If you lose today, win tomorrow. In this never-ending spirit of challenge is the heart of a victor.

— Daisaku Ikeda

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If you lose today, win tomorrow. In this never-ending spirit of challenge is the heart of a victor.

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With love and patience, nothing is impossible.

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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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What may look like a small act of courage is courage nevertheless.

The important thing is to be willing to take a step forward.

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Why doesn't constant trampling defeat the dandelion? The key to its strength is its long and sturdy root, which extends deep into the earth. The same priciple applies to people. The true victors in life are those who, enduring repeated challenges and setbacks, have sent the roots of their being to such a depth that nothing can shake them.

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Freedom doesn't mean the absence of all restrictions.

It means possessing unshakable conviction in the face of any obstacle.

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An attitude of compassion does not mean looking down on someone, pitying them in their misery. Compassion is based on respect. We discuss life as equals, learn from each other and strive together to improve our lives.

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Salute to the Smiling Faces of the 21st Century.

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When we change, the world changes. The key to all change is in our inner transformation- a change of our hearts and minds. This is human revolution. We all have the power to change. When we realize this truth, we can bring forth that power anywhere, anytime, and in any situation.

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In life when we feel we have reached a limit, that is when the true battle begins. Just when you despair and think it is impossible to go any further, will you become apathetic, or will you say it's not over and stand up with an unyielding spirit? The battle is decided by this single determination.

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I cannot say this too strongly: Do not compare yourselves to others.

Be true to who you are, and continue to learn with all your might.

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Being sincere, dedicated and honest is the key. People of integrity triumph in the end.

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About Daisaku Ikeda

Quotes 181 sayings
Nationality Japanese
Profession Writer
Birthday January 2, 1928

Hope is the sun. It is light. It is passion. It is the fundamental force for life's blossoming.

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Life can unfold unlimitedly as long as we have a heart of appreciation and an undefeated mind.

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Faith is to fear nothing, to stand unswayed, the power to surmount any obstacle.

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Youthfulness is not determined by age.

It is determined by one's life force. One who possesses hope is forever young. One who continually advances is forever beautiful.

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Dialogue starts from the courageous willingness to know and be known by others.

It is the painstaking and persistent effort to remove all obstacles that obscure our common humanity.

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Like the ocean that remains calm in its depths even when waves rage over its surface, and like the sun that continues shining on high even during storms, we can at each moment create value and develop our state of life, enjoying our existence to the fullest in times of both suffering and joy.

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it is impossible to build one's own happiness on the unhappiness of others.

This perspective is at the heart of Buddhist teachings.

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The human spirit is as expansive as the cosmos.

This is why it is so tragic to belittle yourself or to question your worth. No matter what happens, continue to push back the boundaries of your inner life. The confidence to prevail over any problem, the strength to overcome adversity and unbounded hope — all reside within you.

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Health is not simply the absence of illness.

Real health is the will to overcome every form of adversity and use even the worst of circumstances as a springboard for new growth and development. Simply put, the essence of health is the constant renewal and rejuvenation of life.

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The person who lives life fully, glowing with life’s energy, is the person who lives a successful life.

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Everything begins with the resolve to take the first step.

From that action, wisdom arises and change begins. Without action, nothing changes.

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Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.

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Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life.

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As long as we are human, we are destined to make mistakes.

We all fall prey to flawed beliefs and views. What separates a forward-looking person from an intransigent one, a virtuous person from a malevolent one, however, is whether one can candidly admit to ones mistakes and take bold steps to redress them.

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While it is important to win, it’s even more important to remain undefeated no matter what happens.

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A person, who no matter how desperate the situation, gives others hope, is a true leader.

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Whatever your circumstances, whatever your past, the forces that determine your future are nowhere but within your own heart and mind. It is here that the star of your destiny shines.

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Life is painful. It has thorns, like the stem of a rose. Culture and art are the roses that bloom on the stem. The flower is yourself, your humanity. Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself.

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Self-centered anger generates evil, but wrath at social injustice becomes the driving force for reform. Strong language that censures and combats a great evil often awakens adverse reactions from society, but this must not intimidate those who believe they are right. A lion is a lion because he roars.

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It is senseless to blame others or your environment for your miseries.

Change begins from the moment you muster the courage to act. When you change, the environment will change. The power to change the world is found nowhere but within our own life.

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Those who always have a sense of appreciation and gratitude never reach an impasse in life.

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What is defeat in life? It is not merely making a mistake;

defeat means giving up on yourself in the midst of difficulty. What is true success in life? True success means winning in your battle with yourself. Those who persist in the pursuit of their dreams, no matter what the hurdles, are winners in life, for they have won over their weaknesses.

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Reality is harsh. It can be cruel and ugly. Yet no matter how much we grieve over our environment and circumstances nothing will change. What is important is not to be defeated, to forge ahead bravely. If we do this, a path will open before us.

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People who are rooted in the here and now, who are not defeated by their limitations, who don’t compare themselves to others, who confidently advance along their chosen path-such people are happy, such people are truly great.

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The greatest tragedy in life is not to die, it is to live as if dead, to let the life within us wither. Toward what goal or achievement are we striving in life? This is the important question to ask ourselves.

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A person who respects others is respected by others in return.

Those who treat others with compassion and concern are protected and supported by others. Our environment is essentially a reflection of ourselves

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True happiness means forging a strong spirit that is undefeated, no matter how trying our circumstances.

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Prayer is the way to destroy all fear.

It is the way to banish sorrow, the way to light a torch of hope. It is the revolution that rewrites the scenario of our destiny.

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Ultimately, the only way to make good friends is to become a good friend yourself. Good people gather around other good people.

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It is much more valuable to look for the strength in others.

You can gain nothing by criticizing their imperfections.

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No matter how hopeless or bleak things appear, the moment always comes when suddenly our spirit revives, and hope is reborn. That is why we must never give up.

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Strength is Happiness. Strength is itself victory. In weakness and cowardice there is no happiness. When you wage a struggle, you might win or you might lose. But regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being.

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The differences between people need not act as barriers that wound, harm and drive us apart. Rather, these very differences among cultures and civilizations should be valued as manifestations of the richness of our shared creativity.

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To be fearless no matter what happens-that is the root of true happiness.

To move forward resolutely regardless of what lies in store-that is the spirit, the resolve, that leads to human victory.

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True love should be transformative; a process that amplifies our capacity to cherish not just one person but all people. It can make us stronger, lift us higher and deepen us as individuals. Only to the extent that we polish ourselves now can we hope to develop wonderful bonds of the heart in the future.

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Adversity gives birth to greatness. The greater the challenges and difficulties we face, the greater the opportunity we have to grow and develop as people. A life without adversity, a life of ease and comfort, produces nothing and leaves us with nothing. This is one of the indisputable facts of life.

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One's true worth as a human being is not a matter of outward appearance or title, but derives rather from the breadth of one's spirit. Everything comes down to faith and conviction. It is what is in one's heart, and the substance of one's actions that count.

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