Swami Vivekananda – the multitalented, multifaceted teacher, Hindu monk and spiritual guru was born as Narendranath Datta in an aristocratic Bengali family in 1863. At a time when India was considered a country of cows and snake charmer Aghoris, Swamiji was one of the pioneering figures to break the prejudice and introduce the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and yoga to the western world. With his extremely popular and respected speeches of all times starting with “Brothers and sisters of America”, he introduced Hinduism at the parliament of world religions in Chicago way back in 1893. Vivekananda conducted hundreds of public and private lectures and travelled extensively throughout the world spreading awareness about Hinduism beyond the traditional lens of religion and superstition. He has been one of the most respected and celebrated spiritual Gurus of all times amongst the youth and his birthday is celebrated as National Youth Day in India. His quotes, speeches, essays and books are a great enlightenment on life, spirituality, Hinduism even today. EliteColumn brings you some of the most cherished and celebrated Swami Vivekananda quotes. Have a look.