STAND UP AND DIE GAME!......Do not add one lunacy to another. Do not add your weakness to the evil that is going to come. That is all I have to say to the world. Be strong! ... You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair." None but the bravest deserves salvation. Whose hell? Whose torture? Whose sin? Whose weakness? Whose death? Whose disease ?
- Swami Vivekananda
The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 1/Lectures And Discourses/The Gita III
(Delivered in San Francisco, on May 29, 1900)