Swami Vivekananda was a famous Indian Hindu monk who later became a disciple of the saint Ramakrishna in the 19th century. His birth name was Narendra Nath Datta. He was the founder of the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He is well known all over the world for his inspiring and motivational speeches. We have listed below some of the quotes and quotations said by Swami Vivekananda.

Quotes on Swami Vivekananda

“The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.” – Swami Vivekananda

“As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to God.” – Swami Vivekananda

“In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.” – Swami Vivekananda

“External nature is only internal nature writ large.” – Swami Vivekananda

“All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.” – Swami Vivekananda

“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

“If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished.” – Swami Vivekananda

“That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.” – Swami Vivekananda

“May He who is the Brahman of the Hindus, the Ahura-Mazda of the Zoroastrians, the Buddha of the Buddhists, the Jehovah of the Jews, the Father in Heaven of the Christians give strength to you to carry out your noble idea.” – Swami Vivekananda

“If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.” – Swami Vivekananda

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

“Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.” – Swami Vivekananda

“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

“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.” – Swami Vivekananda

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

“The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.” – Swami Vivekananda

“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

“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

“Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached.” – Swami Vivekananda

“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.” – Swami Vivekananda

“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

“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.” – Swami Vivekananda

“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.” – Swami Vivekananda

“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

“God helps those who do not help themselves.” – Swami Vivekananda

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

“Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole Soul into it to the exclusion of all else.” – Swami Vivekananda

“We reap what we sow. We are the makers of our own fate.

The wind is blowing; those vessels whose sails are unfurled

catch it, and go forward on their way, but those which have

their sails furled do not catch the wind. Is that the fault of

the wind?……. We make our own destiny.” – Swami Vivekananda

“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 the future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.” – Swami Vivekananda

“All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.” – Swami Vivekananda

“whatever you think that you will be.

if you think yourself weak,weak you will be;

if you think yourself strong,you will be” – Swami Vivekananda

“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

“Learn Everything that is Good from Others, but bring it in, and in your own way absorb it; do not become others.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, ‘Thy will be done.’ We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Ask nothing; want nothing in return. Give what you have to give; it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.” – Swami Vivekananda

“The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Strength is Life, Weakness is Death.

Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death.

Love is Life, Hatred is Death.” – Swami Vivekananda

“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

“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.” – Swami Vivekananda

“They alone live, who live for others.” – Swami Vivekananda

“All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore love for love’s sake, because it is the only law of life, just as you breathe to live.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Be not Afraid of anything. You will do Marvelous work. It is Fearlessness that brings Heaven even in a moment.” – Swami Vivekananda

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

“The greatest sin is to think yourself weak” – Swami Vivekananda

“Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.” – Swami Vivekananda

“The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.” – Swami Vivekananda

“The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.” – Swami Vivekananda

“In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.” – Swami Vivekananda

“In a day, when you don’t come across any problems – you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path” – Swami Vivekananda

“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.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, 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, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced.” – Swami Vivekananda