Viktor Frankl: “Love is the ultimate and the highest goal.”


“A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. 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 belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.”

– Viktor Frankl

A black and white photograph of Viktor Frankl seated with his arms crossed, wearing a white lab coat and a tie, with round-framed glasses, looking slightly to the right of the camera with a thoughtful expression.
Viktor Frankl, 1965


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“Viktor Frankl: ‘Love is the ultimate and the highest goal.'” sources:

Portrait of Viktor from Prof. Dr. Franz Vesely was taken in 1965 (no changes made) / Wikimedia Commons / Frankl, V. E. 1., Lasch, I., Kushner, H. S., & Winslade, W. J. (2006). Man’s search for meaning. Boston, Beacon Press. p. 37 / Man’s Search for Meaning – Wikiquote

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