Death is better than a vegetating ignorant life – Swami Vivekananda

Be free; hope for nothing from anyone. I am sure, if you look back upon your lives, you will find that you were always trying to get help from others, which never came. All the help that has come was from within yourselves.

The remedy for weakness is not brooding over weakness, but thinking of strength. Teach men of strength that is already within them.

To succeed you must have tremendous perseverance, tremendous will. “I will drink ocean”, says the persevering soul, at my will, mountains will crumble up. Have that sort of energy, that sort of will; work hard, and you will reach the goal.

Death is better than a vegetating ignorant life; it is better to die on the battlefield than to live a life of defeat.
– Swami Vivekananda