Wordy warfares, texts and scriptures, doctrines and dogmas - all these I am coming to loathe as poison in this my advanced age. Know this for certain that he who will work will be the crown on my head. Useless bandying of words and making noise is taking away our time, is consuming our life - energy, without pushing the cause of humanitarianism a step further.
- Swami Vivekananda
California, 12 February 1900