When a man has begun to be ashamed of his ancestors, the end has come. Here I am one of the least of the Hindu race, yet proud of my race, proud of my ancestors. I am proud to call myself a Hindu, I am proud that I am one of your unworthy servants. I am proud that I am countryman of yours. You are the descendants of the sages, you are descendants of the most glorious Rishis that world ever saw.
– Swami Vivekananda