Man's Search for Meaning
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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.
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If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering.
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When the impossibility of replacing a person is realized, it allows the responsibility which a man has for his existence and its continuance to appear in all its magnitude.
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The immediate influence of behavior is always more effective than that of words.
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No group consists entirely of decent or indecent people.
Phil Ruse
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in the words of Nietzsche: “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”
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“Has all this suffering, this dying around us, a meaning? For, if not, then ultimately there is no meaning to survival; for a life whose meaning depends upon such a happenstance—as whether one escapes or not—ultimately would not be worth living at all.”
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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.
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It is not freedom from conditions, but it is freedom to take a stand toward the conditions.
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a human being is not one in pursuit of happiness but rather in search of a reason to become happy,