On Swami Vivekananda’s 155th birth anniversary, here are 10 motivational quotes

Swami Vivekananda was an iconic and inspirational figure for many and his influence on youth continues to be strong. On his 155th birth anniversary, we bring ten best quotes of Vivekananda.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: January 12, 2018 2:16 pm
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January 12 marks the 155th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, who was one of India’s most revered spiritual leaders. He is known to be a prolific thinker, a great orator and a passionate patriot. Born in 1863, his teachings inspired a lot of young Indians and brought a spiritual awakening in the 19th century. Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary is also celebrated as National Youth Day.

Born in an aristocratic Bengali family of Calcutta, Vivekananda’s teachings have created a positive impact on his followers. He was influenced by Indian mystic and yogi, Ramakrishna, who taught him all his life lessons. After Ramakrishna’s death, Vivekananda toured the Indian subcontinent extensively and acquired first-hand knowledge of the conditions prevailing in British India. Swami Vivekananda represented India and Hinduism at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1893. On his birth anniversary, we shed some light on some of his best life lessons.

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* The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.

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* 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.

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* Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.

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* All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.

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* Where can we go to find God if we cannot see Him in our own hearts and in every living being.

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  1. Pranab Ratan Biswas
    Jan 12, 2018 at 7:55 pm
    On Swami Vivekananda’s 155th birth anniversary, here are 10 motivational quotes
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    1. Pranab Ratan Biswas
      Jan 12, 2018 at 7:53 pm
      On Swami Vivekananda’s 155th birth anniversary, here are 10 motivational quotes
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      1. Rajan Babu
        Jan 12, 2018 at 7:16 pm
        Impressive and inspirational. Everyone particularly the youth of our beloved country who reads now or already has read these quotes of Swami Vivekananda would certainly be inspired to follow them in their life for a better world.
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        1. Chaitanya Aggarwal
          Jan 12, 2018 at 7:13 pm
          Ever wondered --- this great son of Mother India -- goes out and conquers the world at a tender age of 30 through his iconic speech in Chicago ---- YET , yet my dear countrymen this speech of his was never a subject of study for School students as part of English language, ever since India gained independence in 1947. Now what does that goes to show ? Yet another of the Nehruvian b ers, I suppose.
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          1. Narasimha Reddy
            Jan 12, 2018 at 4:48 pm
            great spiritual leader of all times,voracious reader, good knowledge of many religions,practical thinking, bothered about eradication of poverty in India,tried to get access to vedic literature to all people irrespective of caste.
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