94 Inspirational Swami Vivekananda Quotes:

 

“The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

2. “All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

3. “Fill the brain with high thoughts, highest ideals, place them day and night before you, and out of that will come great work.”

 

4. “Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“They alone live, who live for others.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

6. “Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If not, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

7. “See for the highest, aim at that highest, and you shall reach the highest.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

8. “Never mind these failures, these little backslidings; hold the ideal a thousand times, and if you fail a thousand times, make the attempt once more.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

9. “Strength is Life, Weakness is Death. Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death. Love is Life, Hatred is Death.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success, and above all, love.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 



 

11. “He who can become mad with an idea, he alone sees light.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

12. “It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

13. “Character is repeated habits, and repeated habits alone can reform character.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

14. “There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

15. “Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“Do not lower your goals to the level of your abilities. Instead, raise your abilities to the height of your goals.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

17. “The history of the world is the history of a few men who had faith in themselves.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

18. “Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals, but because of the inactivities of the good people.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

19. “Look upon every man, woman, and everyone as God. You cannot help anyone, you can only serve: serve the children of the Lord, serve the Lord Himself, if you have the privilege.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead. If you lose, you can guide.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

21. “We think we are going to get security, strength, wisdom, happiness from the outside. We always hope but never realize our hope. Never does any help come from the outside.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

22. “Don’t look back – forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience. Then alone can great deeds be accomplished.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

23. “This world is only one drop in an infinite ocean, one link in an infinite chain.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

24. “When I asked God for strength, He gave me difficult situations to face.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

25. “Always keep the mind cheerful. Everyone will die once. Cowards suffer the pangs of death again and again, solely due to the fear in their own minds.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“The only test of good things is that they make us strong.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

27. “A householder who does not struggle to get wealth is immoral. If he is lazy and content to lead an idle life, he is immoral, because upon him depend hundreds. If he gets riches, hundreds of others will be thereby supported.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

28. “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

29. “Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be; if you think yourself strong, strong you will be.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

30. “You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“The will is not free – it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect – but there is something behind the will which is free.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 


32. “The only thing is that the bigot does not know that his own end and aim in life is exactly the same as that of those from whom he differs.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

33. “You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

34. “Everything is infectious in this world, good or bad. If your body be in a certain state of tension, it will have a tendency to produce the same tension in others.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

 “‘Comfort’ is no test of truth; on the contrary, truth is often far from being ‘comfortable’.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 



 

36. “Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin ? To say that you are weak, or others are weak.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

37. “Perfect sincerity, holiness, gigantic intellect, and all-conquering will. Let only a handful of men work with these, and the whole world will be revolutionized.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

38. “No great work can be achieved by humbug. It is through love, a passion for truth, and tremendous energy, that all undertakings are accomplished.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

39. “Knowledge can only be got in one way, the way of experience; there is no other way to know.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“What makes one man great and another weak and low is concentration.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

41. “The varieties of religious belief are an advantage, since all faiths are good, so far as they encourage us to lead a religious life. The more sects there are, the more opportunities there are for making a successful appeal to the divine instinct in all of us.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

42. “Everything in the universe is yours, stretch out your arms and embrace it with love. If you ever felt you wanted to do that, you have felt God.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

43. “So long as there is desire or want, it is a sure sign that there is imperfection. A perfect, free being cannot have any desire.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

44. “The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain — and the whole world is at your feet.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

45. “Beware how you unknowingly bring another to ruin.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good; every action that retards it is evil.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

47. “Go on bravely. Do not expect success in a day or a year. Always hold on to the highest. Be steady. Avoid jealousy and selfishness. Be obedient and eternally faithful to the cause of truth, humanity, and your country, and you will move the world.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

49. “Even the greatest fool can accomplish a task if it were after his or her heart. But the intelligent ones are those who can convert every work into one that suits their taste.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

50. “We all struggle for happiness and as soon as we get a little happiness on one side, on the other side there comes unhappiness.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

51. “Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“Blessed are they whose bodies get destroyed in the service of others.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

53. “This is the first lesson to learn: be determined not to curse anything outside, not to lay the blame upon anyone outside, but stand up, lay the blame on yourself. You will find that is always true. Get hold of yourself.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

54. “Work on with the intrepidity of a lion but at the same time with the tenderness of a flower.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

55. “Neither money pays, nor name pays, nor fame, nor learning; it is CHARACTER that cleave through adamantine walls of difference.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

56. “Let people say whatever they like, stick to your own convictions, and rest assured, the world will be at your feet. They say, ‘Have faith in this fellow or that fellow’, but, I say, ‘Have faith in yourself first’. that’s the way.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“He who struggles is better than he who never attempts.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 



 

58. “The powers of the mind are like rays of light dissipated; when they are concentrated, they illumine.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

59. “We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

60. “I fervently wish no misery ever came near anyone; yet it is that alone that gives us an insight into the depths of our lives, does it not? In our moments of anguish, gates barred forever seem to open and let in many a flood of light.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

61. “Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs riot there, undigested, all your life.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

63. “A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

64. “You are fearless and deathless only when you are the universe; and then that which you call the universe is the same as that you call God, the same that you call existence, the same that you call the whole. It is the one undivided Existence which is taken to be the manifold world which we see, as also others who are in the same state of mind as we.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

65. “The whole life is a succession of dreams. My ambition is to be a conscious dreamer, that is all.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

66. “Use your own minds, control body and mind yourselves, remember that until you are a diseased person, no extraneous will can work upon you; avoid everyone, however great and good he may be, who asks you to believe blindly.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

67. “Bear in mind, my children, that only cowards and those who are weak commit sin and tell lies. The brave are always moral. Try to be moral, try to be brave, try to be sympathising.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“Real freedom is not merely doing what you like, but also NOT doing what you like.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

69. “The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

70. “Watch people do their most common actions; these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

71. “Be not afraid, for all great power throughout the history of humanity has been with the people. From out of their ranks have come all the greatest geniuses of the world, and history can only repeat itself. Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvellous work.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“With calm thought, calmness comes over the face.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

73. “When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

74. “All the strength and succour you want is within yourself. Therefore make your own future.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

75. “This, I have seen in life – those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step. Those who are afraid of losing honour and respect, get only disgrace; and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

77. “It is opposition which foretells success. Where there is no opposition there is no success either.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

78. “Every individual is a center for the manifestation of a certain force. This force has been stored up as the resultant of our previous works, and each one of us is born with this force at our back.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

79. “A nation is advanced in proportion to education and intelligence spread among the masses.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

80. “However we may receive blows, and however knocked about we may be, the Soul is there and is never injured. We are that Infinite.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

81. “Oh, if only you knew yourselves! You are souls; you are Gods. If ever I feel like blaspheming, it is when I call you man.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart. Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

83. “Are great things ever done smoothly? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

84. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

85. “We must keep our dignity before others. Unless we do that, we expose ourselves to Insult.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

86. “Arise, awake, sleep no more; within each of you there is the power to remove all wants and all miseries. Believe this, and that power will be manifested.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

87. “Believe in yourselves, and if you want material wealth, work it out; it will come to you.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

88. “The world is ready to give up its secrets if we only know how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow. The strength and force of the blow come through concentration.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

89. “Instinct is like ice, reason is the water, and inspiration is the subtlest form of vapour.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

90. “Do not wait for anybody or anything. Do whatever you can. Build your hope on none.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

“Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 



 

92. “I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

93. “To devote your life to the good of all and to the happiness of all is religion. Whatever you do for your own sake is not religion.” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

 

94. “The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves!” — SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

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