Dag Hammarskjoeld (1905 – 1961) was a Swedish economist and diplomat who served as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. He was raised in Uppsala Castle, and his studies were completed first at Katedralskolan and then at Uppsala University. By 1930 he had obtained Licentiate of Philosophy and Master of Laws degrees. Hammarskjoeld’s only book, Vaegmaerken (Waymarks), was published in 1963. It is a collection of his diary reflections, starting in 1925, when he was 20 years old, and ending the month before his death in 1961. He was awarded a posthumous Nobel Prize.
Quotes by Dag Hammarskjoeld…
God does not die on the day we cease to believe in a personal deity. But we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance of wonder renewed daily, the source of which is beyond all reason.
Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible: not to have run away.
The longest journey is the journey inward.