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All Quotes by author - Daisaku Ikeda
" A genuinely happy person is one who has rendered others happy. "
" A healthy vision of the future is not possible without an accurate knowledge of the past. "
" All people have a natural desire to be needed, to have their importance to others tangibly confirmed. "
" A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader. "
" Genuine happiness can only be achieved when we transform our way of life from the unthinking pursuit of pleasure to one committed to enriching our inner lives, when we focus on 'being more' rather than simply having more. "
" History is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom. "
" Humanity has experienced many revolutionary changes over the course of history: revolutions in agriculture, in science, industrial production, as well as numerous political revolutions. But these have all been limited to the external aspects of our individual and collective lives. "
" 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. "
" Japan learned from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that the tragedy wrought by nuclear weapons must never be repeated and that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist. "
" Likewise, education can direct people toward good or evil ends. When education is based on a fundamentally distorted worldview, the results are horrific. "
" Living here on Earth, we breathe the rhythms of a universe that extends infinitely above us. When resonant harmonies arise between this vast outer cosmos and the inner human cosmos, poetry is born. "
" Men and women who know the brutal reality of war, who know that war strips people of their very humanity, must unite in a new global partnership for peace. "
" No one can live entirely on their own, nor can any country or society exist in isolation. "
" Poems and songs penned as an unstoppable outpouring of the heart take on a life of their own. They transcend the limits of nationality and time as they pass from person to person, from one heart to another. "
" So long as nuclear weapons continue to exist, so will the temptation to threaten others with overwhelming military force. "
" The determination to win is the better part of winning. "
" The problems of aging present an opportunity to rethink our social and personal lives in order to ensure the dignity and welfare of each individual. "
" The reactions of the human heart are not mechanical and predictable but infinitely subtle and delicate. "
" 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. "
" To communicate the truths of history is an act of hope for the future. "
" We must take steps to prevent further nuclear weapons development or modernization. "
" When human beings live together, conflict is inevitable. War is not. "
" When one takes action for others, one's own suffering is transformed into the energy that can keep one moving forward; a light of hope illuminating a new tomorrow for oneself and others is kindled. "
" With love and patience, nothing is impossible. "
" Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities. "
" You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life. "
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