10 Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Education


1. Education is not the amount of information that is put into your brain and runs riot there, undigested, all your life. We must have life-building, man-making, character-making assimilation of ideas.

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.



We want an education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.



The only way to do good work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.



True education is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joyous and glorious responsibilities of life.

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.




Teach yourselves, teach everyone his real nature, call upon the sleeping soul and see how it awakes. Power will come, glory will come, goodness will come, purity will come, and everything that is excellent will come when this sleeping soul is roused to self-conscious activity.

If the education and studies of children were suited to their inclinations and capacities, many would be made useful members of society that otherwise would make no figure in it.


The end and aim of all education is the development of character.


In a day, when you don’t come across any problems – you can be sure that you are traveling in a wrong path.


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10 Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Education