It is good and very grand to conquer external nature, but grander still to conquer our internal nature. It is grand and good to know the laws that govern the stars and planets; it is infinitely grander and better to know the laws that govern the passions, the feelings, the will, of mankind. Thi...s conquering of the inner man, understanding the secrets of the subtle workings that are within the human mind, and knowing its wonderful secrets, belong entirely to religion.
- Swami Vivekananda
( Delivered in London )The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 2/Jnana-Yoga/The Necessity of Religion