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.
If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering.
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.
The immediate influence of behavior is always more effective than that of words.
in the words of Nietzsche: “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.”
“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.”
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.
It is not freedom from conditions, but it is freedom to take a stand toward the conditions.
a human being is not one in pursuit of happiness but rather in search of a reason to become happy,