155+ Best and Famous Swami Vivekananda Quotes

Everybody knows that Swami Vivekananda famous for his speech and words. He traveled to around the world for representing India. And Spread Indian culture. Swami Vivekananda Quotes and thoughts very famous all over the world.

Vivekananda conducted hundreds of public and private lectures and classes, disseminating tenets of Hindu philosophy in the United States, England, and Europe. In India, Vivekananda is regarded as a patriotic saint, And His Quotes inspire and motivated youth…So let’s check the Quotes of Swami Vivekananda in today’s article.

Best and Famous Swami Vivekananda Quotes

1. Blows are what awaken us and help to break the dream. They show us the insufficiency of this world and make us long to escape, to have freedom.

2. The world is ready to give up its secrets if we only know how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow. The strength and force of the blow come through concentration.—Swami Vivekananda

3. The varieties of religious belief are an advantage, since all faiths are good, so far as they encourage us to lead a religious life. The more sects there are, the more opportunities there are for making a successful appeal to the divine instinct in all of us.—Swami Vivekananda

4. I fervently wish no misery ever came near anyone; yet it is that alone that gives us an insight into the depths of our lives, does it not? In our moments of anguish, gates barred forever seem to open and let in many a flood of light.—Swami Vivekananda

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

6. The essential thing in religion is making the heart pure; the Kingdom of Heaven is within us, but only the pure in heart can see the King. While we think of the world, it is only the world for us; but let us come to it with the feeling that the world is God, and we shall have God.—Swami Vivekananda

7. He who always thinks himself as weak will never become strong, but he who knows himself to be a lion, rushes out from the worlds meshes, as a lion from its cage.—Swami Vivekananda

8. Strength is the sign of vigor, the sign of life, the sign of hope, the sign of health, and the sign of everything that is good. As long as the body lives, there must be strength in the body, strength in the mind, strength in the hand.—Swami Vivekananda

9. All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.—Swami Vivekananda

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

11. Impurity is a mere superimposition under which your real nature has become hidden. But the real you is already perfect, already strong.—Swami Vivekananda

12. All thought of obtaining return for the work we do hinders our spiritual progress; nay, in the end it brings misery.—Swami Vivekananda

13. Is there any sex-distinction in the Atman (Self)? Out with the differentiation between man and woman—all is Atman! Give up the identification with the body, and stand up!—Swami Vivekananda

14. First, believe in the world—that there is meaning behind everything.—Swami Vivekananda

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

16. 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 future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.—Swami Vivekananda

17. 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 Vivekananda

18. One party says thought is caused by matter, and the other says matter is caused by thought. Both statements are wrong; matter and thought are coexistent. There is a third something of which both matter and thought are products.—Swami Vivekananda

19.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

20. Have you got the will to surmount mountain-high obstructions? If the whole world stands against you sword in hand, would you still dare to do what you think is right?—Swami Vivekananda

21. Those who grumble at the little thing that has fallen to their lot to do will grumble at everything. Always grumbling they will lead a miserable life…. But those who do their duty putting their shoulder to the wheel will see the light, and higher and higher duties will fall to their share.—Swami Vivekananda

22. Religion is the manifestation of the Divinity already in man.—Swami Vivekanand

23. It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.—Swami Vivekananda

24. We want to worship a living God. I have not seen anything but God all my life, nor have you… He is everywhere, Saying, “I am”. The moment you feel “I am,” you are conscious of Existence. Where shall we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being?—Swami Vivekananda

25. Are great things ever done smoothly? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.—Swami Vivekananda

26. Be for a lone moment really “hopeless”, and the mist will clear. For what to hope when one is the all of existence.—Swami Vivekananda

27. All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.—Swami Vivekananda

28. Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin? To say that you are weak, or others are weak.—Swami Vivekananda

29. Feel like Christ and you will be a Christ; feel like Buddha and you will be a Buddha. It is feeling that is the life, the strength, the vitality, without which no amount of intellectual activity can reach God.—Swami Vivekananda

30. Thou brave one, be bold take courage, be proud that thou art an Indian and proudly proclaim,I am an Indian.. The Indian is my brother, the Indian is my life, the good of India is my good, take away my weakness, take away my unmanliness and make me a man.—Swami Vivekananda

31. Be “unattached”; let things work; let brain centers work; work incessantly, but let not a ripple conquer the mind. Work as if you were a stranger in this land, a sojourner; work incessantly, but do not bind yourselves; bondage is terrible.—Swami Vivekananda

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32. Never are we nearer the Light than when the darkness is deepest.—Swami Vivekananda

33. Knowledge is inherent in man; no knowledge comes from outside; it is all inside.We say Newton discovered gravitation. Was it sitting anywhere waiting for him?It was in his own mind; the time came and he found it out.All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; he infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.The external world is simply the suggestion, the occasion, which sets you to study your own mind.—Swami Vivekananda

34. The mind is but the subtle part of the body. You must retain great strength in your mind and words.—Swami Vivekananda

35. Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.—Swami Vivekananda

36. Comfort is no test of truth; on the contrary, truth is often far from being “comfortable”.—Swami Vivekananda

37. We came to enjoy; we are being enjoyed. We came to rule; we are being ruled. We came to work; we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.—Swami Vivekananda

38. If we really want to be blessed, and make others blessed, we must go deeper. The first step is not to disturb the mind, not to associate with persons whose ideas are disturbing.—Swami Vivekananda

39. 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

40. Watch people do their most common actions; these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.—Swami Vivekananda

41. This is the great lesson that we are here to learn through myriads of births and heavens and hells—that there is nothing to be asked for, desired for, beyond one’s spiritual Self (atman).—Swami Vivekananda

42. The essence of Vedanta is that there is but one Being and that every soul is that Being in full, not a part of that Being.—Swami Vivekananda

43. Face the brutes. That is a lesson for all life—face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.—Swami Vivekananda

44. The first sign of your becoming religious is that you are becoming cheerful.—Swami Vivekananda

45. Liberation means entire freedom — freedom from the bondage of good, as well as from the bondage of evil.—Swami Vivekananda

46. If you think that you are bound, you remain bound; you make your own bondage. If you know that you are free, you are free this moment. This is knowledge, knowledge of freedom. Freedom is the goal of all nature.—Swami Vivekananda

47. The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.—Swami Vivekananda

48. As soon as I think that I am a little body, I want to preserve it, to protect it, to keep it nice, at the expense of other bodies; then you and I become separate.—Swami Vivekananda

49. We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.—Swami Vivekananda

50. There is no help for you outside of yourself; you are the creator of the universe. Like the silkworm you have built a cocoon around yourself…. Burst your own cocoon and come out aw the beautiful butterfly, as the free soul. Then alone you will see Truth.—Swami Vivekananda

51. Come up, O lions, and shake off the delusion that you are sheep; you are soul-immortal, spirits free, blest and eternal; you are not matter, you are not bodies; matter is your servant, not you the servant of matter.—Swami Vivekananda

52. As body, mind, or soul, you are a dream; you really are Being, Consciousness, Bliss. You are the God of this universe.—Swami Vivekananda

53. Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work–this is the only way. Go on. Remember–patience and purity and courage and steady work. So long as you are true and pure, you will never fail. Mother will never leave you. All blessings will be on you.—Swami Vivekananda

54. Work and worship are necessary to take away the veil, to lift off the bondage and illusion.—Swami Vivekananda

55. I am the thread that runs through all these pearls, and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and God is the thread that runs through all of them; most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.—Swami Vivekananda

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56. What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.—Swami Vivekananda

57. Whenever we attain a higher vision, the lower vision disappears of itself.—Swami Vivekananda

58. The whole life is a succession of dreams. My ambition is to be a conscious dreamer, that is all.—Swami Vivekananda

59. Only when a man sees this universe as God does the veil fall from his eyes; then that man, purified and cleansed, finds his whole vision changed.—Swami Vivekananda

60. If you want to have life, you have to die every moment for it. Life and death are only different expressions of the same thing looked at from different standpoints; they are the falling and the rising of the same wave, and the two form one whole.—Swami Vivekananda

61. Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.—Swami Vivekananda

62. Give me a few men and women who are pure and selfless, and I shall shake the world.—Swami Vivekananda

63. So long as there is desire or want, it is a sure sign that there is imperfection. A perfect, free being cannot have any desire.—Swami Vivekananda

64. The more you think of yourself as shining immortal spirit, the more eager you will be to be absolutely free of matter, body, and senses. This is the intense desire to be free.—Swami Vivekananda

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

66. Delusion will vanish as the light becomes more and more effulgent, load after load of ignorance will vanish, and then will come a time when all else has disappeared and the sun alone shines.—Swami Vivekananda

67. This is the first lesson to learn: be determined not to curse anything outside, not to lay the blame upon anyone outside, but stand up, lay the blame on yourself. You will find that is always true. Get hold of yourself.—Swami Vivekananda

68. This life is a hard fact; work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine; no matter, the soul is stronger.—Swami Vivekananda

69. Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear.” Tell this to everyone—“Have no fear.”—Swami Vivekananda

70. Come out into the broad light of day, come out from the little narrow paths, for how can the infinite soul rest content to live and die in small ruts?—Swami Vivekananda

71. So long as millions live in hunger and ignorance, I hold every person a traitor who, having been educated at their expense, pays not the least heed to them.—Swami Vivekananda

72. All men and women try to make the most of whatever power or advantage they have.—Swami Vivekananda

73. God is self-evident, impersonal, omniscient, the Knower and the Master of nature, the Lord of all. He is behind all worship and it is being done according to Him, whether we know it or not.—Swami Vivekananda

74. A tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it; and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the Ocean of Life and Bliss.—Swami Vivekananda

75. Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love.—Swami Vivekananda

76. Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind; therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.—Swami Vivekananda

77. There is one thing to be remembered: that the assertion—I am God—cannot be made with regard to the sense-world.—Swami Vivekananda

78. Every work that we do, every movement of the body, every thought that we think, leaves such an impression on the mind-stuff, and even when such impressions are not obvious on the surface, they are sufficiently strong to work beneath the surface, subconsciously. What we are every moment is determined by the sum total of these impressions on the mind… This is really what is meant by character; each man’s character is determined by the sum total of these impressions.—Swami Vivekananda

79. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, fear is wrong life. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear.—Swami Vivekananda

80. All that is real in me is God; all that is real in God is I. The gulf between God and me is thus bridged. Thus by knowing God, we find that the kingdom of heaven is within us.—Swami Vivekananda

81. A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century.—Swami Vivekananda

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82. The greatest source of strength for any society is its faith in God. The day it renounces such faith will be the day that society begins to die.—Swami Vivekananda

83. If there is one word that you find coming out like a bomb from the Upanishads, bursting like a bombshell upon masses of ignorance, it is the word “fearlessness.”—Swami Vivekananda

84. First, let us become gods and then help others to become gods. ‘Be and make.’ Let this be our motto.—Swami Vivekananda

85. Perfection does not come from belief or faith. Talk does not count for anything. Parrots can do that. Perfection comes through selfless work.—Swami Vivekananda

86. Truth, Purity, Unselfishnesswherever these are present,there is no power below or above the Sun to crush the possessor thereof.—Swami Vivekananda

87. Anything that makes weak – physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.—Swami Vivekananda

88. This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive. If all of us think for the society and the country, all our problems will be solved.—Swami Vivekananda

89. Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth—Brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from God.—Swami Vivekananda

90. We must have friendship for all; we must be merciful toward those that are in misery; when people are happy, we ought to be happy; and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.—Swami Vivekananda

91. We often talk of right and justice, but we find that in the world right and justice are mere baby’s talk. There are two things which guide the conduct of men: might and mercy. The exercise of might is invariably the exercise of selfishness.—Swami Vivekananda

92. This I have seen in life—those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step; those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace; and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.—Swami Vivekananda

93. Do you not see how everybody works? Nobody can be altogether at rest; ninety-nine per cent of mankind work like slaves, and the result is misery; it is all selfish work. Work through freedom! Work through love! The word “love” is very difficult to understand; love never comes until there is freedom… If you buy a slave and tie him down in chains and make him work for you, he will work like a drudge, but there will be no love in him. So when we ourselves work for the things of the world as slaves, there can be no love in us, and our work is not true work.—Swami Vivekananda

94. Freedom can never be reached by the weak. Throw away all weakness. Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong, and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself.—Swami Vivekananda

95. Every individual is a center for the manifestation of a certain force. This force has been stored up as the resultant of our previous works, and each one of us is born with this force at our back.—Swami Vivekananda

96. If good impressions prevail, the character becomes good; if bad, it becomes bad. If a man continuously hears bad words, thinks bad thoughts, does bad actions, his mind will be full of bad impressions; and they will influence his thought and work without his being conscious of the fact.—Swami Vivekananda

97. Desire, ignorance, and inequality—this is the trinity of bondage.—Swami Vivekananda

98. The Self when it appears behind the universe is called God. The same Self when it appears behind this little universe—the body—is the soul.—Swami Vivekananda

99. The powers of the mind should be concentrated and the mind turned back upon itself; as the darkest places reveal their secrets before the penetrating rays of the sun, so will the concentrated mind penetrate its own innermost secrets.—Swami Vivekananda

100. Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached.—Swami Vivekananda

101. Turn thy gaze inward, wherein resides the Supreme Self.—Swami Vivekananda

102. Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.—Swami Vivekananda

103. Religion as a science, as a study, is the greatest and healthiest exercise that the human mind can have.—Swami Vivekananda

104. I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.—Swami Vivekananda

105. The will is not free – it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect – but there is something behind the will which is free.- Swami Vivekananda

106. It is our 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.—Swami Vivekananda

107. Truth does not pay homage to any society, ancient or modern. Society has to pay homage to Truth or die.—Swami Vivekananda

108. Mercy is heaven itself; to be good, we have all to be merciful. Even justice and right should stand on mercy.—Swami Vivekananda

109. Do not believe in a thing because you have read about it in a book. Do not believe in 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.—Swami Vivekananda

110. If working like slaves results in selfishness and attachment, working as master of our own mind gives rise to the bliss of non-attachment.—Swami Vivekananda

111. The goal of mankind is knowledge. Now this knowledge is inherent in man. No knowledge comes from outside: it is all inside. What we say a man ‘knows’, should, in strict psychological language, be what he ‘discovers’ or ‘unveils’; what man ‘learns’ is really what he discovers by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a mine of infinite knowledge.—Swami Vivekananda

112. Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man, and character is the test of that manifestation.—Swami Vivekananda

113. Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.—Swami Vivekananda

114. The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him – that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.—Swami Vivekananda

115. True love can never react so as to cause pain either to the lover or to the beloved.—Swami Vivekananda

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116. Every act of love brings happiness; there is no act of love which does not bring peace and blessedness as its reaction.—Swami Vivekananda

117. It is a cheerful mind that is persevering. It is the strong mind that hews its way through a thousand difficulties.—Swami Vivekananda

118. With love there is no painful reaction; love only brings a reaction of bliss; if it does not, it is not loved; it is mistaking something else for love.—Swami Vivekananda

119. Nature, body, mind go to death, not we. We neither go nor come. The man Vivekananda is in nature, is born and dies; but the Self we see as Vivekananda is never born and never dies. It is the eternal and unchangeable Reality.—Swami Vivekananda

120. Good and bad are both bondages of the soul … If we do not attach ourselves to the work we do, it will not have any binding effect on our soul… This is the one central idea in the Gita: work incessantly, but be not attached to it.—Swami Vivekananda

121. Let the end and the means be joined into one.—Swami Vivekananda

122. To define God is grinding what is already ground; for He is the only being we know.—Swami Vivekananda

123. He whom the sages have been seeking in all these places is in our own hearts; the voice that you heard was right, says Vedanta, but the direction you gave to the voice was wrong.—Swami Vivekananda

124. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life—think of it, the 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, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.—Swami Vivekananda

125. Religion has no business to formulate social laws and insist on the difference between beings because its aim and end is to obliterate all such fictions and monstrosities.—Swami Vivekananda

126. Do you ask anything from your children in return for what you have given them? It is your duty to work for them, and there the matter ends. In whatever you do for a particular person, a city, or a state, assume the same attitude towards it as you have towards your children — expect nothing in return. If you can invariably take the position of a giver, in which everything given by you is a free offering to the world, without any thought of return, then will your work bring you no attachment. Attachment comes only where we expect a return.—Swami Vivekananda

127. Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good; every action that retards it is evil.—Swami Vivekananda

128. Time is like a river. You can’t touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.—Swami Vivekananda

129. Our first duty is not to hate ourselves because to advance we must have faith in ourselves first and then in God. Those who have no faith in themselves can never have faith in God.—Swami Vivekananda

130. This is no world. It is God Himself. In delusion, we call it world.—Swami Vivekananda

131. Be perfectly resigned, perfectly unconcerned; then alone can you do any true work. No eyes can see the real forces; we can only see the results. Put out self, forget it; just let God work, it is His business.—Swami Vivekananda

132. The less passion there is, the better we work. The calmer we are the better for us and the more the amount of work we can do. When we let loose our feelings, we waste so much energy, shatter our nerves, disturb our minds, and accomplish very little work.—Swami Vivekananda

133. Stand upon the Self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand; knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.—Swami Vivekananda

134. The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you free.—Swami Vivekananda

135. If a man thinks good thoughts and does good works, the sum total of these impressions will be good; and they, in a similar manner, will force him to do good even in spite of himself.—Swami Vivekananda

136. Why are people so afraid? The answer is that they have made themselves helpless and dependent on others. We are so lazy, we do not want to do anything ourselves. We want a Personal God, a Savior or a Prophet to do everything for us.—Swami Vivekananda

137. 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. All the strength and succor you want is within yourselves. Therefore, make your own future.—Swami Vivekananda

138. However we may receive blows and however knocked about we may be, the Soul is there and is never injured. We are that Infinite.—Swami Vivekananda

139. When a man has done so much good work and thought so many good thoughts that there is an irresistible tendency in him to do good in spite of himself and even if he wishes to do evil, his mind, as the sum total of his tendencies, will not allow him to do so; the tendencies will turn him back; he is completely under the influence of the good tendencies. When such is the case, a man’s good character is said to be established.—Swami Vivekananda

140. Look upon every man, woman, and everyone as God. You cannot help anyone, you can only serve: serve the children of the Lord, serve the Lord Himself if you have the privilege.—Swami Vivekananda

141. Superstition is our great enemy, but bigotry is worse. If superstition enters, the brain is gone.—Swami Vivekananda

142. Knowledge can only be got in one way, the way of experience; there is no other way to know.—Swami Vivekananda

143. God is merciful to those whom He sees struggling heart and soul for realization. But remain idle, without any struggle, and you will see that His grace will never come.—Swami Vivekananda

144. Come out into the universe of Light. Everything in the universe is yours, stretch out your arms and embrace it with love. If you every felt you wanted to do that, you have felt God.—Swami Vivekananda

145. 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

146. Good Motive, Sincerity and Infinite love can conquer the world. One single soul possessed of these virtues can destroy the dark designs of millions of hypocrites and brutes.—Swami Vivekananda

147. Are you unselfish? That is the question. If you are, you will be perfect without reading a single religious book, without going into a single church or temple.—Swami Vivekananda

148. Perfection is always infinite. We are the Infinite already. You and I, and all beings, are trying to manifest that infinity.—Swami Vivekananda

149. As long as we believe ourselves to be even the least different from God, fear remains with us; but when we know ourselves to be the One, fear goes; of what can we be afraid? – Swami Vivekananda

150. Understanding human nature is the highest knowledge, and only by knowing it can we know God. It is also a fact that the knowledge of God is the highest knowledge, and only by knowing God can we understand human nature.—Swami Vivekananda

151. As soon as you know the voice and understand what it is, the whole scene changes. The same world which was the ghastly battlefield of Maya is now changed into something good and beautiful.—Swami Vivekananda

152. We have to go back to philosophy to treat things as they are. We are suffering from our own karma. It is not the fault of God. What we do is our own fault, nothing else. Why should God be blamed?—Swami Vivekananda

153. Don’t look back – forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience – then alone can great deeds be accomplished.—Swami Vivekananda

154. Even the greatest fool can accomplish a task if it were after his or her heart. But the intelligent ones are those who can convert every work into one that suits their taste.—Swami Vivekananda

155. Strength is Life, Weakness is Death. Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death. Love is Life, Hatred is Death.—Swami Vivekananda

156. First get rid of the delusion “I am the body”, then only will we want real knowledge.—Swami Vivekananda

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