Top 10 Practical Quotes from Viktor E. Frankl's book: Man's search for meaning

 Top 10 Practical Quotes from Viktor E. Frankl

Viktor Emil Frankl was an Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor. He was the founder of logotherapy, a school of psychotherapy that describes a search for a life meaning as the central human motivational force.

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I read Man's search of meaning and I am going to add the best 10 practical quotes from the book into text and images. the book is inspiring, its main idea: how to overcome life's obstacles by finding meaning.

Frankl on reaction to an abnormal situation 

“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behaviour.”

 - Victor Frankl,

Frankle on reaction to an abnormal situation


Viktor E. Frankl on life Resurrection

“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!”

 -Victor Frankl,



Victor Frankl on the importance of forgiving


“I do not forget any good deed done to me & I do not carry a grudge for a bad one.”

 - Victor Frankl,
Victor Frankle on the importance of forgiving

Victor Frankl on changing yourself for surviving.


“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
 - Victor Frankl,

Victor Frankl on changing yourself


Fear from Unknow is not a mental disease

“A man's concern, even his despair, over the worthwhileness of life is an existential distress but by no means a mental disease.”
- Viktor E. Frankl
Fear from Unknow is not a mental disease

Unnecessary suffering is useless.


“To suffer unnecessarily is masochistic rather than heroic.”-
- Viktor E. Frankl

Unnecessary suffering is useless.

The necessity of purpose


“Woe to him who saw no more sense in his life, no aim, no purpose, and therefore no point in carrying on.”
- Viktor E. Frankl
Viktor E. Frankl on purpose


Frankl agrees with Epictetus on the meaning of Freedom 

“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.”

- Viktor E. Frankl



- Viktor E. Frankl on freedom


Meaning can change the appearance of suffering.

“Emotion, which is suffering, ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it.”
- Viktor E. Frankl

Meaning can change the appearance of suffering.



Frankl: Action better than words

“The immediate influence of behaviour is always more effective than that of words.”
- Viktor E. Frankl
Frankl: Action better than words


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