Daisaku Ikeda Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old daisaku ikeda quotes, daisaku ikeda sayings, and daisaku ikeda proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The determination to win is the better part of winning.     

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The determination to win is the better part of winning.     

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A great revolution in just one single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind.     

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A shallow person will have only shallow relationships.     

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In a relationship, it is demeaning to constantly seek your partner's approval. In such relationships, real caring, depth or even love is missing.     

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

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Bravely overcoming one small fear gives you the courage to take on the next.     

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No one can live entirely on their own, nor can any country or society exist in isolation.     

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Youthfulness is not determined by age. It is determined by one's life force. One who possesses hope is forever young. One who continually advances is forever beautiful.     

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Become like the sun. If you do so, all darkness will be dispelled. No matter what happens, live confidently with the conviction that you, yourself are the "sun." Of course, in life there are sunny days and cloudy days. But even on cloudy days, the sun is still there. Even when you are suffering, it is vital that you strive to keep the sun shining brightly in your heart.     

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Just as a diamond can only be polished by another diamond, it is only through genuine, all-out engagement with others that people can polish their character, and help each other to reach greater heights.     

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We must take steps to prevent further nuclear weapons development or modernization.     

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Effort and hard work construct the bridge that connects your dreams to reality.     

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Before comparing yourself with others, win the battle with yourself. Strive to be better today than yesterday, and better tomorrow than today.     

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A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader.     

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While it is important to win, it's even more important to remain undefeated no matter what happens.     

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A Great Work of Art is one that truly moves and inspires you. You yourself must be moved. Don't look at art with others' eyes. Don't listen to music with others' ears. You must react to art with your own feelings, your own heart and mind.     

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Keep moving forward, even one or two steps, in your own way. Those who live out their lives to the fullest, unperturbed by the noisy clamor around them, are the true winners.     

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World peace is not something that can be realized simply by politicians signing treaties, or by business leaders creating economic cooperation. True and lasting peace will be realized only by forging bonds of trust between people at the deepest level, in the depths of their very lives.     

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There are some among the so-called elite who are overbearing and arrogant. I want to foster leaders, not elitists.     

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Reality is harsh. It can be cruel and ugly. Yet no matter how much we grieve over our environment and circumstances nothing will change. What is important is not to be defeated to forge ahead bravely. If we do this a path will open before us.     

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The reactions of the human heart are not mechanical and predictable but infinitely subtle and delicate.     

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