Quotes of Swami Vivekananda – 2

Quotes – 2

  1. In spite of 100’s of years of persecution, 1000’s years of foreign rule and oppression, this nation Bharat, still lives on. – Swami Vivekananda
  2. The men of mighty will, the world has produced have all been tremendous workers — gigantic souls. – Swami Vivekananda
  3. We do not or cannot see the painful parts in objects, we are charmed with only the pleasurable portion;
  4. Society needs both men and women to function, develop and progress. A bird cannot fly with only one wing. – Swami Vivekananda
  5. If the mind is intensely eager, everything can be accomplished — mountains can be crumbled into atoms. ~ Swami Vivekananda
  6. I would not travel 10 steps to see sites, I have seen the Himalayas. But I would travel a 1000 miles to meet a true Man. What are you?
  7. “Sincerity of conviction and purity of motive will surely gain the day…”
  8. I loved my motherland dearly before I went to America and England. After my return, every particle of the dust of this land is sacred to me.
  9. You consider a man as educated only if he can pass exams. This education does not help people to equip themselves for the struggle of life; does not bring out strength of character; a spirit of philanthropy and the courage of a lion.
  10. As soon as you know the voice and understand what it is, the whole scene changes…The same world which was the ghastly battlefield of maya is now changed into something good and beautiful.
  11. An organization that will teach the Hindus mutual help and appreciation is absolutely necessary. ~ Swami Vivekananda
  12. “Perfection comes through selfless work.” – Swami Vivekananda
  13. Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being. ~ Swami Vivekananda
  14. Do not be a fool. Do not simply believe what others say, unless you yourselves knows it to be true. – Swami Vivekananda
  15. The essence of Vedanta is that there is but one Being and that every soul is that Being in full, not a part of that Being. – Swami Vivekananda
  16. Pure love has no motive. It has nothing to gain.
  17. Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny.
  18. This, I have seen in life – those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step…those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace; and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
  19. “We want the education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased…”
  20. Share your pledges and actions you are taking to transform Bharat. Together we can take Bharat back up to the pinnacle of glory.
  21. They alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive. – Swami Vivekananda
  22. 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.
  23. Hindu religion does not consist in struggles and attempts to believe a certain doctrine or dogma but in realizing not in believing, but in being and becoming.
  24. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go; the sooner the better.
  25. This world is not our habitation, it is only one of the many stages through which we are passing. – Swami Vivekananda
  26. The silent power of thought influences people even at a distance, because mind is one as well as many. Swami Vivekananda
  27. Virtue is the only friend which follows us even beyond the grave. Everything else ends with death. – Swami Vivekananda
  28. When we let loose our feelings, we waste so much energy, shatter our nerves, disturb our minds, and accomplish very little work.
  29. The secret of life is not enjoyment but education through experience. ~ Swami Vivekananda
  30. “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think.” – Swami Vivekananda
  31. Swami Vivekananda: A leader must be impersonal.
  32. We are children of the Almighty, we are the sparks of infinite, divine fire. How can you be nothings?
  33. Truth, purity and unselfishness – where ever these are present, there is no power below or above the sun to crush
  34. Strength is the sign of vigor, the sign of life, the sign of hope, the sign of health, and the sign of everything that is good.
  35. Swami Vivekananda: O India! Forget not that the ideal of the womanhood is Sita, Savitri, Damayati.
  36. Never mind failures…What would life be without them? Where would be the poetry of life? – Swami Vivekananda
  37. Our own mental attitude makes the world what it is for us. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light.
  38. “What Karma-Yoga means; even at the point of death to help anyone, without asking questions”
  39. Alas, the fault is not of the Christians, it is of us, who do not do enough for our own motherland and brethren.
  40. Every one of you will have to be a Guru Govind Singh, if you want to do good to your country. – Swami Vivekananda
  41. “If you want to know India (Bharat), study Swami Vivekananda. In him everything is positive and nothing negative” – Rabindranath Tagore
  42. “None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul” Swami Vivekananda
  43. Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind…
  44. Give what you have to give….it will come back multiplied a thousand fold. – Swami Vivekananda
  45. ‘Take risks in your life” if u win U can lead! if u loose U can guide!
  46. A far greater work is this sacrifice of yourselves for the benefit of your race, for the welfare of humanity. – Swami Vivekananda
  47. Come up, O lions, and shake off the delusion that you are sheep; you are souls immortal, spirits free, blest and eternal.
  48. A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century.
  49. A nation that has no history of its own has nothing in this world. – Swami Vivekananda
  50. A tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it; and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the Ocean of Life and Bliss.
  51. Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals, but because of the inactivities of good people. – Swami Vivekananda
  52. As soon as I think that I am a little body, I want to preserve it, to protect it, to keep it nice, at the expense of other bodies..then you and I become separate.
  53. Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark. ~ Swami Vivekananda
  54. Perfection is always infinite. We are the Infinite already. You and I, and all beings, are trying to manifest that infinity.
  55. “Education is the manifestation of the perfection that is already in man.” -Swami Vivekananda
  56. Anything that brings spiritual, mental, or physical weakness, touch it not with the toes of your feet.
  57. A man may be the greatest philosopher in the world but a child in RELIGION….When a man has developed a high state of spirituality he can understand that the kingdom of heaven is within him.
  58. Don’t look back – forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and patience – then alone can great deeds be accomplished.
  59. It is meditation that brings us nearer to truth than anything else. The concentrated mind is a lamp that shows us every corner of the soul.
  60. We want infinite energy, infinite zeal, infinite courage and infinite patience, then only will great things be achieved. – Swami Vivekananda
  61. No need of looking behind, FORWARD! We want infinite energy, infinite courage, infinite patience. – Swami Vivekananda
  62. Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego.
  63. Lack of unity and organisation is another reason for the denigration of our society and nation. – Swami Vivekananda
  64. If a man with an ideal makes a thousand mistakes, I am sure that the man without an ideal makes fifty thousand. What is your ideal?
  65. “What a man learns is really what he ‘discovers’, by taking the cover off his own soul”
  66. Calling yourself weak is the biggest sin. Whom do you fear? You are the Brahman, the supreme, the eternal – Swami Vivekananda
  67. “We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  68. Swami Vivekananda “The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet”
  69. The power of concentration, is the only key to the treasure-house of knowledge. – Swami Vivekananda
  70. Do not be mere white mice on a treadmill, working always and never accomplishing anything. – Swami Vivekananda
  71. Chastity is the first virtue in man or woman. – Swami Vivekananda
  72. Do not look back upon what has been done. Go ahead!
  73. “Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship God by helping our fellowmen?”
  74. We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
  75. Swami Vivekananda: Whenever we attain a higher vision, the lower vision disappears of itself.
  76. It is only when the mind is very calm & collected that whole of its energy is spent on doing good work. – Swami Vivekananda
  77. Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness…
  78. Swami Vivekananda: I do not believe in any politics. God and truth are the only politics in the world, everything else is trash.
  79. Awakening of masses must come first, & then only can real good come about for the country, for India. – Swami Vivekananda
  80. It is better to teach people of their divine nature than of their animal nature. – Swami Vivekananda
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