Swami Vivekananda, born Narendra Nath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk. He was a key figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world and was credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion in the late 19th century.
Quotes and Great Thoughts of Vivekananda
Arise! Awake! And stop not till the goal is reached.
1.Each work has to pass through these stages – ridicule, opposition,
and then acceptance.Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.
2.If the mind is intensely eager, everything can be accomplished—mountains can be crumbled into atoms.
3.All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.
4. 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.
5.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, that there is meaning behind everything. Everything in the world is good, is holy and beautiful. If you see something evil, think that you do not understand it in the right light. Throw the burden on yourselves!
6. Understanding human nature is the highest knowledge, and only by knowing it can we know God? It is also a fact that the knowledge of God is the highest knowledge, and only by knowing God can we understand human nature.
7. What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless.
8.The Christian is not to become a Hindu or a Buddhist, nor a Hindu or a Buddhist to become a Christian. But each must assimilate the spirit of the others and yet preserve his individuality and grow according to his own law of growth.
9.I have neither father nor mother nor brothers nor sisters no friends no foes, nor home nor country - a traveller in the way of eternity - asking no other help seeking no other help but God.
10.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.
11.Experience is the only teacher we have.
12.The history of the world is the history of a few men who had faith in themselves.
13.See for the highest, aim at that highest, and you shall reach the highest.
14.Things are not bettered, but we are bettered, by making changes in them.
15.Hold the ideal a thousand times, and if you fail a thousand times, make the attempt once more.