Swami Vivekananda was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of Indian mystic and yogi, Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. He founded the religious philanthropic orders, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, and introduced the philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world. He is best known for his speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago in 1893 in which he introduced Hinduism. He began his speech in a unique way, “Sisters and brothers of America…”. You can listen to the whole speech here.
Swami Vivekananda’s legacy cannot be summarised in these quotes, but we may take inspiration from these snippets of his remarkable wisdom.