10 thoughts of Swami Vivekananda that continue to inspire us even today!

Samir Kunvaria
3 min readJan 22, 2021

The world celebrated 158th Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on 12th January 2021. This day is also celebrated as a National Youth Day in India. Swami Vivekananda lived a very short life and passed away more than 100 years a go. Still his words are a source of inspiration for millions of people including myself.

His teaching to empower humanity is not limited to any period or a country. His vision was to manifest the divinity in each and every human being. Swamiji is not with us physically but his teaching continues to guide and inspire us to achieve our highest. Presenting Swamiji’s 10 quotes that has power to change anyone’s life. Read and Re-read them like a revelation of the divine truth and see the magic yourself.

  1. “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 any one. All power is there. Stand up and express the divinity within you.”
  2. “This is a great fact: strength is life; weakness is death. Strength is felicity, life eternal, immortal; weakness is constant strain and misery, weakness is death.”
  3. “Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fear that is the great cause of misery in the world. It is fear that is the greatest of all superstitions. It is fear that is the cause of all our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment. Therefore, “arise, awake and stop not until the goal is reached.”
  4. “Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want are within you. Therefore, make your own future.”
  5. “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.”
  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.”
  7. “You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.”
  8. “Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole Soul into it to the exclusion of all else.”
  9. “Even the greatest fool can accomplish a task if it be after his heart. But the intelligent man is he who can convert every work into one that suits his taste.”
  10. “The powers of the mind are like the rays of the sun when they are concentrated they illumine.”

Write down few of your favorite quotes and keep where you can see everyday. They will act as a continuous source for inspiration to become a better human being.

Above quotes are taken from “The Complete works of Swami Vivekananda”.



Samir Kunvaria

A Spiritual seeker with a goal to simplify concepts of Vedanta philosophy to understand the mind and gain the knowledge of the Soul. Read on www.vedantian.com