Swami Vivekananda Quotes...

Narendranath Datta who later became famous by the name of Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu spiritual leader and social reformer. He was born on 12 January 1863. Since his childhood, Vivekananda was inclined towards spirituality. He was influenced by his guru Ramakrishna Paramahansa, who taught him the lessons of life.

In India, Swami Vivekananda is regarded as a patriotic saint. And in 1984, the Government Of India declared his birthday “12 January” as a National Youth Day.

He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. He introduced Hinduism and its great philosophy to the western world. By bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion, he played a key role in the revival of Hinduism in India. He inspired people and bought them towards the concept of nationalism.

He was a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahansa, a popular Hindu saint in Bengal (India). Later after his guru’s name, Swami Vivekananda founded Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission. His teachings focused on human development.

Vivekananda won the hearts of the western community when he began his historical speech at Parliament of the World’s Religions with the words – “Sisters and brothers of America …” in which he introduced Hinduism.

On 4 July 1902 (the day of his death) aged 39, Vivekananda attained mahasamadhi. After many years of his death, he still motivates people through his thoughts.

He is not only an inspirational personality but also a youth icon motivating youth towards Nationalism and Dharma.

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

First, believe in the world—that there is meaning behind everything.

First, believe in the world—that there is meaning behind everything.

- Swami Vivekananda
Be a hero. Always say -- I have no fear. Tell this to everyone—Have no fear.

Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear.” Tell this to everyone – “Have no fear.”

- Swami Vivekananda
Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.

Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.

- Swami Vivekananda
All the powers in the universe are already ours.

All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.

- Swami Vivekananda
If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if...

If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.

- Swami Vivekananda
That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.

That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.

- Swami Vivekananda
External nature is only internal nature writ large.

External nature is only internal nature writ large.

- Swami Vivekananda
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

- Swami Vivekananda
This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they...

This life is short, the vanities of the world are transient, but they alone live who live for others, the rest are more dead than alive.

- Swami Vivekananda
Give me few men and women who are pure and selfless and I shall shake the world.

Give me few men and women who are pure and selfless and I shall shake the world.

- Swami Vivekananda
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves!

The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves!

- Swami Vivekananda
You cannot believe in God, until you believe in yourself.

You cannot believe in God, until you believe in yourself.

- Swami Vivekananda
Take up an idea, devote yourself to it, struggle on in patience, and the sun will rise for you.

Take up an idea, devote yourself to it, struggle on in patience, and the sun will rise for you.

- Swami Vivekananda
Strength is Life, Weakness is death.

Strength is Life, Weakness is death.

- Swami Vivekananda
Arise, awake and Stop not till the Goal is Reached.

Arise, awake and Stop not till the Goal is Reached.

- Swami Vivekananda