What good is it to talk of the strength of your muscles, of the superiority of your Western institutions, if you cannot make Truth square with your society, if you cannot build up a society into which the highest Truth will fit? What is the good of this boastful talk about your grandeur and greatness, if you stand up and say..., "This courage is not practical." Is nothing practical but pounds, shillings, and pence? If so, why boast of your society? That society is the greatest, where the highest truths become practical.
- Swami Vivekananda
( Delivered in London )The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 2/Jnana-Yoga/The Real Nature of Man