15 Best Swami Vivekananda Quotes About Love, Life, Success and Education

Best Vivekananda Quotes

Swami Vivekananda was the world-famous Indian Hindu Monk, a great spiritual leader, chief disciple of Ramakrishna and founder of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.

He is best-known in the West for his inspirational and compelling speech which began with, “Sisters and brothers of America in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of World’s Religion in Chicago”

We have thoughtfully compiled a list of best Swami Vivekananda Quotes for you. They are as follows:


“Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached.” (Best Swami Vivekanand Quote)

Best Swami Vivekananda Quotes


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


“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.”

Motivational Vivekananda Quotes

“That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.”



“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”


Vivekanand Quotes


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


9th of 16 Best Swami Vivekananda Quotes:

 “You cannot believe in god until you believe in yourself”



“Where can we go to find god if we cannot see Him in our own hearts ad in every living being”



‘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”

Vivekanand Quotes on life success peace


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“All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.”

“Anything that makes you weak physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject as poison”


14th of 16 Best Vivekananda Quotes “Talk to yourself at  least once in a Day, Otherwise you may miss a meeting with an EXCELLENT person in this World”


“Like me or Hate me,
both are in my favor,
If you like me I am in your Heart,
If you hate me I am in your mind”


“Relationships are more important than life , but it is important for those relationships to have life in them”

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“There is no limit to the power of the Human Mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.

“The greatest truths are the simplest things in the world, simple as your own existence.

Vivekanand Quotes on Education

“Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet. 

“How has all this knowledge become available in the world other than by concentrating the powers of the mind?  If only it is known how to knock on the door of nature – how to strike it, then that’s it, nature reveals all its secrets. 

Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be; If you think of yourself as strong, you will be.

Do one thing at a time, and while doing that put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.

The world’s great gymnasium is where we come to make ourselves strong.

Learn everything that is good from others, but bring it in, and in your own way absorb it;do not become others”

“The powers of the mind are like rays of light scattered here and there. When she is focused, she illuminates everything.  This is our only means of knowledge.  … 

“Experience is the only teacher we have. We may talk and reason all our lives, but we shall not understand a word of truth until we experience it ourselves. 

Swami Vivekanand Education Quotes

“The goal of mankind is knowledge . . . What man “learns” is really what he discovers by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a mine of infinite knowledge.” 

“Stand on your own feet, and assimilate what you can; learn from every nation, take what is of use to you” 

“The education which does not help the common mass of people to equip themselves for the struggle for life, which does not bring out strength of character, a spirit of philanthropy, and the courage of a lion — is it worth the name? Real education is that which enables one to stand on one’s own legs.


“Two gifts are especially appreciated, the gift of learning and the gift of life. But the gift of learning takes precedence. One may save a man’s life, and that is excellent; one may impart to another knowledge, and that is better.” 

“If you have knowledge and see a man weak, do not condemn him. Go to his level and help him if you can. He must grow.” – Swami Vivekanand Education Quotes

“Experience is a far more glorious teacher than any amount of speculation, or any amount of books written by globe-trotters and hasty observers. 

“Great works are to be done, wonderful powers have to be worked out, we have to teach other nations many things… This is the motherland of philosophy, of spirituality, and of ethics, of sweetness, gentleness, and love. These still exist, and my experience of the world leads me to stand on firm ground and make the bold statement that India is still the first & foremost of all the nations of the world in these respects.” 

“You are the greatest book that ever was or ever will be, the infinite depository of all that is. Until the inner teacher opens, all outside teaching is in vain.” 

Do you feel for others? If you do, you are growing in oneness. If you do not feel for others, you may be the most intellectual giant ever born, but you will be nothing; you are but dry intellect, and you will remain so. 

“Work purifies the heart and so leads to Vidyâ (wisdom)…Virtuous deeds take off the veil from knowledge, and knowledge alone can make us see God.” 

“Knowledge is power, and getting one you get the other. By knowledge you can even banish the material world” 

“Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man. Religion is the manifestation of the Divinity already in man. Therefore the only duty of the teacher in both cases is to remove all obstructions from the way. Hands off! as I always say, and everything will be right. That is, our duty is to clear the way. The Lord does the rest.” 

“Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs riot there, undigested, all your life.” 

“We need technical education and all else which may develop industries, so that men, instead of seeking for service, may earn enough to provide for themselves, and save something against a rainy day.” 

“Knowledge is nothing but finding unity in the midst of diversity.” 

“Existence without knowledge and love cannot be; knowledge without love and love without knowledge cannot be. What we want is the harmony of Existence, Knowledge, and Bliss Infinite. For that is our goal. We want harmony, not one-sided development.” 

“We want the education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.” 

“Knowledge can only be got in one way, the way of experience; there is no other way to know.” 

“You know but little of that which is within you. For behind you is the ocean of infinite power and blessedness.” – Swami Vivekanand

“The aim of education is to manifest in our lives the perfection, which is the very nature of our inner self”

“A fool may buy all the books in the world,and they will be in his library;

but he will be able to read only those that he deserves to”


Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Education and Thoughts on Knowledge

The remedy for weakness is not always contemplating on it, but contemplating on strength. Remind him of the power that already exists in man.

Never think that something is impossible for the soul.  To think so is terrible atheism. 


If there is something called sin, it is to say that I am weak or someone else is weak.


Whatever thought makes you brilliant, you will have to accept it and that which makes you weak, you will have to give up.

“Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs riot there, undigested, all your life.” 


“The gift of knowledge is a far higher gift than that of food and clothes; it is even higher than giving life to a man, because the real life of man consists of knowledge” 

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