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    Arise,awake,stop not until your goal is achieved.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: goal 
     
    Pay particular attention to your health, but too much coddling of the body will, on the contrary, also spoil the health.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: health  body  attention 
     
    Say, "I can do everything ." "Even if poison of a snake is powerless if you can firmly deny it."
    — Swami Vivekananda
    Real freedom is not merely doing what you like, but also NOT doing what you like.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: freedom  real 
     
    Be moral. Be brave. Be a heart-whole man, strictly moral, brave unto desperation. Don't bother your head with religious theories. Cowards only sin, brave men never, no, not even in mind.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: men  sin  religious  mind  morals 
     
    Anything that brings spiritual, mental, or physical weakness, touch it not with the toes of your feet.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    Excessive attention to the minutiae of astrology is one of the superstitions which has hurt the Hindus very much.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: hurt  attention  hindu 
     
    Always keep the mind cheerful. Everyone will die once. Cowards suffer the pangs of death again and again, solely due to the fear in their own minds.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: death  fear  die  mind 
     
    The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: dark  eyes 
     
    So long as even a single dog in my country is without food, my whole religion will be to feed it.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: food  dog 
     
    Never say NO, Never say, 'I cannot', for you are INFINITE. All the power is WITHIN you. You can do anything.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: power 
     
    Learn Everything that is Good from Others, but bring it in, and in your own way absorb it; do not become others.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: learn 
     
    The only religion that ought to be taught is the religion of fearlessness. Either in this world or in the world of religion, it is true that fear is the sure cause of degradation and sin. It is fear that brings misery, fear that brings death, fear that breeds evil. And what causes fear? Ignorance of our own nature.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: death  evil  fear  nature  world  true  misery  sin  ignorance 
     
    Do not lower your goals to the level of your abilities. Instead, raise your abilities to the height of your goals.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: goal 
     
    The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: human  moment  body  god 
     
    Every idea that strengthens you must be taken up and every thought that weakens you must be rejected.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: thoughts  ideas 
     
    Despondency is not religion, whatever else it may be.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    Wherever there is evil and wherever there is ignorance and want of knowledge, I have found out by experience that all evil comes, as our scriptures say, relying upon differences, and that all good comes from faith in equality, in the underlying sameness and oneness of things. This is the great Vedantic ideal.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    For a warrior, nothing is higher than a war against evil. The warrior confronted with such a war should be pleased, Arjuna, for it comes as an open gate to heaven. But if you do not participate in this battle against evil, you will incur sin, violating your dharma and your honor.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: evil  battle  sin  war  heaven  honor 
     
    Know that all sins and all evils can be summed up in that one word, weakness. It is weakness that is the motive power in all evil doing; it is weakness that makes men injure others; it is weakness that makes them manifest what they are not in reality. Let them know what they really are.....
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: evil  men  reality  power  weakness  sin 
     
    Then from the world all spirituality will be extinct, all moral perfection will be extinct, all sweet-souled sympathy for religion will be extinct, all ideality will be extinct; and in its place will reign the duality of lust and luxury as the male and female deities, with money as its priest, fraud, force, and competition its ceremonies, and the human soul its sacrifice. Such a thing can never be.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    Man, therefore, according to the Vedanta philosophy, is the greatest being that is in the universe.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: men  philosophy  universe 
     
    Give up all desire for enjoyment in earth or heaven. Control the organs of the senses and control the mind. Bear every misery without even knowing that you are miserable. Think of nothing but spiritual freedom.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    Desire, ignorance, and inequality-this is the trinity of bondage.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: desires  ignorance 
     
    All these ideas such as astrology, although there may be a grain of truth in them, should be avoided.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: truth  ideas 
     
    This is the line of life, this is the line of growth, and this is the line of well-being in India - to follow the track of religion.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: growth  india 
     
    Just as the body has its progress and decadence, so also has the mind, and, therefore, the mind is not the soul, because the soul can neither decay nor degenerate.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: soul  progress  body  mind 
     
    Principles must conquer in the long run, for that is the manhood of man.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: men  manhood 
     
    Man dies but once. My disciples must not be cowards.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: men  die  disciple 
     
    Ahimsa (non-killing), truthfulness, purity, mercy, and godliness are always to be kept.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: mercy 
     
    All great undertakings are achieved through mighty obstacles. Keep up the deepest mental poise. Take not even the slightest notice of what puerile creatures may be saying against you.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: mental  saying 
     
    This is no world. It is God Himself. In delusion we call it world.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: world  god 
     
    Man is the nearest approach to Brahman.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: men 
     
    I hate cowardice; I will have nothing to do with cowards or political nonsense.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: hate  political 
     
    Religion and religion alone is the life of India, and when that goes India will die, in spite of politics, in spite of social reforms, in spite of Kubera's wealth poured upon the head of every one of her children.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    Take any path you like; follow any prophet you like; but have only that method which suits your own nature, so that you will be sure to progress.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: nature  progress  path 
     
    Those who work at a thing heart and soul not only achieve success in it but through their absorption in that they also realize the supreme truth-Brahman. Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from God.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: work  heart  soul  help  achieve  god  success 
     
    Let there be as little materialism as possible, with the maximum of spirituality.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: materialism 
     
    Strength and manliness are virtue; weakness and cowardice are sin.
    — Swami Vivekananda
    tags: weakness  sin  strength 
     
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    swami vivekananda
    Birth    : January 12, 1863
    Death  : July 4, 1902
    Occupation  : Author

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