Just wanna share some of the quotes I’ve copied from the book Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. Bought this worn book from the bookshop four years ago.
The truth—that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and believe have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love. I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world still may know bliss, be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved. In a positive action, when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way—an honorable way—in such a position man can, through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfillment. For the first time in my life I was able to understand the meaning of the words, “The angels are lost in perpetual contemplation of an infinite glory.” –Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (1959)
Love goes very far beyond physical person of the beloved. It finds its deepest meaning in his spiritual being, his inner self. Whether or not he is actually present, whether or not he is still alive at all, ceases somehow to be of importance.–Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (1959)
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.—Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning