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Swami Vivekananda was a great Indian Philosopher, who once said, “All power is within you”. This blog post will present you with a list of inspirational quotes from Swami Vivekananda. These quotes are full of encouragement and make learning more about the man himself worth your time. It’s no surprise that he continues to be an inspiration for many people all over the world. Now here read 48 Swami Vivekananda quotes and thoughts.
Swami Vivekananda Quotes and Thoughts
“The ultimate truth is that there is no death or birth, no loss or gain, no one who comes and goes. Therefore, do not mourn your dead ones as if they were lost to you. All are with you always.Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Truth/Enlightenment
“The highest duty of one who has attained spiritual knowledge is to preach it to mankind. Religion has become so weak today because it is seldom preached.”Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Truth
“A man’s greatness is measured by three things: his talent , his acquirements and his character . Only a man of superior character refuses to take advantage of every chance to make money.”Swami Vivekananda Thoughts
“The more we push forward in earnest search for Truth, the more we realise how little we know.”Swami Vivekananda Quotes
“If anyone joins us for a moment or a year, we welcome him with joy; but if he withdraws his mind from our company, we think of him no more. Do not try to produce results in your practice of religion. In the end, all that matters is that you have done your best.”
Swami Vivekananda Quotes For Youth, Students, Success And Education
“All power is within you.”
“The difference between the impossible and possible lies in a person’s determination. This is the most powerful tool we possess.”
“If you depend upon friendship for success, it will never be yours to keep. In order to be free from all dependence, it is necessary that you should utterly destroy the desire to have friends. Choose your company carefully; choose only such as are devoted servants of God and inseparable for life.”
“If we would only teach common sense in the schools, there would be no need for religion and theology and metaphysics and all that stuff. The world is full enough of superstition already. The only thing man needs is common sense. Teach that in the schools.”
“Do not waste time in thinking of the talks of others. Think of yourself, what you can do, how to improve. I have wasted so much time thinking what others would think of me that I have no time left for successful work.”
There are no such things as failures, only results that are not favorable. It is always for you to take a good look at your result and make any necessary changes in your approach.”
“Friendship between two people does not have to be distant. You only have to be constant in remembering God and in your attempts to do good. If you are a true friend, then your affection will come back to you. Just as the water of a river returns after going out to the ocean, so too, the friendship that you have given away will come back to you.”
“Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget. Good friends are like prayers that you can take everywhere.”
Swami Vivekananda quotes on God
“God is invisible and infinite, but we can always worship Him in spirit and truth. God does not come in my way; I go in His.”
“For only an ignorant person has no record of his past deeds. All are bound by their deeds, even the gods and demons. Past lives are a chain which weighs heavily upon man; but if you know yourself, you can break that chain.”
“We are all the devotees of someone or other, waiting upon him from morning till night. We serve our friend in expectation of a reward. We serve our master in the expectation of a reward. We serve God because we must, because he gives us no reward; he asks for no return, for he is not like an idol that you must feed and worship. He is like the air and the sunlight, so delicate and intimate that you cannot expect the heavens to fall down at your bidding.”
“Enthusiasm alone will lead you forward; we need no one to teach us how to pray. The more we turn to God, the more He turns towards us. Each prayer will be heard by Him and answered in the way best suited to our needs.”
“Say one prayer each day. This will help you a great deal, in the way of upliftment and self-development. When you meditate upon God in the morning, He comes into your heart during the day. When you meditate upon Him at night, He stays with you in sleep. You can be in the world, and yet be far away from the world.”
“One who seeks God should never think of his own bodily sufferings. He should not care for the great sorrows which he may have to bear in this world; he should not think of the pain and sorrows which death may bring him. Be attentive only when you are alone in prayer, or while in worship. In day to day life, allow the mind to drift in the outer current of circumstances.”
“We have all come into this world with certain gifts; just as a man wears his best clothes at special functions, so does God dress us in our best. However much your body may be mutilated and disfigured by sickness and disease, however poor you may be in worldly possessions, yet you cannot deny this fact: that you are an heir to an infinite treasure, and that you are now walking on earth in your richest robes. The wealth of the world is your inheritance.”
“Youth must have wings to fly away from the world and be free, to soar high in the sky of love. We must have wings to raise us above the earth and make us live in the realm of truth, love and purity.”
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds; your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Daring to dream is the basis of all achievement.”
Don’t bother about what other people are thinking about you. Yours should be their admiration and love, and not their envy or hatred.
“Virtue is strength. Everything else is either weakness or disease.”
“You must be a new wine to put into old bottles.”
“There should be no rivalry between the educated and the ignorant, nor between the rich and poor, nor between the high-class and low-born. A true man of wisdom rises above all these distinctions.”
“Remember that the greatest power is patience.”
“My friends , let us work for harmony. The world is so narrow that we cannot afford to differ. I would like to say, let there be one religion in India. Let there be one caste in India. Let there be no distinction between high and low or rich and poor. Let all be Indians, or as the Bible says, brethren.”
“Man should not attempt to go faster than the speed of light; he should not try to conquer death; he should strive for perfection of character. All that is within his power. The world is large enough to give him ample opportunity for all these things.”
“The busy bee may yet ask where her honey has gone. She goes on humming and working. But the day will come when, looking back, she will see that a little honey has been sweeter than a thousand-fold treasure of gold.”
“The mind is the limit. As long as we have a mind, there is no limit to what we can do. The more we dream, the more we will have the capacity to make the dream into a reality.”
“The prosperity, discontentment, and want of character of the present day arise from one single cause, viz., the lack of spiritual concentration which has been taught and practised for so many ages by India and by the Indian people.”
“Give up worrying about what other people are thinking about you. It is impossible for them to be as concerned about you as you are about them. Don’t let your mind run away with you. The secret of a happy and successful life is not to think too much, but to think rightly.”
“Love makes time pass, because it is pleasant; but when that which is loved passes away, time does not grieve. When what is loved dies or leaves us, then we realise that only Infinite Love Is Real And That All Else Is Unreal.”
“When you see the poor , do not feel sorry for them , just look up to them and remember that you also are poor in having no love or pity for them.”
“When the mouth is silent, the whole body becomes still. When the voice is controlled, the mind becomes concentrated. The tongue crosser than a wooden ladle; a runaway horse cannot overtake it. A flame is never extinguished by wind; the lamp does not go out when the wind blows hard. A person of steady wisdom does not let his feelings be disturbed.”
“There are no such things as failures, only results that are not favorable. It is always for you to take a good look at your result and make any necessary changes in your approach.”
“Do not contaminate your mind with hatred or anything else, but be pure as crystal water. This is the secret of all success.”
“In God there is neither beginning nor end, neither life nor death.”
“Give up all concern for the good opinion of others and strive only after that which you truly desire. The greatest self-centeredness is a sign of moral weakness. Only a man who is independent of his own opinion can be wholly free from selfishness. He who is dependent on the opinion of others is not really independent.”
“Life is not an easy matter. It is a task. If you are clever, you are smart; if you are wise, you are prudent; if you are strong, you are able to work.”
“This feeling of “I’m nothing” comes from the mind. You cannot see the mind, but you can see its effect. The Scriptures say that the mind, which is part of God, separates itself from God. That is why the Bible speaks of Satan as a fallen angel.”
Swami Vivekananda Quotes On Peace
Find peace. Please don’t bother yourself. You were never enslaved, nor were you good or evil. Get rid of all your illusions and you’ll be at ease.
Peacemakers are blessed, since they will inherit the earth.
The deepest notion of religion underpinning all the ideas of God in Vedanta — perfectly free Existence, not bound by anything, no change, no nature, nothing that can cause a change in Him — is blessedness, eternal peace, deriving from perfect freedom.
Only surrender to Mother, our eternal, unwavering self, may bring us peace.
Allow yourself to be at peace by letting go of all desires. You have no friends or enemies, and you live alone. Thus shall we journey from mountain to mountain, village to village, teaching the name of the Lord, having neither friends nor foes, pleasure nor suffering, desire nor jealousy, damaging no animals, being the cause of injury to none.
Peace and harmony! Allow time for things to develop naturally. It took a long time for Rome to be built.
If one can even for a day put a little joy and peace into the heart of a single individual in this hell of a world, that much alone is true; this I have learned after suffering all my life; everything else is just moonshine.