Swami Vivekananda Quotes

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Swami Vivekananda quotes: Every wave of passion restrained is a balance in your favor. It is therefore good policy not to return anger for anger, as with all true morality. Every wave of passion restrained is a balance in your favor. It is therefore good policy not to return anger for anger, as with all true morality.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The sky never changes: it is the cloud that is changing. The sky never changes: it is the cloud that is changing.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The Absolute God of the universe, the creator, preserver, and destroyer of the universe, is impersonal principle. The Absolute God of the universe, the creator, preserver, and destroyer of the universe, is impersonal principle.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Learn to recognise the mother in Evil, Terror, Sorrow, Denial, as well as in Sweetness and in Joy. Learn to recognise the mother in Evil, Terror, Sorrow, Denial, as well as in Sweetness and in Joy.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Pay no attention whatsoever to newspaper nonsense or criticism. Be sincere and do your duty. Everything will come all right. Truth must triumph. Pay no attention whatsoever to newspaper nonsense or criticism. Be sincere and do your duty. Everything will come all right. Truth must triumph.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: It is a constant change. Not one body is constant. It is a constant change. Not one body is constant.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable. Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: As soon as we identify ourselves with the work we do, we feel miserable; but if we do not identify ourselves with it, we do not feel that misery. As soon as we identify ourselves with the work we do, we feel miserable; but if we do not identify ourselves with it, we do not feel that misery.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. 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 quotes: Everything is easy when you are busy. But nothing is easy when you are lazy. Everything is easy when you are busy. But nothing is easy when you are lazy.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Man is the greatest being that ever can be. Man is the greatest being that ever can be.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: All the superior religions had their growth between the Ganga and the Euphrates. All the superior religions had their growth between the Ganga and the Euphrates.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Man always is perfect, or he never could become so; but he had to realise it. Man always is perfect, or he never could become so; but he had to realise it.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Love and charity for the whole human race, that is the test of true religiousness. Love and charity for the whole human race, that is the test of true religiousness.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Religion is the one and sole interest of the people of India. Religion is the one and sole interest of the people of India.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: What we call powers, secrets of nature, and force, are all within. In the external world are only a series of changes. What we call powers, secrets of nature, and force, are all within. In the external world are only a series of changes.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: I am indebted to my mother for the efflorescence of my knowledge. I am indebted to my mother for the efflorescence of my knowledge.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: We must have life building, man-making, character-making assimilation of ideas. We must have life building, man-making, character-making assimilation of ideas.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: puts the cart before the horse. puts the cart before the horse.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The idea of God grew side by side with the idea of materialism. The idea of God grew side by side with the idea of materialism.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The body is subject to the law of growth and decay, what grows must of necessity decay. The body is subject to the law of growth and decay, what grows must of necessity decay.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Awake! Stand up and fight! Die if you must. Awake! Stand up and fight! Die if you must.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: An atheist can be charitable but not religious. But the religious man must be charitable. An atheist can be charitable but not religious. But the religious man must be charitable.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Even the lowest of the Hindus, the Pariah, has less of the brute in him than a Briton in a similar social status. Even the lowest of the Hindus, the Pariah, has less of the brute in him than a Briton in a similar social status.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Cowards never win victories. We have to fight fear and troubles and ignorance if we expect them to flee before us. Cowards never win victories. We have to fight fear and troubles and ignorance if we expect them to flee before us.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Each one has a special nature peculiar to himself which he must follow and through which he will find his way to freedom Each one has a special nature peculiar to himself which he must follow and through which he will find his way to freedom
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Be Grateful to the Man you help, think of Him as God. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship God by helping our fellow men? Be Grateful to the Man you help, think of Him as God. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship God by helping our fellow men?
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet. The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: All is bound by the law of causation All is bound by the law of causation
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Purity, patience and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all love. Purity, patience and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all love.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Those who die, merely suffering the woes of life like cats and dogs, are they men? Those who die, merely suffering the woes of life like cats and dogs, are they men?
Swami Vivekananda quotes: No matter what that makes elastic - sharply, intellectually and sincerely, keep at bay it as noxious waste. No matter what that makes elastic - sharply, intellectually and sincerely, keep at bay it as noxious waste.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Do not wait for anybody or anything. Do whatever you can. Build your hope on none. Do not wait for anybody or anything. Do whatever you can. Build your hope on none.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: To be more free is the goal of all our efforts, for only in perfect freedom can there be perfection. To be more free is the goal of all our efforts, for only in perfect freedom can there be perfection.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: What power is higher than the power of purity? What power is higher than the power of purity?
Swami Vivekananda quotes: To be good and to do good-that is the whole of religion. To be good and to do good-that is the whole of religion.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Man is miserable this moment, happy the next. Man is miserable this moment, happy the next.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Prana is the driving power of the world, and can be seen in every manifestation of life. Prana is the driving power of the world, and can be seen in every manifestation of life.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: And so, as in every other thing, we are always trying to ignore the standard of another, trying to bind the whole world to our standard. And so, as in every other thing, we are always trying to ignore the standard of another, trying to bind the whole world to our standard.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The development of man is a return to an original perfection. The development of man is a return to an original perfection.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: This world is not for cowards. Do not try to fly. Look not for success or failure. Join yourself to the perfectly unselfish will and work on. This world is not for cowards. Do not try to fly. Look not for success or failure. Join yourself to the perfectly unselfish will and work on.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The Absolute is the material of both God and man. The Absolute is the material of both God and man.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: No freedom without renunciation. No freedom without renunciation.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: What we want is progress, development, realisation. What we want is progress, development, realisation.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: To the person who desires nothing and does not get entangled in desires, the manifold changes of nature are one panorama of beauty and sublimity. To the person who desires nothing and does not get entangled in desires, the manifold changes of nature are one panorama of beauty and sublimity.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Have charity towards all beings. Pity those who are in distress. Love all creatures. Do not be jealous of anyone. Look not to the faults of others. Have charity towards all beings. Pity those who are in distress. Love all creatures. Do not be jealous of anyone. Look not to the faults of others.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Some men, who begin by saying that the world is a hell, often end by saying that it is a heaven when they succeed in the practice of self-control. Some men, who begin by saying that the world is a hell, often end by saying that it is a heaven when they succeed in the practice of self-control.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Why should a Man be Moral? Because this strengthens his will. Why should a Man be Moral? Because this strengthens his will.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: We first observe facts, then generalise, and then draw conclusions or principles. We first observe facts, then generalise, and then draw conclusions or principles.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Have faith in your destiny Have faith in your destiny
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Never are we nearer the Light than when the darkness is deepest. Never are we nearer the Light than when the darkness is deepest.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Any particle in this universe can change in relation to any other particle; but take the whole universe as one. Any particle in this universe can change in relation to any other particle; but take the whole universe as one.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: May the Lord ordain that your son becomes a man, and never a coward! May the Lord ordain that your son becomes a man, and never a coward!
Swami Vivekananda quotes: It is not the building, but the people that make a church, and that is what we always forget. It is not the building, but the people that make a church, and that is what we always forget.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: No two persons have the same mind or the same body. No two persons have the same mind or the same body.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: If one religion true, then all the others also must be true. Thus the Hindu faith is yours as much as mine. If one religion true, then all the others also must be true. Thus the Hindu faith is yours as much as mine.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The finer is always the cause, the grosser the effect. So the external world is the effect, the internal the cause. The finer is always the cause, the grosser the effect. So the external world is the effect, the internal the cause.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: This universe is the wreckage of the infinite on the shores of the finite. This universe is the wreckage of the infinite on the shores of the finite.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: It is only by doing good to others that one attains to one's own good It is only by doing good to others that one attains to one's own good
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Get away from all books and forms and let your soul see its Self. "We are deluded and maddened by books", Shri Krishna declares. Get away from all books and forms and let your soul see its Self. "We are deluded and maddened by books", Shri Krishna declares.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Let the end and the means be joined into one. Let the end and the means be joined into one.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The main feature should be the teaching of principles through stories. Don't make it metaphysical at all. The main feature should be the teaching of principles through stories. Don't make it metaphysical at all.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: All the forces that are working in this body have been produced out of food; we see that every day. All the forces that are working in this body have been produced out of food; we see that every day.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Out of purity and silence comes the word of power. Out of purity and silence comes the word of power.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Law is death. The more of the law in a country, the worse for the country. Law is death. The more of the law in a country, the worse for the country.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: There is no good in store so long as malice and jealousy and egotism will prevail. There is no good in store so long as malice and jealousy and egotism will prevail.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The effect is delusion, and therefore the cause must be delusion. The effect is delusion, and therefore the cause must be delusion.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Friends or foes, they are all instruments in Her hands to help us work out our own karma, through pleasure or pain. As such, 'Mother' bless all. Friends or foes, they are all instruments in Her hands to help us work out our own karma, through pleasure or pain. As such, 'Mother' bless all.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The way to God is the opposite to that of the world. And to few, very few, are given to have God and mammon at the same time. The way to God is the opposite to that of the world. And to few, very few, are given to have God and mammon at the same time.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: When once you consider an action, do not let anything dissuade you. Consult your heart, not others, and then follow its dictates. When once you consider an action, do not let anything dissuade you. Consult your heart, not others, and then follow its dictates.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Let new India arise out of peasants' cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper. Let new India arise out of peasants' cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The easiest way to make ourselves happy is to see that others are happy. The easiest way to make ourselves happy is to see that others are happy.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: He who asserts he is free, shall be free. He who says he is bound, bound he shall remain. He who asserts he is free, shall be free. He who says he is bound, bound he shall remain.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Calm and silent and steady work, and no newspaper humbug, no name-making, you must always remember. Calm and silent and steady work, and no newspaper humbug, no name-making, you must always remember.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The Gita is a bouquet composed of the beautiful flowers of spiritual truths collected from the Vedas and the Upanishads. The Gita is a bouquet composed of the beautiful flowers of spiritual truths collected from the Vedas and the Upanishads.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached. Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: He jests at scars that never felt a wound. He jests at scars that never felt a wound.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The Impersonal God seen through the mists of sense is personal. The Impersonal God seen through the mists of sense is personal.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: 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. 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: Christ, Buddha, and Krishna are but waves in the Ocean of Infinite Consciousness that I am! Christ, Buddha, and Krishna are but waves in the Ocean of Infinite Consciousness that I am!
Swami Vivekananda quotes: They become what they think. We will become [only] by [degrees]. They become what they think. We will become [only] by [degrees].
Swami Vivekananda quotes: If you really want to judge the character of a man, look not at his great performances. Watch a man do his most common actions. If you really want to judge the character of a man, look not at his great performances. Watch a man do his most common actions.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The day, man will find that he never really dies; that his Soul persists beyond death; he will have no more fear of death. The day, man will find that he never really dies; that his Soul persists beyond death; he will have no more fear of death.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The gift of knowledge is the highest gift in the world. The gift of knowledge is the highest gift in the world.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Animals cannot have any high thoughts; nor can the Angels or Devas attain to direct freedom without human birth. Animals cannot have any high thoughts; nor can the Angels or Devas attain to direct freedom without human birth.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Before we can believe in God, we must first believe in ourselves. Before we can believe in God, we must first believe in ourselves.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Accumulation of power is as necessary as its diffusion, or rather more so. Accumulation of power is as necessary as its diffusion, or rather more so.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: The guiding motive of mankind should be charity towards men, charity towards all animals. The guiding motive of mankind should be charity towards men, charity towards all animals.
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Is there no room for art in the spoken language? What is the use of creating an unnatural language to the exclusion of the natural one? Is there no room for art in the spoken language? What is the use of creating an unnatural language to the exclusion of the natural one?
Swami Vivekananda quotes: Each nation has a main current in life; in India it is religion. Make it strong and the waters on either side must move along with it. Each nation has a main current in life; in India it is religion. Make it strong and the waters on either side must move along with it.