"A healthy vision of the future is not possible without an accurate knowledge of the past."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Daisaku Ikeda on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Daisaku Ikeda on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Daisaku Ikeda on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Daisaku Ikeda on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Daisaku Ikeda on William Shakespeare
"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."