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.
The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.
Cricket is the greatest game that the wit of man has yet devised.- Sir Pelham Warner
Advertising is selling Twinkies to adults.- Donald R. Vance
The struggle of the male to learn to listen to and respect his own intuitive, inner prompt...- Herb Goldberg
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the ...- Francis Schaeffer
Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had don...- Ernst Toller
Comments on: "Dag Hammarskjold Quotes: The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not..."
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.
Quote of the day
Our mission is to motivate, boost self confiedence and inspire people to Love life, live life and surf life with words.