Dag Hammarskjöld

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Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld (29 July 1905 – 18 September 1961) was a Swedish diplomat, economist, and author. The second Secretary-General of the United Nations, he served from April 1953 until his death in a plane crash in September 1961. He is the only person to have been awarded a posthumous Nobel Peace Prize. Hammarskjöld remains the onl ...
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11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.
11 November 2014
"To forgive oneself"M? No, that doesn't work: we have to be forgiven. But we can only believe this is possible if we ourselves can forgive.
11 November 2014
Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them.
11 November 2014
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.

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