Quote of the Week: “Purpose Defines Us”

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”

–Friedrich Nietzsche

On the flip side, most people still have the urge to survive with no idea why.

3 thoughts on “Quote of the Week: “Purpose Defines Us”

    • Really? It seems to fit in with the subject, so I guess you could be right. I got it off another blog, so it’s quite possible that the author just didn’t check properly.

    • Although, when I searched for the exact phrase (ie within quotes) most sites seem to suggest that it’s a Nietzsche quote. Searching for the quote with Frankl added to it gives 6380 results, and searching for it with Nietzsche gives 52200 results.

      And this site says:
      “Frankl’s principle of logotherapy can be summarized by his favorite quote from the German philosopher Frederick Wilhelm Nietzsche: “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”

      Read more at Suite101: Logotherapy: Man’s Reason to Live: Putting Theory to Immediate and Ultimate Test http://historyphilosophybooks.suite101.com/article.cfm/logotherapy_mans_reason_to_live#ixzz0r0gxTbIT

      Maybe you just mistook his favourite quote for something he said? 🙂 Either way, I don’t think I’ll be changing the attribution in the post.

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