"The key to successful living is successfully managing pain. Both the pain we create for ourselves, and the pain visited upon us by others. When you look in the mirror in the morning, remember that no one knows us better than ourselves; no one can hold up our attributes any better, or harm us more perfectly, than us. Embrace the 'it,' and deal with it, before it deals with you."
John Hope Bryant and friend Fred D. Smith, from book LOVE LEADERSHIP