The following quotes of Swami Vivekananda are listed under the category of exhortations, but perhaps are of a more general nature as ‘advice to be followed in life.’
The heart is the river of your life; the head is the bridge over the river — always follow your heart.
Don’t fight your faults; fill yourself with something else; then they will drop off, not being nourished.
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.
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.
Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love.
We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being?