1. 10

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

  2. 9

    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.'

  3. 8

    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.

  4. 7

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

  5. 6

    What is to give light must endure burning.

  6. 5

    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. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 1

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

  11. Last Update: 24 November 2020

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