Powerful quotes of Swami Vivekananda

which can alter one’s life forever

One of India's greatest spiritual teachers was Swami Vivekananda. Millions of people over many generations have been inspired by his life, teachings, and words.

He was a never-ending source of inspiration and knowledge, his teachings continue to inspire and motivate millions of people around the globe. Swami Vivekananda’s birth day  ( 12 January) is celebrated as the ‘National Youth Day’ in India.

Here are some of the powerful quotes of  Swami Vivekananda.

Be Hungry for Your Goals

"Arise! Awake! and stop not until  the goal is reached."

Golden rules of life

Who is helping you, don’t forget them. Who is loving you, don’t hate them. Who is believing you, don’t cheat them.

Have No Fear

"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."

“They alone live, who live for others.”

Be Selfless

“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.”

Good Things Will Follow

“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.”

You Become What You Believe

“All power is within you; you can do anything and everything. Believe in that, do not believe that you are weak; do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays.

You can do anything and everything, without even the guidance of anyone. Stand up and express the divinity within you.”

“Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes.”

Be True To Yourself

“The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.”

Reject What Makes You Weak

“Anything that makes you weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.”

Never Worry About Failures

“Never mind the struggles, the mistakes. I never heard a cow tell a lie, but it is only a cow— never a man. So never mind these failures, these little backslidings

hold the ideal a thousand times, and if you fail a thousand times, make the attempt once more.”

“Comfort is no test of truth. Truth is often far from being comfortable.”

Be Critic Proof

“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.”


“Relationships are more important than life , but it is important for those relationships to have life in them.”

Think Big and Be Busy

“Fill the brain with high thoughts, highest ideals place them day and night before you and out of that  will come great work.”


"If you are pure, if you are strong, you, one man, are equal to the whole world."

Your Thoughts Makes You

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”

Rebuke None

“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.”