20 Inspiring and Motivational Quotes of Swami Vivekananda

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“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; if you think yourselves impure, impure you will be; if you think yourselves pure, pure you will be.”

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

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

“This is the great fact: strength is life, weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal; weakness is constant strain and misery: weakness is death. ”

“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, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.”

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

“Pay no attention whatsoever to newspaper nonsense or criticism. Be sincere and do your duty. Everything will come all right. Truth must triumph.”

“No need for looking behind. FORWARD! We want infinite energy, infinite zeal, infinite courage, and infinite patience, then only will great things achieved.”

“No great work can be achieved by humbug. It is through love, a passion for truth, and tremendous energy, that all undertakings are accomplished.”

“Man never dies, nor is he ever born; bodies die, but he never dies.”

“Man is born to conquer nature and not to follow it.”

“Know that every time you feel weak, you not only hurt yourself but also the cause. Infinite faith and strength are the only conditions of success.”

“Have faith in yourselves, and stand up on that faith and be strong; that is what we need.”

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

“Cowards only sin, brave men never, no, not even in mind.”

“Calm and silent and steady work, and no newspaper humbug, no name-making, you must always remember.”

“Be not in despair, the way is very difficult, like walking on the edge of a razor; yet despair not, arise, awake, and find the ideal, the goal.”

“Be free; hope for nothing from anyone. I am sure if you look back upon your lives you will find that you were always vainly trying to get help from others which never came”

“Arise, awake, sleep no more; within each of you there is the power to remove all wants and all miseries. Believe this, and that power will be manifested.”

“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.”