• To do everything in my ability is normal, to go beyond my ability is a challenge. Where my ability ends, my faith begins.
    To do everything in my ability is normal, to go beyond my ability is a challenge. Where my ability ends, my faith begins.
    ~ Daisaku Ikeda
  • A great revolution of character in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society, and further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind.
    A great revolution of character in just a 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
  • Nam-myoho-renge-kyo contains everything within it- wisdom, courage, strength and compassion.
    Nam-myoho-renge-kyo contains everything within it- wisdom, courage, strength and compassion.
    ~ Daisaku Ikeda
  • Life is painful. It has thorns, like the stem of a rose. Culture and art are the roses that bloom on the stem. The flower is yourself, your humanity. Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself.
    Life is painful. It has thorns, like the stem of a rose. Culture and art are the roses that bloom on the stem. The flower is yourself, your humanity. Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself.
    ~ Daisaku Ikeda
  • May you live in such a way that others will say, `She is a woman who, though ordinary, somehow stands out, and has a beautiful story to tell.`
    May you live in such a way that others will say, "She is a woman who, though ordinary, somehow stands out, and has a beautiful story to tell."
    ~ Daisaku Ikeda
  • Where there's life there's hope, The source of this phrase and how to use it.
    Where there's life there's hope, The source of this phrase and how to use it.
    ~ Daisaku Ikeda
  • The course of our lives is determined by how we react - what we decide and what we do - at the darkest of times. The nature of that response determines a person's true worth and greatness.
    The course of our lives is determined by how we react - what we decide and what we do - at the darkest of times. The nature of that response determines a person's true worth and greatness.
    ~ Daisaku Ikeda
  • No matter what hardships you face, if you just keep on moving forward and refuse to give up, they will all eventually vanish like a mirage.
    No matter what hardships you face, if you just keep on moving forward and refuse to give up, they will all eventually vanish like a mirage.
    ~ Daisaku Ikeda