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terça-feira, 29 de novembro de 2016

"Citações Inspiradoras de Viktor E. Frankl"

Citações Inspiradoras de Viktor E. Frankl

“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.”

“A life of short duration...could be so rich in joy and love that it could contain more meaning than a life lasting eighty years.”

“In the concentration camps, for example, in this living laboratory and on this testing ground, we watched and witnessed some of our comrades behave like swine while others behaved like saints. Man has both potentialities within himself; which one is actualized depends on decisions but not on conditions.”

“It is this spiritual freedom—which cannot be taken away—that makes life meaningful and purposeful.”

“Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself.”

“Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it” 

“What is to give light must endure burning.”

“We cannot, after all, judge a biography by its length, by the number of pages in it; we must judge by the richness of the contents... Sometimes the 'unfinisheds' are among the most beautiful symphonies.”

No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him.

“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task. 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.”

“In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice.”

“The incurable sufferer is given very little opportunity to be proud of his suffering and to consider it ennobling rather than degrading" so that "he is not only unhappy, but also ashamed of being unhappy.”

“Man does not simply exist but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become the next moment. By the same token, every human being has the freedom to change at any instant.” 

“Man is originally characterized by his "search for meaning" rather than his "search for himself." The more he forgets himself—giving himself to a cause or another person—the more human he is. And the more he is immersed and absorbed in something or someone other than himself the more he really becomes himself.”

“So live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!”

“Human potential at its best is to transform a tragedy into a personal triumph, to turn one's predicament into a human achievement.”

“Ironically enough, in the same way that fear brings to pass what one is afraid of, likewise a forced intention makes impossible what one forcibly wishes... Pleasure is, and must remain, a side-effect or by-product, and is destroyed and spoiled to the degree to which it is made a goal in itself.”

“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” 

“To suffer unnecessarily is masochistic rather than heroic.”

“It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us.

“No man should judge unless he asks himself in absolute honesty whether in a similar situation he might not have done the same.”

”The more one forgets himself--by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love--the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself.

“The attempt to develop a sense of humor and to see things in a humorous light is some kind of a trick learned while mastering the art of living.”

“It is well known that humor, more than anything else in the human make-up, can afford an aloofness and an ability to rise above any situation, even if only for a few seconds.”

“There is nothing in the world, I venture to say, that would so effectively help one to survive even the worst conditions as the knowledge that there is a meaning in one's life.

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

“Freedom is in danger of degenerating into mere arbitrariness unless it is lived in terms of responsibleness.”

“But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to 'be happy.' Once the reason is found, however, one becomes happy automatically.

3 comentários:

nelson goncalves disse...

Boa noite Pedro já leste o livro dele?

nelson goncalves disse...

Boa noite Pedro já leste o livro do autor?

Pedro C. disse...

Nélson Gonçalves:

Não, mas conheço a sua história e adoro as suas citações.