Swami Vivekananda Quotes


32 Swami Vivekananda quotes:



"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 future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act."
Author: Vivekananda Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"The spirit is the cause of all our thoughts and body-action, and everything, but it is untouched by good or evil, pleasure or pain, heat of cold, and all the dualism of nature, although it lends its light to everything."
Author: Vivekananda Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, 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."
Author: Vivekananda Quotes Category: Ability Quotes Focus Quotes
"You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself."
"Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man"
"Our duty is to encourage every one 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."
Author: Vivekananda Quotes Category: Duty Quotes
"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."
"Purity,patience, and preserverance are the three essentials to success, and above all: love."
"GOD is the ever-active providence, by whose power systems after systems are being evolved out of chaos, made to run for a time and again destroyed."
Author: Vivekananda Quotes Category: Chaos Quotes
"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."
Author: Vivekananda Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"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."
"We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far."
"When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state."
Author: Vivekananda Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"Do not stand on a high pedestal and take 5 cents in your hand and say, "here, my poor man", but be grateful that the poor man is there, so by making a gift to him you are able to help yourself.It is not the reciever that is blessed, but it is the giver.Be thankful that you are allowed to exercise your power of benevolence and mercy in the world, and thus become pure and perfect."
Author: Vivekananda Quotes Category: Giving Quotes
"TO worship God even for the sake of salvation or any other reward is equally degenerate. Love knows no reward. Give your love unto to God, but do not ask anything in return even from Him through pray."
Author: Vivekananda Quotes Category: God Quotes Religion Quotes
"GOD is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life."
"There is nothing beyond God, and the sense enjoyments are simply something through which we are passing now in the hope of getting better things."
Author: Vivekananda Quotes Category: God Quotes
"When I asked god for peace, he showed me how to help others."
Author: Vivekananda Quotes Category: God Quotes
"Infinite power of the spirit, brought to bear upon matter evolves material development, made to act upon thought evolves intellectuality, and made to act upon itself makes of man a God. First, let us be Gods, and then help other to be GOds. Be and Make. Let this be our motto."
"The goal of mankind is knowledge ... Now this knowledge is inherent in man. No knowledge comes from outside: it is all inside. What we say a man 'knows', should, in strict psychological language, be what he 'discovers' or 'unveils'; what man 'learns' is really what he discovers by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a mine of infinite knowledge."



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