Daisaku Ikeda Quotes

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Change begins from the moment you muster the courage to act. When you change, the environment will change.

— Daisaku Ikeda

Genuine sincerity opens people’s hearts, while manipulation causes them to close.

— Daisaku Ikeda

Hope changes everything: winter into summer, darkness into dawn, barrenness into creativity, agony into joy.

— Daisaku Ikeda

If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.

— Daisaku Ikeda

In most cases, our so-called limitations are nothing more than our own decision to limit ourselves.

— Daisaku Ikeda

It is more valuable to look for the strength in others. You can gain nothing by criticizing their imperfections.

— Daisaku Ikeda

It is precisely when we have suffered defeat that we can determine to win and open the path to future victory.

— Daisaku Ikeda

Nothing is more precious than peace. Peace is the most basic starting point for the advancement of humankind.

— Daisaku Ikeda

People who cease to grow can’t inspire others. Leadership begins with challenging oneself.

— Daisaku Ikeda

Take that first step. Bravely overcoming one small fear gives you the courage to take on the next.

— Daisaku Ikeda

The person who lives life fully, glowing with life’s energy, is the person who lives a successful life.

— Daisaku Ikeda

The place where you are now is vital. The path toward victory opens from where you stand.

— Daisaku Ikeda

True happiness means forging a strong spirit that is undefeated, no matter how trying our circumstances.

— Daisaku Ikeda

We are responsible for our own destiny. What matters is how we improve ourselves from this moment forward.

— Daisaku Ikeda

What matters is the value we’ve created in our lives, the people we’ve made happy and how much we’ve grown as people.

— Daisaku Ikeda

Whatever the outcome may be, the important thing is to step forward on the path that you believe is right.

— Daisaku Ikeda