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Sunday 15 January 2012

Swami Vivekananda to the Youth of India

  • Men, men, these are wanted: everything else will be ready, but strong, vigorous, believing young men, sincere to the backbone, are wanted. A hundred such and the world become revolutionized.
  • Come out and be men! India wants the sacrifice of at least a thousand of her young men — men, mind you, and not brutes.
  • Chastity is the first virtue in man or woman.
  • He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God.
  • Faith, faith, faith in ourselves, faith, faith in God this is the secret of greatness.
  • He is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
  • Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be.
  • All the strength and succor you want is within yourselves. Therefore make your own future.
  • Whatever we shall be in the future will be the result of what we think and do now.
  • The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength.
  • Anything that makes you weak physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject as poison.
  • It is character that cleaves its way through adamantine walls of difficulties.
  • Character is repeated habits, and repeated habits alone can reform character.
  • What I want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel, inside which dwells a mind of the same material as that of which the thunderbolt is made.
  • Let us all work hard, my brethren, this is no time for sleep. On our work depends the coming of the India of the future.
  • Utter no words of condemnation. Close your lips, and let your hearts open.
  • All condemnation of others really condemns ourselves.
  • Religion and religion alone is the life of India, and when that goes India will die.
  • Purity in thought, speech and act is absolutely necessary for anyone to be religious.
  • The Indian nation cannot be killed, so long as her people do not give up their spirituality.
  • The mainspring of the strength of every race lies in its spirituality, and the death of that race begins the day that spirituality wanes and materialism gains ground.
  • Purity, patience and perseverance are the three essentials of success and above all – LOVE.
  • He who struggles is better than he who never attempts.
  • It is a privilege to serve mankind, for this is the worship of God.
  • Even thinking of the least good of others gradually instils into the heart, the strength of a lion.
  • They alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.
  • Arise! Awake! And Stop Not till the goal is reached.


  1. Such a great post! I really searched for Swami Vivekananda quotes to find inspiration and share them to my friends. I really like his teachings and sayings. Thanks for sharing!


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