My master used to say that these names, as Hindu, Christian, etc., stand as great bars to all brotherly feelings between man and man. We must try to break them down first. That is why I desire so much to have a centre. Organisation has its faults, no doubt, but without that nothing can be done. And here, I am afraid, I will have to differ from you — that no one ever succeeded in keeping society in good humour and at the same time did great works.
- Swami Vivekananda
54 W. 33rd ST., NEW YORK, 21st March, 1895. The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 6/Epistles - Second Series/LXI Mrs. Bull