35 Inspirational Swami Vivekananda Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Swami Vivekananda Quotes On Success

Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness. May his quotes inspire you to believe in yourself so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Arise, awake, and stop not until the goal is achieved.” Swami Vivekananda

2. “Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise, you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world.” Swami Vivekananda

3. “If I love myself despite my infinite faults, how can I hate anyone at the glimpse of a few faults.” Swami Vivekananda

4. “All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who we have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.” Swami Vivekananda

5. “Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead, if you lose, you can guide.” Swami Vivekananda

6. “Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.” Swami Vivekananda

7. “The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” Swami Vivekananda

8. “Who is helping you don’t forget them. Who is loving you, don’t hate them. Who is believing you, don’t cheat them.” Swami Vivekananda

9. “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care of what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” Swami Vivekananda

10. “Learn everything that is good from others but bring it in, and in your own way absorb it; do not become others.” Swami Vivekananda

11. “The reason for every misunderstanding is that we see the people as we are but not as they are.” Swami Vivekananda

12. “Let men have light, let them be pure and spiritually strong and educated, then alone will misery cease in the world, not before.” Swami Vivekananda

13. “Do not wait for anybody or anything. Do whatever you can, build your hope on none.” Swami Vivekananda

14. “Never think yourself weak.” Swami Vivekananda

15. “You have to grow from the inside out.” Swami Vivekananda

16. “All the negative thoughts and ideas that are in the world have proceeded from this evil spirit of fear.” Swami Vivekananda

17. “A man is not poor without a rupee but a man is really poor without a dream and ambition.” Swami Vivekananda

18. “Anything that makes you weak, physically, intellectually, and spiritually, reject as a poison.” Swami Vivekananda

19. “Your body is a weapon and consider it very strong. Consider your mind to be very strong as only with strong mind and body you will be able to cross the ocean of life. Have strong faith in yourself, your body and mind.” Swami Vivekananda

20. “Take up one idea, make that one idea your life, think of it, dream of it, 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

21. “Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.” Swami Vivekananda

22. “Everything that is excellent will come when this sleeping soul is aroused to self-conscious activity.” Swami Vivekananda

23. “Do one thing at a time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.” Swami Vivekananda

24. “Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all, love.” Swami Vivekananda

25. “Always try to represent yourself happy because initially, it becomes your look. Gradually it becomes your habit and finally, it becomes your personality.” Swami Vivekananda

26. “Doing good to others is the one great universal religion.” Swami Vivekananda

27. “What I want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel, inside which dwells a mind of the same material as that of which the thunderbolt is made.” Swami Vivekananda

28. “See for the highest, aim at the highest, and you shall reach the highest.” Swami Vivekananda

29. Character makes a gentleman.” Swami Vivekananda

30. “In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.” Swami Vivekananda

31. “He who struggles is better than he who never attempts.” Swami Vivekananda

32. “The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified.” Swami Vivekananda

33. “Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.” Swami Vivekananda

34. “All power is within you; you can do anything.” Swami Vivekananda

35. “Believe in yourself.” Swami Vivekananda

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  1. one of Vivekanand’s quotes I like and worked for me is, Honesty, humility, and perseverance are the traits for success in life

  2. Asad – Thank you very much for making online. I was so depressed Today after reading such a inspiring quotes of the Great Swami Vivekanda – I charged fully to fight back. Appreciated

  3. Hello…i am a student…swamiji had a great influence in my life….u r his messenger …thank u sooo much…for the infinite flow of strenght i got after reading them…

    • Hi Ranen, yes, Swami has some very inspirational quotes, glad you enjoyed the article.
      Lol, I’m not his messenger. I’m just someone trying to make a positive difference in the world.

  4. Very thankful to your website for presenting Swamiji’s quotes in such a readable and nice fashion. Truly inspired by your good work.

  5. Your views and thoughts on Swami Vivekananda are really inspirational. One should understand the intent of the underlying philosophy so that they can experience the transformation within themselves. One should really focus on realising the power of positive thinking to achieve success in life.

  6. Your views and thoughts on Swami Vivekananda are really inspirational. One should really understand the intent of the underlying philosophy to achieve excellence in life. we should focus on realising the power of positive thinking to achieve success.

  7. Thanks for sharing! It’s amazing how many modern authors and others have taken Swami’s quotes and changed them a little and then called them their own without giving him credit.

  8. Quite enlightening i found myself fully charged and bounced back on reading these quotes of swami vivekananda ji. Thanks a lot my friend .Keep this noble work up for those sitting with their head in their hand .These quotes are psychological weapon to fight with the adversities of life !


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