It would appear that fanykia got that from this webpage
Which has a typo that changes the meaning slightly. It should read
And I've always thought it odd that you almost always see the passage (I'm not convinced it is a 'poem,' it is usually referred to as from his writings) with the remark "for the sake of peace and quiet" in quotation marks, like he is actually quoting someone.
It is from his book "Markings" which was published after his death.
Never, "for the sake of peace and quiet," deny your own experience or convictions. The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others. Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for. Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
~Dag Hammarskjöld, from Markings
Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld
(July 29, 1905-September 18, 1961)
Hammarskjold was killed in a plane crash while on a peace mission to Katanga in the Congo. He was posthumously awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1961. His writings include Markings
(1964), a book of personal reflections. In this book, he showed that "the longest journey is the journey inwards." Hammarskjold was not openly gay during his lifetime. Given the climate in which he worked, public knowledge of his sexual orientation would likely have reduced his effectiveness...
"Never, "for the sake of peace and quiet," deny your own experience or convictions."
http://www.queertheory.com/histories/h/ ... ld_dag.htm
In the arena, where the elephant looks like the image of eternal wisdom as it confronts the stupidity of the spectators and where, among fools, it makes a few foolish gestures for the sake of peace and quiet
, the objective unreason of the compulsory service which serves the rational purpose of the Indian timber market still reveals itself. That men depend on such labor to then be obliged to subject themselves to it as well is ultimately their own disgrace.
~from Dawn and Decline
, by Max Horkheimer
Dawn and Decline: Notes 1926-1931 and 1950-1969
by Max, Horkheimer
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... 3?v=glance