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  • Woe to him who saw no more sense in his life, no aim, no purpose, and therefore no point in carrying on.
    (Viktor E. Frankl, "Man's Search for Meaning")

  • The one thing you cant take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of ones freedoms is to choose ones attitude in any given circumstance.
    (Viktor E. Frankl)

  • Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
    (Viktor E. Frankl)

  • When a man finds that it is his destiny to suffer, he will have to accept his suffering as his task.... He will have to acknowledge the fact that even in suffering he is unique and alone in the universe. No one can relieve him of his suffering or suffer in his place. His unique opportunity lies in the way in which he bears his burden.
    (Viktor E. Frankl)

  • I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
    (Viktor E. Frankl)


  • Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart The salvation of man is through love and in love.
    (Viktor E. Frankl)

  • Being tolerant does not mean that I share another ones belief. But it does mean that I acknowledge another ones right to believe, and obey, his own conscience.
    (Viktor E. Frankl)

  • For the first time in my life, I was able to understand the words, 'The angels are lost in perpetual contemplation of an infinite glory.'
    (Viktor E. Frankl)

  • When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
    (Viktor E. Frankl)

  • Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
    (Viktor E. Frankl)

  • Logotherapy ... considers man as a being whose main concern consists in fulfilling a meaning and in actualizing values, rather than in the mere gratification and satisfaction of drives and instincts.
    (Viktor E. Frankl)

  • The meaning of our existence is not invented by ourselves, but rather detected.
    (Viktor E. Frankl)

  • The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
    (Viktor E. Frankl)

  • It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.
    (Viktor E. Frankl)

  • A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the 'why' for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any 'how.'
    (Viktor E. Frankl)


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