Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.

-Viktor E Frankl
Viktor E Frankl

Instead of possibilities, I have realities in my past, not only the reality of work done and of love loved, but of sufferings bravely suffered. These sufferings are even the things of which I am most proud, though these are things which cannot inspire envy.

Viktor E Frankl
In times of crisis, people reach for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it.
Viktor E Frankl

When a man cannot find meaning, he numbs himself with pleasure.

Viktor E Frankl
And I quoted from Nietzsche: That which does not kill me, makes me stronger.
Viktor E Frankl

To be sure, man's search for meaning may arouse inner tension rather than inner equilibrium. However, precisely such tension is an indispensable prerequisite of mental health. 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. There is much wisdom in the words of Nietzsche: "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how

Viktor E Frankl
I became acquainted with those martyrs whose behavior in camp, whose suffering and death, bore witness to the fact that the last inner freedom cannot be lost.
Viktor E Frankl

Austrian public-opinion pollsters recently reported that those held in highest esteem by most of the people interviewed are neither the great artists nor the great scientists, neither the great statesmen nor the great sport figures, but those who master a hard lot with their heads held high.

Viktor E Frankl
A sound philosophy of life, I think, may be the most valuable asset for a psychiatrist to have when he is treating a patient.
Viktor E Frankl

A man who could not see the end of his"provisional existence" was not able to aim at an ultimate goal in life.

Viktor E Frankl
Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality