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Viktor E. Frankl Quotes

(1905), Austrian Psychiatrist, Neurology, Writer, ''Man's Search for Meaning''

What is to give light must endure the burning.

Category: Adversity

A human being is a deciding being.

Category: Choice

Everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedom -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

Category: Choice

Just as a small fire is extinguished by the storm whereas a large fire is enhanced by it-likewise a weak faith is weakened by predicament and catastrophes whereas a strong faith is strengthened by them.

Category: Faith

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.

Category: Life And Living

Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.

Category: Life And Living

Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.

Category: Life And Living

Only to the extent that someone is living out this self transcendence of human existence, is he truly human or does he become his true self. He becomes so, not by concerning himself with his self's actualization, but by forgetting himself and giving himself, overlooking himself and focusing outward.

Category: Life And Living

Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.

Category: Purpose

I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.

Category: Responsibility