Swami Vivekanand Quotes Collection

Swami Vivekananda Inspiring Quotes

Do not wait for anybody or anything. Do whatever you can, build your hope on none.

The best thermometer to the progress of a nation is its treatment of its women.

When a man is under the control of senses. He is of the world. When he has controlled the senses the world is of him

The greatest religion is to be true to your nature. Have faith in yourselves.

When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.

Let men have light, let them be pure and spiritually strong and educated, then alone will misery cease in the world, not before.

The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.

See for the highest, aim at the highest, and you shall reach the highest.

All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.

Every act of love brings happiness; there is no act of love which does not bring peace and blessedness as its reaction.

The reason for every misunderstanding is that we see the people as we are but not as they are.

When I asked God for strength, he gave me difficult situations to face.

Golden rules: Who is helping you, don’t forget them. Who is loving you, don’t hate them. Who is trusting you, don’t cheat them

Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead, if you lose, you can guide.

Experience is the only teacher we have. We may talk and reason all our lives, but we shall not understand a word of truth.

A man is not poor without a rupee but a man is really poor without a dream and ambition.

External nature is only internal nature writ large.

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

The gift of knowledge is the highest gift in the world.

The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.

Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all, love.

Anything that makes weak – physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison

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.

Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.

Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached.

In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.

God is here in all these human souls.

Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.

Everything is easy when you are busy. But nothing is easy when you are lazy.

You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.

I pity the Hindu who does not see the beauty in Jesus Christ’s character. I pity the Christian who does not reverence the Hindu Christ.

Father is the existence out of which everything comes; Son is that knowledge. It is in Christ that God will be manifest. God was everywhere, in all beings, before Christ; but in Christ we became conscious of Him.

The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them

Christ, being man, had to see impurity and denounced it; but God, infinitely higher, does not see iniquity and cannot be angry.

God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.

First, believe in the world—that there is meaning behind everything.

The mind is but the subtle part of the body. You must retain great strength in your mind and words.

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.

Do not lower your goals to the level of your abilities. Instead, raise your abilities to the height of your goals.

If I love myself despite my infinite faults, how can I hate anyone at the glimpse of a few faults.

Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an intelligent person in this world.

Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.

The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun dissipated. When they are concentrated, they illumine

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.

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.

By Amit

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