Quotes by Viktor E. Frankl

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Viktor Emil Frankl, M.D., Ph.D., (March 26, 1905 - September 2, 1997) was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor. Frankl was the founder of logotherapy and Existential Analysis, the "Third Viennese School" of psychotherapy. His book Man's Search for Meaning (first published in 1946) chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate and describes his psychotherapeutic method of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most sordid ones, and thus a reason to continue living. He was one of the key figures in existential therapy. More at http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/frankl.html

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What is to give light must endure the burning.

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.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
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.
Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.
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.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
A human being is a deciding being.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.

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