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Viktor Frankl

Austrian-born American psychologist and author; survived incarceration in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II; b. 1905; d. 1997  ·  2 aphorisms  ·  no comments

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

Viktor Frankl, in Life and Death

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We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked throughout the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away 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.

Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, in Success and Failure

Man's Search for Meaning (paperback)

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