Saturday, September 1, 2012

For All that Shall Be

Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up.

The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.

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

"Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.

Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each one of us. To build for man a world without fear, we must be without fear. To build a world of justice, we must be just.

For all that has been — Thanks. For all that shall be — Yes. 

~ all quotes from Dag Hammarskjold, Swedish diplomat, UN Secretary-General, winner of Nobel Peace Prize. (1905-1961 who died in plane crash en route to ceasefire negotiations.)