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Top 21 Inspirational Quotes by Swami Vivekananda to Follow

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Once a British person questioned an Indian that “Can’t you wear some proper clothes and be a gentleman?” The Indian humbly responded that “In your country, clothes make Gentleman but in our country, the Character makes a Gentleman.”

This true Indian is known by the name Swami Vivekananda – one of the most inspirational and motivational spirit known for his moral values.

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Go through our collection of the best motivational quotes, inspirational quotes, sayings, and inspiring life quotes about believe & life fundamentals from the patriotic saint Swami Vivekananda (12th January 1863 – 2nd July 1902). His birth name was Narendranath Datta and he was the chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa. He was a role player who spread the Knowledge of peace and self-improvement. Narendranath was finally named as Swami Vivekananda in the year 1886.

In year 1897 in Calcutta, Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission for social service & the awareness towards education. He then travelled all over India and gradually worked on upliftment of the society by meeting Indians of all religions. He died at the early age of 39 yrs while meditating in his room.

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He strongly believed that the future of the nation depends upon the teachings of its people. According to him, education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man, and character is the test of that manifestation.

In Year 1893, he represented India as a delegate in the Parliament of the World’s religions in Chicago & then he started his speech with the words “Sisters and brothers of America”. There was a 2 minutes of standing ovation by the crowd of seven thousand. He later gave the golden rules of life to the people – Don’t forget who helps you, don’t hate who loves you, & don’t cheat who believes in you!

He always says that the world sympathizes only with strong and powerful. He will always remain one of the major source of inspiration and motivation for Indians and people of other countries as well.

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Check out these inspirational quotes by Swami Vivekananda and improve the quality of life within you & your society. 

You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.

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Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvellous work. The moment you fear, you are nobody. It is fear that is the great cause of misery in the world. It is fear that is the cause of all our woes and it is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.

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Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, 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, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced.

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Be free, hope for nothing from anyone. I am sure, if you look back upon your lives, you will find that you were always trying to get help from others, which never came. All the help that has come was from within yourselves.

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

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Do not stand on a high pedestal & take 5 cents in your hand and say, “here, my poor man”. But, be grateful that the poor man is there, so by making a gift to him you are able to help yourself.

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It is not the receiver that is blessed, but it is the giver. So, be thankful that you are allowed to exercise your power of benevolence & mercy in the world, & thus become pure and perfect! When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.

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We must have friendship for all; we must be merciful toward those that are in misery; when people are happy, we ought to be happy; and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.

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Come out into the universe of Light. Everything in the universe is yours, stretch out your arms and embrace it with love. If you every felt you wanted to do that, you have felt God.

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

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

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If you want to have life, you have to die every moment for it. Life and death are only different expressions of the same thing looked at from different standpoints; they are the falling and the rising of the same wave, and the two form one whole.

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My faith is in the younger generation & the modern generation, out of them will come up my workers. They will work out the whole problem like lions.

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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.

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It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light. First, believe in this world.

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All love is expansion, all selfishness is contraction. Love is therefore the only law of life. He who loves lives, he who is selfish is dying. Therefore love for love’s sake, because it is law of life, just as you breathe to live.

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Each work has to pass through these stages- ridicule, opposition, & then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.

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We came to enjoy; we are being enjoyed. We came to rule; we are being ruled. We came to work; we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.

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No one was ever really taught by another; each of us has to teach himself. The external teacher offers only the suggestion which rouses the internal teacher to work to understand things.

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Do not be afraid of a small beginning, great things come afterwards. Be courageous. Do not try to lead your brethren, but serve them. The brutal mania for leading has sunk many a great ship in the waters of life. Take care especially of that, i.e. Be unselfish even unto death, and work.

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Do not believe in a thing because you have read about it in a book,
Do not believe in a thing because another man has said it was true,
Do not believe in words because they are hallowed by tradition,
Find out the truth for yourself & then reason it out!
That is Realization!!

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