"You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul."
"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."Swami Vivekananda on Khalil Gibran
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."Swami Vivekananda on Albert Einstein
"If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself."Swami Vivekananda on Confucius
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."Swami Vivekananda on John Steinbeck
"Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that's not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher."Swami Vivekananda on Joe Manchin
"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."