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We are so fortunate to learn from his thoughts and words as we have a record of Swami Vivekananda Quotes and sayings that reflect his insight.

Swami Vivekananda needs no introduction, both in the East and West, yet, for the novice, the man is one of the most reputed Indian philosophers of the 19th century.

He is an author, Hindu monk, philosopher, and religious teacher who introduces the concept of Yoga and Vedanta to the Western World.

Swamiji was the disciple of Ramakrishna, an Indian Hindu mystic.

The National Youth Day of India is celebrated on the occasion of the Birthday of Swami Vivekananda.

There is much more about him but we have centralised our article to his quotes.

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Swami Vivekananda Quotes

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

Quotes From Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Quotes In English

Best Quotes From Swami Vivekananda

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

2- “They alone live, who live for others.”

3- “Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.”

4- “External nature is only internal nature writ large.”

5- “The whole point is to discipline the mind.”

6- “Learn everything that is good from others, but bring it in, and in your own way adsorb it; do not become others.”

7- “Always try to represent yourself as happy. Initially, it becomes your look, gradually it becomes your habit and finally it becomes your personality.”

8- “In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.”

9- “Be the servant while leading. Be unselfish. Have infinite patience, and success is yours.”

10- The difference between architecture and building is that the former expresses an idea, while the latter is merely a structure built on economical principles. The value of matter depends solely on its capacities of expressing ideas.”

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

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

12- “You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.”

13- “Talk to yourself once a day, otherwise, you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world.”

14- “Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, ‘Thy will be done.’ We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.”

15- “Desire, ignorance, and inequality – this is the trinity of bondage.”

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

17- “A fool may buy all the books in the world, and they will be in his library; but he will be able to read only those that he deserves to.”

18- “Do not lower your goals to the level of your abilities. Instead, raise your abilities to the height of your goals.”

19 “If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished.”

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

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

Famous Quotes From Swami Vivekananda

21- “The moral, in one word, is that you are divine.”

22- “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.”

23- “Be not Afraid of anything. You will do Marvelous work. it is Fearlessness that brings Heaven even in a moment.”

24- “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.”

25- “We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise.”

26- “Learn Everything that is Good from Others, but bring it in, and in your own way absorb it; do not become others.”

27- “Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. …Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.”

28- “The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.”

29- “The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him – that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.”

30- “Do not hate anybody, because that hatred which comes out from you must, in the long run, come back to you, if you love, that love will come back to you, completing the circle.”

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

31- “Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.”

32- “Are great things ever done smoothly? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.”

Swami Vivekananda Quotes In Hindi

33- “मन की एकाग्रता ही समग्र ज्ञान है।”

34- “दिल और दिमाग के टकराव में दिल की सुनो।”

35- “मौन, क्रोध की सर्वोत्तम चिकित्सा है।”

36- “चिंतन करो, चिंता नहीं; नए विचारों को जन्म दो।”

37- “बल ही जीवन है और दुर्बलता मृत्यु।”

38- “खुद को कमजोर समझना सबसे बड़ा पाप है।”

39- “भय और अपूर्ण वासना ही समस्त दुःखों का मूल है।”

40- “ज्ञान का प्रकाश सभी अंधेरों को खत्म कर देता है।”

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

41- “पवित्रता, धैर्य और उद्यम – ये तीनों गुण मैं एक साथ चाहता हूं।”

42- “सच को कहने के हजारों तरीके हो सकते हैं और फिर भी सच तो वही रहता है।”

Swami Vivekananda Quotes On Education

43- “Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man. Religion is the manifestation of the Divinity already in man. Therefore the only duty of the teacher in both cases is to remove all obstructions from the way. Hands off! as I always say, and everything will be right. That is, our duty is to clear the way. The Lord does the rest.”

44- “Knowledge is power, and getting one you get the other. By knowledge you can even banish the material world”

45- “We want the education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.”

46- “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.”

47- “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.”

48- “As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to God.”

49- “Who is helping you, don’t forget them. Who is loving you, don’t hate them. Who is believing you, don’t cheat them.”

50- “There is no other spiritual teacher than your own soul.”

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

51- “The goal of mankind is knowledge . . . What man “learns” is really what he discovers by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a mine of infinite knowledge.”

52- “If you have knowledge and see a man weak, do not condemn him. Go to his level and help him if you can. He must grow.”

Swami Vivekananda Quotes On Success

53- “The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person is the most successful.”

54- “Everything is easy when you are busy. But nothing is easy when you are lazy.”

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

56- “Arise, awake, and don’t stop till you reach your goal.”

57- “Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.”

58- “If money helps a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.”

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

60- “Ask nothing; want nothing in return. Give what you have to give; it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.”

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

61- “Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all, love.”

Swami Vivekananda Quotes For Students

Swami Vivekananda Quotes On Youth

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

63- “Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.”

64- “That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.”

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

66- “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.”

67- “The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.”

68- “Meditation can turn fools into sages but unfortunately, fools never meditate.”

69- “Act on the educated young men, bring them together, and organise them. Great things can be done by great sacrifices only. No selfishness, no name, no fame, yours or mine, nor my Master’s even! Work, work the idea, the plan, my boys, my brave, noble, good souls – to the wheel, to the wheel put your shoulders!”

70- “All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.”

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

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

72- “Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead. If you lose, you can guide.”

73- “Don’t look back – forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience – then alone can great deeds be accomplished”

74- “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”

75- “Education is the manifestation of perfection already existing in man.”

Swami Vivekananda Motivational Quotes

76- “If anything turns you weak physically, intellectually, and spiritually, reject it like it’s poison.”

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

78- “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.”

79- “Whatever you think that you will be.
if you think yourself weak, weak you will be;
if you think of yourself strong, you will be”

80- “Stand up, be bold, and take the blame on your own shoulders. Do not go about throwing mud at others; for all the faults you suffer from, you are the sole and only cause.”

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

81- “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.”

82- “Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.”

83- “All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. You can do any thing and everything, without even the guidance of any one. Stand up and express the divinity within you.”

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

85- “Anything that makes weak – physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.”

86- “Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego.”

87- “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.”

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

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Swami Vivekananda Quotes Take One Idea

89- “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, and 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 Quotes In English About Life

90- “Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.”

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

91- “We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.”

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

93- “Experience is the only teacher we have. we may talk and reason all our lives, but we shall not understand a word of truth until we experience it ourselves.”

94- “Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole Soul into it to the exclusion of all else.”

95- “Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of God is confined to this or that book? How dare men call God infinite, and yet try to compress Him within the covers of a little book!”

96- “Take up an idea, devote yourself, struggle in patience, and the sun will rise.”

97- “Each work has to pass through these stages—ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.”

98- “All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore love for love’s sake, because it is the only law of life, just as you breathe to live.”

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

100- “Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life. ”

101- “Strength is Life, Weakness is Death.
Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death.
Love is Life, Hatred is Death.”

102- “In a day, when you don’t come across any problems – you can be sure that you are traveling the wrong path.”

103- “The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.”


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