My Passion: Helping humans in their search for meaning – and saying yes to life even in the greatest adversity.
In my lifetime I was an Austrian neurologist and psychologist, probably best known for my 1959 book Man’s Search for Meaning, which describes my time as a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp during WW II. After the war, I created a school of psychotherapy called logotherapy which describes our search for life’s meaning as the central motivating force in humans.
Viktor Frankl Notable Quotes:
“Those who have a WHY to live can bear with almost any HOW.”
“Each of us carries a unique spark of the divine, and each of us is also an inseparable part of the web of life.”
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.”
“No one has the right to do wrong, even if wrong has been done to them.”
“Suffering in and of itself is meaningless; we give our suffering meaning by the way in which we respond to it.”
“Every human being has the freedom to change at any instant.”
“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.”