Famous Enlightened Quotes of Legendary Philosopher – Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda – a great moral thinker, philosopher and an esteemed saint who has exhibited to the world power of how human self- analysis and self – learning can make them break there glass-cliff.

A man is made of his beliefs, ideas, faith, and thoughts. He conveys that if a man has the desire to achieve something he has to put effort into that with great passion, perseverance, and strong determination. Success is truly destined on Man’s perseverance. Man is himself responsible for his subjugation or emancipation.

Here, are the List of some beautiful quotes quoted by a true erudite saint Swami Vivekananda following which, we can enlighten our life and get out of us from any perplexing situations in our life.

Idea: Think beyond your limits

  • “Take up one idea, make that one idea your life, think of it, dream of it, 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.”

  • “Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead, if you lose, you can guide.”

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

  • “Arise, awake, and stop not until the goal is achieved.”

  • “Conquer yourself and the whole universe is yours.”

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

Faith: Have Selfless faith and love for God

  • “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.”

  • “Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.”

  • “Your body is a weapon and consider it very strong. Consider your mind to be very strong as only with a strong mind and body you will be able to cross the ocean of life. Have strong faith in yourself, your body and mind.”

  • “Let men have light, let them be pure and spiritually strong and educated, then alone will misery cease in the world, not before.”

  • “The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.”

  • “I am proud to belong to a religion which has taught the world tolerance & universal acceptance. We believe not only in universal toleration but we accept all religion as true.”

  • “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.”

  • “Infinite power of the spirit, brought to bear upon matter evolves material development, made to act upon thought evolves intellectuality, and made to act upon itself makes of man a God. First, let us be Gods, and then help others to be Gods. Be and Make. Let this be our motto.”

  • “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.”

  • “Do not stand on a high pedestal and take 5 cents in your hand and say, “here, my poor man”, but be grateful that the poor man is there, so by making a gift to him you are able to help yourself. It is not the receiver that is blessed, but it is the giver. Be thankful that you are allowed to exercise your power of benevolence and mercy in the world, and thus become pure and perfect.”

  • “To worship God even for the sake of salvation or any other reward is equally degenerate. Love knows no reward. Give your love unto to God, but do not ask anything in return even from Him through pray.”

  • “God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.”

  • “There is nothing beyond God, and the sense enjoyments are simply something through which we are passing now in the hope of getting better things.”

  • “When I asked God for peace, he showed me how to help others.”

  • “God is the ever-active providence, by whose power systems after systems are being evolved out of chaos, made to run for a time and again destroyed.”

  • “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.”

Passion and Perseverance: Passion for desires

  • “When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.”

  • “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.”

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

  • “He who struggles is better than he who never attempts.”

  • “See for the highest, aim at the highest, and you shall reach the highest.”

  • “Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.”

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

  • “Everything that is excellent will come when this sleeping soul is roused to self-conscious activity.”

  • “A man is not poor without a rupee but a man is really poor without a dream and ambition.”

  • “The greatest sin is to think that you are weak.”

  • “Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.”

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

  • “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.”

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

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

Mankind: “Character makes a gentleman.”

  • “Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.”

  • “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.”

  • “Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.”

  • “The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified.”

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

  • “Doing good to others is the one great universal religion.”

  • “Always try to represent yourself happy because initially, it becomes your look. Gradually it becomes your habit and finally, it becomes your personality.”

  • “All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear.”

  • “The reason for every misunderstanding is that we see the people as we are but not as they are.”

  • “Who is helping you don’t forget them. Who is loving you, don’t hate them. Who is believing you, don’t cheat them.”

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

  • “Neither money pays, nor name, nor fame, nor learning; it is CHARACTER that can cleave through adamantine walls of difficulties.”

  • “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.”

Belief: Belief in yourself

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

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

  • “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 freed.”

  • “What I want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel, inside which dwells a mind of the same material as that of which the thunderbolt is made.”

  • “Anything that makes you weak, physically, intellectually, and spiritually, reject as a poison.”

  • “Do not wait for anybody or anything. Do whatever you can, build your hope on none.”

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

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

Hope, you feel refreshed and enjoyed reading these beautiful and magnificent quotes, which if you embrace in your life will cherish your life, your thoughts, your way of living and can make your life colorful and rejoiced. 

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