Work on fearlessly — there is a hero! Bravo! Thrice well done! The starting of a centre at Bhagalpur that you have written about is no doubt a good idea — enlightening the schoolboys and things of that sort. But our mission is for the destitute, the poor, and the illiterate peasantry and labouring classes, and if, after everything has been done for them first, there is spare time, then only for the gentry. Those peasants and labouring people will be won over by love.
- Swami Vivekananda
21st February, 1900 The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 6/Epistles - Second Series/CLIV Akhandananda