The Best Vivekananda quotes

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Do you have the courage, confidence and determination to succeed in the face of adversity? If so, then you need to read these vivekananda quotes, which will fire you up and help you achieve your goals. Vivekananda was a great thinker and philosopher who believed in self-reliance and hard work. He knew that success depended on one’s own efforts, and not on luck or chance.


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The best vivekananda quotes

1. Stand as a rock; you are indestructible. You are the Self (atman), the God of the universe. — Swami Vivekananda

2. I pity the Hindu who does not see the beauty in Jesus Christ’s character. I pity the Christian who does not reverence the Hindu Christ. — Swami Vivekananda

3. No one is to blame for our miseries but ourselves. — Swami Vivekananda

4. Even our smallest attempts are not in vain. We know that nothing is lost. — Swami Vivekananda

5. While real perfection is only one, relative perfections must be many. — Swami Vivekananda

6. The power of purity–it is a definite power. — Swami Vivekananda

7. All change is in the screen. — Swami Vivekananda

8. Doing good to others is the one great universal religion. — Swami Vivekananda

9. Only by practice and non–attachment can we conquer mind. — Swami Vivekananda

10. My faith is in the younger generation, the modern generation. Out of them will come my workers. They will work out the whole problem like lions — Swami Vivekananda

11. All perfection is there already in the soul. But this perfection has been covered up by nature; layer after layer of nature is covering this purity of the soul. — Swami Vivekananda

12. Without birth or death, eternal, ever–existing, free, unchangeable and beyond all conditions is this Soul of man–the real Self of Man–the Atman. — Swami Vivekananda

13. See Christ, then you are a Christian; all else is talk. — Swami Vivekananda

14. Comfort’ is no test of truth; on the contrary, truth is often far from being ‘comfortable’. — Swami Vivekananda

15. Man makes the mistake of separating himself from God and identifying himself with the body. — Swami Vivekananda

16. This world is not for cowards. — Swami Vivekananda

17. The more we grow in Love, Virtue and Holiness, the more we see Love, Virtue and Holiness outside. — Swami Vivekananda

18. Really, there is no greater sin than cowardice; cowards are never saved–that is sure. I can stand everything else but not that. — Swami Vivekananda

19. To be unselfish, perfectly selfless, is salvation itself; for the man within dies, and God alone remains. — Swami Vivekananda

20. Stand as a rock; you are indestructible. You are the Self (atman), the God of the universe. — Swami Vivekananda

21. If the Absolute becomes limited by the mind, It is no more Absolute; It has become finite. — Swami Vivekananda

22. The Older I grow, the more everything seems to me to lie in manliness. This is my new gospel — Swami Vivekananda

23. Good works are continually being undone by the tons of hatred and anger which are being poured out on the world. — Swami Vivekananda

24. Him I call a Mahatma (great soul) whose heart bleeds for the poor, otherwise he is a Duratma (wicked soul). Let us unite our wills in continued prayer for their good. — Swami Vivekananda

25. If there is no strength in body and mind, the Atman cannot be realized. First you have to build the body by good nutritious food–then only will the mind be strong. — Swami Vivekananda

26. Renunciation is of the mind. — Swami Vivekananda

27. It is impossible to think about the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is impossible for a bird to fly on only one wing. — Swami Vivekananda

28. We have to cover everything with the Lord himself, not a false sort of optimism, not by blinding our eyes to the evil, but by really seeing God in everything. — Swami Vivekananda

29. Jiva (individual soul) is the conscious ruler of this body, in whom the five life principles come into unity, and yet that very Jiva is the Atman, because all is Atman. — Swami Vivekananda

30. Everything will come right if you are pure and sincere. We want hundreds like you bursting upon society and bringing new life and vigor of the spirit wherever they go. — Swami Vivekananda

31. You gain nothing by becoming cowards. — Swami Vivekananda

32. The power of concentration is the only key to the treasure–house of knowledge. — Swami Vivekananda

33. Change of the unchangeable would be a contradiction. — Swami Vivekananda

34. Why should a Man be Moral? Because this strengthens his will. — Swami Vivekananda

35. All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind. — Swami Vivekananda

36. My countrymen should have nerves of steel, muscles of iron, and minds like thunderbolt. — Swami Vivekananda

37. The idol is the expression of religion. — Swami Vivekananda

38. Help and not fight. Assimilation and not destruction. Harmony and Peace and not dissension. — Swami Vivekananda

39. Even the minds of animals, such as dogs, lions, cats, and serpents, become charmed with music. — Swami Vivekananda

40. Have faith in Guru, in his teachings, and in the surety that you can get free. Think day and night that this universe is zero, only God is. Have intense desire to get free. — Swami Vivekananda

41. It is practice first, and knowledge afterwards. — Swami Vivekananda

42. Even luxuries are arranged according to ideas and ideals, to make them reflect as much of thought–life as possible–and this is Art. — Swami Vivekananda

43. Unity in variety is the plan of the universe. — Swami Vivekananda

44. Whatever you believe, that you will be. If you believe yourselves to be sages, sages you will be tomorrow. There is nothing to obstruct you. — Swami Vivekananda

45. To realize the spirit as spirit is practical religion. Everything else is good so far as it leads to this one grand idea. — Swami Vivekananda

46. The power is with the silent ones, who only live and love and then withdraw their personality. They never say ‘me’ and ‘mine’; they are only blessed in being instruments — Swami Vivekananda

47. He (God) reveals himself to the pure heart. — Swami Vivekananda, Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, 9 Vols.

48. Marriage or non–marriage, good or evil, learning or ignorance, any of these is justified, if it leads to the goal. — Swami Vivekananda

49. Come out into the Universe of Light. Everything in the Universe is Yours, stretch out your arms and Embrace it with Love — Swami Vivekananda

50. This attachment of Love to God is indeed one that does not bind the soul but effectively breaks all its bondages. — Swami Vivekananda


Swami Vivekananda was one of the most influential spiritual leaders in India’s history. His teachings and philosophy have inspired millions around the world and continue to do so today. His quotes are filled with wisdom and insight, and can be a great source of motivation and inspiration. Whether you are looking for a bit of spiritual guidance or just want to enjoy some uplifting words, these quotes from Vivekananda are sure to bring a smile to your face. So, take a moment to reflect on the life and words of this great spiritual leader and be inspired by his teachings.

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