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Quotations by author » Viktor Frankl
Austrian psychiatrist and psychotherapist. 1905-1997
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A human being is a deciding being.
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Tolerance
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.
LifeMankindQuestioning
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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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.
Goals
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way
Freedom
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
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For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
Life
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
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Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality.
Love
Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him. By his love he is enabled to see the essential traits and featur
LoveMankindPersonalitySelf-love
Man's last freedom is his freedom to choose how he will react in any given situation
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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.
LifeSelf-developmentSelf-sacrifice
Our main motivation for living is our will to find meaning in life.
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Since Auschwitz we know what man is capable of. And since Hiroshima we know what is at stake.
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The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
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The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitudes
Attitude
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Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how.'
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Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it [is] he who is asked.
Meaning
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