"The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Swami Vivekananda on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Swami Vivekananda on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Swami Vivekananda on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Swami Vivekananda on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Swami Vivekananda on Ernest Hemingway
"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."