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Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago lecture and its relevance after 125 years

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Swami Vivekananda delivered a powerful speech in Chicago on September 11, 1983, exactly 125 years ago.

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Here are 10 famous quotes of his rememberable speech:

1)

"Arise, awake and do not stop until the goal is reached."
“Arise, awake and do not stop until the goal is reached.”

2) 

"The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong."
“The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.”

3)

"All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have out our hands before the eyes and cry that it is dark."
“All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have out our hands before the eyes and cry that it is dark.”

4) 

"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."
“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.”

5)

"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."
“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.”

6)

"Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true."
“Truth can be stated in a thousand different ways, yet each one can be true.”

7)

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

8)

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

9)

"You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself."
“You cannot believe in God until you believe in yourself.”

10)

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