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.— Swami Vivekananda
Off-limits Alone quotations
Be alone, that is the secret of invention; be alone, that is when ideas are born.
The preservation of freedom, is not the task of soldiers alone. The whole nation has to be strong.
In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God's existence.
Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
My solitude doesn’t depend on the presence or absence of people;
on the contrary, I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company.
True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion.
It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding.
I came from a big family. As a matter of fact, I never got to sleep alone until I was married.
I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.
It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
The people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.
You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.
Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another.
God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
Cry out loud once. Look at the mirror & shake it off. I've cried like that before & others will have times like that too. Cheer up. You're not alone.
When you are alone, bless the solitude;
when you are with someone, bless the togetherness! Think of the seagull: It flies alone happily; it flies with another happily too! Solitude is a food; togetherness is a food; man needs both and he must be happy with both!
There was a time, when I blamed my companion if his religion did not resemble mine. Now, however, my heart accepts every form....Love alone is my religion.
To be free from bondage the wise person must practise discrimination between One-Self and the ego-self. By that alone you will become full of joy, recognising Self as Pure Being, Consciousness and Bliss.
We preferred our own way of living. We were no expense to the government. All we wanted was peace and to be left alone.
[O]ne of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone.
Great eagles fly alone; great lions hunt alone; great souls walk alone-alone with God. Such loneliness is hard to endure, and impossible to enjoy unless God accompanied. Prophets are lone men; they walk alone, pray alone and God makes them alone.
If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.
You always own the option of having no opinion.
There is never any need to get worked up or to trouble your soul about things you can't control. These things are not asking to be judged by you. Leave them alone.
Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.
A friend is someone you can be alone with and have nothing to do and not be able to think of anything to say and be comfortable in the silence.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
I was a queen, and you took away my crown;
a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.
In view of my services in Africa, I have the chance of dying by poison.
Two generals have brought it with them. It is fatal in three seconds. If I take the poison, none of the usual steps will be taken against my family; that is, against you. They will also leave my staff alone.
People acting together as a group can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could ever hope to bring about.
Your good thoughts, good words and good deeds alone will be your intercessors.
Nothing more will be wanted. They alone will serve you as a safe pilot to the harbour of Heaven, as a safe guide to the gates of paradise.
We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.
When your world falls apart and you're left with just yourself, you're forced to discover who you are without all the beliefs, expectations, views, & self-image provided by some teacher or system. The calculating mind gives way to the intuitive mind, Knowing without Thinking.
One arrow alone can be easily broken but many arrows are indestructible.
Live in faith and hope, though it be in darkness, for in this darkness God protects the soul. Cast your care upon God for you are His and He will not forget you. Do not think that He is leaving you alone, for that would be to wrong Him.
One should not think, 'My religion alone is the right path and other religions are false.' God can be realized by means of all paths. It is enough to have sincere yearning for God. Infinite are the paths and infinite are the opinions.