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Swami Vivekananda: Best 23 Quotes For You

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

  2. You are incarnations of God, all of you. You are incarnations of the Almighty, Omnipresent, Divine Principle. You may laugh at me now, but the time will come when you will understand. You must. Nobody will be left behind.

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

  4. Take Risks in Your Life If you Win, You Can Lead! If You Lose, You Can Guide!

  5. When I Asked God for Strength He Gave Me Difficult Situations to Face When I Asked God for Brain & Brawn He Gave Me Puzzles in Life to Solve When I Asked God for Happiness He Showed Me Some Unhappy People When I Asked God for Wealth He Showed Me How to Work Hard When I Asked God for Favors He Showed Me Opportunities to Work Hard When I Asked God for Peace He Showed Me How to Help Others God Gave Me Nothing I Wanted He Gave Me Everything I Needed.

  6. A man, and a cat, and a dog, are all animals. These particular examples, as man, or dog, or cat, are parts of a bigger and more general concept, animal. The man, and the cat, and the dog, and the plant, and the tree, all come under the still more general concept, life. Again, all these, all beings and all materials, come under the one concept of existence, for we all are in it.

  7. The sign of vigour, the sign of life, the sign of hope, the sign of health, the sign of everything that is good, is strength. As long as the body lives, there must be strength in the body, strength in the mind, [and strength] in the hand.

  8. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, 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.

  9. True religion is not a talk, or doctrines, or theories, nor is it sectarianism. It is the relation between the soul and God. Religion does not consist of erecting temples, or building churches, or attending public worship. It is not to be found in books, or in words, or in lectures, or in organizations. Religion consists of realization. We must realize God, feel God, see God, talk to God. That is religion.

  10. Purity, patience and perseverance overcome all obstacles. All great things must of necessity be slow.

  11. This little separate self must die. Then we shall find that we are in the Real, and that Real is God, and He is our own true nature, and He is always in us and with us. Let us live in Him and stand in Him. It is the only joyful state of existence. Life on the plane of the Spirit is the only life, and let us all try to attain to this realization.

  12. 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.

  13. When a man is perfect, he sees perfection in others. When he sees imperfection, it is his own mind projecting itself.

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

  15. Never talk about the faults of others, no matter how bad they may be. Nothing is ever gained by that. You never help one by talking about his fault; you do him an injury and injure yourself as well.

  16. It is faith that makes a lion of a man.

  17. Our supreme duty is to advance toward freedom - physical, mental, and spiritual - and help others to do so.

  18. Do not look back upon what has been done. Go Ahead.

  19. Everyone goes with the flow... but the one who goes against the flow becomes someone remarkable in life.

  20. Do not hate anybody, because that hatred which 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.

  21. It is the greatest manifestation of power to be calm.

  22. The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength.

  23. Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go; the sooner the better.

- Swami Vivekananda

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