That jealousy, that absence of conjoint action is the very nature of enslaved nations. But we must try to shake it off. The terrible jealousy is characteristic of us. . . . You will be convinced of this if you visit some other countries. Our fellows in this respect are the enfranchised negroes of this country — if but one amongst them rises to greatne...ss, all the others would at once set themselves against him and try to level him down by making a common cause with the whites. . . .
- Swami Vivekananda
541 DEARBORN AVENUE, CHICAGO, (Beginning of?) 1894.C/O GEORGE W. HALE, ESQ., The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 6/Epistles - Second Series/LIV Swami Ramakrishnanda