July 4th, 2018 | Updated on June 3rd, 2020
Swami Vivekananda was an iconic and inspirational figure for many and his influence on youth continues to be strong. On his 116th death anniversary, we bring 14 inspiring quotes of Swami Vivekananda.
1. Experience is the only teacher we have. we may talk and reason all our lives, but we shall not understand a word of truth.
2. Take up one idea, make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it, Live on that 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.
3. Stand up, be bold, and take the blame on your own shoulders. Do not go about throwing mud at other; for all the faults you suffer from, you are the sole and only cause.
4. Whatever you believe, that you will be, If you believe yourselves to be ages, ages you will be tomorrow. There is nothing to obstruct you.
5. All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak; do ot believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you.
6. When you are doing any work.. do it as worship, as he highest worship, and devote your whole life to it for the time being.
7. 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.
8. Dare to be free dare to go as far as you’re thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
9. Arise awake – 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.
10. Do not hate anybody, because that hatred which comes out from you must, in the long run, come back to you, if you love, that love will come back to you, completing the circle.
11. This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.
12. If you really my children, you will fear nothing, stop at nothing, you will be like lions,,, My prayers and benedictions follow every step you take… everything will come to you if you have faith.
13. Neither money pays, not name, nor fame, nor learning; it is CHARACTER that an cleave through adamantine walls of difficulties.