Where is that martial spirit which, at the very outset, requires one to know how to serve and obey and to practice self-restraint!. The martial spirit is not self-assertion but self-sacrifice. One must be ready to advance and lay down one's life at the word of command, before he can command the hearts and lives of others. One must sacrifice himself first.
- Swami Vivekananda
Call to the nation - Page 71