Favorite Quotations Vivekananda Learning to Fall

"He alone is worshiping God who serves all beings." ~ Vivekananda

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Be an atheist if you want, but do not believe in anything unquestioningly.

He who has no faith in himself can never have faith in God.

I do not believe in a God or religion, which cannot wipe the widow's tears or bring a piece of bread to the orphan's mouth.

In judging others we always judge them by our own ideals. That is not as it should be. Everyone must be judged according to his own ideal, and not by that of anyone else.

Infinite power and existence and blessedness are ours, and we have not to acquire them; they are our own, and we have only to manifest them.

Manifest the divinity within you and everything will be harmoniously arranged around it.

Religion is not in books, nor in theories, nor in dogmas, nor in talking, not even in reasoning. It is being and becoming.

The important thing is: how much less you think of the body, of yourself as matter.

The first sign that you are becoming religious is that you are becoming cheerful. When a man is gloomy, that may be dyspepsia, but it is not religion.

This world is not for cowards. Do not try to fly. Look not for success or failure. Join yourself to the perfectly unselfish will and work on.

The living God is within you.

Unity in variety is the plan of the universe.

You are a part of the Infinite. This is your nature. Hence you are your brother's keeper.

Each soul is a star and all stars are set in the infinite azure, the eternal sky—the Lord.