Swami Vivekananda – Strength is Life
The weak have no place here, in this life or in any other life. Weakness leads to slavery. Weakness leads to all kinds of misery, physical and mental. Weakness is death. There are hundreds and thousands of microbes surrounding us, but they cannot harm us unless we become weak, until the body is ready and predisposed to receive them. there may be a million microbes of misery floating about us. Never mind! They dare not approach us, they have no power to get a hold on us, until the mind is weakened. This us the great fact:- Strength is Life, Weakness is Death. Strength is felicity, life eternal,immortal, Weakness is constant strain and misery…..Weakness is Death.
What we want is Strength, so believe in yourselves…Make your nerves strong. What we want is muscles of iron and nerves of steel. We have wept long enough. No more weeping, but stand on your feet and be men.
First build up your physique. Then only you can get control over the mind.