Top 40 Inspiring Swami Vivekananda Quotes To Fill You With Positivity

Top 40 Inspiring Swami Vivekananda Quotes To Fill You With Positivity

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Swami Vivekananda was a Hindu Indian monk born in Calcutta, Bengal, to a typical Bengali family on January 12, 1863. He was a great scholar of 19th-century Indian mysticism Ramakrishna, who taught him that all living beings are the very nature of God. He was a significant force in India’s contemporary Hindu reform movements and contributed to the concept of nationalism in colonial India.

He became famous for his speech which began with the words “Sisters and brothers of America …,” in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893. He was a well-known personality both in India and America during the end of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth century. A lot of his learnings came from his travel across the Indian subcontinent to study the conditions of British India. On July 04, 1902, he took his last breath.

We have collected the best Swami Vivekananda Quotes to give you an amazing experience of positivity and motivation. Below are the best quotes by Swami Vivekananda to fill your soul with positivity.

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

“Whatever you are doing, put your whole mind on it. If you are shooting, your mind should be only on the target. Then you will never miss. If you are learning your lessons, think only of the lesson. In India boys and girls are taught to do this.”

Swami Vivekananda

“Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.”

Swami Vivekananda, “Practical Vedanta”, p.9, Advaita Ashrama

“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, Pearls of Wisdom / “The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda”, p.2375, Manonmani Publishers

“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, 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.”

Swami Vivekananda, Vedanta Philosophy (ed. 1893) / “Swami Vivekananda’s Rousing Call to Hindu Nation”, p.141, Vivekananda Kendra

“It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thoughts make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light. First, believe in this world…”

Swami Vivekananda, Prabuddha Bharata

“Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success, and above all: love.”

Swami Vivekananda, Pearls of Wisdom

“Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.”

Swami Vivekananda, From the letter, What we believe in published as a prose in the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.”

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

Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works (ed. 1964)

“In a day, when you don’t come across any problems – you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.”

Swami Vivekananda

“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, Universal Ethics and Moral Conduct (ed. 1965)

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

Swami Vivekananda, Pearls of Wisdom

“The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.”

Swami Vivekananda, Pearls of Wisdom

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

Swami Vivekananda, From Colombo to Almora: Being a Record of Swami Vivekananda’s Return to India After His Mission to the West. Includes Reports of His Lectures and Replies to Addresses

“Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.”

Swami Vivekananda, Jnâna Yoga, Part II: Seven Lectures (ed. 1907) / The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda”, p.945, Manonmani Publishers

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

“Arise, awake, stop not till the goal is reached.”

Swami Vivekananda, Pearls of Wisdom

“Strength is Life, Weakness is Death. Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death. Love is Life, Hatred is Death.”

Swami Vivekananda, Pearls of Wisdom, Awakened India, The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, p.476, Manonmani Publishers

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

Swami Vivekananda, The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

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

Swami Vivekananda, Personality Development”, p.50, Advaita Ashrama

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

Swami Vivekananda

“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.”

Swami Vivekananda, The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda

“If I love myself despite my infinite faults, how can I hate anyone at the glimpse of a few faults”..!

Swami Vivekananda

“You are the creator of your own destiny.”

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

Swami Vivekananda

“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.”

Swami Vivekananda, Pearls of Wisdom

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

Swami Vivekananda, Yoga Teachings of Vivekananda

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

Swami Vivekanand

“If superstition enters, the brain is gone.”

Swami Vivekanand, The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda”, p.1190, Manonmani Publishers

“Where can we go to find GOD if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.”

Swami Vivekanand, Pearls of Wisdom

“The calmer we are and the less disturbed our nerves, the more shall we love and the better our work will be.”

Swami Vivekanand

“The power of concentration is the only key to the treasure-house of knowledge.”

“Neither money pays, not name, nor fame, nor learning; it is CHARACTER that cleave through adamantine walls of difficulties.”

Swami Vivekanand

“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 Vivekanand

“Conquer yourself and the whole universe is yours.”

Swami Vivekanand

“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.”

Swami Vivekanand

“Never think there is anything impossible for the soul.”

Swami Vivekanand, Pearls of Wisdom

“Do not lower your goals to the level of your abilities. Instead, raise your abilities to the height of your goals.”

Swami Vivekanand

“The gift of knowledge is the highest gift in the world.”

Swami Vivekanand

“He who has infinite patience and infinite energy at his back, will alone succeed.”

These inspiring Swami Vivekananda Quotes would definitely motivate you and help you keep a positive life approach. If you enjoyed reading these quotes by Swami Vivekananda, you might also enjoy these 60 Inspirational Quotes by the Buddha.

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