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Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand,
by Swami Vivekananda

Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand,
do so.
If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers,
and let them go their own way.
- Swami Vivekananda

All differences in this world
are of degree, and not of kind,
because oneness is the secret of everything.
- Swami Vivekananda

You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
- Swami Vivekananda

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways,
yet each one can be true.
- Swami Vivekananda

 

In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.
- Swami Vivekananda

If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced,
I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries
that we have would have vanished.
- Swami Vivekananda

GOD is to be worshipped as the one beloved,
dearer than everything in this and next life.
- Swami Vivekananda

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When an idea exclusively occupies the mind,
it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.
- Swami Vivekananda

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

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

The more we come out and do good to others,
the more our hearts will be purified,
and God will be in them.
- Swami Vivekananda

The will is not free - it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect -
but there is something behind the will which is free.
- Swami Vivekananda

As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea,
so different tendencies, various though they appear,
crooked or straight, all lead to God.
- Swami Vivekananda

That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.
- Swami Vivekananda

External nature is only internal nature writ large.
- Swami Vivekananda

If money help a man to do good to others,
it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil,
and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.
- Swami Vivekananda

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

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle
to live up to his own highest idea,
and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near
as possible to the Truth.
- Swami Vivekananda

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.
- Swami Vivekananda

You have to grow from the inside out.
None can teach you, none can make you spiritual.
There is no other teacher but your own soul.
- Swami Vivekananda

Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in
our own hearts and in every living being.
- Swami Vivekananda

The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error.
And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak,
that you are a sinner, a miserable creature,
and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
- Swami Vivekananda

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

Take up one idea.
Make that one idea your life - think of it,
dream of it, live on idea.
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

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Don't Criticize, Condemn, Or Complain.
- Dale Carnegie

If a child lives with criticism,
he learns to condemn.
...
If a child lives with fear,
he learns to be apprehensive.
...
If a child lives with encouragement,
he learns to be confident.
...
If a child lives with acceptance,
he learns to love.
- Dorothy Law Nolte

Who are you to condemn another's sin? He who condemns sin becomes part of it,
espouses it.
- Georges Bernanos

It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity.
- Lyman Abbott

We have the tendency to condemn what we don't understand.
- Mercedes Ruehl

Whenever we condemn, we cloak the world in pain.
- Hugh Prather

Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense,
drive men to seek the pleasures of power.
Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.
- Bertrand Russell

I condemn the national gay press for its emphasis on consumerism.
- Harry Hay

So let's be honest with ourselves and not take ourselves too serious,
and never condemn the other fellow for doing what we are doing every day,
only in a different way.
- Will Rogers

The Israelis have suffered a great deal,
we must condemn suicide bombers, and we must never
say that the plight of the Palestinians justifies this terrible thing.
- George Carey

Someone has said that it requires less mental effort
to condemn than to think.
- Emma Goldman

Why is Slavery so much condemn'd and strove against in one Case,
and so highly applauded and held so necessary and so sacred in another?
- Mary Astell

Rather let the crime of the guilty go unpunished than condemn the innocent.
- Justinian I

Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less.
- John Major

We are a fact-gathering organization only.
We don't clear anybody.
We don't condemn anybody.
- J. Edgar Hoover

It was not the part of His kindly love that he who
was to praise God's divine generosity in regard to
others should be compelled to condemn it in regard to himself.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

At the same time as we clearly condemn actions of violence
by groups in Palestinian against Israel.
- Jane Harman

Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism
intolerantly is to share it.
- George Santayana

The philosophers Camus and Sartre raise the question
whether or not a man can condemn himself.
- Stokely Carmichael

It may seem a hard task to condemn fellow creatures
to long years of confinement in prison,
but it is not so hard if they clearly deserve it.
- Thomas Mellon

I condemn everyone and anyone who commits acts of terrorism.
And Hamas has committed acts of terrorism.
- Feisal Abdul Rauf

Instead of taking environmentalism away from the left,
conservatives condemn it as a counsel of doom.
- Christopher Lasch

We must not condemn to frustration those whose job
it is to protect us by failing to provide them with
the necessary resources to meet the threats they face.
- Joe Lieberman

Almost every time I make a building,
some people will condemn it straight to Hell.
- Arne Jacobsen

Rather leave the crime of the guilty unpunished than condemn the innocent.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

I try to be a guide for people, to make their darkness
bright and to make the pathway light,
and never to condemn or control or criticize.
- Little Richard

To take revenge halfheartedly is to court disaster;
either condemn or crown your hatred.
- Pierre Corneille

It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one.
- Voltaire

Most laws condemn the soul and pronounce sentence.
The result of the law of my God is perfect.
It condemns but forgives.
It restores - more than abundantly -
what it takes away.
- Jim Elliot

You can't, in sound morals, condemn a man for taking
care of his own integrity.
It is his clear duty.
- Joseph Conrad

We cannot have that relationship if we only dictate
or threaten and condemn those who disagree.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

Glorify who you are today, do not condemn who you were yesterday,
and dream of who you can be tomorrow.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Conscience allows us to do two things:
Pass judgment on ourselves;
approve or condemn our own conduct.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Sometimes I'm asked by kids why I condemn marijuana when I haven't tried it.
The greatest obstetricians in the world have never been pregnant.
- Art Linkletter

Most Glorious and eternal Majesty, Thou art righteous
and holy in all thou dost to the sons of men,
though thou hast suffered men to condemn Thy servant,
Thy servant will not condemn Thee.
- Christopher Love

I don't condemn anyone for making their choices.
If someone chooses those roles, fine.
But not for me.
When someone stops me and says, You're the reason I became an actress,
that lets me know I made the right decision.
- Cicely Tyson

There's more than a few remnants left in German welfare policy today.
Many Germans eagerly condemn Hitler's fascism but won't
examine the other reasons why the Third Reich succeeded for a season.
- Suzanne Fields

On the one hand we publicly pronounce the equality of all peoples;
on the other hand,
in our immigration laws, we embrace in practice these
very theories we abhor and verbally condemn.
- Emanuel Celler

Now for my own case, I bless the Lord that,
for all that hath been said of me, my conscience doth not condemn me.
I do not say I am free of sin, but I am at peace with
God through a slain Mediator;
and I believe that there is no salvation but only in Christ.
- Donald Cargill

I condemn what happened in Madrid, but it is suspicious.
If tomorrow there will be another bombing,
in France for example, who will gain power? Of course not Jacques Chirac,
but Le Pen.
- Walid Jumblatt

There are no guarantees.
From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough.
From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
- Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast)

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

I am the lord of myself, accountable to none.
- Benjamin Franklin

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude.
Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves,
and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
- Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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