"A commitment to human rights cannot be fostered simply through the transmission of knowledge. Action and experience play a crucial role in the learning process."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Daisaku Ikeda on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Daisaku Ikeda on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Daisaku Ikeda on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Daisaku Ikeda on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Daisaku Ikeda on Mark Twain
"No one should be left to suffer alone."
"I have for some time urged that a nuclear abolition summit to mark the effective end of the nuclear era be convened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 70th anniversary of the bombings of those cities, with the participation of national leaders and representatives of global civil society."
"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."
"There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart."
"Dialogue and education for peace can help free our hearts from the impulse toward intolerance and the rejection of others."