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VIVEKANANDA’S QUOTATIONS

1. To be good and to do good – that is the whole of religion.


2. God is present in every jiva; there is no other God besides that. “Who serves
God indeed”.
3. Faith, faith, faith in ourselves, faith, faith in God – this is the secret of
greatness.
4. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are
the creator of your own destiny.
5. Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.
6. Do not spend your energy in talking but meditate in silence and become a
dynamo of spirituality.
7. All power is within you; you can do anything and everything.
8. Stand and die in your own strength; if there is any sin in the world, it is
weakness; avoid all weakness, for weakness is sin, weakness is death.
9. Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work, the moment you fear,
you are nobody. Be a hero Always say, “I have no fear”. Tell this to
everybody “Have no fear”.
10.Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success, and
above all – Love. Neither money pays, nor name, nor fame, nor learning; it is
CHARACTER that can cleave through adamantine walls of difficulties.
11.Blessed are they whose bodies get destroyed in the service of others.
12.The more we grow in love and virtue and holiness, the more we see love and
virtue and holiness outside.
13.Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, and hatred is death.
14.Do not say, “You are bad” : “You are good”, but be better!
15.Anything that makes you weak physically, intellectually, and spiritually, reject
as poison.
16.Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached.
17.Do all your duties in the world, but keep your mind on God.
18.It is meditation that brings us nearer to truth than anything else.
19.Religion is the manifestation of the Divinity already in man.
20.We have wept long enough. No more weeping, but stand on your feet and be
men.
21.The more we grow in love and virtue and holiness, the more we see love and
virtue and holiness outside.
22.One ounce of practice is worth twenty thousand tons of big talk..
23.All great undertakings are achieved through mighty obstacles.
24.The Mantra purifies the body. Man becomes pure by repeating the name of
God.
25.God is present in every Jiva: there is no other God besides that. “Who serves
Jiva, serves God indeed”
26.Stand and die in your own strength; if there is any sin in the world, it is
weakness is sin, weakness is death.
27.All power is within you’ you can anything and everything.
28.He who from the depth of his soul seeks to know God will certainly realize
Him. He must.
29.As the wind removes the cloud, so the name of the Lord destroys the cloud of
worldliness that overcasts the mind.
30.Do not spend your energy in talking but meditate in silence and become a
dynamo of spirituality.
31.The only definition that can be given of morality is this: That which is selfish
is immoral, and that which is unselfish is moral.
32.Faith, faith, faith in ourselves, faith, faith in God-this is the secret of
greatness.
33.Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are
the creator of your own destiny.
34.Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.
35.Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work, the moment you fear,
you are nobody. Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear”. Tell this to
everybody “Have no fear”.
36.Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success, and
above all – Love.
37.To be good and to do good – that is the whole of religion.
38.Neither money pays, nor name, nor fame, nor learning; it is CHARACTER
that can cleave through adamantine walls of difficulties.
39.This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone alive
who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.
40.He who from the depth of his soul seeks to know God will certainly realize
him. He must.
– Sri
Ramakrishna