The List

5 Quotes on True Success

From SGI President Daisaku Ikeda

1. Do you give up the struggle to overcome your own limitations on the first attempt, or do you keep on with it, trying a second time, a third time, and continuing on in the challenge for the rest of your life? That is the only difference between the genius and the ordinary person. (


2. It is no exaggeration to say that victory or defeat in life depends upon whether one’s heart, one’s resolve, is strong and steadfast. (April 2013 Living Buddhism, p. 29)


3. What is true success in life? True success means winning in the 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. (


4. Success is a matter of perseverance. It’s important to make a real effort, to try your hardest. You can’t expect results in a day. Keeping at it is what matters. (Victorious Teen, p. 85)


5. Failure is an instrumental part of every success. Whether our life has been a triumph or tragedy can only be judged at its very end. (