Thus Spake the Great Men



“Samskrit language, as has been universally recognized by those competent
 to form a judgment, is one of the most magnificent, the most perfect, 
 the most prominent and wonderfully sufficient literary instrument
 developed by the human mind.”
						Sri Aurobindo
 
“Without the study of Samskrit one cannot become a true Indian and a 
true learned man.”
						Mahatma Gandhi
 
“If I was asked what is the greatest treasure which India possesses and 
what is her finest heritage, I would answer unhesitatingly that it is the 
Samskrit language and literature and all that it contains.  This is a 
magnificent inheritance and so long as this endures and influences the 
life of our people, so long will the basic genius of India continue.  
If our race forgot the Buddha, the Upanishads and the great epics 
(Ramayana and Mahabharata), India would cease to be India .”
						Jawaharlal Nehru
 
“Samskrit has moulded the minds of our people to the extent to which 
they themselves are not conscious. Samskrit literature is national in one 
sense, but its purpose has been universal.  That was why it commanded the 
attention of people who were not followers of a particular culture.”
						Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
 
“The language of Samskrit is of a wonderful structure, more perfect than Greek,
 more copious than Latin and more exquisitely refined than either.  
 Human life would not be sufficient to make oneself acquainted with any
 considerable part of Hindu literature.”
						Sir William Jones
 
Samskrit was at one time the only language of the world.  It is more perfect
and copious than Greek and Latin.”
						Prof. Bopp
 
“Samskrit is the origin of modern languages of Europe .”
						Mr Bubois
 
Samskrit is the unsurpassed zenith in the whole development of languages yet known 
to us.”
						Wilhelm von Humboldt
 
“The intellectual debt of Europe to Samskrit literature has been undeniably great.
It may perhaps become greater still in the years that are to come.  We (Europeans)
are still behind the making even our alphabet a perfect one.”
						Prof.  Macdonell
  
“Samskrit is the greatest language of the world.”
						Max Muller
 
“ India was the motherland of our race and Samskrit the mother of Europe ’s languages…Mother
India is in many ways the mother of us all.”
						Will Durant
 
“If  Samskrit would be divorced from the everyday life of the masses of this country, 
a light would be gone from the life of the people and the distinctive features of Hindu 
culture which have won for it an honoured place in world-thought would soon be affected to 
be great disadvantage and loss both of India and of the world.”
						Sir Mirza Ismail
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