"Ultimately, all human activities have as their goal the realization of happiness. Why, then, have we ended up producing the opposite result? Could the underlying cause be our failure to correctly understand the true nature of happiness?"
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Daisaku Ikeda on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Daisaku Ikeda on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Daisaku Ikeda on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Daisaku Ikeda on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Daisaku Ikeda on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."