Never let success hide its emptiness from you; achievement its nothingness; toil its desolation. Keep alive the incentive to push on further, that pain in the soul that 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.
Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
A professional who bats exactly like an amateur.- Sir Pelham Warner
The power of the sword, say the minority... is in the hands of Congress.- Tench Coxe
Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.- John Ray
Power in America today is control of the means of communication.- Theodore H. White
When a man of my name is in power, he must do great things.- Napoleon III
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I didn’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.
|Birth:||29th July, 1905|
|Death:||18th September, 1961|
Dag Hammarskjold was born in Jönköping, Sweden. He was a Swedish diplomat and economist. The second Secretary-General of the United Nations, he served from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in September 1961. At the age of 47 years, 255 days, Hammarskjöld is the youngest to have held the post. He is one of only three people to be awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize. He studied first at Katedralskolan and then at Uppsala University. By 1930, he had obtained Licentiate of Philosophy and Master of Laws degrees. US President John F. Kennedy called Hammarskjöld "the greatest statesman of our century". He wrote his economics thesis, "Konjunkturspridningen", and received a doctorate from Stockholm University.
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