January 12, 1863 - July 4, 1902

83 Greatest Quotes By Swami Vivekananda

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. Swami Vivekananda
Work and worship are necessary to take away the veil, to lift off the bondage and illusion. 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. Swami Vivekananda
Men are taught from childhood that they are weak and sinners. Teach them that they are all glorious children of immortality, even those who are the weakest in manifestation. Swami Vivekananda
Manifest the divinity within you and everything will be harmoniously arranged around it. Swami Vivekananda
We can have no conception of God higher than man, so our God is man, and man is God. Swami Vivekananda
Never mind these failures, these little backslidings; hold the ideal a thousand times, and if you fail a thousand times, make the attempt once more. Swami Vivekananda
Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be. Swami Vivekananda
You must all pay attention to your health first. Swami Vivekananda
Talk to yourself atleast once in a Day.. Otherwise you may miss a meeting with an EXCELLENT person in this World. Swami Vivekananda
The sign of life is strength and growth. Swami Vivekananda
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
Take Risks in Your Life If you Win, U Can Lead! If You Lose, You can Guide! Swami Vivekananda
The greatest truths are the simplest things in the world, simple as your own existence. Swami Vivekananda
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true. Swami Vivekananda
You are the creator of your own destiny. Swami Vivekananda
The Gita is like a bouquet composed of the beautiful flowers of spiritual truths collected from the Upanishads. Swami Vivekananda
The Church tries to fit Christ into it, not the Church into Christ. Swami Vivekananda
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself. Swami Vivekananda
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. Swami Vivekananda
Help and not fight. Assimilation and not destruction. Harmony and Peace and not dissension. Swami Vivekananda
Never say NO, Never say, 'I cannot', for you are INFINITE. All the power is WITHIN you. You can do anything. Swami Vivekananda
The benefits of knowledge can only be realized in practice. Swami Vivekananda
Do not lower your goals to the level of your abilities. Instead, raise your abilities to the height of your goals. Swami Vivekananda
The will is not free - it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect - but there is something behind the will which is free. Swami Vivekananda
Have faith in man, whether he appears to you to be a very learned one or a most ignorant one. Swami Vivekananda
The man who becomes angry never does a great amount of work, and the man whom nothing can make angry accomplishes so much. Swami Vivekananda
As long as we require someone else to make us happy, we are slaves. Swami Vivekananda
Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being. Swami Vivekananda
We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. Swami Vivekananda
Be grateful that the poor man is there, so that by making a gift to him you are able to help yourself. Swami Vivekananda
He who struggles is better than he who never attempts. Swami Vivekananda
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
For one thing we may be grateful: this life is not eternal. Swami Vivekananda
All great undertakings are achieved through mighty obstacles. Keep up the deepest mental poise. Take not even the slightest notice of what puerile creatures may be saying against you. Swami Vivekananda
Blessed are they whose bodies get destroyed in the service of others. Swami Vivekananda
Everything is easy when you are busy. But nothing is easy when you are lazy. Swami Vivekananda
Everyone goes with the flow... but the one who goes against the flow becomes someone remarkable in life. Swami Vivekananda
It is the greatest manifestation of power to be calm. Swami Vivekananda
Three things are necessary to make every man great,every nation great1.Conviction of the powers of goodness.2.Absence of jealousy and suspicion.3.Helping all who are trying to be and do good. Swami Vivekananda
In one word, this ideal is that you are divine. Swami Vivekananda
Perfection can be had by everybody. Swami Vivekananda
All the work you do, is done for your own salvation, is done for your own benefit. Swami Vivekananda
Our supreme duty is to advance toward freedom - physical, mental, and spiritual - and help others to do so. Swami Vivekananda
It is nature that is driving us towards perfection, and eventually she will bring everyone there. Swami Vivekananda
The secret of karma yoga which is to perform actions without any fruitive desires is taught by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita. Swami Vivekananda
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
Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable. Swami Vivekananda
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
First get rid of the delusion "I am the body," then only will we want real knowledge. Swami Vivekananda
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
He who has infinite patience and infinite energy at his back, will alone succeed. Swami Vivekananda
When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state. Swami Vivekananda
This craving for health, wealth, long life, and the like - the so - called good - is nothing but an illusion. Swami Vivekananda