposes on you the duty of so living your l
"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"
Small: Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to
"Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them"
Small: Your body must become familiar with its death - in all its possible forms and degrees - as a self-evide
"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"
Small: What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my
"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"
Small: We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours
"We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours"
Small: To forgive oneself? No, that doesnt work: we have to be forgiven. But we can only believe this is possi
"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"
Small: Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines
"Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines"
Small: Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a gro
"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"
Small: Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for
"Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for"
Small: Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard
"Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard"
Small: Only he deserves power who every day justifies it
"Only he deserves power who every day justifies it"
Small: Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions
"Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions"
Small: Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was
"Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was"
Small: Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step only he who keeps his eye fixed on the
"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"
Small: Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions
"Never for the sake of peace and quiet deny your convictions"
Small: Maturity - among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted t
"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"
Small: It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity
"It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity"
Small: It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity
"It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity"
Small: It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvati
"It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses"
Small: It is easy to be nice, even to an enemy - from lack of character
"It is easy to be nice, even to an enemy - from lack of character"
Small: Is life so wretched? Isnt it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You a
"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"
Small: In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that
"In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us"
Small: The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of
"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"
Small: The more we do, the more we can do the more busy we are, the more leisure we have
"The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have"
Small: The Assembly has witnessed over the last weeks how historical truth is established once an allegation h
"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"
Small: Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict
"Those who invoke history will certainly be heard by history. And they will have to accept its verdict"
Small: The myths have always condemned those who looked back. Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have b
"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"
Small: The breaking wave and the muscle as it contracts obey the same law. Delicate line gathers the bodys tot
"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?"
Small: If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe witho
"If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party"
Small: I never discuss discussions
"I never discuss discussions"
Small: I believe that we should die with decency so that at least decency will survive
"I believe that we should die with decency so that at least decency will survive"
Small: I am the vessel. The draft is Gods. And God is the thirsty one
"I am the vessel. The draft is God's. And God is the thirsty one"
Small: Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible not to run away
"Life only demands from you the strength that you possess. Only one feat is possible; not to run away"