Favorite Quotations Dag Hammarskj÷ld Markings

"Treat others as ends, never as means." ~ Dag Hammarskj÷ld


Friendship needs no words.

Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is again made clean.

Each day the first day: Each day a life.

Friendship needs no words it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.

For what has been -- thanks! For what shall be -- Yes! ~ Markings, 1953

It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.

Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible not to have run away.

Never "for the sake of peace and quiet" deny your own experience or convictions.

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.

Perhaps a great love is never returned.

Never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.

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.

At some moment I did answer Yes to someone or something. And from that hour on I was certain that existence is meaningful.

Be patient toward all that I unsolved in your heart.