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50 Inspirational and Motivational Quotes of Swami Vivekananda

50 Inspirational and Motivational Quotes of Swami Vivekananda:


  • Say, "I can do everything ." "Even if poison of a snake is powerless if you can firmly deny it." 

  • Learning and wisdom are superfluities, the surface glitter merely, but it is the heart that is the seat of all power.


  • Oh, if only you knew yourselves! You are souls; you are Gods. If ever I feel like blaspheming, it is when I call you man.

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

  • To devote your life to the good of all and to the happiness of all is religion. Whatever you do for your own sake is not religion.

  • "The earth is enjoyed by heroes"— this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero . Always say, "I have no fear".

  • If you can think that infinite power, infinite knowledge and indomitable energy lie within you, and if you can bring out that power, you also can become like me.

  • You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.

  • That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.

  • Hold on to your own ideal. . . . Above all, never attempt to guide or rule others, or, as the Yankees say, "boss" others. Be the servant of all.

  • Be not afraid , for all great power throughout the history of humanity has been with the people. From out of their ranks have come all the greatest geniuses of the world, and history can only repeat itself. Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvellous work.

  • Knowledge can only be got in one way, the way of experience; there is no other way to know.

  • Work and worship are necessary to take away the veil, to lift off the bondage and illusion.

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

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

  • Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be; if you think yourself strong, strong you will be.

  • There is one thing to be remembered: that the assertion ‘I am God’ cannot be made with regard to the sense-world.

  • 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. 

  • Oh, if only you knew yourselves! You are souls; you are Gods. If ever I feel like blaspheming, it is when I call you man.

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

  • 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.

  • Are great things ever done smoothly? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show.

  • Fill the brain with high thoughts, highest ideals, place them day and night before you, and out of that will come great work.

  • 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.

  • Truth does not pay homage to any society, ancient or modern. Society has to pay homage to Truth or die.

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


  • Hold on to your own ideal. . . . Above all, never attempt to guide or rule others, or, as the Yankees say, "boss" others. Be the servant of all.


  • Superstition is our great enemy, but bigotry is worse.


Top 50 Inspirational and Motivational Quotes of Swami Vivekananda

  • Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good; every action that retards it is evil.

  • Not believing in the glory of our own soul is what the Vedanta calls atheism.

  • To devote your life to the good of all and to the happiness of all is religion. Whatever you do for your own sake is not religion.

  • Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.

  • I want each one of my children to be a hundred times greater than I could ever be. Everyone of you must  be a giant— must, that is my word. Obedience, readiness, and love for the cause— if you have these three, nothing can hold you back.

  • Be strong , my young friends; that is my advice to you. You will be nearer to Heaven through football than through the study of the Gita. These are bold words; but I have to say them, for I love you. I know where the shoe pinches.

  • Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work— this is the only way.

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

  • As soon as you know the voice and understand what it is, the whole scene changes. The same world which was the ghastly battlefield of maya is now changed into something good and beautiful.

  • This, I have seen in life – those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step. Those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace; and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.

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

  • Let people say whatever they like , stick to your own convictions, and rest assured, the world will be at your feet. They say, 'Have faith in this fellow or that fellow', but, I say, 'Have faith in yourself first'. that's the way.

  • As body, mind, or soul, you are a dream; you really are Being, Consciousness, Bliss (satchidananda). You are the God of this universe.

  • This life is a hard fact; work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine; no matter, the soul is stronger.

  • To succeed, you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. 'I will drink the ocean', says the persevering soul, 'at my will mountains will crumble up.' Have that sort of energy, that sort of will, work hard, and you will reach the goal. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, and fear is wrong life. All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear.

  • I want each one of my children to be a hundred times greater than I could ever be. Everyone of you must  be a giant— must, that is my word. Obedience, readiness, and love for the cause— if you have these three, nothing can hold you back.
  • The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength.

  • All truth is eternal. Truth is nobody’s property; no race, no individual can lay any exclusive claim to it. Truth is the nature of all souls.


  • Neither numbers nor powers nor wealth nor learning nor eloquence nor anything else will prevail, but purity, living the life, in one word, anubhuti, realisation. Let there be a dozen such lion-souls in each country, lions who have broken their own bonds, who have touched the Infinite, whose whole soul is gone to Brahman, who care neither for wealth nor power nor fame, and these will be enough to shake the world.

  • Our first duty is not to hate ourselves, because to advance we must have faith in ourselves first and then in God. Those who have no faith in themselves can never have faith in God.

  • Astrology and all these mystical things are generally signs of a weak mind. Therefore as soon as they are becoming prominent in our minds, we should see a physician, take good food, and rest.

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