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Top 10 Swami Vivekananda Quotations

top 10 quotations by Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda (1863 1902) was an Indian Hindu monk and key figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. He is best known for his speech at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893, where he addressed the audience as 'Sisters and Brothers of America', a gesture that was met with a standing ovation. Vivekananda's teachings emphasized the interconnectedness of different religions and the importance of self-realization. He was a disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and played a pivotal role in spreading his teachings and establishing the Ramakrishna Mission.

"Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached." Swami Vivekananda

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

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

"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

"In a conflict between the heart and the brain, follow your heart." Swami Vivekananda

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

"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

"Experience is the only teacher we have." Swami Vivekananda

"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea." Swami Vivekananda

"Conquer yourself and the world lies at your feet." Swami Vivekananda

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