09 December 2013

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

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(Section quote count: 23)


Topic quote count: 2
See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Abhih
  1. Let us repeat, "I am It; I am It. I have no fear, nor doubt, nor death. I have no sex, nor creed, nor colour.[Source] (Character count: 110)
  2. The Lord Himself will guide you, there is no fear.[Source] (Character count:  50)


Topic quote count: 7
See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on the Absolute
  1. If the Absolute becomes limited by the mind, It is no more Absolute; It has become finite.[Source] (Character count: 90)
  2. Knowledge of the Absolute depends upon no book, nor upon anything; it is absolute in itself.[Source] (Character count: 92)
  3. The Absolute cannot be divided.[Source] (Character count: 31)
  4. The Absolute can never be thought of.[Source] (Character count: 37)
  5. The Absolute cannot be worshipped, so we must worship a manifestation.[Source] (Character count: 71)
  6. The Absolute does not change, or re-evolve.[Source] (Character count: 42)
  7. The Absolute is the material of both God and man.[Source] (Character count: 49)


Topic quote count: 1
  1. Every great achievement is done slowly.[Source] (Character count: 39)


Topic quote count: 2
  1. It may take ages for all minds to receive monism, but why not begin now? If we have told it to twenty persons in our lives, we have done a great work.[Source] (Character count: 150)
  2. The Advaita is the eternal mine of strength.[Source] (Character count: 44)


Topic quote count: 3
  1. As soon as we react, we become slaves. A man blames me, and I immediately react in the form of anger. A little vibration which he created made me a slave.[Source] (Character count: 154)
  2. Give up all self, all egotism s get out of anger, lust, give all to God.[Source] (Character count: 72)
  3. Through the senses, anger comes, and sorrow comes.[Source] (Character count: 50)


Topic quote count: 1
  1. All argument and reasoning must be based upon certain perceptions. Without these, there cannot be any argument.[Source] (Character count: 111)


Topic quote count: 2
  1. Art is — representing the beautiful. There must be Art in everything.[Source] (Character count: 69)
  2. Every artist paints his Madonna according to his own pre-conceived ideas.[Source] (Character count: 73)


Topic quote count: 2
  1. All these ideas such as astrology, although there may be a grain of truth in them, should be avoided.[Source] (Character count: 101)
  2. Excessive attention to the minutiae of astrology is one of the superstitions which has hurt the Hindus very much.[Source] (Character count: 113)


Topic quote count: 2
  1. All misery and pain come from attachment.[Source] (Character count: 41)
  2. Attachment comes only where we expect a return.[Source] (Character count: 47)


Topic quote count: 1
        1. Even our smallest attempts are not in vain.[Source] (Character count: 43)


        (Section quote count: 53) 


        Topic quote count: 3
        1. Baptism is the direct introduction into the life of the spirit.[Source] (Character count: 63)
        2. If you receive the real baptism, you know you are not the body but the spirit.[Source] (Character count: 78)
        3. The Gita is like a bouquet composed of the beautiful flowers of spiritual truths collected from the Upanishads. (Character count: 111)

        Beef-eating and cow slaughter

        Topic quote count: 1
        1. In the midst of all these differences we note one point of unity among all Hindus, and it is this, that no Hindu eats beef.[Source] (Character count: 123)


        Topic quote count: 2
        1. Belief is no part of religion. We say religion is a superconscious state.[Source] (Character count: 73)
        2. 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.[Source] (Character count: 137)

        Belur Math

        Topic quote count: 2
        1. If the Lord wills, we shall make this Math a great centre of harmony.[Source] (Character count: 69)
        2. It is my wish to convert this Math into a chief centre of spiritual practices and the culture of knowledge. (Character count: 107)

        Bengali quotes

        Topic quote count: 10
        1. অন্ন! অন্ন! যে ভগবান এখানে আমাকে অন্ন দিতে পারেন না তিনি যে আমাকে স্বর্গে অনন্ত স্বুখে রাখিবেন—ইহা আমি বিশ্বাস করি না। (Character count: 118)
        2. আমাদের জাতের কোনও ভরসা নাই। কোনও একটা স্বাধীন চিন্তা কাহারও মাথায় আসে না—সেই ছেঁড়া কাঁথা, সকলে পড়ে টানাটানি— (Character count: 108)
        3. আমাদের জাতীয় জীবন অতীতকালে মহৎ ছিল ,তাহাতে সন্দেহ নাই , কিন্তু আমি অকপটভাবে বিশ্বাস করি যে, আমাদের ভবিষ্যত আরও গৌরবান্বিত। (Character count: 122)
        4. আমি ঈশ্বরকে বিশ্বাস করি, মানুষকে বিশ্বাস করি; দুঃখী দরিদ্রকে সাহায্য করা, পরের সেবার জন্য নরকে যাইতে প্রস্তুত হওয়া—আমি খুব বড় কাজ বলিয়া বিশ্বাস করি। (Character count: 148)
        5. এই কথা মনে রেখো—দুটো চোখ, দুটো কান, কিন্তু একটা মুখ। উপেক্ষা উপেক্ষা, উপেক্ষা। 'ন হি কল্যাণকৃৎ কশ্চিৎ দুর্গাতিং তাত গচ্ছতি'। (Character count: 124)
        6. কারও ওপর হুকুম চালাবার চেষ্টা ক'রো না—যে অপরের সেবা করতে পারে, সেই যথার্থ সর্দার হ'তে পারে। (Character count: 91)
        7. নিরাশ হইও না। স্মরণ রাখিও, ভগবান গীতায় বলিতেছেন, 'কর্মে তোমার অধিকার, ফলে নয়।' (Character count: 78)
        8. পবিত্রতা, সহিষ্ণুতা ও অধ্যবসায়—এই তিনটি, সর্বোপরি প্রেম সিদ্ধিলাভের জন্য একান্ত আবশ্যক। (Character count: 87)
        9. প্রিয় বাছারা, পিতামাতার চেয়েও তিনি তোমাদের নিকটতর। তোমরা ফুলের মতো পবিত্র ও নির্মল। সেভাবেই থাকো। তাহলেই তিনি নিজেকে প্রকাশ করবেন তোমাদের কাছে। (Character count: 143)
        10. ভারতমাতা অন্ততঃ সহস্র যুবক বলি চান। মনে রেখো—মানুষ চাই, পশু নয়। (Character count: 63)

        Bhagavad Gita

        Topic quote count: 5
        1. Knowledge of the Atman is the highest aim of the Gita.[Source] (Character count: 54)
        2. The Gita is like a bouquet composed of the beautiful flowers of spiritual truths collected from the Upanishads.[Source] (Character count: 111)
        3. The reconciliation of the different paths of Dharma, and work without desire or attachment — these are the two special characteristics of the Gita.[Source] (Character count: 147)
        4. This is the central idea of the Gita -- to be calm and steadfast in all circumstances, with one's body, mind, and soul centred at His hallowed Feet![Source] (Character count: 148)
        5. Work, work, work day and night, says the Gita.[Source] (Character count: 46)

        Bhakti (or Devotion)

        Topic quote count: 4
        1. Bhakti can be more easily practiced by persons in every condition of life.[Source] (Character count: 74)
        2. Bhakti has been the one constant theme of our sages.[Source] (Character count: 52)
        3. The great quality of Bhakti is that it cleanses the mind.[Source] (Character count: 57)
        4. There is Bhakti within you, only a veil of lust-and-wealth covers it, and as soon as that is removed Bhakti will manifest by itself.[Source] (Character count: 132)


        Topic quotes count: 2
        1. Blame neither man, nor God, nor anyone in the world. When you find yourselves suffering, blame yourselves, and try to do better.[Source] (Character count: 128)
        2. Each person tries to hold himself hss and lay the blame upon somebody or something else, or even on bad luck.[Source] (Character count: 109)


        Topic quote count: 2
        See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on body
        1. Body is an unreal dream, and we think we are all bodies.[Source] (Character count: 56)
        2. We have to keep the body in good health; we have to take care of what we eat and drink, and what we do.[Source] (Character count: 103)


        Topic quote count: 5
        See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Bondage
        1. A golden chain is as much a chain as an iron one.[Source] (Character count: 49)
        2. Desire, ignorance, and inequality — this is the trinity of bondage.[Source] (Character count: 67)
        3. Do good to all, like everyone, but do not love anyone. It is a bondage, and bondage brings only misery.[Source] (Character count: 103)
        4. If you say you are bound, bound you will remain.[Source] (Character count: 48)
        5. To weep is a sign of weakness, of bondage.[Source] (Character count: 42)


        Topic quote count: 2
        See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on books
        1. Books are only made so that they may point the way to a higher life; but no good results unless the path is trodden with unflinching steps![Source] (Character count: 139)
        2. He whose book of the heart has been opened needs no other books.[Source] (Character count: 64) 


        Topic quote count: 4
        See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Brahmacharya
        1. Brahmacharya should be like a burning fire within the veins![Source] (Character count: 60)
        2. Every one wants to command, and no one wants to obey; and this is owing to the absence of that wonderful Brahmacharya system of yore.[Source] (Character count: 133)
        3. Is there a greater strength than that of Brahmacharya—purity, my boy?[Source] (Character count: 69)
        4. The modern system of education gives no facility for the development of the knowledge of Brahman. We must found Brahmacharya Homes as in times of old.[Source] (Character count: 150)


        Topic quote count: 4
        See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Brahman
        1. All that is real in nature is Brahman, only it appears to be this variety, or nature, through the superimposition of Maya.[Source] (Character count: 122)
        2. If you have once known Brahman, never after can you be melancholy.[Source] (Character count: 66)
        3. The Vedas cannot show you Brahman, you are That already; they can only help to take away the veil that hides the truth from our eyes.[Source] (Character count: 133)
        4. When I think "I am Brahman", then I alone exist. It is so also when you so think, and so on. Each one is the whole of that principle.[Source] (Character count: 133)


        Topic quotes count: 2
        1. Brahmin is "for the protection of the treasury of religion".[Source] (Character count: 60)
        2. The plan in India is to make everybody a Brahmin, the Brahmin being the ideal of humanity.[Source] (Character count: 90)


        Topic quote count: 3
        1. Be brave, be brave! Man dies but once. My disciples must not be cowards.[Source] (Character count: 72)
        2. The brave alone can afford to be sincere. Compare the lion and the fox.[Source] (Character count: 71)
        3. The brave are always moral.[Source] (Character count: 27) 


        Topic quote count: 2
        See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on business
        1. Business is business, no child's play.[Source] (Character count: 38)
        2. Business is business, that is, you must do everything promptly; delay and shuffling won't do.[Source] (Character count: 93)


                    (Section quote count: 42)


                    Topic quote count: 4
                    1. This caste system had grown by the practice of the son always following the business of the father.[Source] (Character count: 99)
                    2. We believe that nowhere throughout the Vedas, Darshanas, or Purânas, or Tantras, is it ever said that the soul has any sex, creed, or caste.[Source] (Character count: 140)


                    Topic quote count: 2
                    1. If the son of a Brahmin needs one teacher, that of a Chandala needs ten.[Source] (Character count: 72)
                    2. Through the imparting of moral principles, good behaviour, and education we must make the Chandala come up to the level of the Brahmana.[Source] (Character count: 136)


                    Topic quote count: 3
                    1. Change is always in regard to something which does not change, or which changes relatively less.[Source] (Character count: 96)
                    2. Excepting the infinite spirit, everything else is changing. There is the whirl of change.[Source] (Character count: 89)
                    3. Not one is constant, but everything is changing.[Source] (Character count: 48)


                    Topic quote count: 2
                    See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on character
                    1. Character is repeated habits, and repeated habits alone can reform character.[Source] (Character count: 77)
                    2. It is character that cleaves its way through adamantine walls of difficulties.[Source] (Character count: 78)


                    Topic quote count: 3
                    See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on charity
                    1. Have charity towards all beings. Pity those who are in distress. Love all creatures. Do not be jealous of anyone. Look not to the faults of others.[Source] (Character count: 147)
                    2. The guiding motive of mankind should be charity towards men, charity towards all animals.[Source] (Character count: 89)
                    3. There is no higher virtue than charity.[Source] (Character count: 39)


                    Topic quote count: 2
                    See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on charvaka
                    1. Chârvâkas, a very ancient sect in India, were rank materialists. They have died out now, and most of their books are lost.[Source] (Character count: 123)
                    2. There were the Chârvâkas, who preached horrible things, the most rank, undisguised materialism, such as in the nineteenth century they dare not openly preach.[Source] (Character count: 158)


                    Topic quote count: 3
                    1. Chastity is the basis of all religions.[Source] (Character count: 39)
                    2. Chastity is the first virtue in man or woman.[Source] (Character count: 45)
                    3. The chaste brain has tremendous energy and gigantic will-power. Without chastity there can be no spiritual strength.[Source] (Character count: 116)


                    Topic quote count:  4
                    See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on children
                    1. All know their own Self, all know, "I am", even animals. All we know is the projection of the Self. Teach this to the children, they can grasp it.[Source] (Character count: 146)
                    2. Do you think you can teach even a child? You cannot. The child teaches himself. Your duty is to afford opportunities and to remove obstacles.[Source] (Character count: 141)
                    3. It is good to be born a child, but bad to remain a child.[Source] (Character count: 57)
                    4. It is useless to tell children that this world is all good, all flowers, all milk and honey.[Source] (Character count: 92)


                    Topic quote count: 2
                    See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Christianity
                    1. It is to be noted that Christianity cannot stand without Christ.[Source] (Character count: 64)
                    2. The Christian idea of a practical religion is in doing good works—worldly utility.[Source] (Character count: 82)


                    Topic quote count:  4
                    See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on competition
                    1. Competition rouses envy, and it kills the kindliness of the heart.[Source] (Character count: 66)
                    2. Everything that has selfishness for its basis, competition as its right hand, and enjoyment as its goal, must die sooner or later.[Source] (Character count: 130)
                    3. How do all the formative forces of the universe come then? By struggling, competition, conflict.[Source] (Character count: 96)
                    4. More and more anxiety, and more and more competition.[Source] (Character count: 53)


                    Topic quote count: 3
                    See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on concentration
                    1. Concentration of the powers of the mind is our only instrument to help us see God.[Source] (Character count: 82)
                    2. The power of concentration, is the only key to the treasure-house of knowledge.[Source] (Character count: 79) 
                    3. The whole secret of knowledge is concentration.[Source] (Character count: 47)


                    Topic quote count:  4
                    1. Bear in mind, my children, that only cowards and those who are weak commit sin and tell lies. The brave are always moral.[Source] (Character count: 121)
                    2. Die in obeying commands like a soldier, and go to Nirvana, but no cowardice.[Source] (Character count: 76)
                    3. No cowardice, no sin, no crime, no weakness — the rest will come of itself. . . .[Source] (Character count: 81)
                    4. Our own selfishness makes us the most arrant cowards; our own selfishness is the great cause of fear and cowardice.[Source] (Character count: 115)


                    Topic quote count: 3
                    1. All creation is moving onwards and upwards, obedient to the great law of spirit evolution, which is different from the evolution of matter.[Source] (Character count: 138)
                    2. Creation is infinite, without beginning and without end — the ever-moving ripple in an infinite lake.[Source] (Character count: 101)
                    3. Creation means the struggle to get back to freedom, the centre of our being, whence we have been thrown off, as it were.[Source] (Character count: 120)


                    Topic quote count: 2
                    See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on culture
                    1. It is culture that withstands shocks, not a simple mass of knowledge.[Source] (Character count: 69)
                    2. The finer the organism, the higher the culture.[Source] (Character count: 47)


                      (Section quote count: 14)


                      Topic quote count: 2
                      See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on death
                      1. Death is but a change.[Source] (Character count: 22)
                      2. The human soul is eternal and immortal, perfect and infinite, and death means only a change of centre from one body to another.[Source] (Character count: 127)


                      Topic quote count: 3
                      1. Delusion cannot be called an existence.[Source] (Character count: 39)
                      2. How can the perfect soul be deluded into the belief that it is imperfect?[Source] (Character count: 73)
                      3. This world is a delusion of two days. The present life is of five minutes. Beyond is the Infinite, beyond this world of delusion; let us seek that.[Source] (Character count: 147)


                      Topic quote count: 2
                      1. Kings having gone, the power is the people's.[Source] (Character count: 45)
                      2. No priestcraft, no social tyranny! More bread, more opportunity for everybody![Source] (Character count: 78)


                      Topic quote count: 2
                      1. Some men, who begin by saying that the world is a hell, often end by saying that it is a heaven when they succeed in the practice of self-control.[Source] (Character count: 146)
                      2. The whole point is to discipline the mind.[Source] (Character count: 42)


                      Quote count: 5
                      See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on duty
                      1. All our duties are His.[Source] (Character count: 23)
                      2. Duty for duty's sake; work for work's sake.[Source] (Character count: 43)
                      3. Duty is sweet only through love, and love shines in freedom alone.[Source] (Character count: 66)
                      4. Each duty has its own place, and according to the circumstances in which we are placed, we must perform our duties.[Source] (Character count: 115)
                      5. What is duty for one is not duty for another.[Source] (Character count: 45)


                        (Section quote count: 14)


                        Topic quote count: 6
                        See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on education
                        1. Education, education, education alone![Source] (Character count: 38)
                        2. Education has yet to be in the world, and civilisation — civilisation has begun nowhere yet.[Source] (Character count: 92)
                        3. Education is not filling the mind with a lot of facts. Perfecting the instrument and getting complete mastery of my own mind [is the ideal of education].[Source] (Character count: 153)
                        4. Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.[Source] (Character count: 64)
                        5. If the mountain does not come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain. If the poor boy cannot come to education, education must go to him.[Source] (Character count: 144)
                        6. It is man-making education all round that we want.[Source] (Character count: 50)
                        7. Real education is that which enables one to stand on one's own legs.[Source] (Character count: 68)
                        8. There is only one purpose in the whole of life — education. Otherwise what is the use of men and women, land and wealth?[Source] (Character count: 120)


                        Topic quote count: 3
                        See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on ego
                        1. In everything we do, the serpent ego is rising up.[Source] (Character count: 50)
                        2. The "ego" like its correlative "non-ego", is the product of the body, mind etc. The only proof of the existence of the real Self is realisation.[Source] (Character count: 144)
                        3. This rascal ego must be obliterated.[Source] (character count: 36)


                        Topic quote count: 3
                        See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Enjoyment
                        1. Enjoyment should not be the goal.[Source] (Character count: 33)
                        2. Give up all ideas of enjoyment in this world and the next, care only for God and Truth. We are here to know truth, not for enjoyment.[Source] (Character count: 133)
                        3. There is no enjoyment in this life; all search for enjoyment is vain; this is the old, old lesson which man finds so hard to learn.[Source] (Character count: 131)


                        Topic quote count: 1
                        See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on eternity
                        1. Everything exists through eternity, and will exist through eternity.[Source] (Character count: 68)


                        Topic quote count: 1
                        1. Ethics itself is not the end, but the means to the end.[Source] (Character count: 55)


                            (Section quote count: 25)


                            Topic quote count: 4
                            1. Have faith in yourselves, and stand up on that faith and be strong; that is what we need.[Source] (Character count: 89)
                            2. It is faith that makes a lion of a man.[Source] (Character count: 39)
                            3. Let me draw your attention to one thing which unfortunately we always forget: that is — "O man, have faith in yourself."[Source] (Character count: 120)
                            4. The Vedanta teaches men to have faith in themselves first.[Source] (Character count: 58)


                            Topic quote count: 1
                            1. Fame does not pay, nor learning.[Source] (Character count: 32)


                            Topic quote count: 5
                            See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on fear
                            1. Fear is a sign of weakness.[Source] (Character count: 27)
                            2. Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, fear is wrong life.[Source] (Character count: 86)
                            3. If you read the Vedas, you will find this word always repeated — fearlessness — fear nothing. Fear is a sign of weakness.[Source] (Character count: 121)
                            4. It is fear that is the cause of our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.[Source] (Character: 101)
                            5. It is true that fear is the sure cause of degradation and sin. It is fear that brings misery, fear that brings death, fear that breeds evil.[Source] (Character count: 140) 


                            Topic quote count: 2
                            1. Everything is ended if you forgive and forget.[Source] (Character count: 46)
                            2. Forgive offences by the million. And if you love all unselfishly, all will by degrees come to love one another.[Source] (Character count: 111)


                            Topic quote count: 4
                            1. All forms are transitory, that is why all religions say, "God has no form".[Source] (Character count: 74)
                            2. Everything is substance plus name and form. Name and form come and go, but substance remains ever the same.[Source] (Character count: 107)
                            3. In nature alone are forms. That which is not of nature cannot have any forms, fine or gross. It must be formless.[Source] (Character count: 113)
                            4. What is this universe but name and form?[Source] (Character count: 40)


                            Topic quote count: 9
                            See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Freedom
                            1. All nature is crying through all the atoms for one thing — its perfect freedom.[Source] (Character count: 79)
                            2. Every one is struggling for freedom—from the atom to the star.[Source] (Character count: 62)
                            3. "Freedom, O Freedom! Freedom, O Freedom!" is the song of the soul.[Source] (Character count: 66)
                            4. Freedom is attained by the threefold means of—work, worship, and knowledge.[Source] (Character count: 75)
                            5. Freedom is the goal towards which we are all moving.[Source] (Character count: 52)
                            6. Freedom is the motive of the universe, freedom its goal.[Source] (Character count: 56)
                            7. The goal of each soul is freedom, mastery — freedom from the slavery of matter and thought, mastery of external and internal nature.[Source] (Character count: 132)
                            8. What is the goal? It is freedom.[Source] (Character count: 32) 
                            9. Within ourselves is this eternal voice speaking of eternal freedom; its music is eternally going on.[Source] (Character count: 100)


                                (Section quote count: 23)


                                Topic quote count: 14
                                See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on God
                                1. God alone is eternal, everything else is transitory.[Source] (Character count: 52)
                                2. God has become man; man will become God again.[Source] (Character count: 46)
                                3. God is life; God is truth... everything else than God is nothing -- here today, gone tomorrow.[Source] (Character count: 94)
                                4. God is love personified. He is apparent in everything. Everybody is being drawn to Him whether he knows it or not.[Source] (Character count: 114)
                                5. God is the magnet and human soul is the needle.[Source] (Character count: 47)
                                6. God is the Soul of all souls and of the whole of nature.[Source] (Character count: 56)
                                7. God is unattached because He loves; that real love makes us unattached.[Source] (Character count: 71)
                                8. Life is not real. The real is God.[Source] (Character count: 34)
                                9. My son, I believe in God, and I believe in man. I believe in helping the miserable. I believe in going even to hell to save others.[Source] (Character count: 131)
                                10. Thank God for giving you this world as a moral gymnasium to help your development, but never imagine you can help the world.[Source] (Character count: 124)
                                11. The knowledge of man is the highest knowledge, and only by knowing man, can we know God.[Source] (Character count: 88)
                                12. The real happiness is God. Love is God, freedom is God; and everything that is bondage is not God.[Source] (Character count: 98) 
                                13. The universe is—objectified God.[Source] (Character count: 32)
                                14. You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.[Source] (Character count: 56) 


                                Topic quote count: 4
                                See more Swami Vivekaannda's quotes on growth
                                1. Growth must proceed from within.[Source] (Character count: 32)
                                2. Liberty is the first condition of growth.[Source] (Character count: 41)
                                3. The whole process of growth is de-hypnotisation.[Source] (Character count: 48)
                                4. You are quite wrong when you think that fighting is a sign of growth. It is not so at all. Absorption is the sign.[Source] (Character count: 114)

                                Guru or Teacher

                                Topic quote count: 5
                                See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on guru or teacher
                                1. He is an Acharya through whom the divine power acts.[Source] (Character count: 52)
                                2. It is not possible for everyone to be an Acharya.[Source] (Character count: 49)
                                3. The father and mother give me this body; but the Guru gives me rebirth in the soul.[Source] (Character count: 83)
                                4. The first lamp is the Guru, and the lamp that is lighted from it is the disciple. The second in turn becomes the Guru, and so on.[Source] (Character count: 129)
                                5. The Guru has to bear the disciple's burden of sin.[Source] (Character count:50)


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                                    Topic quote count: 2
                                    See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on habit
                                    1. Happiness presents itself before man, wearing the crown of sorrow on its head. He who welcomes it must also welcome sorrow.[Source] (Character count: 123)
                                    2. The only remedy for bad habits is counter habits; all the bad habits that have left their impressions are to be controlled by good habits.[Source] (Character count: 138)


                                    1. Happiness presents itself before man, wearing the crown of sorrow on its head. He who welcomes it must also welcome sorrow.[Source] (Character count: 123)
                                    2. If I am unhappy, it has been of my own making, and that very thing shows that I can be happy if I will.[Source] (Character count: 103)
                                    3. Real happiness is not in the senses but above the senses; and it is in every man.[Source] (Character count: 81)


                                    Topic quote count: 2
                                    1. God will come to everyone, harmony is within the reach of all.[Source] (Character count: 62)
                                    2. We want harmony, not one-sided development.[Source] (Character count: 43)


                                    Topic quote count: 1
                                    1. Nothing shall be done in haste.[Source] (Character count: 31)


                                    Topic quote count: 1
                                    1. It is hatred that separates man from man; therefore it is wrong and false. It is a disintegrating power; it separates and destroys.[Source] (Character count: 131)


                                      Topic quote count: 6
                                      See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on heart
                                      1. All truths flash upon it in a minute; all truth in the universe will manifest in your heart, if you are sufficiently pure.[Source] (Character count: 122)
                                      2. Always cultivate the heart; through the heart the Lord speaks, and through the intellect you yourself speak.[Source] (Character count: 108)
                                      3. He whose book of the heart has been opened needs no other books. Their only value is to create desire in us. They are merely the experiences of others.[Source] (Character count: 151)
                                      4. Heart speaks unto heart better than any language of the mouth.[Source] (Character count: 62)
                                      5. It is the heart, the heart that conquers, not the brain.[Source]
                                      6. It is through the heart, and the heart alone, that inspiration comes.[Source] (Character count: 69)


                                      Topic quote count: 3
                                      1. All search is vain, until we begin to perceive that knowledge is within ourselves, that no one can help us, that we must help ourselves.[Source] (Character count: 136)
                                      2. Helping others is only helping ourselves.[Source] (Character count: 41)
                                      3. We are our own help. If we cannot help ourselves, there is none to help us.[Source] (Character count: 75)


                                      Topic quote count: 1
                                      1. Holiness is the greatest power. Everything else quails before it.[Source] (Character count: 65)


                                      Topic quote count: 2
                                      See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on hope
                                      1. Be free; hope for nothing from anyone.[Source] (Character count: 38)
                                      2. One can hope gradually to attain to universal love if one can learn to love one object unselfishly.[Source] (Character count: 99)


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                                            Topic quote count: 3
                                            See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on the Ideal
                                            1. Devotion to an ideal never fails in sympathy, never becomes weary of sympathising with others.[Source] (Character count: 94)
                                            2. If a man with an ideal makes a thousand mistakes, I am sure that the man without an ideal makes fifty thousand. Therefore, it is better to have an ideal.[Source] (Character count: 153)
                                            3. We must have an ideal.[Source] (Character count: 22)


                                            Topic quotes count: 4
                                            See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on idolatry
                                            1. One thing I must tell you. Idolatry in India does not mean anything horrible. It is not the mother of harlots.[Source] (Character count: 110)
                                            2. Some may be helped by images, some may not. Some require an image outside, others one inside the brain. (Character count: 103)
                                            3. Too much faith in personality has a tendency to produce weakness and idolatry.[Source] (Character count: 78)
                                            4. We are all born idolaters, and idolatry is good, because it is in the nature of man.[Source] (Character count: 84)


                                            Topic quote count: 2
                                            1. Be fearless. Ignore the ordinary critics as worms![Source] (Character count: 50)
                                            2. If anybody attacks me, simply ignore his existence. . . .[Source] (Character count: 57)


                                            Topic quote count: 3
                                            1. All prosperity which comes with Mammon is transient, is only for a moment.[Source] (Character count: 74)
                                            2. Everything is evanescent. Enjoyment, misery, luxury, wealth, power, and poverty, even life itself, are all evanescent.[Source] (Character count: 118)
                                            3. In this world nothing is permanent except God.[Source] (Character count: 46)


                                            Topic quotes count: 2
                                            1. Talk not about impurity, but say that we are pure.[Source] (Character count: 50)
                                            2. The bondage of sin and impurity in the uncultivated savage is to his consciousness very small, for his nature is only a little higher than the animal's.[Source] (Character count: 152)


                                            Topic quote count: 5
                                            See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on India
                                            1. India can never be Europe until she dies.[Source] (Character count: 41)
                                            2. The Indian nation cannot be killed. Deathless it stands.[Source] (Character count: 56)
                                            3. The Indian nation never stood for imperial glory. Wealth and power, then, were not the ideals of the race.[Source] (Character count: 106)
                                            4. There is only one country in the world which understands religion — it is India.[Source] (Character count: 80)
                                            5. What India wants is a new electric fire to stir up a fresh vigour in the national veins.[Source] (Character count: 88)


                                            Topic quote count: 2
                                            See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on individuality
                                            1. Some people are so afraid of losing their individuality. Wouldn't it be better for the pig to lose his pig-individuality if he can become God?[Source] (Character count: 142)
                                            2. The less I think of my own individual mind, the nearer I am to that universal mind.[Source] (Character count: 83)


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                                              Topic quote count: 4
                                              See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Jealousy
                                              1. Jealousy is a terrible, horrible sin; it enters a man so mysteriously.[Source] (Character count: 70)
                                              2. Jealousy is the central vice of every enslaved race. And it is jealousy and want of combination which cause and perpetuate slavery.[Source] (Character count: 131)
                                              3. Jealousy is the root of all evil, and a most difficult thing to conquer.[Source] (Character count: 72)
                                              4. We cannot give up jealousy and rally together. That is our national sin![Source] (Character count: 72) 

                                              Jesus Christ

                                              Topic quote count: 3
                                              See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Jesus Christ
                                              1. Had I lived in Palestine, in the days of Jesus of Nazareth, I would have washed his feet, not with my tears, but with my heart's blood![Source] (Character count: 135)
                                              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.[Source] (Character count: 135)
                                              3. Remember the words of Christ: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."[Source] (Character count: 128)


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                                                Topic quote count: 6
                                                See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on knowledge
                                                1. All human knowledge proceeds out of experience; we cannot know anything except by experience. (Character count: 93)
                                                2. If I know one lump of clay perfectly, I know all the clay there is. This is the knowledge of principles, but their adaptations are various.[Source] (Character count: 139)
                                                3. Knowledge exists, man only discovers it.[Source] (Character count:
                                                4. Knowledge is power, and getting one you get the other. By knowledge you can even banish the material world.[Source] (Character count: 108)
                                                5. The gift of knowledge is a far higher gift than that of food and clothes; it is even higher than giving life to a man.[Source] (Character count: 118)
                                                6. There is no higher gift than this, for the gift of knowledge is the highest gift in the world.[Source] (Character count: 94)


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                                                Topic quote count: 1
                                                1. Life is good or evil according to the state of mind in which we look at it, it is neither by itself.[Source] (Character count: 100)


                                                Topic quote count: 11
                                                See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Love
                                                1. Books and learning, Yoga and meditation and illumination — all are but dust compared with love.[Source] (Character count: 95)
                                                2. It is love that gives you the supernatural powers, love that gives you Bhakti, love that gives illumination, and love, again, that reads to emancipation.[Source] (Character count: 153)
                                                3. Love cannot be without a subject and an object.[Source] (Character count: 47)
                                                4. Love conquers in the long run. It won't do to become impatient — wait, wait — patience is bound to give success. . . .[Source] (Character count: 118)
                                                5. Love is beyond time and space, it is absolute.[Source] (Character count: 46)
                                                6. Love is struggle of a human Soul to find its complement its stable equilibrium its infinite rest.[Source] (Character count: 97)
                                                7. Love knows no bargaining.[Source] (Character count: 25)
                                                8. Love loves for the sake of love itself.[Source] (Character count: 39) 
                                                9. Ordinarily human love is seen to flourish only in places where it is returned; where love is not returned for love, cold indifference is the natural result.[Source] (Character count: 156)
                                                10. The perfect love is very rare in human relation.[Source] (Character count: 48)
                                                11. There is only one element in life which is worth having at any cost, and it is love.[Source] (Character count: 84)


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                                                Topic quote count: 4
                                                1. Man cannot go beyond his nature, no more than you can jump out of your body.[Source] (Character count: 76)
                                                2. Man is a compound of animality, humanity, and divinity.[Source] (character count: 55)
                                                3. Man is born to conquer nature and not to follow it.[Source] (Character count: 51)
                                                4. Man never dies, nor is he ever born; bodies die, but he never dies.[Source] (Character count: 67)


                                                Topic quote count: 3
                                                1. According to the Hindu way of thinking, marriage is rather a duty than a privilege.[Source] (Character count: 83)
                                                2. Marriage is not for individual happiness, but for the welfare of the nation and the caste.[Source] (Character count: 90)
                                                3. What is marriage but the renunciation of unchastity? The savage does not marry. Man marries because he renounces.[Source] (Character count: 113)


                                                Topic quote count: 3
                                                See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on meditation
                                                1. Meditation has been laid stress upon by all religions. The meditative state of mind is declared by the Yogis to be the highest state in which the mind exists.[Source] (Character count: 158)
                                                2. Meditation is the means of unification of the subject and object. Meditate.[Source] (Character count: 75)
                                                3. Meditation means the mind is turned back upon itself. The mind stops all the [thought-waves] and the world stops. Your consciousness expands.[Source] (character count: 141)


                                                Topic quote count: 2
                                                1. Be thankful that you are allowed to exercise your power of benevolence and mercy in the world, and thus become pure and perfect.[Source] (Character count: 128)
                                                2. Mercy is heaven itself; to be good, we have all to be merciful. Even justice and right should stand on mercy.[Source] (Character count: 109)


                                                Topic quote count: 3
                                                See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on mind
                                                1. It is the cheerful mind that is persevering.[Source] (Character count: 44)
                                                2. Mind is the name of a stream of consciousness or thought continuously changing.[Source] (Character count: 79)
                                                3. This mind is a part of the universal mind. Each mind is connected with every other mind.[Source] (Character count: 88)


                                                Topic quote count: 3
                                                See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Motherhood
                                                1. The mother is the highest ideal of womanhood in India.[Source] (Character count: 54)
                                                2. The mother is the ideal of love; she rules the family, she possesses the family.[Source] (Character count: 80)
                                                3. The position of the mother is the highest in the world, as it is the one place in which to learn and exercise the greatest unselfishness.[Source] (Character count: 137)


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                                                    See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Nature
                                                    1. External nature is only internal nature writ large.[Source] (Character count: 51)


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                                                    Topic quote count: 1
                                                    1.  Every one wants to command, and no one wants to obey.[Source] (Character count: 53)


                                                    Topic quote count:  4
                                                    See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Om
                                                    1. Om represents the Akhanda, the undifferentiated Brahman.[Source] (Character count: 56)
                                                    2. Om, the one without a second. He in me, I in Him. I am like a bit of glass in an ocean of light. I am not, I am not. He is, He is, He is.[Source] (Character count: 137)
                                                    3. One must think of Om, and of its meaning too.[Source] (Character count: 44)
                                                    4. Meditate upon the Om that is in the heart.[Source] (Character count: 42)


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                                                      1. Are great things ever done smoothly? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.[Source] (Character count: 84)
                                                      2. He who has infinite patience and infinite energy at his back, will alone succeed.[Source] (Character count: 81)
                                                      3. If you have infinite patience and perseverance, success is bound to come. No mistake in that.[Source] (Character count: 93)
                                                      4. Purity, patience and perseverance overcome all obstacles. All great things must of necessity be slow.[Source] (Character count: 101)
                                                      5. The seed grows into the tree, patiently and gently.[Source] (Character count: 51)


                                                      Topic quote count: 3
                                                      See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on perfection
                                                      1. My Master used to say, when a pitcher is being filled (by immersion), it gurgles, but when full, it is noiseless.[Source] (Character count: 113)
                                                      2. Perfection is always infinite.[Source] (Character count: 30)
                                                      3. Perfection means infinity, and manifestation means limit, and so it means that we shall become unlimited limiteds, which is self-contradictory.[Source] (Character count: 143)


                                                      Topic quote count: 2
                                                      1. Philosophy is the highest poetry.[Source] (Character count: 33)
                                                      2. Poetry and philosophy will become friends.[Source] (Character count: 42)


                                                      Topic quote count: 4
                                                      1. If the physique of the parents be not strong and healthy, how can strong and healthy children be born at all?[Source] (Character count: 109)
                                                      2. The gist of the thing is that unless one has a good physique one can never aspire to Self - realisation.[Source] (Character count: 104)


                                                      Topic quote count: 1
                                                      1. Pleasure is not the goal of man, but knowledge. Pleasure and happiness come to an end. It is a mistake to suppose that pleasure is the goal.[Source] (Character count: 140)


                                                      Total quote count: 3
                                                      See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on politics
                                                      1. God and truth are the only politics in the world, everything else is trash.[Source] (Character count: 75)
                                                      2. I will have nothing to do with cowards or political nonsense. I do not believe in any politics.[Source] (Character count:  95)
                                                      3. The quarrels of politicians are very curious.[Source] (Character count: 45) 


                                                      Topic quote count: 2
                                                      See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on power
                                                      1. If one has got power, one must manifest it in action.[Source] (Character count: 53)
                                                      2. Within you lies indomitable power. Only thinking, "I am nothing, I am nothing", you have become powerless.[Source] (Character count: 106)


                                                      Topic quote count: 2
                                                      1. Poverty is not a synonym for holiness; often the reverse.[Source] (Character count: 57)
                                                      2. Poverty there must be, so long as the disease known as civilisation existed: and hence the need for relief.[Source] (Character count: 107)


                                                      Topic quote count: 3
                                                      See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on practice
                                                      1. All practice or worship is only for taking off this veil. When that will go, you will find that the Sun of Absolute Knowledge is shining in Its own lustre.[Source] (Character count: 155)
                                                      2. One ounce of practice is worth a thousand pounds of theory.[Source] (Character count: 59)
                                                      3. Practice makes us what we shall be.[Source] (Character count: 35) 

                                                      Pravritti and Nivritti

                                                      Topic quote count: 2

                                                      1. Nivritti is turning aside from the world.[Source] (Character count: 41)
                                                      2. The materialising forces which through desire lead us to take an active part in worldly affairs are called Pravritti.[Source] (Character count: 117)


                                                      Topic quote count: 4
                                                      1. According to the history of human progress, it is disobedience to nature that has constituted that progress.[Source] (Character count: 108)
                                                      2. How can there be any progress of the country without the spread of education, the dawning of knowledge?[Source] (Character count: 103)
                                                      3. The progress and civilisation of the human race simply mean controlling this nature.[Source] (Character count: 84)
                                                      4. True progress is slow but sure.[Source] (Character count: 31)


                                                      Topic quote count: 2
                                                      See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on prostitution
                                                      1. Prostitution is chiefly a Mohammedan practice.[Source] (Character count: 46)
                                                      2. They remind one of the prostitute Ambâpâli, the object of Lord Buddha's divine grace, and of the Samaritan woman who won the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.[Source] (Character count: 156)


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                                                            1. Reasoning is the method of comparison between certain facts which we have already perceived.[Source] (Character count: 92)


                                                            Topic quote count: 6
                                                            See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Religion
                                                            1. No one is born into a religion, but each one is born for a religion.[Source] (Character count: 68)
                                                            2. Realisation is the soul, the very essence of religion.[Source] (Character count: 54)
                                                            3. Religion can be realised. Are you ready? Do you want it? You will get the realisation if you do, and then you will be truly religious.[Source] (Character count: 134)
                                                            4. Religion is the idea which is raising the brute unto man, and man unto God.[Source] (Character count: 75)
                                                            5. Religion without philosophy runs into superstition; philosophy without religion becomes dry atheism.[Source] (Character count: 100)
                                                            6. The downfall of a religious sect begins from the day that the worship of the rich enters into it.[Source] (Character count: 97)


                                                            Topic quote count: 4
                                                            1. Remember that renunciation is the
                                                              root idea. Unless one is initiated into this idea, not even Brahma and the World - gods have the power to attain Mukti.[Source] (Character count: 153)
                                                            2. Renunciation is in our blood.[Source] (Character count: 29)
                                                            3. Renunciation is the very basis upon which ethics stands.[Source] (Character count: 56)
                                                            4. Renunciation means that none can serve both God and Mammon.[Source] (Character count: 59)


                                                            Topic quote count: 1
                                                            1. Rituals are the kindergarten of religion.[Source] (Character count: 41)


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                                                              1. No great work has been done in the world without sacrifice. (Character count: 59)


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                                                              1. If you cannot attain salvation in this life, what proof is there that you can attain it in the life or lives to come?[Source] (Character count: 117)


                                                              Topic quote count: 2
                                                              See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Sanskrit language
                                                              1. Sanskrit and prestige go together in India.[Source] (Character count: 43)
                                                              2. Sanskrit is the language of God.[Source] (Character count: 32)


                                                              Topic quote count: 3
                                                              See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on selfishness
                                                              1. Every act of selfishness or thought of selfishness makes us attached to something, and immediately we are made slaves.[Source] (Character count: 118)
                                                              2. Our own selfishness makes us the most arrant cowards; our own selfishness is the great cause of fear and cowardice.[Source] (Character count: 115)
                                                              3. Selfishness is the chief sin, thinking of ourselves first.[Source] (Character count: 58)


                                                              Topic quote count: 5
                                                              See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on senses
                                                              1. All pleasures of the senses or even of the mind are evanescent but within ourselves is the one true unrelated pleasure, dependent upon nothing.[Source] (Character count: 143)
                                                              2. Back from the senses, back! Do not go to the senses is the watchword of Vairagya.[Source] (Character count: 81)
                                                              3. Great is the tenacity with which man clings to the senses.[Source] (Character count: 58)
                                                              4. Sense-happiness is not the goal of humanity. Wisdom (Jnâna) is the goal of all life.[Source] (Character count: 84)
                                                              5. The animal has its happiness in the senses, the man in his intellect, and the god in spiritual contemplation.[Source] (Character count: 109)


                                                              Topic quote count: 2
                                                              1. The highest love is the love that is sexless, for it is perfect unity that is expressed in the highest love, and sex differentiates bodies.[Source] (Character count: 139)
                                                              2. The soul has no sex; why should it degrade itself with sex ideas?[Source] (Character count: 65)


                                                              Topic quote count: 2
                                                              See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Shiva
                                                              1. It was Shiva who made stern and earnest workers, and to Him the labourer must be dedicated.[Source] (Character count: 91)
                                                              2. Shiva is the sublime aspect of God.[Source] (Character count: 35)


                                                              Topic quote count: 2
                                                              1. He alone is a sinner who sees a sinner in another man.[Source] (Character count: 54)
                                                              2. If there is any sin in the world, it is weakness.[Source] (Character count: 49)


                                                              Topic quote count: 5
                                                              1. Each soul is a star, and all stars are set in that infinite azure, that eternal sky, the Lord.[Source] (Character count: 94)
                                                              2. Every soul is destined to be perfect, and every being, in the end, will attain the state of perfection.[Source] (Character count: 103)
                                                              3. My Soul is the highest ideal that I can have. Realising my own real nature is the one goal of my life.[Source] (Character count: 102)
                                                              4. Soul is not a force; neither is it thought. It is the manufacturer of thought, but not thought itself; it is the manufacturer of the body, but not the body.[Source] (Character count: 156)
                                                              5. The soul can only receive impulses from another soul, and from nothing else.[Source] (Character count: 76)


                                                              Topic quote count: 2
                                                              See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on strength
                                                              1. Strength is the medicine for the world's disease. Strength is the medicine which the poor must have when tyrannised over by the rich[Source]. (Character count: 133)
                                                              2. Strength, strength it is that we want so much in this life.[Source] (Character count: 59)


                                                              Topic quote count: 3
                                                              See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on struggle
                                                                1. Struggle itself is the grandest and most glorious that man can make.[Source]
                                                                2. Throw your religious observances overboard for the present and be first prepared for the struggle for existence.[Source] (Character count: 112)
                                                                3. We hope and pray and struggle on, and the day will come when we shall arrive at the truth, and we shall not have to speak.[Source] (Character count: 122)


                                                                Topic quote count: 2
                                                                See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on superstition
                                                                1. Be strong, get beyond all superstitions, and be free.[Source] (Character count: 53)
                                                                2. Come out and go and wash off. Wash yourself again and again until you are cleansed of all the superstitions that have clung to you through the ages.[Source] (Character count: 148)


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                                                                      Topic quote count: 3
                                                                      See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on truth
                                                                      1. Everything can be sacrificed for truth, but truth cannot be sacrificed for anything.[Source] (Character count: 84)
                                                                      2. I stand for truth. Truth will never ally itself with falsehood. Even if all the world should be against me, Truth must prevail in the end.[Source] (Character count: 138)
                                                                      3. The search for truth is the expression of strength—not the groping of a weak, blind man.[Source] (Character count:  88)


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                                                                      Topic quote count: 3
                                                                      1. In the heart of things there is Unity still.[Source] (Character count: 44)
                                                                      2. Unity in variety is the plan of creation, individuality in universality.[Source] (Character count: 72)
                                                                      3. Unity is the only thing that exists; variety is but phenomenal, ephemeral and apparent.[Source] (Character count: 87)


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                                                                      Topic quote count: 5
                                                                      See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on Vedanta
                                                                      1. From this ocean of the Vedanta, waves of light from time to time have been going Westward and Eastward.[Source] (Character count: 103)
                                                                      2. Our claim is that the Vedanta only can be the universal religion.[Source] (Character count: 65)
                                                                      3. The Vedanta is the rationale of all religions. Without the Vedanta every religion is superstition; with it everything becomes religion.[Source] (Character count: 135)
                                                                      4. The Vedanta recognises no sin, it only recognises error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta, is to say that you are weak.[Source] (Character count: 127)
                                                                      5. Vedanta does not say, "Give it up": it says, "Transcend it".[Source] (Character count: 60) 


                                                                      Topic quote count: 3
                                                                      See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on the Vedas
                                                                      1. All that is called knowledge is in the Vedas. Every word is sacred and eternal, eternal as the soul, without beginning and without end.[Source] (Character count: 135)
                                                                      2. In matters of religious duty the Vedas are the only capable authority.[Source] (Character count: 70)
                                                                      3. There is no new religious idea preached anywhere which is not found in the Vedas.[Source] (Character count: 81)


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                                                                        1. Want makes us beggars, and we are sons of the king, not beggars.[Source] (Character count: 64)


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                                                                        See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on weakness
                                                                        1. All weakness, all bondage is imagination. Speak one word to it, it must vanish. Do not weaken! There is no other way out.... Stand up and be strong![Source] (Character count: 148)
                                                                        2. The weak have no place here, in this life or in any other life. Weakness leads to slavery. Weakness leads to all kinds of misery, physical and mental.[Source] (Character count: 150)
                                                                        3. Weakness is the one cause of suffering. We become miserable because we are weak.[Source] (Character count: 80)


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                                                                        1. All evils and wickedness are but weakness, the imperfect vision of goodness.[Source] (Character count: 76)
                                                                        2. The wicked are always the same all over the world. The thief and the murderer are the same in Asia and Europe and America. They form a nation.[Source] (Character count: 142)


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                                                                        See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes on womanhood
                                                                        1. If you do not raise the women, who are the living embodiment of the Divine Mother, don't think that you have any other way to rise.[Source] (Character count: 131)
                                                                        2. Woman is as courageous as man.[Source]  (Character count: 30)


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                                                                        See more Swami Vivekananda's quotes work
                                                                        1. It is a good discipline to be forced to work for work's sake, even to the length of not being allowed to enjoy the fruits of one's labour.[Source] (Character count: 138)
                                                                        2. The greatest work is done only when there is no selfish motive to prompt it.[Source] (Character count: 76)
                                                                        3. When you are doing any work, do not think of anything beyond. Do it as worship.[Source] (Character count: 79)
                                                                        4. Work on! Hold on! Be brave! Dare anything and everything![Source] (Character count: 57)


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