"Dialogue and education for peace can help free our hearts from the impulse toward intolerance and the rejection of others."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Daisaku Ikeda on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Daisaku Ikeda on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Daisaku Ikeda on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."Daisaku Ikeda on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."Daisaku Ikeda on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"It is only through such real-life daily struggles and challenges that a genuine sensitivity to human rights can be inculcated. This is a truth that is not limited to school education: it applies to all of us."