Swami Vivekananda spoke a bit about marriage. So here are 10 marriage quotes from the Hindu monk.
But unattached love will not hurt you. Do anything - marry, have children. ... Do anything you like - nothing will hurt you. Do nothing with the idea of "mine". Duty for duty's sake; work for work's sake. - Krishna, Lectures, Volume 1
What is marriage but the renunciation of un-chastity? The savage does not marry. Man marries because he renounces. So on and on. Renounce! Renounce! Sacrifice! Give up! Not for zero. Not for nothing. But to get the higher. - The Practice of Religion, Lectures and Discourses, Volume 4
The formation of society, the institution of marriage, the love for children, our good works, morality, and ethics are all different forms of renunciation. - CXII Mary, Epistles - Second Series, Volume 6
That one self, the one man, will become two selves when he gets married; several, when he gets children; and thus he grows until he feels the whole world is his Self, the whole universe as his Self. He expands into one mass of universal love, infinite love - the love that is God. - Bhakti or Devotion, Lectures, Volume 2
A man is single. He marries. Apparently it may be a selfish act, but at the same time, the impulsion, the motive power, is to find that unity. He has children, he has friends, he loves his country, he loves the world, and ends by loving the whole universe. - The Methods and Purpose of Religion, Lectures and Discourses, Volume 6
[Related: Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Love]
The unmarried man has no right to say that the married disciple is wrong, much less to force his own ideal of morality upon his brother. - What We Believe In, Writings: Prose, Volume 4
The life of the married man is quite as great as that of the celibate who has devoted himself to religious work. - Each Is Great In His Own Place, Karma Yoga, Volume 1
More Marriage Quotes
The Hindus, to keep up a high standard of chastity in the race, have sanctioned child-marriage, which in the long run has degraded the race. - Maya and Illusion, Jnana Yoga, Volume 2
I have a strong hatred for child-marriage. I have suffered terribly from it, and it is the great sin for which our nation has to suffer. As such, I would hate myself if I help such a diabolical custom directly or indirectly. - LXV Sharat, Epistles - Fourth Series, Volume 8
I must set my foot to the best of my ability upon this devilish custom of child-marriage. No blame will entail on you. You keep at a safe distance if you are afraid. I am sorry, very sorry, I cannot have any partnership with such doings as getting husbands for babies. - LXV Sharat, Epistles - Fourth Series, Volume 8
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