60 Swami Vivekananda Quotes for National Youth Day 2024

Swami Vivekananda, one of the greatest spiritual leaders of India; is credited with bringing the glory of the Hindu philosophy to the global platform. His famous speech at the World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago, 1893 forever changed the way the world looked towards India. This Chicago speech is considered as the most effective speech given by any Indian. Vivekananda mentioned communalism, religious bigotry, and violence in his address. Swami Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Mission. Remembering the great saint Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary, we have curated some of his timeless quotes here which are pertinent even today.

Swami Vivekananda was born as Narendra Nath Datta in Calcutta in British-India, on January 12, 1863. January 12; the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is commemorated and observed as National Youth Day in India, also known as Yuva Diwas.

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

  1. “There is no other spiritual teacher than your own soul.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

National Youth Day Quotes

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

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

  1. “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

Vivekananda Quotes

  1. “Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

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

Swami Vivekananda Quote

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

National Youth Day Quotes

  1. “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  2. “We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  3. “That man has reached immortality who is disturbed by nothing material.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  4. “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

National Youth Day Quotes

  1. “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  2. “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
  3. “The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  4. “Be the servant while leading. Be unselfish. Have infinite patience, and success is yours.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  5. Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an intelligent person in this world.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

National Youth Day Quotes

  1. “The whole life is a succession of dreams. My ambition is to be a conscious dreamer, that is all.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  2. “Education is the manifestation of perfection already existing in man.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  3. “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
  4. “The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and God will be in them.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  5. Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

Quotes by Swami Vivekananda

  1. “The earth is enjoyed by heroes – this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  2. “The very reason for nature’s existence is for the education of the soul.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  3. Blessed are they whose bodies get destroyed in the service of others.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  4. “Everything is easy when you are busy. But nothing is easy when you are lazy.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  5. “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
  6. “You must worship the self in Krishna, not Krishna as Krishna.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  7. “When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  8. Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  9. 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
  10. “The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

Vivekananda Quotes

  1. “Bless people when they revile you. Think how much good they are doing by helping to stamp out the false ego.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  2. “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
  3. “The cheerful mind perseveres and the strong mind hews its way through a thousand difficulties.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  4. “Desire, ignorance, and inequality – this is the trinity of bondage.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  5. “Where can we go to find God if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  6. “You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  7. “Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  8. “Come out of your narrow holes and have a look abroad.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  9. “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
  10. “All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “They alone live, who live for others.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  3. “The greatest truths are the simplest things in the world, simple as your own existence.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  4. Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  5. Relationships are more important in life. But it is important for those relationships to have life in them.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  6. “Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole soul into it to the exclusion of all else.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “Anything that makes weak – physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  10. “When I asked god for peace, he showed me how to help others.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda Quotes

  1. “If you think yourselves strong, strong you will be.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  2. “YOU know, I may have to be born again, you see, I have fallen in love with mankind.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  3. In one word, this ideal is that you are divine.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  4. “Strength is life; weakness is death.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  5. “Experience is the only teacher we have. we may talk and reason all our lives, but we shall not understand a word of truth.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  6. “Stand up, be bold, and take the blame on your own shoulders. Do not go about throwing mud at other; for all the faults you suffer from, you are the sole and only cause.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  7. Meditation can turn fools in to sages but unfortunately fools never meditate.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  8. “Learn everything that is good from others, but bring it in, and in your own way adsorb it; do not become others.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  9. “You should work like a master and not as a slave; work incessantly, but do not do a slave’s work.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  10. “If I love myself despite my infinite faults, how can i hate anyone at the glimpse of a few faults.” ~ Swami Vivekananda

Thank you for reading this. Over to you now. Which National Youth Day quote did you like the most in the above list? Please let us know your favorite Vivekananda quote in the comments section.

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  1. Actually I love all quotes from swamiji.
    When ever I felt weak I read swamyji quotes and get positive thoughts.


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