"Why, to the women of this country." said the Swami, "I would say exactly what I say to the men. Believe in India and in our Indian faith. Be strong and hopeful and unashamed, and remember that with something to take, Hindus have immeasurably more to give than any other people in the world."
- Swami Vivekananda
ON INDIAN WOMEN — THEIR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
(Prabuddha Bharata, December, 1898)