New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: National Youth Day is observed on January 12 every year, i.e., on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda-- a true luminary and credited with enlightening the western world about Hinduism. An ardent disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Vivekananda played a key role in revival of Hinduism in India. He is well known for his famous 1893 Chicago speech. In 1984, the Government of India declared his birth date as National Youth Day and it is being celebrated since 1985. The Day is observed all over India at schools and colleges, with speeches, processions, seminars, among others. Here are Swami Vivekananda's famous quotes:

Arise, awake, and stop not until the goal is achieved.

Take risks in your life. If you win, you can lead, if you lose, you can guide.

Believe in yourself and the world will be at your feet.

Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise, you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world.

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

Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.

Strength is life, weakness is death. Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death.

You cannot believe in god until you believe in yourself.

Take risks in your life, If you win, you can lead! If you loose, you can guide!

Meditation can turn fools into sages but unfortunately fools never meditate.

Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole Soul into it to the exclusion of all else.

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.

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

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

If money help a man to do good to others, it is of some value; but if not, it is simply a mass of evil, and the sooner it is got rid of, the better.

Posted By: James Kuanal