Quotes of Swami Vivekananda – 9

Quotes – 9

  1. Krinvanto Vishwam Aryam – Make the entire universe Noble ~ Vedas – Swami Vivekananda
  2. Those who depend upon the world for enjoyment are the “bound” (tamasika). Then there are the Râjasas or the egotistical, who talk always about “I”, “I”. They do good work sometimes and may become spiritual. But the highest are the Sâttvikas, the introspective, those who live only in the Self. These three qualities, Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva (idleness, activity, and illumination), are in everyone, and different ones predominate at different times.
  3. Great enterprise, boundless courage, tremendous energy, and, above all, perfect obedience – these are the only traits that lead to individual and national regeneration. These traits are altogether lacking in us.
  4. Why are people so afraid? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others. We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a Personal God, a Savior or a Prophet to do everything for us.
  5. We ourselves are the creators of our own future. Our thoughts, speech, actions, habits, practices, lifestyle. It’s in our own hands.
  6. In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart. – Swami Vivekananda
  7. Things are not bettered, but we are bettered, by making changes in them. ~ Swami Vivekananda
  8. The ideal man is he who, in the midst of the greatest silence & solitude finds the intensest activity. -Swami Vivekananda
  9. Be moral, Be Brave,, Be a heart-whole man-strictly moral, brave unto desperation.- Swami Vivekananda
  10. Awake,awake,great ones! The world is burning with misery. Let’s call & call till the god within answers. – Swami Vivekananda
  11. “Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.” – Swami Vivekananda
  12. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear. – Swami Vivekananda
  13. When a man finds God inside another man, he stops being a man and, instead, becomes a God himself! Aham Brahmasmi! Swami Vivekananda
  14. Think positively with confidence & faith and life becomes more secure, richer in achievement & experience. – Swami Vivekananda
  15. This world is neither good nor evil; each man manufactures a world for himself. ~ Swami Vivekananda”
  16. All truth is eternal. Truth is nobody’s property; no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls
  17. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea & just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success
  18. 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
  19. Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism is monotheistic & different deities represent different aspects/attributes of the One/Divine.
  20. Onward, brave souls, we will gain! Work hard. Be holy and pure and the fire will come.- Swami Vivekananda
  21. A system howsoever effective it is will become obsolete and orphaned if efficient people are not created in the society. – Swami Vivekananda
  22. “If the principle is safe, persons like Buddha will be born by the hundreds and thousands.”
  23. It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
  24. Truth does not pay homage to any society, ancient or modern. Society has to pay homage to Truth or die.
  25. Get up & set your shoulder to the wheel…As you have come into this world, leave some mark behind. – Swami Vivekananda
  26. Bharat is the nation which must take religion and spirituality to the rest of the world. They are craving it, waiting for it. Are we ready?
  27. Face the brutes. That is a lesson for all life – face the terrible, face it boldly. Be fearless. – Swami Vivekananda
  28. If the poor boy cannot get to the school, the school must go to him. – Swami Vivekananda
  29. “We are all debtors to the world…In helping the world we really help ourselves.”
  30. Those who grumble at the little things will grumble at everything. Always grumbling, they will lead a miserable life……But those who do their duty putting their shoulder to the wheel will see the light, and higher duties will fall to their share.
  31. All great undertakings are achieved through mighty obstacles. Keep up the deepest mental poise – Swami Vivekananda
  32. Good motives, sincerity and infinite love can conquer the world. One single soul possessed of these virtues can destroy the .dark designs of millions of hypocrites and brutes. Swami Vivekananda
  33. Fill the brain with high thoughts, highest ideals, place them day and night before you, and out of that will come great work.
  34. You are bound to be beaten by waves if you stay on surface, go deeper and you would know the difference.” – Swami Vivekananda
  35. The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength. Teach men of the strength that is already within them.
  36. I stand for truth. Truth will never ally itself with falsehood. Even if all the world should be against me, Truth must prevail in the end.
  37. Let new India arise out of peasant’s cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper.
  38. Whenever we attain a higher vision, the lower vision disappears of itself. ~ Swami Vivekananda
  39. ” Whatever exists has a reason; find that reason ” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  40. Swami Vivekananda: We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.
  41. The more sects there are, the more opportunities there are for making a successful appeal to the divine instinct in all of us.
  42. If you talk all the best philosophies the world ever produced, but if you are a fool in your behavior, they do not count; and if in your behaviour you are good, you have more chances.
  43. Swami Vivekananda: We fail only when we do not strive sufficiently to manifest infinite power.
  44. Knowledge is power, & getting one you get the other. By knowledge you can banish the material world. – Swami Vivekananda
  45. Turn thy gaze inward, wherein resides the Supreme Self . Swami Vivekananda
  46. Strength is Life, Weakness is Death. Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death. Love is Life, Hatred is Death.
  47. We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise.
  48. As soon as astrology and all such mystical things becomes prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.”
  49. Your country requires heroes; be heroes; your duty is to go on working, and then everything will follow of itself
  50. Man should be taught to be practical and physically strong. A dozen of such lions will conquer the world, and not millions of sheep can do so.
  51. All the strength and succor you want is within yourselves. Therefore make your own future.
  52. Give me few men and women who are pure and selfless, and I shall shake the world.
  53. Any expansion is life, all contraction is death.
  54. Let us all work hard, my brethren, this is no time for sleep. On our work depends the coming of the India of the future.
  55. Along with other things, our women should acquire the spirit of valour and heroism.
  56. The uplift of the women, the awakening of the masses, must come first, and then only can any real good about for the country, for India.
  57. The ideal woman in India is the mother, the mother first, and the mother last.
  58. That society is the greatest where the highest truths become practical.
  59. The best guide in life is strength.
  60. What India wants is a new electric fire to stir up the fresh vigour in the national veins.
  61. In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.
  62. Everything in the world is good, is holy and beautiful.
  63. The whole universe is one. There is only one Self in the universe, only One Existence.
  64. The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience.
  65. 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.
  66. Live for an ideal, and leave no place in the mind for anything else.
  67. The Kingdom of Heaven’s within us. He’s there. He’s the soul of our souls. See Him in your own soul. That is practical religion. That is freedom.
  68. If there were no fanaticism in the world, it would make much more progress than it does now.
  69. The wind of divine grace is always blowing. You just need to spread your sail.
  70. When death is certain, it is best to sacrifice oneself for a good cause.
  71. Every step I take in light is mine forever.
  72. See for the highest, aim at that highest, and you shall reach the highest.
  73. It is better to wear out than rust out.
  74. Be an atheist if you want, but do not believe in anything unquestioningly.
  75. Strength is in goodness, in purity.
  76. No cowardice, no sin, no crime, no weakness — the rest will come of itself.
  77. No religion for you, my children, but morality and bravery.
  78. Be a man and try to make those immediately under your care, brave, moral, sympathising.
  79. Only cowards sin, brave men never; no, not even in mind.
  80. Be moral. Be brave. Be a heart whole man. Strictly moral, brave unto desperation. Don’t bother your head with religious theories.

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