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Viktor Emil Frankl

1905 – 1997. Austrian psychologist, psychiatrist and neurologist. Development of logotherapy. Was held prisoner in a concentration camp.


1. Two plus two is always four, even if that is claimed by a madman or paranoid.

2. Everyone has their own special vocation. Every man is irreplaceable, and his life is unique. And so each person’s task is as unique as is his ability to accomplish that task.

3. A person should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather should realize that he himself is the one being asked that question.

4. Our lives become filled with joy when we have something to do; there is someone to love; and there’s plenty to hope for.

5. Success, like happiness, cannot be achieved. It comes later, only as an unplanned result of dedication to your cause, more significant than yourself.

6. If a man wants to come to himself, his way lies through the world.

7. It was not a matter of exercising any opportunities, but rather of meeting necessaries – that very thing that was needed at the moment. The point is to strive for the appropriate, not the possible, every time.

8. The world, as described by many sciences, lacks meaning. This, however, does not mean that the world is meaningless, but only that many sciences are blind to it. Meaning is sacrificed by many sciences.

9.... we cannot learn values – we must experience values.

10. Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you catch it, the more it slips away from you. But if you move your attention to other things, it will come and sit quietly on your shoulder.