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Quotes : Essence of Hinduism : Sanskrit - Comments

"Without the study of Sanskrit 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 Sanskrit 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
"Sanskrit 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
"Sanskrit has moulded the minds of our people to the extent to which they themselves are not conscious. Sanskrit 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. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan
"The language of Sanskrit 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
"Sanskrit is the origin of modern languages of Europe ." Professor Dean Brown
"Sanskrit is the unsurpassed zenith in the whole development of languages yet known to us." - Wilhelm von Humboldt
"The intellectual debt of Europe to Sanskrit 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
"Sanskrit is the greatest language of the world." - Professor Max Muller
"India was the motherland of our race and Sanskrit the mother of Europe ’s languages…Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all." - Will Durant
"If Sanskrit 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
"There is no language in the world, even Greek, which has the clarity and the philosophical precision of Sanskrit " - Frederich von Schlegel

Quotes : Essence of Hinduism


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