Quotes of Swami Vivekananda – 1

Quotes – 1

  1. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise. – Swami Vivekananda
  2. “The only condition of awakened & vigorous national life, is the conquest of world by Indian thought”
  3. “Strength…Strength…Strength…Say that to yourself day and night, you are strong, pure and free.”
  4. “All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind…
  5. Do you feel for the poor, the starving, the ignorant? Do you feel? – Swami Vivekananda
  6. Swami Vivekananda saw a vision of Bharat Mata sitting on her throne rejuvenated. Where Bharat once again becomes the world leader, the Vishwa Guru.
  7. Stand as a rock; you are indestructible. You are the Self, the God of the universe – Swami Vivekananda
  8. Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good; every action that retards it is evil. – Swami Vivekananda
  9. It’s the coward who says, ‘This is fate’…It’s the strong who stands up & says ‘I will make my fate’ – Swami Vivekananda
  10. Don’t look back – forward, infinite energy, enthusiasm, daring and infinite patience – then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
  11. Swami Vivekananda: If you are really my children, you will fear nothing, stop at nothing. You will be like lions.
  12. Do you love your country? Then come, let’s struggle for higher & better things; Look not back, forward!
  13. A man should not be judged by the nature of his duties, but by the manner in which he does them. – Swami Vivekananda
  14. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, fear is wrong life. Always say “I have no Fear” Be Fearless!
  15. “Selfless action – Nisvaartha Karma: “”When the idea of doing good becomes a part of his (man’s) very being.
  16. Then he will not seek for any motive outside””. – The Bhagavad Gita as viewed by Swami Vivekananda”
  17. “No one can get anything unless he earns it. This is an eternal law.” – Swami Vivekananda
  18. The will is not free – it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect – but there is something behind the will which is free.
  19. Arise, awake, for your country needs this tremendous sacrifice. It is the young men that will do it.
  20. “All powers are within you. You can do anything and everything.”- Swami Vivekananda
  21. “Knowledge can only be got in one way, the way of experience; there is no other way to know.”
  22. “Be the servant while leading, be unselfish, and never listen to one friend in private accusing another.” Swami Vivekananda
  23. The plight of our nation and the world is not due to the bad people, but due to the good people who do nothing but complain. No more excuses
  24. There are thousands of microbes surrounding us, but they cannot harm us unless we become weak. – Swami Vivekananda
  25. Knowledge is nothing but finding unity in the midst of diversity. – Swami Vivekananda
  26. Have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mothers of great deeds. Onward forever! Sympathy for the poor, the downtrodden..
  27. Get up, and set your shoulder to the wheel – How long is this life for? As you have come into this world, leave some mark behind…Otherwise, where is the difference between you and the trees and stones? They too come into existence, decay and die.
  28. “By doing well the duty nearest to us, we make ourselves stronger…”
  29. All that is real in me is God; all that is real in God is I. The gulf between God and me is thus bridged…
  30. Holiness, purity, goodness, service / charity are not exclusive or owned by any one church or mosque. – Swami Vivekananda
  31. I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
  32. Swami Vivekananda: “Young men, my hope is in you. Will you respond the call of your nation? Each one of you has a glorious future if you dare believe me.”
  33. Have a tremendous faith, in yourselves, like the faith I had when I was a child, and which I am working out now.
  34. Have that faith, each one of you, in yourself that eternal power is lodged in every soul and you will revive the whole of India.”
  35. History of saints or their sainthood may impress us but inspiration to further their spiritual agenda has to be within! Swami Vivekananda
  36. 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.
  37. As body, mind, or soul, you are a dream; you really are Being, Consciousness, Bliss (Sat-Chit-Anand). You are the God of this universe.
  38. As desire increases, so increases the power of pleasure, so the power of pain. – Swami Vivekananda
  39. “It is a tremendous error to feel helpless… If we cannot help ourselves, there is none to help us”
  40. 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.
  41. Supreme value of youth period is incalculable & indescribable. Youth life is the most precious life. – Swami Vivekananda
  42. Practical patriotism means not a mere sentiment or even emotion of love of the motherland, but a passion to serve our fellow-countrymen.
  43. The end of all religions is the realising of God in the soul. That is one universal religion.
  44. You cannot be a mute witness to atrocity & claim to worship Swami Vivekananda
  45. The more we grow in Love, Virtue and Holiness, the more we see Love, Virtue and Holiness outside.
  46. Blessed are those whose bodies get destroyed in the service of others. -Swami Vivekananda
  47. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.
  48. It is culture that withstands shocks, not a simple mass of knowledge. – Swami Vivekananda
  49. Ignorance is the mother of all evil and all the misery we see.
  50. Swami Vivekananda – “The best thermometer to the progress of a nation is its treatment of its women.”
  51. All the strength and succor you want is within yourselves. Therefore, make your own future. – Swami Vivekananda
  52. Think for yourself. No blind belief can save you, work out your own Salvation. – Swami Vivekananda
  53. Even when you sleep, keep the sword of discrimination at the head of your bed, so that covetousness cannot approach you even in dream.
  54. The infinite oneness of the Soul is the eternal sanction of all morality, that you and I are not only brothers..every literature voicing man’s struggle towards freedom has preached that for you — but that you and I are really one….This is the dictate of Hindu philosophy. This oneness is the rationale of all ethics and all spirituality.
  55. So long as you have faith and honesty and devotion, everything will prosper. – Swami Vivekananda
  56. “Truth does not pay homage to any society, ancient or modern. Society has to pay homage to Truth or die.” Swami Vivekananda.
  57. The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them. ~ Swami Vivekananda
  58. We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise.
  59. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
  60. Is there any gender-distinction in the Atman (Self)? Out with the differentiation between man and woman – all is Atman!
  61. An idol is a symbol. It is not literally worshipped. Every devotee has his own way of realising God. Its dependant on individual ability.
  62. Freedom is only possible to the being who is beyond all conditions…all bondages of cause & effect. – Swami Vivekananda
  63. We have to teach other nations many things…Ours is the motherland of ethics, of gentleness, & love. – Swami Vivekananda
  64. There is salvation only for the brave. – Swami Vivekananda
  65. By doing well the duty which is nearest to us, the duty which is in our hands, we make ourselves stronger.
  66. Choose the highest ideal and live your life up to that. Look at the “ocean” and not at the “wave”. – Swami Vivekananda
  67. “Seek the science of the maker and not that of the made.”
  68. ” I have a message for the world which I will deliver without fear & care for the future.” – Swami Vivekananda
  69. You are the master of your own destiny.
  70. Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.
  71. If there is any sin in the world, it is weakness; avoid all weakness, for weakness is sin, weakness is death.
  72. It is a truth that if there be real worth in you, the more are circumstances against you, the more will that inner power manifest itself.
  73. “Our duty is to encourage everyone in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.”
  74. The history of the world is the history of a few men who had faith in themselves. -Swami Vivekananda
  75. Birth, life and death are but old superstitions. None was ever born, none will ever die; one changes one’s position- that is all.
  76. The whole world is full of God and not of sin, let us help one another, let us love one another. – Swami Vivekananda
  77. Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts & in every living being?
  78. Religion is the manifestation of the Divinity already in man.
  79. Books are infinite in number and time is short. The secret of knowledge is to take what is essential. Take that and try to live up to it
  80. Swami Vivekananda “Mother is the center of the family & our highest ideal. She’s representative of God, as God is the mother of the universe.”


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