Swami Vivekananda Quotes

Swami Vivekananda Biography

Born on 12 January 1863, Swami Vivekananda is considered to be one of the prominent saints of India, his real name was Narendranath Dutt. A major disciple of the 19th -century Indian mystic Ramakrishna Paramahansa, he reintroduced the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and yoga to the Western world. Swami Vivekananda Quotes has inspired many life.

His father’s name was Vishwanath Dutta and his mother’s name was Bhuvaneshwari Devi. His upbringing was influenced by his father’s liberal outlook and his mother’s spiritual and religious nature.

Swami Vivekananda was intelligent since childhood. He was the only student to get first-class marks in the Presidency College entrance examination. An avid reader of various subjects, including religion, history, social science, art, and literature, he was also deeply interested in the Puranas, Vedas, and Upanishads. He traveled west with Hindu philosophy and introduced Indian heritage culture and philosophy to the west.

Swami Vivekananda took Maha samadhi on 4 July 1902. On this day he got up early and to Belur Math and meditated there for three hours.

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Swami Vivekananda Quotes

Swami Vivekananda Quotes are related to his personal experience which he faced during his struggles. His teachings are the source of success for students, youths, young, women, and others. His teaching has developed a positive mindset in people.

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

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2.“Arise, awake, stop not until your goal is achieved.”

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

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4. “The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.”

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5. “In a day when you don’t come across any problems, you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.”

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6.“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, 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 that is way great spiritual giants are produced.”

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

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

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 9. “Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be; if you think yourself strong, you will be.”

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10.“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.”

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 11.“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.”

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 12.“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.”

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

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14.“Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.”

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

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 16.“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.”

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

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

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19.“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.”

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

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Swami Vivekananda Motivational Quotes

Swami Vivekananda was an inspirational personality, his teachings has changed many youths life and they are able to focus on their goal and are able to achieve what they want.

 21.“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.”

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22.“They alone live, who live for others.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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29. “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.”

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30.“All powers are within you, you can do anything and everything.”

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 31.“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.”

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32.“Are you unselfish? That is the question. If you are, you will be perfect without reading a single religious book, without going into a single church or temple.”

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33.“Blessed are they whose bodies get destroyed in the service of others.”

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34. “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.”

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

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

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

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

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39. “Our first duty is not to hate ourselves, because to advance we must have faith in ourselves first and then in God. Those who have no faith in themselves can never have faith in God.”

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40.“This universe is the wreckage of the infinite on the shores of the finite.”

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Swami Vivekananda Inspirational Quotes

 41.“The greatest truths are the simplest things in the world, simple as your own existence.”

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42.“We reap what we sow we are the makers of our own fate. The wind is blowing; those vessels whose sails are unfurled catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of the wind? We make our own destiny.”

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43.“Strength is life, Weakness is death.”

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 44.“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 law of life, just as you breathe to live.”

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

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46.“Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.”

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47.“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.”

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48. “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.”

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49.“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.”

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

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 51.“Take up an idea, devote yourself to it, struggle on in patience, and the sun will rise for you.”

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 52.“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.”

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

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

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 55.“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!”

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 56.“Man is to become divine by realizing the divine. Idols or temples, or churches or books, are only the supports, the help of his spiritual childhood.”

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 57.“Stand up and be strong! No fear. No superstition. Face the truth as it is!”

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58.“We are what our thoughts have made us.”

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 59.“Service to man is service to God.”

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 60.“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.”

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Swami Vivekananda Saying

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

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 62.“Freedom can never be reached by the weak. Throw away all weakness. Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong, and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself.”

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 63.“Devotion to duty is the highest form of worship of God.”

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 64.“You must have an iron will, if you would cross the ocean. You must be strong enough to pierce mountains.”

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 65.“The secret of karma yoga which is to perform actions without any fruitive desires is taught by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita.”

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66.“My child, what I want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel, inside which dwells a mind of the same material as that of which the thunderbolt is made.”

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67.“Thoughts are living things – they travel far.”

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 68.“Cowards never win victories. We have to fight fear and troubles and ignorance if we expect them to flee before us.”

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 69.“Purity, perseverance, and energy – these three I want.”

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70.“Music alone can take you to the Highest!”

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71.He who is alone is happy. Do good to all, like everyone, but do not love anyone. It is a bondage, and bondage brings only misery. Live alone in your mind – that is happiness. To have nobody to care for and never minding who cares for one is the way to be free.”

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72.“The seeker’s silence is the loudest form of prayer.”

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73.“Give up all desire for enjoyment in earth or heaven. Control the organs of the senses and control the mind. Bear every misery without even knowing that you are miserable. Think of nothing but spiritual freedom.”

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74.“I am responsible for my fate, I am the bringer of good unto myself, I am the bringer of evil. I am the Pure and Blessed One. We must reject all thoughts that assert to the contrary.”

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75.“Strength and manliness are virtue; weakness and cowardice are sin.”

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76.“To work with undaunted energy! What fear! Who is powerful enough to thwart you.”

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 77.“Everything will come right if you are pure and sincere. We want hundreds like you bursting upon society and bringing new life and vigor of the spirit wherever they go.”

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78.“Be strong, my young friends; that is my advice to you. You will be nearer to Heaven through football than through the study of the Gita. These are bold words; but I have to say them, for I love you. I know where the shoe pinches.”

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

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80.“Man can become like God and acquire control over the whole universe if he multiplies infinitely his centre of self-consciousness.”

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Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Life

 81.“Even the least work done for others awakens the power within; even thinking the least good of others gradually instills into the heart the strength of a lion.”

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82.“One may gain political and social independence, but if one is a slave to his passions and desires, one cannot feel the pure joy of real freedom.”

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 83.“Marriage and sex and money the only living devils.”

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 84.“Man is the highest being in creation, because he attains to freedom.”

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 85.“The more we grow in Love, Virtue and Holiness, the more we see Love, Virtue and Holiness outside.”

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 86.“All these ideas such as astrology, although there may be a grain of truth in them, should be avoided.”

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 87.“Man makes the mistake of separating himself from God and identifying himself with the body.”

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88.“A man ought to live in this world like a lotus leaf, which grows in water but is never moistened by water; so a man ought to live in the world – his heart to God and his hands to work.”

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

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90.“Be proud that thou art an Indian, and proudly proclaim, “I am an Indian, every Indian is my brother.” Say, “The ignorant Indian, the poor and destitute Indian, the Brahmin Indian, the Pariah Indian, is my brother.””

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 91.“Even forgiveness, if weak and passive, is not true: fight is better. Forgive when you could bring legions of angels to the victory.”

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 92.“Above all, India is the land of religion.”

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 93.“Love and charity for the whole human race, that is the test of true religiousness.”

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 94.“Say it with pride we are Hindus.”

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95.“Never forget that a man is made great and perfect as much by his faults as by his virtues. So we must not seek to rob a nation of its character, even if it could be proved that the character was all faults.”

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96.“Take Risks in Your Life If u Win, U Can Lead! If u Lose, U Can Guide!”

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97.“This is the principle of Universal Brotherhood of man with one another, with all life down to the little ants.”

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 98.“All is the Self or Brahman. The saint, the sinner, the lamb, the tiger, even the murderer, as far as they have any reality, can be nothing else, because there is nothing else.”

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 99.“Take off the veil of hypnotism which you have cast upon the world, send not out thoughts and words of weakness unto humanity.”

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 100.“It may be that I shall find it good to get outside of my body – to cast it off like a disused garment. But I shall not cease to work! I shall inspire men everywhere, until the world shall know that it is one with God.”

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Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Success

 101.“See Christ, then you are a Christian; all else is talk.”

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102.“A Brahmin is not so much in need of education as a Chandala. If the son of a Brahmin needs one teacher, that of a Chandala needs ten.”

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103.“If you have infinite patience and perseverance, success is bound to come. No mistake in that.”

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

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105.“Be a hero. Always say, ‘I have no fear.’ Tell this to everyone – ‘Have no fear.’”

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106.“The whole point is to discipline the mind.”

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107.“Have faith in yourself, all power is in you, be conscious and bring it out.”

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108. “Ignorance is death, Knowledge is life.”

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109.“If the mind is intensely eager, everything can be accomplished – mountains can be crumbled into atoms.”

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

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111.“Do not wait for anybody or anything. Do whatever you can. Build your hope on none.”

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112.“We have to practice to become perfect.”

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113.“The power of concentration is the only key to the treasure-house of knowledge.”

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114.“Christ, Buddha, and Krishna are but waves in the Ocean of Infinite Consciousness that I am!”

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 115.“The gift of knowledge is the highest gift in the world.”

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

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 117.“The fruit falls from the tree when it gets ripe. So wait for the time to come. Do not hurry. Moreover, no one has the right to make others miserable by his foolish acts. Wait, have patience, everything will come right in time.”

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

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119.“Do not figure out big plans at first, but, begin slowly, feel your ground and proceed up and up.”

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 120.“We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.”

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swami Vivekananda Quotes on Nationalism

121.“My countrymen should have nerves of steel, muscles of iron, and minds like thunderbolt.”

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

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 123.“Hinduism is the mother of all religions.”

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124.“The history of the world is the history of a few men who had faith in themselves.”

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 125.“Whatever you think, that you will be.”

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126. “Be brave! Be strong! Be fearless! Once you have taken up the spiritual life, fight as long as there is any life in you. Even though you know you are going to be killed, fight till you “are killed.” Don’t die of fright. Die fighting. Don’t go down till you are knocked down.”

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 127.“Each soul is potentially divine.”

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128.“The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun when they are concentrated they illumine.”

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129.“It is the greatest manifestation of power to be calm.”

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130.“What makes you weep, my friend? In you is all power. Summon up your all-powerful nature, O mighty one, and this whole universe will lie at your feet. It is the Self alone that predominates, and not matter.”

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 131.“The earth is enjoyed by heroes.”

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132. “Charity opens the heart.”

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133.“He who struggles is better than he who never attempts.”

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 134.“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.”

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135.“The Kingdom of Heaven is within us. God is within us. He is the Soul of our souls. See Him in your own soul. That is practical religion. That is freedom.”

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136.“Give me few men and women who are pure and selfless and I shall shake the world.”

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 137.“Work unto death! I am with you, and when I am gone, my spirit will work with you. This life comes and goes; wealth, fame, enjoyments are only of a few days. It is better, far better to die on the field of duty, preaching the truth, than to die like a worldly worm. Advance!”

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 138.“The infinite library of the Universe is in your mind.”

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 139.“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.”

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 140.“Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind.”

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Swami Vivekananda Quotes for Youth

141.“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.”

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142.“The present is determined by our past actions, and the future by the present.”

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 143.“Help and not fight. Assimilation and not destruction. Harmony and Peace and not dissension.”

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144.“Truth, purity, and unselfishness wherever these are present, there is no power below or above the sun to crush the possessor thereof. Equipped with these, one individual is able to face the whole universe in opposition.”

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145. “Do not look back upon what has been done. Go Ahead.”

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146.“The mind has to be gradually and systematically brought under control.”

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147.“Music is the highest art and to those who understand, is the highest worship.”

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 148.“Everything can be sacrificed for truth, but truth cannot be sacrificed for anything.”

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149.“Man is born to conquer nature and not to follow it.”

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150.“First, believe in the world-that there is meaning behind everything.”

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

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152.“Spirituality is the science of the Soul.”

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153.“All misery and pain come from attachment.”

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154.“If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the Upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word “fearlessness.””

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155.“Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work- this is the only way.”

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156.“Everyone wants to command, and no one wants to obey; and this is owing to the absence of that wonderful brahmacharya system of yore. First, learn to obey. The command will come by itself. Always first learn to be a servant, and then you will be fit to be a master.”

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157.“Manifest the divinity within you and everything will be harmoniously arranged around it.”

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158.“If you can think that infinite power, infinite knowledge and indomitable energy lie within you, and if you can bring out that power, you also can become like me.”

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 159.“All great undertakings are achieved through mighty obstacles. Keep up the deepest mental poise. Take not even the slightest notice of what puerile creatures may be saying against you.”

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 160.“You must keep a strict eye on your health; let everything else be subordinated to that.”

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Swami Vivekananda Thoughts

161.“In real meditation you forget the body. You may be cut to pieces and not feel it at all. You feel such pleasure in it. You become so light. This perfect rest we will get in meditation.”

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162. “Be not in despair, the way is very difficult, like walking on the edge of a razor; yet despair not, arise, awake, and find the ideal, the goal.”

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163.“It is faith that makes a lion of a man.”

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 164.“The three essentials of Hinduism are belief in God, in the Vedas as revelation, in the doctrine of Karma and transmigration.”

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165.“Out of purity and silence comes the word of power.”

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166.“Accumulate power in silence and become a dynamo of spirituality.”

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167.“You see, no one can teach anybody. The teacher spoils everything by thinking that he is teaching. Thus Vedanta says that within man is all knowledge-even in a boy it is so-and it requires only an awakening, and that much is the work of a teacher.”

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168.“The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength.”

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169. “So long as the millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every man a traitor who, having been educated at their expense, pays not the least heed to them.”

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 170.“Only by practice and non-attachment can we conquer mind.”

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171.“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.”

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172. “Everything is ended if you forgive and forget.”

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 173.“Purity, patience and perseverance overcome all obstacles. All great things must of necessity be slow.”

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174.“Expansion is life. Love is expansion. Love is therefore the only law of life.”

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

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176.“To be good and to do good-that is the whole of religion.”

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177.“The greatest sin is to think that you are weak. No one is greater: realize that you are Brahman. Nothing has power except what you give it.”

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178.“Liberty in thought and action is the only condition of life, growth and well-being: Where it does not exist, the man, the race, and the nation must go down.”

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179.“The organs are the horses, the mind is the rein, the intellect is the charioteer, the soul is the rider, and the body is the chariot.”

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180.“The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.”

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Vivekananda Thoughts

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

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182.“I am a Hindu, I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world both tolerance and universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration, but we accept all religions as true.”

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 183.“A brave, frank, clean-hearted, courageous and aspiring youth is the only foundation on which the future nation can be built.”

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184.“As long as we require someone else to make us happy, we are slaves.”

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185.“This is a great fact: strength is life; weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal; weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.”

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186.“Spirituality as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.”

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187.“Business is business, no child’s play.”

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188. “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.”

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189.“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.”

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190. “Come out into the Universe of Light. Everything in the Universe is Yours, stretch out your arms and Embrace it with Love.”

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191.“Through practice comes Yoga, through Yoga comes knowledge, through knowledge love, and through love bliss.”

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

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 193.“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 Quotes

194.“Neither seek nor avoid; take what comes. It is liberty to be affected by nothing. Do not merely endure; be unattached.”

— Swami Vivekananda

195.“One ounce of practice is worth a thousand pounds of theory.”

— Swami Vivekananda

 196.“There cannot be friendship without equality.”

— Swami Vivekananda

 197.“Say, “I can do everything .” “Even if poison of a snake is powerless if you can firmly deny it.””

— Swami Vivekananda Quotes

198.“Love is always mutual and reflective. You may hate me, and if I want to love you, you repulse me. But if I persist, in a month or a year you are bound to love me. It is a well-known psychological phenomenon.”

— Swami Vivekananda

199. “The benefits of knowledge can only be realized in practice.”

— Swami Vivekananda

 200.“What we want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel. We have wept long enough. No more weeping, but stand on your feet and be men. It is man-making theories that we want. It is man-making education all round that we want.”

— Swami Vivekananda Quotes

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