swami vivekananda quotes

Today we know about Swami Vivekananda who tried to revive Hinduism in word. And he also fought against the British Empire and increased the spirit of nationalism in India.

Swami Vivekananda established an institution called the Ramakrishna Mission. He is mostly known for his speech at the World Religion Complex in Chicago.

He introduced Indian culture, Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. So let’s know about them in detail and see some Swami Vivekananda quotes with images.

Who Is Swami Vivekananda?

Swami Vivekananda’s real name is Narendranath Datta. He was born on 12 January 1863 in Kolkata, India to a Bengali family. 

His father Vishwanath Dutta was a lawyer and his grandfather was a Sanskrit and Persian scholar.

Vivekananda’s thinking is influenced by his parents’ religious and progressive views. He was interested in spiritual ideas from a very young age. Although he was also very naughty as a child.

Vivekananda started studying at the age of eight. He was mostly interested in the study of philosophy, religion, history, social science, art and literature. Also, he studied Indian classical music.

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He also participated in many physical activities like sports and organized activities.

Narendranath studied Western logic, Western philosophy and European history from the General Assembly’s Institution. And later received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts.

Swami Vivekananda is quite famous for its extraordinary memory and speed reading capability.

Swami Vivekananda in 1886
Swami Vivekananda in 1886

The thoughts of Vivekananda are strongly influenced by his mentor Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. He showed them a new path in spirituality. When Ramakrishna died, he traveled all over India and the United States.

In 1893 he represented India at the World Council of Religions in Chicago. After this, Vivekananda introduced the people of America, England and Europe to Indian culture and Vedanta with several public lectures.

Swami Vivekananda on the platform at the Parliament of Religions
Swami Vivekananda on the platform at the Parliament of Religions

One extraordinary thing about Swami Vivekananda is that he made a prediction about himself that he would not live beyond 40 years.

Which later came true. On 4 July 1902, While meditating in his room at Ramakrishna Math, he died at the age of 39 due to a ruptured brain vein. And he was cremated on the banks of the Ganges in Belur.

Today Swami Vivekananda is known as a great patriot saint in India. Due to his unprecedented work, today his birthday is celebrated as National Youth Day in India.

Swami Vivekananda Quotes :

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Make the one idea your life that you dream of.

You will have to grow from inside to outside. – Swami Vivekananda

The glory of human nature is the most different! – Swami Vivekananda

First of all, we should help people to become spiritually strong. – Swami Vivekananda

When calm, the mind gets into its own nature. – Swami Vivekananda

The intelligent are the ones who change every task to suit their taste. – Swami Vivekananda

Those are called the greatest whose bodies are destroyed in service to others. – Swami Vivekananda

In the conflict between the heart and brain, one must always choose the heart. – Swami Vivekananda

Always dare to be free. – Swami Vivekananda

The greatest truths in the world are the simplest things. – Swami Vivekananda

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Ignorance is the mother of all evil and suffering.

We are what our thoughts make us. – Swami Vivekananda

The thing we give to someone from our heart always comes back to us. – Swami Vivekananda

An infinite library is in our own mind. – Swami Vivekananda

Each task has to go through stages of ridicule, protest and acceptance. – Swami Vivekananda

We are the creators of our destiny. – Swami Vivekananda

We should learn everything that is good in others. – Swami Vivekananda

Desire, ignorance and inequality. These three things are responsible for our failure. – Swami Vivekananda

There can be no test of truth because the truth is always easy. – Swami Vivekananda

There is no limit to the power of our minds. – Swami Vivekananda

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The powers of the mind are sharp like the rays of the sun.

Find out what you really are. – Swami Vivekananda

Whatever knowledge there is in the world has come from the human mind. – Swami Vivekananda

The fire that gives us light can also consume us. There is no fire defect in it. it is not the fault of the fire. – Swami Vivekananda

Those who live alone really live for others. – Swami Vivekananda

The world is a great gym. In which we can make ourselves strong. – Swami Vivekananda

Fearlessness can take us to heaven in a moment. – Swami Vivekananda

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Today no human being in the world is unselfish.

Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Education :

You should keep learning as long as you are alive. – Swami Vivekananda

Knowledge is the first and last goal of mankind. – Swami Vivekananda

Education makes a man feel perfect. – Swami Vivekananda

swami vivekananda quotes on education
Our essential is the secret of knowledge.

Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Success :

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A completely selfless person is the most successful person in the world.

If you believe in yourself, the whole world will believe in you. – Swami Vivekananda

We should not think that we are weak. – Swami Vivekananda

We have the power to improve ourselves. – Swami Vivekananda

Take risks in your life. – Swami Vivekananda

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Take risks. If you win, you can lead! If you lose, you can guide! – Swami Vivekananda

Our life is a successor of dreams. – Swami Vivekananda

Do one thing at a time. – Swami Vivekananda

Stand up and express the divinity within you. – Swami Vivekananda

Wake up and do not stop until the goal is reached. – Swami Vivekananda

Do not be afraid to do anything new. – Swami Vivekananda

swami vivekananda quotes on success
The greatest power of the world is within us.

Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Love :

Today love has been replaced by selfishness. – Swami Vivekananda

Life begins with love. – Swami Vivekananda

Love is Life, Hatred is Death. – Swami Vivekananda

Love is the only rule to live life. – Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Quotes on Life :

swami vivekananda quotes on life
If you do not have any problem on the way, then that path can go wrong.

We should follow only one religion and that is the religion of fearlessness. – Swami Vivekananda

We are responsible for who we are. – Swami Vivekananda

Talk to yourself at least once a day. If you do not, you will not be able to meet the most outstanding person in this world. – Swami Vivekananda

We must do well because doing good is good. – Swami Vivekananda

Sorrow comes after every happiness. And it is sure to come. – Swami Vivekananda

To think of ourselves as weak is the greatest sin. – Swami Vivekananda

We should be moral because it strengthens our willpower. – Swami Vivekananda

Living in one’s true nature is the greatest religion. – Swami Vivekananda

Bless people when they justify you. – Swami Vivekananda

Earth is enjoyed by the heroes because the heroes have no fear of anyone. – Swami Vivekananda

The one who struggles is the best in the world. – Swami Vivekananda

Whatever we make our body, intellect and spirituality weak, we should reject that poison. – Swami Vivekananda

swami vivekananda quotes on life
You do not need to worry about the world; It can also go on without you.

Swami Vivekananda Quotes on God :

People call God infinite, but still try to compress them in the cover of the book. – Swami Vivekananda

God does not give us what we want but gives us what we need. – Swami Vivekananda

All the knowledge of God is in one book. There can be no greater condemnation of God than this. – Swami Vivekananda

swami vivekananda quotes on god
God cannot believe you unless you believe in yourself.

This world will always be a mixture of good and evil. – Swami Vivekananda

Dedication to duty is the highest worship of God. – Swami Vivekananda

We do not need to find God somewhere because he is in the heart of every living being. – Swami Vivekananda

Each soul is a partial God. – Swami Vivekananda

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