These quotes by Swami Vivekananda can help you write your own destiny

Here are a few quotes by Swami Vivekananda that will truly inspire you to shape your own destiny and head to the path of success.

Last Updated: Sep 14, 2016, 11:25 AM IST
These quotes by Swami Vivekananda can help you write your own destiny

One of India’s most iconic and influential spiritual personalities – Swami Vivekananda – born as Narendranath Dutta, was a disciple of Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, an ardent devotee of Goddess Kali.

Representing India at the Parliament of the World's Religions on September 11, 1893 at the Art Institute of Chicago, Swami Vivekananda, began his speech by addressing the audience as “Sisters and brothers of America!” His words echoed compassion and universal brotherhood. He played a pivotal role in spreading Indian ethos and taking indigenous philosophy abroad.

Here are a few quotes by Swami Vivekananda that will truly inspire you to shape your own destiny and head to the path of success.

Check them out here:

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success”.

Belur Math
Belur Math - This is where Swami Vivekananda lived the last years of his brief life.

“In a day, when you don't come across any problems - you can be sure that you are travelling in a wrong path.”

Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari
Vivekananda Rock Memorial built in honour of Swami Vivekananda in Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu).

“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.”

“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 any thing and everything, without even the guidance of any one. Stand up and express the divinity within you.”

A sculpture of Swami Vivekananda.

 “Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.”