Every nation, every man and every woman must work out their own salvation. Give them ideas — that is the only help they require, and then the rest must follow as the effect. Ours is to put the chemicals together, the crystallization comes in the law of nature. Our duty is to put ideas into their heads, they will do the rest. This is what is to be done in India.
- Swami Vivekananda
The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda/Volume 4/Writings: Prose/Our Duty to the Masses