Swami Vivekananda – the multitalented, multifaceted teacher, Hindu monk and spiritual guru was born as Narendranath Datta in an aristocratic Bengali family in 1863. 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. EliteColumn brings you some of the most cherished and celebrated Swami Vivekananda quotes.

50 Inspirational Swami Vivekananda Quotes

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1. “Arise! Awake! Stop not until the goal is reached.” – Swami Vivekananda

2. “The earth is enjoyed by heroes – this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.” – Swami Vivekananda

3. “The very reason for nature’s existence is for the education of the soul.” – Swami Vivekananda

4. “Blessed are they whose bodies get destroyed in the service of others.” – Swami Vivekananda

5. “Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.” – Swami Vivekananda

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6. “Everything is easy when you are busy. But nothing is easy when you are lazy.” – Swami Vivekananda

7. “All knowledge that the world has ever received comes from the mind; the infinite library of the universe is in our own mind.” – Swami Vivekananda

8. “You must worship the self in Krishna, not Krishna as Krishna.” – Swami Vivekananda

9. “The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain – and the whole world is at your feet.” – Swami Vivekananda

10. “Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego.” – Swami Vivekananda

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11. “Talk to yourself at least once in a day otherwise you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world.” – Swami Vivekananda

12. “Things do not grow better; they remain as they are. It is we who grow better, by the changes we make in ourselves.” – Swami Vivekananda

13. “The cheerful mind perseveres and the strong mind hews its way through a thousand difficulties.” – Swami Vivekananda

14. “Desire, ignorance, and inequality – this is the trinity of bondage.” – Swami Vivekananda

15. “Where can we go to find God if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.” – Swami Vivekananda

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16. “There is no other spiritual teacher than your own soul.” – Swami Vivekananda

17. “Shri Ramakrishna use to say, as Long as I live, so long do I learn. That man or that society which has nothing to learn is already in the jaws of death.” – Swami Vivekananda

18. “The greatest truths are the simplest things in the world, simple as your own existence.” – Swami Vivekananda

19. “There is no limit to the power of the human mind. The more concentrated it is, the more power is brought to bear on one point.” – Swami Vivekananda

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20. “Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.” – Swami Vivekananda

21. “Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.” – Swami Vivekananda

22. “Books are infinite in number and time is short. The secret of knowledge is to take what is essential. Take that and try to live up to it.” – Swami Vivekananda

23. “The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” – Swami Vivekananda

24. “The whole life is a succession of dreams. My ambition is to be a conscious dreamer, that is all.” – Swami Vivekananda

25. “Education is the manifestation of perfection already existing in man.” – Swami Vivekananda

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26. “Relationships are more important in life. But it is important for those relationships to have life in them.” – Swami Vivekananda

27. “Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.” – Swami Vivekananda

28. “Ask nothing; want nothing in return. Give what you have to give; it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.” – Swami Vivekananda

29. “Each work has to pass through these stages – ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who think ahead of their time are sure to be misunderstood.” – Swami Vivekananda

30. “All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.” – Swami Vivekananda

31. “A fool may buy all the books in the world, and they will be in his library; but he will be able to read only those that he deserves to.” – Swami Vivekananda

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32. “Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead. If you lose, you can guide.” – Swami Vivekananda

33. “Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.” – Swami Vivekananda

34. “The fire that warms us can also consume us; it is not the fault of the fire.” – Swami Vivekananda

34. “Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, ‘Thy will be done.’ We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.” – Swami Vivekananda

35. “Learn Everything that is Good from Others, but bring it in, and in your own way absorb it; do not become others.” – Swami Vivekananda

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36. “We are what our thoughts have made us. So take care about what you think. Words are secondary, thoughts live and travel far.” – Swami Vivekananda

37. “Come out of your narrow holes and have a look abroad.” – Swami Vivekananda

38. “They alone live, who live for others.” – Swami Vivekananda

39. “You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.” – Swami Vivekananda

40. “Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.” – Swami Vivekananda

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41. “Always try to represent yourself as happy. Initially, it becomes your look, gradually it becomes your habit and finally it becomes your personality.” – Swami Vivekananda

42. “Stamp out the negative spirit as if it were a pestilence.” – Swami Vivekananda

43. “In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart.” – Swami Vivekananda

44. “In a day, when you don’t come across any problems – you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.” – Swami Vivekananda

45. “Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.” – Swami Vivekananda

46. “Be not Afraid of anything. You will do Marvellous work. It is Fearlessness that brings Heaven even in a moment.” – Swami Vivekananda

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47. “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

48. “The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.” – Swami Vivekananda

49. “The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.” – Swami Vivekananda

50. “Anything that makes weak – physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.” – Swami Vivekananda

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