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  1. When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.

  2. Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

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

  4. Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.

  5. What is to give light must endure burning.

  6. Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.

  7. The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.

  8. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him.

  9. A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth - that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire.

  10. The more one forgets himself - by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love - the more human he is.

  11. Faith is trust in ultimate meaning.

  12. To the European, it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to 'be happy.' But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to 'be happy.'

  13. Religion is the search for ultimate meaning.

  14. Man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who entered those chambers upright, with the Lord's Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips.

  15. If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death. Without suffering and death, human life cannot be complete.

    • life

  16. Logotherapy sees the human patient in all his humanness. I step up to the core of the patient's being. And that is a being in search of meaning, a being that is transcending himself, a being capable of acting in love for others.

    • love

  17. If you call 'religious' a man who believes in what I call a Supermeaning, a meaning so comprehensive that you can no longer grasp it, get hold of it in rational intellectual terminology, then one should feel free to call me religious, really.

  18. Even a genius cannot completely resist his Zeitgeist, the spirit of his time.

  19. There is nothing in the world, I venture to say, that would so effectively help one to survive even the worst conditions as the knowledge that there is a meaning in one's life.

    • life

  20. Being human always points, and is directed, to something or someone, other than oneself - be it a meaning to fulfill or another human being to encounter.

  21. In a position of utter desolation, when man cannot express himself in positive action, when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way - an honorable way - in such a position man can, through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfillment.

  22. A painter tries to convey to us a picture of the world as he sees it; an ophthalmologist tries to enable us to see the world as it really is. The logotherapist's role consists of widening and broadening the visual field of the patient so that the whole spectrum of potential meaning becomes conscious and visible to him.

  23. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it.

    • happiness

  24. When I was taken to the concentration camp of Auschwitz, a manuscript of mine ready for publication was confiscated. Certainly, my deep desire to write this manuscript anew helped me to survive the rigors of the camps I was in.

  25. Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.

  26. 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.'

    • life

  27. Since Auschwitz, we know what man is capable of. And since Hiroshima, we know what is at stake.

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About Viktor E. Frankl

Name Viktor E. Frankl
About Viktor Emil Frankl M.D., Ph.D., was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust
Quotes 27 quotes
Nationality Austrian
Profession Psychologist
Birthday October 16
Top topics life, love, freedoms, last, search

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