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64 Motivational Swami Vivekananda Quotes (WISDOM)

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“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.”

Swami Vivekananda
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
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.
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.
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.
Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead! If you lose, you can guide!
Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead! If you lose, you can guide!

“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.”

Swami Vivekananda
Arise! Awake! And stop not until the goal is reached.
Arise! Awake! And stop not until the goal is reached.
Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an intelligent person in this world.
Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an intelligent person in this world.
3 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.
3 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.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.
In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.

11 Wise Swami Vivekananda Quotes that will Make You Think (WISDOM)

“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.”

Swami Vivekananda
In a day, when you don't come across any problems - you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.
In a day, when you don’t come across any problems – you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.
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.
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.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.
Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.

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

Swami Vivekananda
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.
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.
When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.
When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Learn everything that is good from others, but bring it in, and in your own way absorb it; do not become others.
Learn everything that is good from others, but bring it in, and in your own way absorb it; do not become others.
The will is not free - it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect - but there is something behind the will which is free.
The will is not free – it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect – but there is something behind the will which is free.

4 Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Truth

“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.”

Swami Vivekananda
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
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.
Experience is the only teacher we have. We may talk and reason all our lives, but we shall not understand a word of truth.
Experience is the only teacher we have. We may talk and reason all our lives, but we shall not understand a word of truth.

11 InspirationalSwami Vivekananda Quotes on Success

“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.”

Swami Vivekananda
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.
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.
Be the servant while leading. Be unselfish. Have infinite patience, and success is yours.
Be the servant while leading. Be unselfish. Have infinite patience, and success is yours.
Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole Soul into it to the exclusion of all else.
Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole Soul into it to the exclusion of all else.
If you think yourselves strong, strong you will be.
If you think yourselves strong, strong you will be.
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.
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.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. it is fearlessness that brings Heaven even in a moment.
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. it is fearlessness that brings Heaven even in a moment.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Anything that makes weak – physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
If money help 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.
If money help 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.
You should work like a master and not as a slave; work incessantly, but do not do a slave’s work.
You should work like a master and not as a slave; work incessantly, but do not do a slave’s work.

4 Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Faith

“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.”

Swami Vivekananda
Throw away all weakness. Tell your body that it is strong. Tell your mind that it is strong and have unbound faith and hope in yourself.
Throw away all weakness. Tell your body that it is strong. Tell your mind that it is strong and have unbound faith and hope in yourself.
Have faith in yourself – all power is in you. Even the poison of a snake is powerless, if you can firmly deny it.
Have faith in yourself – all power is in you. Even the poison of a snake is powerless, if you can firmly deny it.
Have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mothers of great deeds.
Have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mothers of great deeds.

10 Swami Vivekananda Quotes About Life

“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.”

Swami Vivekananda
They alone live, who live for others.
They alone live, who live for others.
Strength is Life, Weakness is Death. Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death. Love is Life, Hatred is Death.
Strength is Life, Weakness is Death. Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death. Love is Life, Hatred is Death.
Meditation can turn fools in to sages but unfortunately fools never meditate.
Meditation can turn fools in to sages but unfortunately fools never meditate.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
You are the creator of your own destiny.
You are the creator of your own destiny.
Conquer yourself and the whole universe is yours.
Conquer yourself and the whole universe is yours.
Dare to be free dare to go as far as you’re thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Dare to be free dare to go as far as you’re thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Both attachment and detachment perfectly developed make a man great and happy.
Both attachment and detachment perfectly developed make a man great and happy.

14 Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Spiritual Freedom

“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.”

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

“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.”

Swami Vivekananda
When you are doing any work... do it as worship, as he highest worship, and devote your whole life to it for the time being.
When you are doing any work… do it as worship, as he highest worship, and devote your whole life to it for the time being.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.

“May He who is the Brahman of the Hindus, the Ahura-Mazda of the Zoroastrians, the Buddha of the Buddhists, the Jehovah of the Jews, the Father in Heaven of the Christians give strength to you to carry out your noble idea.”

Swami Vivekananda
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.
In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.
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.
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.
Never think there is anything impossible for the soul.
Never think there is anything impossible for the soul.

“I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world tolerance & universal acceptance. we believe not only in universal toleration but we accept all religion as true.”

Swami Vivekananda

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