“Before you can inspire with emotion, you must be swamped with it yourself. Before you can move their tears, your own must flow. To convince them, you must yourself believe.” Winston Churchill

When we trust the self, who is the Trustee?  What is the aboriginal Self on which we may ground universal reliance?  This primary wisdom is intuition.  In that deep force, the last fact behind which analysis cannot go, all things find their common origin.  For the sense of being which in calm hours rises is not different from things, from space, from light, from time.  It is one with them and proceeds from the same source.  We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.  we are receivers of its truth and organs of its activity.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1841, essay “Self Reliance”

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Viktor Frankl  Man’s Search for Meaning

“The difference is not skill or education or experience. It’s a matter of values.  To be customer-oriented is not to be self-oriented.” Max Depree Leadership Jazz

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein

“There are three main avenues on which one finds meaning of life: creating a work and doing a deed; experiencing something or encountering someone — in other words, meaning can be found not only in work but also in love; turning a personal tragedy into a triumph.” Victor Frankl  Man’s Search for Meaning

What matters most is to make the best of any given situation, an optimism in the face of tragedy and in view of human potential, which at its best always allows for: turning suffering into human achievement and accomplishment; deriving from guilt the opportunity to change oneself for the better; and deriving from life’s transitoriness an incentive to take responsible action. Victor Frankl  Man’s Search for Meaning