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Authors:

Victor Frankl

Brief Bio: Austrian Holocaust survivor, neurologist, psychiatrist and author

Lived: 1905-1997

For further info: en.wikipedia.org

Quotes:

“To choose one's attitude”

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.

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“Each man is questioned by life”

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

From the book Man's Search for Meaning

— 1946

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“Love is the ultimate and the highest goal”

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. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.

From the book Man's Search for Meaning

— 1946

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