101+ Best Swami Vivekananda Quotes, & Sayings

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An important religious reformer in India, Swami Vivekananda is known to have introduced the Hindu philosophies of Yoga and Vedanta to the West. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had called Vivekananda the “maker of modern India.”

Karma determines what we deserve and what we can assimilate. We are responsible for what we are; and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.

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,

Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.

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.

The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

Strength is Life, Weakness is Death.

The best thermometer of the progress of a nation is its treatment of its women.

Experience is the only teacher we have. we may talk and reason all our lives, but we shall not understand a word of truth

With regard to Karma-Yoga, the Gita says that it is doing work with cleverness and as a science; by knowing how to work, one can obtain the greatest results.

Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death.

Love is Life, Hatred is Death.

Experience is the only teacher we have. We may talk and reason all our lives, but we shall not understand a word of truth.

If you think of yourselves as strong, strong you will be

Work for work’s sake. There are some who are really the salt of the earth in every country and who work for work’s sake, who do not care for name, fame, or even to go to heaven. They work just because good will come of it.

Always try to represent yourself as happy. Initially, it becomes your look, gradually it becomes your habit and finally, it becomes your personality.

Talk to yourself once a day, otherwise, you may miss meeting an intelligent person in this world

On a day, when you don’t come across any problems – you can be sure that you are traveling on a wrong path

Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead, if you lose, you can guide

In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart

If you wish to help a man, never think about what that man’s attitude should be towards you. If you want to do great work, do not think about the result.

Anything that makes you weak – physically, intellectually, and spiritually, reject it as poison.

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.

In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.

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

Meditation can turn fools into sages but unfortunately, fools never meditate.

Excessive attachment to food, clothes, the tending of the body, and the dressing of the hair should be avoided. The householder must be pure in heart and clean in body, always active and always ready for work.

Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego.

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

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, and every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced

When I asked God for strength, he gave me difficult situations to face

Learn everything that is good from others, but bring it in, and in your own way adsorb it; do not become others

If a man retires from the world to worship God, he must not think that those who live in the world and work for the good of the world are not worshipping God.

Desire, ignorance, and inequality – this is the trinity of bondage.

Do not hate anybody, because that hatred that comes out from you must, in the long run, come back to you, if you love, that love will come back to you, completing the circle.

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

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.

The reason for every misunderstanding is that we see the people as we are but not as they are

All differences in this world are of degree, and not of a kind because oneness is the secret of everything.

Every act of love brings happiness; there is no act of love that does not bring peace and blessedness as its reaction

That man has reached immortality and is disturbed by nothing material

Everything we do, physical or mental, is Karma, and it leaves its marks on us.

Be the servant while leading. Be unselfish. Have infinite patience, and success is yours

See for the highest, aim at the highest, and you shall reach the highest

You should work like a master and not as a slave; work incessantly, but do not do a slave’s work

All the actions that we see in the world, all the movements in human society, and all the works that we have around us, are simply the display of thought, the manifestation of the will of man. Machines or instruments, cities, ships, or men of war, all are

A fool may buy all the books in the world, and they will be in his library, but he will be able to read only those that he deserves, and this deserving is produced by Karma.

When you are doing any work.. do it as worship, as the highest worship, and devote your whole life to it for the time being.

Whatever you believe, that you will be, If you believe yourselves to be ages, ages you will be tomorrow. There is nothing to obstruct you.

Education Swami Vivekananda Quotes

The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire

Every man should take up his own ideal and endeavor to accomplish it. That is a surer way of progress than taking up other men’s ideals, which he can never hope to accomplish.

All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cried that it is dark.

Everything is easy when you are busy. But nothing is easy when you are lazy.

God helps those who help themselves

If I love myself despite my infinite faults, how can I hate anyone at the glimpse of a few faults?

Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead, if you lose, you can guide.

Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise, you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world.

Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.

Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.

He who struggles is better than he who never attempts

You are the creator of your own destiny

Let men have light, let them be pure and spiritually strong and educated, then alone will misery cease in the world, not before

Don’t look back -forward to infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience – then alone can great deeds be accomplished.

That which is selfish is immoral, and that which is unselfish is moral

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.

When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state

Have faith in yourself – all power is in you. Even the poison of a snake is powerless if you can firmly deny it.

Talk to yourself at least once in a day otherwise you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world.

A man is not poor without a rupee but a man is really poor without a dream and ambition

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.

Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.

Learn everything that is good from others but bring it in, and in your own way absorb it; do not become others.

The cheerful mind perseveres and the strong mind hews its way through a thousand difficulties.

External nature is only internal nature writ large.

All power is within you; you can do anything and everything.

Do not wait for anybody or anything. Do whatever you can, build your hope on none.

Arise! Awake! Stop not until the goal is reached.

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. Stand up and express the divinity within you.

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far

The mistake is that we want to tie the whole world down to our own plane of thought and to make out minds the measure of the whole universe.

Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, ‘Thy will be done.’ We only dream of this bondage. Wake up and let it go.

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