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. Daisaku Ikeda
The determination to win is the better part of winning. Daisaku Ikeda
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. Daisaku Ikeda
A shallow person will have only shallow relationships. Daisaku Ikeda
In a relationship, it is demeaning to constantly seek your partner's approval. In such relationships, real caring, depth or even love is missing. Daisaku Ikeda
People who cease to grow can't inspire others. Leadership begins with challenging oneself. Daisaku Ikeda
Bravely overcoming one small fear gives you the courage to take on the next. Daisaku Ikeda
No one can live entirely on their own, nor can any country or society exist in isolation. Daisaku Ikeda
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. Daisaku Ikeda
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. Daisaku Ikeda
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. Daisaku Ikeda
We must take steps to prevent further nuclear weapons development or modernization. Daisaku Ikeda
Effort and hard work construct the bridge that connects your dreams to reality. Daisaku Ikeda
Before comparing yourself with others, win the battle with yourself. Strive to be better today than yesterday, and better tomorrow than today. Daisaku Ikeda
A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader. Daisaku Ikeda
While it is important to win, it's even more important to remain undefeated no matter what happens. Daisaku Ikeda
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. Daisaku Ikeda
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. Daisaku Ikeda
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. Daisaku Ikeda
There are some among the so-called elite who are overbearing and arrogant. I want to foster leaders, not elitists. Daisaku Ikeda
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. Daisaku Ikeda
The reactions of the human heart are not mechanical and predictable but infinitely subtle and delicate. Daisaku Ikeda
Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end. Daisaku Ikeda
The person who lives life fully, glowing with life’s energy, is the person who lives a successful life. Daisaku Ikeda
A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader. Daisaku Ikeda
Leave behind the passive dreaming of a rose-tinted future. The energy of happiness exists in living today with roots sunk firmly in reality's soil. Daisaku Ikeda
The determination to win is the better part of winning. Daisaku Ikeda
The flower is yourself, your humanity. Daisaku Ikeda
Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself. Daisaku Ikeda
It is impossible to build one's own happiness on the unhappiness of others. This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings. Daisaku Ikeda