Man’s search for meaning – Viktor E. Frankl

My notes from the bestseller book Man’s search for meaning by the nazi camp survivor Viktor Frankl, which I marked as favorite and rated  5/5 on my Shelfari account.

He who has the WHY to live can bear with almost any HOW.

Success will follow you precisely because you forgot to think of it.

There are things which must cause you to lose your reason, or you have none to lose.

No man should judge, unless he asks himself in absolute honesty weather in the similar situation he might not have done the same.

The sort of person the prisoner became was the result of inner decision and not the result of camp influences alone. Fundamentally, any man can decide what shall become of him.

Life is like being at the dentist. You always think that the worst is still to come, yet it is over already.

Striving  to find meaning in one’s life is the primary motivational force.

Pleasure is, and must remain, a side effect or byproduct and is destroyed and spoiled to the degree to which it is made a goal in itself.

Live as if you were living for a second time and had acted wrongly the first time as you’re about to act now.

But everything great is just as difficult to realize as it is rare to find.

Written by Nikola Brežnjak