Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Fear

Fear is a debilitating feeling that can affect your peace of mind and good actions. So here are more than 20 Vivekananda quotes on fear for you to consider. Understand that Swamiji preached to give up all fear onto God and be bold and brave.

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Vivekananda Quotes on Fear

Fear is a sign of weakness. A man must go about his duties without taking notice of the sneers and the ridicule of the world. – Each is Great in His Own Place, Karma Yoga, Volume 1


Fear is a sign of weakness. A man must go about his duties without taking notice of the sneers and the ridicule of the world. - Swami Vivekananda quotes on fear

He who has nothing to desire for himself, whom does he fear, and what can frighten him? What fear has death for him? What fear has evil for him? – Practical Vedanta: Part IV, Practical Vedanta and Other Lectures, Volume 2


What makes you weak? What makes you fear? You are the One Being in the universe. What frightens you? Stand up then and be free. – Immortality, Jnana Yoga, Volume 2


When man has seen himself as one with the Infinite Being of the universe, when all separateness has ceased, when all men and women, and gods and angels, all animals and plants, and the whole universe have melted into that Oneness, then all fear disappears. – The Atman, Jnana Yoga, Volume 2


So long as you think you have the least difference from God, fear will seize you, but when you have known that you are He, that there is no difference, entirely no difference, that you are He, all of Him, and the whole of Him, all fear ceases. – The Free Soul, Lectures and Discourses, Volume 3


If a man thinks he is a little nothing, fear will surely come upon him. And the less you think of yourself as an insignificant person, the less fear there will be for you. - The Triangle of Love, Para-Bhakti or Supreme Devotion, Volume 3


Be bold and fear not. - Address of Welcome Presented at Calcutta and Reply, Lectures from Colombo to Almora, Volume 3


Vivekananda quotes on fear, be bold and fear not

The moment you fear, you are nobody. It is fear that is the great cause of misery in the world. It is fear that is the greatest of all superstitions. It is fear that is the cause of our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment. Therefore, "Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached." - Address of Welcome Presented at Calcutta and Reply, Lectures from Colombo to Almora, Volume 3


He is at the helm, what fear! You are all of infinite strength — how long does it take you to keep off petty jealousy or egoistic ideas! The moment such propensity comes, resign yourselves to the Lord! Just make over your body and mind to His work, and all troubles will be at an end forever. – LXXIII Brother Disciples, Epistles – Second Series, Volume 6


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By being nervous and fearful we injure others, by being so fearful to hurt we hurt more. By trying so much to avoid evil we fall into its jaws. – CLV Nivedita, Epistles – Second Series, Volume 6


You have to go beyond all fear. So from this day be fearless. Off at once, to lay down your life for your own liberation and for the good of others. – V, Conversations and Dialogues, Volume 6


All this fear that pursues us comes from believing in matter. Matter gets its whole existence from the presence of mind behind it. – Wednesday, June 19, Inspired Talks, Volume 7


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 free. – Saturday, July 12, Inspired Talks, Volume 7



Fear and Love

With love never comes the idea of fear. Think of a young mother in the street: if a dog barks at her, she flees into the nearest house. The next day she is in the street with her child, and suppose a lion rushes upon the child, where will be her position? Just at the mouth of the lion, protecting her child. Love conquered all her fear. So also in the love of God. – Bhakti or Devotion, Lectures, Volume 2


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Love knows no fear. It conquers all evil. The fear of God is the beginning of religion, but the love of God is the end of religion. All fear has died out. – Divine Love, Lectures and Discourses, Volume 6


Love knows no fear. - Swami Vivekananda

Love cannot come through fear, its basis is freedom. – Practical Vedanta: Part II, Practical Vedanta and Other Lectures, Volume 2


So long as there is any fear in the heart, how can there be love also? Love conquers naturally all fear. – The Triangle of Love, Para-Bhakti or Supreme Devotion, Volume 3


Love and fear are incompatible; God is never to be feared by those who love Him. - The Triangle of Love, Para-Bhakti or Supreme Devotion, Volume 3


So long as there is fear, it is not love. Love banishes all fear. – Four Paths of Yoga, Writings: Prose and Poems, Volume 8


Fear and Death

All misery comes from fear, from unsatisfied desire. Man will find that he never dies, and then he will have no more fear of death. When he knows that he is perfect, he will have no more vain desires, and both these causes being absent, there will be no more misery - there will be perfect bliss, even while in this body. – Introductory, Raja Yoga, Volume 1


The fear of death can only be conquered when man realizes that so long as there is one life in this universe, he is living. When he can say, "I am in everything, in everybody, I am in all lives, I am the universe," then alone comes the state of fearlessness. – The Real Nature of Man, Jnana Yoga, Volume 2


It is fear that brings misery, fear that brings death, fear that breeds evil. And what causes fear? Ignorance of our own nature. - Reply to the Address of Welcome at Paramakudi, Lectures from Colombo to Almora, Volume 3


You are fearless and deathless only when you are the universe; and then that which you call the universe is the same as that you call God, the same that you call existence, the same that you call the whole. It is the one undivided Existence which is taken to be the manifold world which we see, as also others who are in the same state of mind as we. – The Vedanta, Lectures from Colombo to Almora, Volume 3



There it is - over 20 quotes on fear from Swami Vivekananda. What are your thoughts about these quotes? Let me know in the comments below.



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