Swami Vivekananda Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old swami vivekananda quotes, swami vivekananda sayings, and swami vivekananda proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.     

Swami Vivekananda

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

Swami Vivekananda

Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.     

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.     

Swami Vivekananda

Religion has no business to formulate social laws and insist on the difference between beings, because its aim and end is to obliterate all such fictions and monstrosities.     

Swami Vivekananda

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

Swami Vivekananda

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

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

Do not look back upon what has been done. Go ahead!     

Swami Vivekananda

Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.     

Swami Vivekananda

Tell the truth boldly, whether it hurts or not. Never pander to weakness. If truth is too much for intelligent people and sweeps them away, let them go; the sooner the better.     

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.     

Swami Vivekananda

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

Swami Vivekananda

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.     

Swami Vivekananda

God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.     

Swami Vivekananda

You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.     

Swami Vivekananda

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.     

Swami Vivekananda

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.     

Swami Vivekananda

An intellectual, heartless man never becomes an inspired man. It is always the heart that speaks in the man of love; it discovers a greater instrument than intellect can give you, the instrument of inspiration.     

Swami Vivekananda

Give me few men and women who are pure and selfless and I shall shake the world.     

Swami Vivekananda

Only by practice and non-attachment can we conquer mind.     

Swami Vivekananda

We must patiently practice every day.     

Swami Vivekananda

Where you find the attraction for lust and wealth considerably diminished, to whatever creed he may belong, know that his inner spirit is awakening.     

Swami Vivekananda

We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves.     

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. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore make your own future.     

Swami Vivekananda

The awakening of the soul to its bondage and its effort to stand up and assert itself - this is called life.     

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.     

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.     

Swami Vivekananda

When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.     

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