There is no refuge other than God, because he alone is true and eternal. Everything else is impermanent – it exists this moment and disappears the next. It is therefore meaningless to depend on impermanent objects; furthermore, this inevitably causes misery.
(p.153-4, Spiritual Treasures, Swami Turiyanandaji’s letter on 7 June, 1916 from Almora.)
My ideal can be put into a few words and that is: to preach unto mankind their divinity, and how to make it manifest in every movement of life…. Bold words and bolder deeds are what we want. Awake, awake, great ones! The world is burning with misery. Can you sleep? Let us call and call till the sleeping gods awake, till the god within answers to the call. What more is in life? What greater work? The details come to me as I go. I never make plans. Plans grow and work themselves. I only say, awake, awake!
(p.501, V.7, Complete Work so f Swami Vivekananda,, Swamiji’s letter to Miss Noble (Sister Nivedita) from London on 7 June,1896)