Top 50+ Best Thoughts & Quotes By Swami Vivekananda

Top 50+ Best Thoughts & Quotes By Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda, born Narendranath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk. He was a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna.

  1. 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. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  5. 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. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  9. The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  10. The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  11. 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

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

  13. You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  14. 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

  15. The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  16. External nature is only internal nature writ large. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  17. All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  18. Give up the idea that by ruling over others you can do any good to them. But you can do just as much as you can in the case of the plant: you can supply the growing seed with the materials for the making up of its body, bringing to it the earth, the water, the air, that it wants. It will take all that it wants by its own nature, it will assimilate and grow by its own nature. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  19. How often does a man ruin his disciples by remaining always with them! When men are once trained, it is essential that their leader leave them, for without his absence they cannot develop themselves. Plants always remain small under a big tree. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  20. Desire can be eradicated from the roots by firmly imbibing the four attributes of: Jnan, Atmanishtha, Vairagya, Dharma and the full fledged devotion to God. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  21. 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

  22. You must worship the Self in Krishna, not Krishna as Krishna. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  23. Liberty is the first condition of growth. It is wrong, a thousand times wrong, if any of you dares to say, 'I will work out the salvation of this woman or child. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  24. The greatest truths are the simplest things in the world, simple as your own existence. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  25. The Buddhists or the Jains do not depend upon God; but the whole force of their religion is directed to the great central truth in every religion, to evolve a God out of man. They have not seen the Father, but they have seen the Son. And he that hath seen the Son hath seen the Father also. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  26. Ignorance is the mother of all the evil and all the misery we see. Let men have light, let them be pure and spiritually strong and educated, then alone will misery cease in the world, not before. We may convert every house in the country into a charity asylum, we may fill the land with hospitals, but the misery of man will still continue to exist until man's character changes. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  27. This human body is the greatest body in the universe, and a human being the greatest being. Man is higher than all animals, than all angels; none is greater than man. Even the Devas (gods) will have to come down again and attain to salvation through a human body. Man alone attains to perfection, not even the Devas. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  28. MIND is not a dustbin to keep anger, hatred and jealousy. But it is the treasure box to keep, love happiness and sweet memories. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  29. He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  30. Never mind failures; they are quite natural,they are the beauty of life, these failures.What would be LIFE without them ~ Swami Vivekananda

  31. Do not believe a thing because you have read about it in a book. Do not believe a thing because another man has said it was true. Do not believe in words because they are hallowed by tradition. Find out the truth for yourself. Reason it out. That is realization. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  32. The natural ambition of woman is through marriage to climb up, leaning upon a man; but those days are gone. You shall be great without the help of any man, just as you are. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  33. If I am unhappy, it has been of my own making, and that very thing shows that I can be happy if I will. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  34. He (God) reveals himself to the pure heart. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  35. Consciously or unconsciously, we are all striving for perfection. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  36. stand up, be bold. you are the sole and only cause. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  37. the man who is pure, and who dares, does all things. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  38. stick to truth and we shall succeed, may be slowly, but surely. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  39. if you want to do a great or a good work, do not trouble to think what the result will be. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  40. it is only those who persevere to the end that succeed. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  41. first build up your physique. then only you can get control over the mind. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  42. all misery comes from fear, from unsatisfied desire. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  43. if you want to help others, your little self must go. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  44. flying from work is never the way to find peace. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  45. always keep your mind joyful; if melancholy thoughts come, kick them out. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  46. infinite faith and strength are the only conditions of success. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  47. 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 free. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  48. Strength is Life, Weakness is Death". ~ Swami Vivekananda

  49. 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. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  50. Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is we who grow better, by the changes we make in ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  51. A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  52. 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. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  53. Education is the manifestation of perfection already existing in man. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  54. 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

  55. The knowing ones must have pity on the ignorant.One who knows is willing to give up his body even for an ant,because he knows that the body is nothing. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  56. 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! ~ Swami Vivekananda

  57. Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  58. Arise, awake, stop not till the goal is reached. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  59. Strength is Life, Weakness is Death.Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death.Love is Life, Hatred is Death. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  60. They alone live, who live for others. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  61. Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison. ~ Swami Vivekananda

  62. 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. ~ Swami Vivekananda