Viktor Frankl

1905 - 1997

A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on meaning, challenge, purpose, and fulfillment

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

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search for Meaning

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on calling, mission, purpose, individuality, raison detre, and logotherapy

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.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search for Meaning

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on meaning, moment, and logotherapy

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.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search for Meaning

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on challenge, change, stagnation, and renewal

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

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search for Meaning

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on viktor frankl, change, and perception

When we are no longer able to change a situation - just think of an incurable disease such as inoperable cancer - we are challenged to change ourselves

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search for Meaning

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on life, loss, imprisonment, youth, age, pride, envy, and suffering

What will it matter to him if he notices that he is growing old? Has he any reason to envy the young people whom he sees, or wax nostalgic over his own lost youth? What reasons has he to envy a young person? For the possibilities that a young person has, the future which is in store for him? "No, thank you," he will think. "Instead of possibilities, I have realities in my past, not only the reality of work done and love loved, but of sufferings bravely suffered. These sufferings are even the things of which I am most proud, though these things are things that cannot inspire envy.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search for Meaning

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on success

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Don't aim at success--the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long run--in the long run, I say--success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think of it.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search for Meaning, Pages: 16..17

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl

"Don't aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long run - in the long run, I say! - success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think of it."

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search For Meaning, Pages: Preface

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on stimulus, response, space, freedom, power, choice, and growth

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

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search For Meaning

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on meaning, logotherapy, fulfillment, will, drives, purpose, and mission

Man's search for meaning is the primary motivation in his life and not a "secondary rationalization" of instinctual drives. This meaning is unique and specific in that it must and can be fulfilled by him alone; only then does it achieve a significance which will satisfy his own will to meaning.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Man's Search For Meaning, Pages: 105

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