There is no hope for our nation. Not one original idea crosses anyone's brains, all fighting over the same old, threadbare rug — that Ramakrishna Paramahamsa was such and such — and cock-and-bull stories — stories having neither head nor tail. My God! Won't you do something to show that you are in any way removed from the common run of men!
- Swami Vivekananda
1894. The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 6/Epistles - Second Series/XLV Brothers