Top 10 Quotes by Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda

Man the infinite dreamer, dreaming finite dreams!

Swami Vivekananda
No freedom without renunciation.
Swami Vivekananda

The Buddha is not a person but a (state of) realization to which anyone can attain.

Swami Vivekananda
The idea of God grew side by side with the idea of materialism.
Swami Vivekananda

Strength is life, Weakness is death.

Swami Vivekananda
The kingdom of heaven is already in existence if we will have it, that perfection is already in man if he will see it.
Swami Vivekananda

Neither idealists nor materialists are right; we must take both idea and expression.

Swami Vivekananda
Every time you think of doing some charity, you think there is some beggar to take your charity. If you say, "O Lord, let the world be full of charitable people!" - you mean, let the world be full of beggars also. Let the world be full of good works - let the world be full of misery. This is out-and-out slavishness!
Swami Vivekananda

Strength is Life, Weakness is Death. Expansion is Life, Contraction is Death. Love is Life, Hatred is Death.

Swami Vivekananda
We want to worship a living God. I have not seen anything but God all my life, nor have you... He is everywhere, saying, "I am." The moment you feel "I am," you are conscious of Existence. Where shall we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being?