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It is a peculiarity of man that he can only live by looking to the future — sub specie aeterniatis. And this is his salvation in the most difficult moments of his existence, although he somestimes has to force his mind to the task.

:Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

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If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. Suffering is an ineradicable part of life, even as fate and death. Without suffering and death human life cannot be complete.

:Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

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The wisest men follow their own direction

And listen to no prophet guiding them.

None but the fools believe in oracles,

Forsaking their own judgement. Those who know,

Know that such men and only come to grief.

:Euripides, Iphigenia in Tauris, as quoted by Anthony Storr in Feet of of Clay, Saints, Sinners and Madmen: A Study of Gurus

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…everything can be taken away from 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.

:Victor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

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We who have come back, by the aid of many lucky chances or miracles — whatever one may chose to call them — we know: the best of us did not return.

:Victor Frankl, as quoted by Deborah Layton in Seductive Poison

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