Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961) Swedish diplomat, political economist

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The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others. - Dag Hammarskjold
We cannot afford to forget any experience, not even the most painful. - Dag Hammarskjold
You are merely the lens in the beam. You can only receive, give and possess the light as the lens does. You will know life and be acknowledged by it according to your degree of transparency, your capacity, that is, to vanish as an end, and remain purely as a means. - Dag Hammarskjold
Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who forgives you, out of love, takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice. - Dag Hammarskjold
We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours. - Dag Hammarskjold
Time goes by, reputation increases, ability declines. - Dag Hammarskjold
The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside. - Dag Hammarskjold
It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labour diligently for the salvation of the masses. - Dag Hammarskjold
It was when Lucifer first congratulated himself upon his angelic behavior that he became the tool of evil. - Dag Hammarskjold