Quotes about Strength from Swami Vivekananda

Here are 50 quotes about strength from Swami Vivekananda.


Strength and Courage

Think of your own body, and see that it is strong and healthy; it is the best instrument you have. Think of it as being as strong as adamant, and that with the help of this body you will cross the ocean of life. Freedom is never to be reached by the weak. Throw away all weakness. Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong, and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself. - The First Steps, Raja Yoga, Volume 1


Swami Vivekananda quote: Throw away all weakness. Tell your body that it is strong, tell your mind that it is strong, and have unbounded faith and hope in yourself.

All weakness, all bondage is imagination. Speak one word to it, it must vanish. Do not weaken! There is no other way out.... Stand up and be strong! No fear. No superstition. Face the truth as it is! - The Gita III, Lectures, Volume 1


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Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want are within you. - The Cosmos: The Microcosm, Jnana Yoga, Volume 2


Swami Vivekananda quote: Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny.

Stand and die in your own strength, if there is any sin in the world, it is weakness; avoid all weakness, for weakness is sin, weakness is death. - Reply to the Address of Welcome at Ramnad, Lectures from Colombo to Almora, Volume 3


If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be; if you think yourselves impure, impure you will be; if you think yourselves pure, pure you will be. This teaches us not to think ourselves as weak, but as strong, omnipotent, omniscient. - Vedantism, Lectures from Colombo to Almora, Volume 3


Never be weak. You must be strong; you have infinite strength within you. How else will you conquer anything? How else will you come to God? - The Preparation, Addresses on Bhakti-Yoga, Volume 4


Swami Vivekananda quote: Never be weak. You must be strong; you have infinite strength within you.

The strong individual, even if he is thrown amidst the worst conditions of place or time, overcomes them and affirms his own strength. Not only so, all the heavy burdens heaped upon the individual, the acting agent, are being made lighter and lighter in the course of time, so that any individual, however weak he may be in the beginning, is sure to reach the goal at the end if he assiduously applies himself to gain it. - Knowledge: Its Source and Acquirement, Translations: Prose, Volume 4


Hold on to your own ideas with strength and purity, and whatever obstructions may now be in your way, the world is bound to listen to you in the long run. - LIV Alasinga, Epistles - First Series, Volume 5


Strength in Restraint

Many times in the rushing forward we lose much strength. - Christ, the Messenger, Lectures and Discourses, Volume 4


Non-resistance is the greatest strength. In meekness and mildness lies the greatest strength. In suffering is greater strength than in doing. In resisting one's own passions is far higher strength than in hurting others. - History of the Aryan Race, Lectures and Discourses, Volume 9


Which requires the greater strength, letting go or restraining? The calm man is not the man who is dull. You must not mistake Sattva for dullness or laziness. The calm man is the one who has control over the mind waves. Activity is the manifestation of inferior strength, calmness, of the superior. - Concentration: Its Spiritual Uses, Patanjali's Yoga Aphorisms, Volume 1


The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet. - Evolution, Notes from Lectures and Discourses, Volume 5


Swami Vivekananda quote: The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.

Quotes about Strength in Life

The best guide in life is strength. - Introductory, Raja Yoga, Volume 1


The sign of life is strength and growth. - The Gita III, Lectures, Volume 1


The greatest weakness often insinuates itself as the greatest good and strength. - Non-Attachment Is Complete Self-Abnegation, Karma Yoga, Volume 1


We are forever trying to make our weakness look like strength, our sentiment like love, our cowardice like courage, and so on. - Remarks from Various Lectures, Notes of Lectures and Classes, Volume 9


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In doing good we do good to ourselves and to others as well; and, like all other forces in man, these forces of good and evil also gather strength from outside. - Non-Attachment Is Complete Self-Abnegation, Karma Yoga, Volume 1


Power and things like that will come by themselves. Put yourself to work, and you will find such tremendous power coming to you that you will feel it hard to bear. Even the least work done for others awakens the power within; even thinking the least good of others gradually instills into the heart the strength of a lion. - XI - XV From the Diary of a Disciple, Shri Sarat Chandra Chakravarty, Conversations and Dialogues, Volume 5


We think we are going to get security, strength, wisdom, happiness from the outside. We always hope but never realize our hope. Never does any help come from the outside. - Is Vedanta The Future Religion?, Lectures and Discourses, Volume 8


Swami Vivekananda quote: Never does any help come from the outside.

External helps and methods, forms, ceremonies, creeds, doctrines, all have their right place and are meant to support and strengthen us until we become strong. Then they are no more necessary. - Lessons On Bhakti-Yoga, Notes of Class Talks and Lectures, Volume 6


Ay, let every man and woman and child, without respect of caste or birth, weakness or strength, hear and learn that behind the strong and the weak, behind the high and the low, behind every one, there is that Infinite Soul, assuring the infinite possibility and the infinite capacity of all to become great and good. - The Mission of the Vedanta, Lectures from Colombo to Almora, Volume 3


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. - VII, Conversations and Dialogues, Volume 7


Our greatness is greater than our weakness; the good things are stronger than the evil things. - Buddhistic India, Volume 3


Swami Vivekananda quote: Our greatness is greater than our weakness; the good things are stronger than the evil things.

Without doubt, for purity is strength, goodness is strength. - The Great Teachers of the World, Lectures and Discourses, Volume 4


The sign of vigor, the sign of life, the sign of hope, the sign of health, the sign of everything that is good, is strength. As long as the body lives, there must be strength in the body, strength in the mind, [and strength] in the hand. - Formal Worship, Lectures and Discourses, Volume 6


Quotes about Inner Strength

Strength does not come by thinking of weakness all the time. The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength. Teach men of the strength that is already within them. - Practical Vedanta: Part I, Practical Vedanta and Other Lectures, Volume 2


The stronger the will, the less the yielding to the sway of the emotions. - The Method and the Means, Bhakti-Yoga, Volume 3


What you want is character, strengthening of the will. - Practical Vedanta: Part IV, Practical Vedanta and Other Lectures, Volume 2


Why should a man be moral and pure? Because this strengthens his will. Everything that strengthens the will by revealing the real nature is moral. - Jnana And Karma, Notes of Class Talks and Lectures, Volume 8


It is the strong mind that hews its way through a thousand difficulties. - The Method and the Means, Bhakti-Yoga, Volume 3


Swami Vivekananda quote: It is the strong mind that hews its way through a thousand difficulties.

Spiritual Strength

The world is a grand moral gymnasium wherein we have all to take exercise so as to become stronger and stronger spiritually. - We Help Ourselves, Not The World, Karma Yoga, Volume 1


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Every one of us, every being, has as his own background such a reservoir of strength, infinite power, infinite purity, infinite bliss, and existence infinite - only these locks, these bodies, are hindering us from expressing what we really are to the fullest. - The Vedanta, Lectures from Colombo to Almora, Volume 3


The chaste brain has tremendous energy and gigantic will-power. Without chastity there can be no spiritual strength. - Concentration: Its Practice, Patanjali's Yoga Aphorisms, Volume 1


If there is no strength in the body and mind, the Atman cannot be realized. - V, Conversations and Dialogues, Volume 7


Repetition of Om and self-surrender to the Lord will strengthen the mind, and bring fresh energy. - Concentration: Its Spiritual Uses, Patanjali's Yoga Aphorisms, Volume 1


Day and night say, "I am He". It is the greatest strength; it is religion. - One Existence Appearing as Many, Lectures and Discourses, Volume 3


A spiritually strong and sound man will be strong in every other respect, if he so wishes. - The Secret of Work, Karma Yoga, Volume 1


Swami Vivekananda quote: A spiritually strong and sound man will be strong in every other respect, if he so wishes.

Obey the scriptures until you are strong enough to do without them; then go beyond them. Books are not an end-all. Verification is the only proof of religious truth. - Monday, June 24, Inspired Talks, Volume 7


Truth is strengthening. Truth is purity, truth is all-knowledge; truth must be strengthening, must be enlightening, must be invigorating. - My Plan of Campaign, Lectures from Colombo to Almora, Volume 3


The search for truth is the expression of strength - not the groping of a weak, blind man. - Sayings and Utterances, Volume 5


Infinite strength is religion and God. - Tuesday, June 25, Inspired Talks, Volume 7


The attention to forms, to formulas, to the everyday details of religion, and to rituals, may sometimes be laughed at; but nevertheless, within them is strength. - Christ, the Messenger, Lectures and Discourses, Volume 4


More Quotes about Strength

Strength is the medicine for the world's disease. Strength is the medicine which the poor must have when tyrannized over by the rich. Strength is the medicine that the ignorant must have when oppressed by the learned; and it is the medicine that sinners must have when tyrannized over by other sinners. - The Freedom of the Soul, Jnana-Yoga, Volume 2


We must not look down with contempt on others. All of us are going towards the same goal. The difference between weakness and strength is one of degree; the difference between virtue and vice is one of degree, the difference between heaven and hell is one of degree, the difference between life and death is one of degree, all differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. - Practical Vedanta: Part I, Practical Vedanta and Other Lectures, Volume 2


If you are a strong man, very good! But do not curse others who are not strong enough for you. ... Everyone says, "Woe unto you people!" Who says, "Woe unto me that I cannot help you?" The people are doing all right to the best of their ability and means and knowledge. Woe unto me that I cannot lift them to where I am! - Krishna, Lectures, Volume 1


It is not the whole truth to say that fortune favors the enterprising man; behind there must be the strength that comes of the Divine Mother. - Memoirs of European Travel I, Translation of Writings, Volume 7


They talk a great deal of the new theories about the survival of the fittest, and they think that it is the strength of the muscles which is the fittest to survive. If that were true, any one of the aggressively known old world nations would have lived in glory today, and we, the weak Hindus, who never conquered even one other race or nation, ought to have died out; yet we live here three hundred million strong! - The Mission of the Vedanta, Lectures from Colombo to Almora, Volume 3


Are you strong? Do you feel strength? - for I know it is truth alone that gives strength. - The Freedom of the Soul, Jnana Yoga, Volume 2


Perfect strength will have no activity in this world; it only is, it does not act. - Saturday, June 29, Inspired Talks, Volume 7



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