11 January 2014

Swami Vivekananda's Quotes On Unselfishness

Unselfishness is more paying,
only people have not the patience to practice it.
— Swami Vivekananda
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In this website we wrote an article on selfishness, and now we are going to make a collection of Swami Vivekananda's quotes on unselfishness.
  • Above all, to do good, perfect unselfishness is absolutely necessary.[Source]
  • All ethics, all human action and all human thought, hang upon this one idea of unselfishness. The whole idea of human life can be put into that one word, unselfishness.[Source]
  • Gradually, by purity and unselfishness we can make the obscuring medium less and less dense, until at last it becomes as transparent as glass.[Source]
  • It is the groundwork of all morality, of unselfishness, which means getting rid of the idea that men are the same as their little body.[Source]
  • It is unselfishness alone which is good.[Source]
  • It is unswerving love and perfect unselfishness that conquer everything.[Source]
  • Liberalism tries to make us unselfish. But we do not want to be unselfish -- we see no immediate gain in unselfishness; we gain more by being selfish. We accept liberalism as long as we are poor, have nothing. The moment we acquire money and power, we turn very conservative. The poor man is a democrat. When he becomes rich, he becomes an aristocrat. In religion, too, human nature acts in the same way.[Source]
  • Of one thing I am sure — that whoever wants to help his fellow beings through genuine love and unselfishness will work wonders.[Source]
  • The degree of unselfishness marks the degree of success everywhere.[Source]
  • The difference between God and the devil is in nothing except in unselfishness and selfishness.[Source]
  • The motive power of the whole universe, in what ever way it manifests itself, is that one wonderful thing, unselfishness, renunciation, love, the real, the only living force in existence.[Source]
  • The real genesis of evil is in unselfishness.[Source]
  • There is a false sentiment which goes the extreme of unselfishness, only to injure others by its submission to every evil. We have no right to make others selfish by our unselfishness; have we? . . .[Source]
  • This unselfishness is the test of religion. He who has more of this unselfishness is more spiritual and nearer to Shiva.[Source]
  • Truth, purity, and unselfishness — wherever these are present, there is no power below or above the sun to crush the possessor thereof. Equipped with these, one individual is able to face the whole universe in opposition.[Source]
  • Unselfishness is God. One may live on a throne, in a golden palace, and be perfectly unselfish; and then he is in God. Another may live in a hut and wear rags, and have nothing in the world; yet, if he is selfish, he is intensely merged in the world.[Source]
  • Unselfishness is more paying, only people have not the patience to practice it. It is more paying from the point of view of health also.[Source]
  • Unselfishness is the denial of the lower or apparent self.[Source]

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