"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."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Dag Hammarskjold on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Dag Hammarskjold on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Dag Hammarskjold on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Dag Hammarskjold on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Dag Hammarskjold on Thomas Jefferson
"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."
"Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment."
"In the last analysis, it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions that life puts to us."
"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."
"Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions."