Vivekananda Quotes on Spiritualism and Life
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.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.
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.
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.
Arise,awake and donot stop until the goal is reached.
When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.
All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.
The will is not free – it is a phenomenon bound by cause and effect – but there is something behind the will which is free.
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.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.
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.
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.