Dmitry Leontiev - Doctor of Psychology, Professor of Moscow State University. MV Lomonosov. Among his books - "The Psychology of meaning" (meaning 2003).
Cicero: "The most reliable refuge from the storms of life - a philosophy of"
"Philosophy in general helps us to withstand any hardship and disasters - reflects psychologist Dmitry Leontyev. - Firstly, it gives shape and strength of our inner world - the only thing on which we can rely on, when the outside world is not at all favorable to us. Secondly, philosophy helps us to see the world's laws, to associate cause and effect, and thereby see if we can make a difference and to explore the limits of their capabilities. Thirdly, philosophy sets a more correct comparison of the scale and evaluation of events, not allowing to inflate the tragedy of a trifle, and, conversely, to devalue what is really important. "
It Cicero "philosophical treatises", Science, 1995
Montaigne: "The greatest thing in the world - it is able to be yourself"
"would seem to be a so simple that even talk about. But the man - the only creature who has so developed the ability to go beyond what is given to him, and to transform itself, that sometimes misuses it, trying to be someone else. The famous Hassidic sage Rabbi Zusya of Ganipolya said before his death: "In the next world I will not ask," Why were you not Moses, "I asked," Why were not you Zusey "? *. Psychologist Karen Horney showed that the source of all neurosis comes when instead of to realize oneself, one begins to try to realize the ideal image of the "I", as he wants to be, betraying his real "I". But without peace and understanding with ourselves not to pass lossless dangerous rapids of life twists and turns. " * M. Buber "Chassidic tradition." Republic of 1997.
This Montaigne "On the art of living with dignity", Children's Books, 1975.
Seneca: "Old age is the happiest age in life,"
"I can not judge about what he has not yet experienced. But the fact that old age sets us free from many unnecessary us pressures and demands, freeing our resources for what we like (if, of course, do not have to fight for survival, which, alas, falls to the lot quite a lot deprived in old age means and support of loved ones). The main question - do you have something to occupy free time, without killing him anything, occupation, allowing to re-find herself, meaning, throwing a new glimpse of life, which is not yet finished. "
This Seneca "On the brevity of life," The verb 1996.
Viktor Frankl: "The past - the most reliable form of being"
"Viktor Frankl paradoxically sad wraps ancient wisdom" Everything passes, "discovering in her unexpected optimism resources. In the past, nothing goes, it is stored there. It was getting to the past, thoughts, deeds and events fall into oblivion, which extends to the present threshold. Fact that it has already taken place, and no longer able to delete it from life or to call into question, as opposed to what's ahead - whether it will be, or not ... Hence the paradox Frankl: we are moving not from the past in the future and from the future to the past, "a person's own past is the future of its true that he has to wait." It was only when life is over, it becomes finally held. " This Frankl, "Man's Search for Meaning", Progress, 1990