This attempt at compromise proceeds from arrant downright cowardice. Be bold! My children should be brave, above all. Not the least compromise on any account. Preach the highest truths broadcast. Do not fear losing your respect or causing unhappy friction. Rest assured that if you serve truth in spite of temptations to forsake it, you will ...attain a heavenly strength in the face of which men will quail to speak before you things which you do not believe to be true. People will be convinced of what you will say to them if you can strictly serve truth for fourteen years continually, without swerving from it. Thus you will confer the greatest blessing on the masses, unshackle their bandages, and uplift the whole nation.
BE BOLD! MY CHILDREN SHOULD BE BRAVE, ABOVE ALL.
- Swami Vivekanadna
The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 5/Notes from Lectures and Discourses/The Evils of Adhikarivada