” Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. “


” 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. “


” Man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz, however, he is also that being who entered those chambers upright, with the Lord’s Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips. “


” Since Auschwitz, we know what man is capable of. And since Hiroshima, we know what is at stake. “


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


” 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. “


” In a position of utter desolation, when man cannot express himself in positive action, when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way – an honorable way – in such a position man can, through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfillment. “


” A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the ‘why’ for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any ‘how. “



All 8 Viktor E. Frankl Quotes about Man in picture


Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one
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


Man is that being who invented the gas chambers of Auschwitz, however, he is also that being who entered those chambers upright, with the Lord
Since Auschwitz, we know what man is capable of. And since Hiroshima, we know what is at stake.
Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.
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.
In a position of utter desolation, when man cannot express himself in positive action, when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way - an honorable way - in such a position man can, through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfillment.
A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the
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