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quote by Swami Vivekananda: This world is not for cowards. Do not try to fly. Look not for success or failure. Join yourself to the perfectly unselfish will and work on. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

This world is not for cowards. Do not try to fly. Look not for success or failure. Join yourself to the perfectly unselfish will and work on.

--Swami Vivekananda



quote by Swami Vivekananda: Man in his true nature is substance, soul, spirit. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Man in his true nature is substance, soul, spirit.

--Swami Vivekananda


quote by Swami Vivekananda: True religion comes not front the teaching of men or the reading of books; it is the awakening of the spirit within us, consequent upon pure and heroic action. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

True religion comes not front the teaching of men or the reading of books; it is the awakening of the spirit within us, consequent upon pure and heroic action.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: It is a retarding element creating hatred and anger, and causing people to fight each other, and making them unsympathetic. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

It is a retarding element creating hatred and anger, and causing people to fight each other, and making them unsympathetic.

--Swami Vivekananda





quote by Swami Vivekananda: Change of the unchangeable would be a contradiction. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Change of the unchangeable would be a contradiction.

--Swami Vivekananda



quote by Swami Vivekananda: 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. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

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.

--Swami Vivekananda


quote by Swami Vivekananda: Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good; every action that retards it is evil. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

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

--Swami Vivekananda


quote by Swami Vivekananda: The great lesson is, that unity is behind all. Call it God, Love, Spirit. Allah, Jehovah -- it is the same unity that animates all life from the lowest animal to the noblest man. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The great lesson is, that unity is behind all. Call it God, Love, Spirit. Allah, Jehovah -- it is the same unity that animates all life from the lowest animal to the noblest man.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: 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! with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

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!

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: So long as there is desire or want, it is a sure sign that there is imperfection. A perfect, free being cannot have any desire. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

So long as there is desire or want, it is a sure sign that there is imperfection. A perfect, free being cannot have any desire.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: This universe is the wreckage of the infinite on the shores of the finite. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

This universe is the wreckage of the infinite on the shores of the finite.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego.

--Swami Vivekananda

Longer Version:

Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego. Hold fast to the real Self. Think only pure thoughts, and you will accomplish more than a regiment of mere preachers. Out of purity and silence comes the word of power.


quote by Swami Vivekananda: The world is ready to give up its secrets if we only know how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow. The strength and force of the blow come through concentration. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The world is ready to give up its secrets if we only know how to knock, how to give it the necessary blow. The strength and force of the blow come through concentration.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Blessed are they whose bodies get destroyed in the service of others. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Blessed are they whose bodies get destroyed in the service of others.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Are you unselfish? That is the question. If you are, you will be perfect without reading a single religious book, without going into a single church or temple. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Are you unselfish? That is the question. If you are, you will be perfect without reading a single religious book, without going into a single church or temple.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Are great things ever done smoothly? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

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

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: They alone live, who live for others. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

They alone live, who live for others.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

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
quote by Swami Vivekananda: You can not believe in God until you believe in yourself. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

You can not believe in God until you believe in yourself.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Books are infinite in number and time is short. The secret of knowledge is to take what is essential. Take that and try to live up to it. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Books are infinite in number and time is short. The secret of knowledge is to take what is essential. Take that and try to live up to it.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Education is the manifestation of perfection already existing in man. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Education is the manifestation of perfection already existing in man.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: The trouble with the nations of the West is that they are young, fickle, foolish and wealthy. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The trouble with the nations of the West is that they are young, fickle, foolish and wealthy.

--Swami Vivekananda





quote by Swami Vivekananda: Stand up, be bold, be strong.

Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders,

and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Stand up, be bold, be strong.

Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders,

and know that you are the creator of your own destiny.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: You are the creator of your own destiny. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

You are the creator of your own destiny.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

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
quote by Swami Vivekananda: There is no other teacher but your own soul. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

There is no other teacher but your own soul.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Christ, Buddha, and Krishna are but waves in the Ocean of Infinite Consciousness that I am! with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Christ, Buddha, and Krishna are but waves in the Ocean of Infinite Consciousness that I am!

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: Shri Krishna says: Better die in your own path than attempt the path of another. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Shri Krishna says: Better die in your own path than attempt the path of another.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals, 
But because of the inactivities of the good people. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Society does not go down because of the activities of criminals,
But because of the inactivities of the good people.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Even the greatest fool can accomplish a task if it were after his or her heart. But the intelligent ones are those who can convert every work into one that suits their taste. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Even the greatest fool can accomplish a task if it were after his or her heart. But the intelligent ones are those who can convert every work into one that suits their taste.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: Meditation is a sort of prayer and prayer is meditation. The highest meditation is to think of nothing. If you can remain one moment without thought, great power will come. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Meditation is a sort of prayer and prayer is meditation. The highest meditation is to think of nothing. If you can remain one moment without thought, great power will come.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: I am responsible for my fate, I am the bringer of good unto myself, I am the bringer of evil. I am the Pure and Blessed One. We must reject all thoughts that assert to the contrary. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

I am responsible for my fate, I am the bringer of good unto myself, I am the bringer of evil. I am the Pure and Blessed One. We must reject all thoughts that assert to the contrary.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The organs are the horses, the mind is the rein, the intellect is the charioteer, the soul is the rider, and the body is the chariot. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The organs are the horses, the mind is the rein, the intellect is the charioteer, the soul is the rider, and the body is the chariot.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: You must worship the Self in Krishna, not Krishna as Krishna. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

You must worship the Self in Krishna, not Krishna as Krishna.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Charity is great, but the moment you say it is all, you run the risk of running into materialism. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Charity is great, but the moment you say it is all, you run the risk of running into materialism.

--Swami Vivekananda


quote by Swami Vivekananda: All these ideas such as astrology, although there may be a grain of truth in them, should be avoided. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

All these ideas such as astrology, although there may be a grain of truth in them, should be avoided.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: When a man is perfect, he sees perfection in others. When he sees imperfection, it is his own mind projecting itself. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

When a man is perfect, he sees perfection in others. When he sees imperfection, it is his own mind projecting itself.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Let new India arise out of peasants' cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Let new India arise out of peasants' cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Don't look back--forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience--then alone can great deeds be accomplished. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Don't look back--forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience--then alone can great deeds be accomplished.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: Die in obeying commands like a soldier, and go to Nirvana, but no cowardice. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Die in obeying commands like a soldier, and go to Nirvana, but no cowardice.

--Swami Vivekananda


quote by Swami Vivekananda: Take Risks in Your Life If u Win, U Can Lead! If u Lose, U Can Guide! with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Take Risks in Your Life If u Win, U Can Lead! If u Lose, U Can Guide!

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Know full well that patience is the best means of succeeds. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Know full well that patience is the best means of succeeds.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: If you have infinite patience and perseverance, success is bound to come. No mistake in that. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

If you have infinite patience and perseverance, success is bound to come. No mistake in that.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Infinite patience, infinite purity, and infinite perseverance are the secret of success in a good cause. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Infinite patience, infinite purity, and infinite perseverance are the secret of success in a good cause.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Purity, perseverance, and energy- these three I want. with background image: girl leaning on wall during daytime
Background Photo: Kiana Bosman

Purity, perseverance, and energy- these three I want.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Purity, patience and perseverance overcome all obstacles. All great things must of necessity be slow. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Purity, patience and perseverance overcome all obstacles. All great things must of necessity be slow.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Every work has got to pass through hundreds of difficulties before succeeding. Those that persevere will see the light, sooner or later. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Every work has got to pass through hundreds of difficulties before succeeding. Those that persevere will see the light, sooner or later.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: You must have an iron will, if you would cross the ocean. You must be strong enough to pierce mountains. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

You must have an iron will, if you would cross the ocean. You must be strong enough to pierce mountains.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Stand up and be strong! No fear. No superstition. Face the truth as it is! with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Stand up and be strong! No fear. No superstition. Face the truth as it is!

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Freedom can never be reached by the weak. Throw away all weakness. Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong, and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Freedom can never be reached by the weak. Throw away all weakness. Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong, and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

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
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Anything that makes weak -- physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Anything that makes weak -- physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.

--Swami Vivekananda

quote by Swami Vivekananda: I know that truth alone gives life, and nothing but going towards reality will make us strong, and none will reach truth until he is strong. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

I know that truth alone gives life, and nothing but going towards reality will make us strong, and none will reach truth until he is strong.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Dare to seek Truth even through hell. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Dare to seek Truth even through hell.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Let there be as little materialism as possible, with the maximum of spirituality. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Let there be as little materialism as possible, with the maximum of spirituality.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: 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. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

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.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: The whole point is to discipline the mind. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

The whole point is to discipline the mind.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Have patience, perseverance, and purity. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Have patience, perseverance, and purity.

--Swami Vivekananda
quote by Swami Vivekananda: Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached. with background image: photo of author Swami Vivekananda with quote

Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached.

--Swami Vivekananda

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