These [great souls] are signposts on the way. That is all they are. They say, "Onward, brothers!" We cling to them; we never want to move. We do not want to think; we want others to think for us. The messengers fulfil their mission. They ask to be up and doing. A hundred years later we cling to the message and go to sleep.
- Swami Vivekananda
(Delivered on March 25, 1900, in the San Francisco Bay Area)The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 1/Lectures And Discourses/Mohammed