Saturday, July 20, 2013

You are the Lens

Bless your uneasiness as a sign that there is still life within you.

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

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.

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.

Time always seems long to the child who is waiting - for Christmas, for next summer, for becoming a grownup: long also when he surrenders his whole soul to each moment of a happy day.

You are ... the lens in the beam. You can only receive, give, and possess the light as the lens does.

Quotes by Dag Hammarskjold