The wheel is turning up, Mother is working it up. She cannot let me go before Her work is done — and that is the secret.
See, how England is working up. After this blood-letting, (Swamiji refers to the Boer war.) people will then have time of thinking better and higher things than "war", "war", "war". That is our opportunity. We run in quick, get hold of them by the dozens and then set the Indian work in full swing.
Things are looking up. So get ready.
- Swami Vivekananda
The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 6/Epistles - Second Series/CLI Margot