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Everything can be taken from a man but …the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.

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.

A man who knows the “why” for his existence, will be able to bear almost any “how.”

It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

— Victor Frankl

We have a choice: to pay attention to what we’ve lost or to pay attention to what we still have.

Our painful experiences aren’t a liability — they’re a gift. They give us perspective and meaning, an opportunity to find our unique purpose and our strength.

We don’t know where we’re going, we don’t know what’s going to happen, but no one can take away from you what you put in your own mind.

Survivors don’t have time to ask, “Why me?” For survivors, the only relevant question is, “What now?”

How easily we are seduced by the fantasy that we are in control, that we were ever in control.

Here you are in the sacred present!

Sometimes our pain pushes us, and sometimes our hope pulls us.

— Edith Eger



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