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Swami Vivekananda Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Spiritual

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.
- M. Scott Peck

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

Differences challenge assumptions.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

People are pretty much alike.
It's only that our differences are more susceptible
to definition than our similarities.
- Linda Ellerbee

Nonetheless, much has been learned by studying the
statistical differences between the various human races.
- J. Philippe Rushton

What libertarians assert is simply that differences
among normal adults do not imply different fundamental rights.
- Tom G. Palmer

I began to realise that film sees the world differently than the human eye,
and that sometimes those differences can make a photograph
more powerful than what you actually observed.
- Galen Rowell

I am hoping that in this year of the family we will
go into our families and reconcile differences.
- Louis Farrakhan

A brother who recognizes that we have shortcomings,
we, in the struggle, have faults, and that he wanted
to reconcile differences.
- Louis Farrakhan

What we have to do...
is to find a way to celebrate our diversity and debate
our differences without fracturing our communities.
- Hillary Clinton

The biological factors underlying race differences
in sports have consequences for educational achievement,
crime and sexual behavior.
- J. Philippe Rushton

The essential element of successful strategy is that
it derives its success from the differences between
competitors with a consequent difference in their behavior.
- Bruce Henderson

Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

So I think what you see in this show is it's really not a just world at all,
but you get what you give.
So in terms of world view, I would say that's where the differences lie.
- Andre Braugher

There'll be differences of opinion in just about every
intelligence analysis that you make.
- Robert Mueller

Between friends differences in taste or opinion are
irritating in direct proportion to their triviality.
- W. H. Auden

The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that
of all the opportunities to show differences in character,
surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest.
- Anne Tyler

Our essential differences from the norm are both huge
and deeply offensive to those among us who wish to
be quietly integrated into society without particular reference to our nature.
- Malcolm Boyd

My view is that while you do occasionally have differences
you ought to have a process where you can sit down and talk about things.
How else do you solve problems?
- Dan Miller

In the range of music that we play -
roughly 300 years' worth-there really are more similarities than differences.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

What differences were there between Maradona and Platini?
- Michel Patini

Whatever our personal differences are,
there are no bigger fans of this band than the people who are in this band.
- Alex Van Halen

The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences.
- Ruth Benedict

Without aggression, it becomes possible to think well,
to be curious about differences, and to enjoy each other's company.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

If we cannot now end our differences,
at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
- John F. Kennedy

There are cultural issues everywhere -
in Bangladesh,
Latin America, Africa, wherever you go.
But somehow when we talk about cultural differences,
we magnify those differences.
- Muhammad Yunus

Well, you know, what's so exciting, is that it was
a really telling campaign as well.
Whenever we start looking at the differences,
they could never be more clear.
- Katherine Harris

The hero, the mythical subject, is constructed as human being and as male;
he is the active principle of culture,
the establisher of distinction, the creator of differences.
- Teresa de Lauretis

Beneath all differences of doctrine or discipline there
exists a fundamental agreement as to the simple,
absolute essentials in religion.
- Julia Ward Howe

Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold-
bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
- James Russell Lowell

Great authors are admirable in this respect:
in every generation they make for disagreement.
Through them we become aware of our differences.
- Andre Gide

Mary and I look eerily similar but other than that,
the differences are pretty much night and day.
- Nikki Cox

The differences between the sexes are the single most
important fact of human society.
- George Gilder

Warfare is an utterly stupid method of settling differences
of interest between different nations.
- George H. Mead

Our political differences, now matter how sharply they are debated,
are really quite narrow in comparison to the remarkably
durable national consensus on our founding convictions.
- John McCain

There should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation
of differences before resorting to combat.
- Jimmy Carter

It's not good to make sentimental journeys.
You see the differences instead of the sameness.
- Mary Astor

We know that dictators are quick to choose aggression,
while free nations strive to resolve differences in peace.
- George W. Bush

Civilization, to be worthy of the name,
must afford other methods of settling human differences
than those of blood letting.
- Ralph Chaplin

Traveling, you realize that differences are lost:
each city takes to resembling all cities,
places exchange their form, order, distances,
a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.
- Italo Calvino

No state is free from militarism, which is inherent
in the very concept of the sovereign state.
There are merely differences of degree in the militarism of states.
- Christian Lous Lange

Our differences are policies; our agreements,
principles.
- William McKinley

Startling, and alarming to many, is the conclusion
that follows from these data that if all people were treated the same,
most average race differences would not disappear.
- J. Philippe Rushton

Race differences show up early in life.
- J. Philippe Rushton

You know, we have our differences, everybody does,
honest, real differences, but I do believe strongly
that we as neighbors are drawn together far more than we're driven apart.
- Dan Miller

Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it,
leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences;
wrongly understood,
as it has been so tragically in our time,
it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
- Barry Goldwater


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