"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?"
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Dag Hammarskjold on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Dag Hammarskjold on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Dag Hammarskjold on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Dag Hammarskjold on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Dag Hammarskjold on Ernest Hemingway
"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."