With the right attitude and mind-set, you can achieve anything! And Swami Vivekananda gave us great quotes on attitude. He suggested that we do work for work sake and not with any hopes of reward or appreciation from others. He also said that the right attitude can help us get closer to God. Inspiring, right?
Here are nine quotes on attitude from Swami Vivekananda.
Quotes on Attitude from Swami Vivekananda
If you wish to help a man, never think what that man's attitude should be towards you. If you want to do a great or a good work, do not trouble to think what the result will be. - Karma in Its Effect on Character, Karma Yoga, Volume 1
In whatever you do for a particular person, a city, or a state, assume the same attitude towards it as you have towards your children - expect nothing in return. If you can invariably take the position of a giver, in which everything given by you is a free offering to the world, without any thought of return, then will your work bring you no attachment? Attachment comes only where we expect a return. – The Secret of Work, Karma Yoga, Volume 1
There is no virtue higher than non-injury. There is no happiness higher than what a man obtains by this attitude of non-offensiveness, to all creation. - Raja Yoga in Brief, Raja Yoga, Volume 1
It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thoughts make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds. Learn to see things in the proper light. – Krishna, Lectures, Volume 1
The use of certain words, flowers, images, temples, ceremonials like the waving of lights brings the mind to that attitude, but that attitude is always in the human soul, nowhere else. – The Practice of Religion, Lectures and Discourses, Volume 4
Even idiots may stand up to hear themselves praised, and cowards assume the attitude of the brave when everything is sure to turn out well, but the true hero works in silence. - XXI Blessed and Beloved, Epistles - First Series, Volume 5
Stand in that reverent attitude to the whole universe, and then will come perfect non-attachment. This should be your duty. This is the proper attitude of work. This is the secret taught by Karma-Yoga. – Work is Worship, Notes from Lectures and Discourses, Volume 5
We must always approach the study of religion with that reverent attitude. He who comes with a pure heart and a reverent attitude, his heart will be opened; the doors will open for him, and he will see the truth. - Steps to Realization, Lectures, Volume 1
The one important thing in the attainment of spirituality is the attitude of the pupil. When the right attitude is there, illumination comes easily. – Discipleship, Lectures and Discourses, Volume 8
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That's it! Your quotes on attitude from Swami Vivekananda. May they inspire you when doing service to others and to God.