If all understand one day for one minute that one cannot become great by the mere wish, that he only rises whom He raises, and he falls whom He brings down then all trouble is at an end. But there is that egotism — hollow in itself, and without the power to move a finger: how ludicrous of it to say, "I won't let anyone rise!..." That jealousy, that absence of conjoint action is the very nature of enslaved nations. But we must try to shake it off.
- 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