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Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders and know that you're the creator of your own destiny.

--Swami Vivekananda

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life -- think of it, dream of it, live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

--Swami Vivekananda

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

--Swami Vivekananda

External nature is only internal nature writ large.

--Swami Vivekananda

Never think there is anything impossible for the soul. It is the greatest heresy to think so. If there is sin, this is the only sin; to say that you are weak, or others are weak.

--Swami Vivekananda

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

--Swami Vivekananda

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

--Swami Vivekananda

In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.

--Swami Vivekananda

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.

--Swami Vivekananda

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.

--Swami Vivekananda

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

--Swami Vivekananda

The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

--Swami Vivekananda

Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached.

--Swami Vivekananda

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