Swami Vivekananda

One of the greatest spiritual figures in India, Swami Vivekananda is often credited for bringing Hinduism to a global platform. Born as Narendranath Datta, he was also a Hindu monk, philosopher, and author. Here we list down some of his inspiring quotes.

On believing in yourself

"You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself."- Swami Vivekananda

On the power of positive thinking

"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

On the key to success

"Arise! Awake! And stop not until the goal is reached."- Swami Vivekananda

On striving for success

"Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth."- Swami Vivekananda

On living your life to the fullest

"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

On being successful in life

"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

On following your heart

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

On growing as a person

"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