35 Viktor Frankl Quotes That Will Motivate You

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35 Best Viktor Frankl Quotes

1. “It is here that we encounter the central theme of existentialism: to live is to suffer, to survive is to find meaning in the suffering.” – Viktor Frankl

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2. “I do the unpleasant tasks before I do the pleasant ones.” – Viktor Frankl

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3. “In some ways, suffering ceases to be suffering the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice.” – Viktor Frankl

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4. “What is to give light must endure burning.” – Victor Frankl

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5. “When a person can’t find a deep sense of meaning, they distract themselves with pleasure.” – Viktor Frankl

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6. “The meaning of life is to give life meaning.” – Viktor Frankl

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7. “Life is like being at the dentist. You always think that the worst is still to come, and yet it is over already.” – Viktor Frankl

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8. “No one has the right to do wrong, even if wrong has been done to them.” – Viktor Frankl

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9. “Life in a concentration camp tore open the human soul and exposed its depths.” – Viktor Frankl

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10. “Suffering in and of itself is meaningless; we give our suffering meaning by the way in which we respond to it.” – Viktor Frankl

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11. “Life requires of man spiritual elasticity, so that he may temper his efforts to the chances that are offered.” – Viktor Frankl

12. “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

13. “Religion is the search for ultimate meaning.” – Viktor Frankl

14. “Evermore people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.” – Viktor Frankl

15. “Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression of the state of being human.” – Viktor Frankl

16. “No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him.” – Viktor Frankl

17. “A man’s concern, even his despair, over the worthwhileness of life is an existential distress but by no means a mental disease.” – Viktor Frankl

18. “When a man cannot find meaning, he numbs himself with pleasure.” – Viktor Frankl

19. “God is the partner of your most intimate soliloquies.” – Viktor Frankl

20. “Each of us carries a unique spark of the divine, and each of us is also an inseparable part of the web of life.” – Viktor Frankl

21. “The quest for meaning is the key to mental health and human flourishing.” – Viktor Frankl

22. “An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.” – Viktor Frankl

23. “The attempt to develop a sense of humor and to see things in a humorous light is some kind of a trick learned while mastering the art of living.” – Viktor Frankl

24. “Humor was another of the soul’s weapons in the fight for self-preservation.” – Viktor Frankl

25. “Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality.” – Viktor Frankl

26. “Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.” – Viktor Frankl

27. “Even a genius cannot completely resist his Zeitgeist, the spirit of his time.” – Viktor Frankl

28. “Faith is trust in ultimate meaning.” – Viktor Frankl

29. “Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.” – Viktor Frankl

30. “Pain is only bearable if we know it will end, not if we deny it exists.” – Viktor Frankl

31. “Man’s inner strength may raise him above his outward fate.” – Viktor Frankl

32. “Every human being has the freedom to change at any instant.” – Viktor Frankl

33. “Even when it is not fully attained, we become better by striving for a higher goal.” – Viktor Frankl

34. “Despair is suffering without meaning.” – Viktor Frankl

35. “To suffer unnecessarily is masochistic rather than heroic.” – Viktor Frankl

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