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Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer
by Viktor E. Frankl

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.
- Viktor E. Frankl

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented
by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is,
but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.
- Viktor E. Frankl

 

Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing:
the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude
in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's
attitude in a given set of circumstances.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
- Viktor E. Frankl

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Live as if you were living a second time,
and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
- Viktor E. Frankl

A human being is a deciding being.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Ever more people today have the means to live,
but no meaning to live for.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression
of the state of being human.
- Viktor E. Frankl

When we are no longer able to change a situation -
we are challenged to change ourselves.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
- Viktor E. Frankl

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.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life;
everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment.
Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated,
thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.
- George Savile

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought,
happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.
- The Buddha

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer


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