Popular Quotes SMS [Swami Vivekananda Quotes]

Do not believe a thing because you have read about it in a book. Do not believe a thing because another man has said it was true. Do not believe in words because they are hallowed by tradition. Find out the truth for yourself. Reason it out. That is realization.

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 You see, no one can teach anybody. The teacher spoils everything by thinking that he is teaching. Thus Vedanta says that within man is all knowledge-even in a boy it is so-and it requires only an awakening, and that much is the work of a teacher.

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 If I, as an Oriental have to worship Jesus of Nazareth, there is only one way, that is, to worship him as God and nothing else.

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 We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate. None else has the blame, none has the praise.



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.

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 Be brave! Be strong! Be fearless! Once you have taken up the spiritual life, fight as long as there is any life in you. Even though you know you are going to be killed, fight till you “are killed.” Don’t die of fright. Die fighting. Don’t go down till you are knocked down.

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

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

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 Love conquers in the long run. It won't do to become impatient - wait, wait - patience is bound to give success.

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 The greatest sin is to think that you are weak. No one is greater: realize that you are Brahman. Nothing has power except what you give it.

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 Go on bravely. Do not expect success in a day or a year. Always hold on to the highest. Be steady. Avoid jealousy and selfishness. Be obedient and eternally faithful to the cause of truth, humanity, and your country, and you will move the world.

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 All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore love for love's sake, because it is the only law of life, just as you breathe to live.

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 To the person who desires nothing and does not get entangled in desires, the manifold changes of nature are one panorama of beauty and sublimity.

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 God is always God, but the views which people and nations may take of him vary. No higher view is known than that of love.

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 We, we, and none else, are responsible for what we suffer. We are the effects, and we are the causes.

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 It's the coward who says, 'This is fate'...It's the strong who stands up & says 'I will make my fate'

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 Perfection does not come from belief or faith. Talk does not count for anything. Parrots can do that. Perfection comes through the disinterested performance of action.

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 We have to keep the body in good health; we have to take care of what we eat and drink, and what we do

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 This caste system had grown by the practice of the son always following the business of the father

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 Say, "I can do everything ." "Even if poison of a snake is powerless if you can firmly deny it."

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 Don't look back—forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience—then alone can great deeds be accomplished.

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 Let positive, strong, helpful thoughts enter into your brains from very childhood. Lay yourselves open to these thoughts, and not to weakening and paralysing ones

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 Advance like a hero. Do not be thwarted by anything. How many days will this body last, with its happiness and misery? When you have the human body, then rouse the Atman within and say-I have reached the state of fearlessness!...and then as long as the body endures, speak unto others this message of fearlessness: 'Thao art That', 'Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached'

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 If the mind is intensely eager, everything can be accomplished—mountains can be crumbled into atoms.

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 Thank God for giving you this world as a moral gymnasium to help your development, but never imagine you can help the world.

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 Through practice comes Yoga, through Yoga comes knowledge, through knowledge love, and through love bliss.

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 If you really want to judge the character of a man, look not at his great performances. Watch a man do his most common actions.

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 All power is within you. Believe in that,do not believe that you are weak... Stand up and express the Divinity within you.

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 Be Grateful to the Man you help, think of Him as God. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship God by helping our fellow men?

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 Let a man go down as low as possible; there must come a time when out of sheer desperation he will take an upward curve and will learn to have faith in himself.

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 Be Grateful to the Man you help, think of Him as God. Is it not a great privilege to be allowed to worship God by helping our fellow men?

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 Let a man go down as low as possible; there must come a time when out of sheer desperation he will take an upward curve and will learn to have faith in himself.

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

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 We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.

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 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.

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 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.

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 Bear in mind, my children, that only cowards and those who are weak commit sin and tell lies. The brave are always moral. Try to be moral, try to be brave, try to be sympathising.

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  Had I lived in Palestine, in the days of Jesus of Nazareth, I would have washed his feet, not with my tears, but with my heart's blood!

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This is the secret of spiritual life: to think that I am the Atman and not the body, and that the whole of this universe with all its relations, with all its good and all its evil, is but as a series of paintings...scenes on a canvas...of which I am the witness.

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 Fill the brain with high thoughts, highest ideals, place them day and night before you, and out of that will come great work.

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 The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain — and the whole world is at your feet.

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 Work on with the intrepidity of a lion but at the same time with the tenderness of a flower.

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 A man could be in a throne and have no attachment at all; another one could be in rags and have many attachments.

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

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 If in this hell of a world one can bring a little joy and peace even for a day into the heart of a single person, that much alone is true; this I have learnt after suffering all my life; all else is mere moonshine

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 Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvellous work. It is fear that is the great cause of misery in the world. It is fear that is the greatest of all superstitions. It is fear that is the cause of all our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment. Therefore, "arise, awake and stop not until the goal is reached.

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