"The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Swami Vivekananda on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Swami Vivekananda on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Swami Vivekananda on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Swami Vivekananda on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Swami Vivekananda on Booker T. Washington
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."
"If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished."
"The moment I have realized God sitting in the temple of every human body, the moment I stand in reverence before every human being and see God in him - that moment I am free from bondage, everything that binds vanishes, and I am free."
"You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself."
"The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them."