A victor is one whose life shines with faith. Emerson, one of the favorite writers of my youth, once said, "That which befits us . . . is cheerfulness and courage, and the endeavor to realize our aspirations." To advance toward our dreams cheerfully, to courageously work toward achieving them--this is what gives sublime meaning and value to our lives.
Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President
[Selected from published guidance]