But no matter how wonderful our dreams, how noble our ideals or how high our hopes, ultimately we need courage to make them a reality. We can come up with the greatest ideas or plans in the world or be filled with boundless compassion for others, but it will all come to nothing unless we have the courage to put those intentions into action. Without action, it’s as if our dreams and ideals never existed.

-Daisaku Ikeda

From Discussions on Youth page 328 (World Tribune Press 2010)