Viktor Frankl Quotes – 21 of his BEST!

Viktor Frankl Quotes – 21 of his BEST!!

Compiled by Dean Lindsay, from The Progress Challenge : Working and Winning in a World of Change  

“As friend, colleague and assistant to Dr. Viktor Frankl for over twenty years, I can confidently share with you that Dean Lindsay gets it!  His ability to integrate the inspirational theories of Dr. Viktor Frankl with contemporary business needs is extraordinary.  Dean’s application of Frankl’s concepts of “freedom of choice” and “the defiant power of the human spirit” to modern business/sales is powerfully motivating.  The Progress Challenge goes beyond telling us to “just do it” and, in a very readable way, tells us how to do it – or, in Dean’s words, how to be progress.  A must read for business success!”
 – Jay I. Levinson, Ph.D.
Former Special Assistant to Dr. Viktor Frankl
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Link to Frankl logotherapy Teachings for Business Progress #1 & #2  

Link to part one of Dr. Viktor Frankl, life of  

Link to The Original Thinker-Through  

Viktor Frankl quotes # 1  

“The meaning of our existence is not invented by ourselves, but rather detected.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 2  

 “It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 3  

 “Being tolerant does not mean that I share another one’s belief. But it does mean that I acknowledge another one’s right to believe, and obey, his own conscience.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 4  

 “Everything can be taken 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.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 5  

 “Man does not simply exist, but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become in the next moment.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 6  

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

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 7  

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 “A human being is a deciding being.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl  

 
“What is to give light must endure burning.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 9  

 “Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

  

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 10 

 

 

  

 “Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life byanswering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl quotes # 11  

 “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.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl quotes # 12  

 “What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

  

 

 “What is to give light must endure burning.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 9  

 “Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

  

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 10 

 

 

  

 “Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life byanswering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl quotes # 11  

 “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.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl quotes # 12  

 “What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

  

 

 

  

 
 “What is to give light must endure burning.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 9  

 “Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

  

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 10 

 

 

  

 “Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life byanswering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl quotes # 11  

 “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.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl quotes # 12  

 “What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

  

 

 “What is to give light must endure burning.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 9  

 “Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

  

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 10 

 

 

  

 “Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life byanswering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl quotes # 11  

 “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.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl quotes # 12  

 “What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

  

 
 

  

Viktor Frankl quotes # 13  

“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.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 14  

 “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.”” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 15  

 “Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life… Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 16  

 “The existential vacuum manifests itself mainly in a state of boredom.” -  Dr. Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl quotes # 17  

 “We can discover this meaning in life in three different ways: 1. By doing a deed; 2. By experiencing a value; and 3. By suffering.” - Dr. Viktor Frankl

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 18  

 “We must never forget that we may also find meaning in life even when confronted with a hopeless situation, when facing a fate that cannot be changed. For what then matters is to bear witness to the uniquely human potential at its best, which is to transform a personal tragedy into a triumph, to turn one’s predicament into a human achievement. When we are no longer able to change a situation–just think of an incurable disease such as inoperable cancer–we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

 Viktor Frankl quotes # 19  

 “Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl quotes # 20
 “The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitudes” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl quotes # 21  

 “Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.” – Dr. Viktor Frankl

 Be Progress.  

Link to Frankl logotherapy Teachings for Business Progress #1 & #2  

Link to part one of Dr. Viktor Frankl, life of  

Link to The Original Thinker-Through  

Link to Dean Lindsay info
Link to info on The Progress Challenge : Working and Winning in a World of Change