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."
"Samskrit has molded 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
"If I was asked what the greatest treasure which India possesses is 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."
"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 is the greatest language of the world."
"We are deeply indebted to the Indians. They have shown us how to measure and count. If we had not known their invention of zero and the facility it affords in counting we would not have been able to make any new invention at all".
"Contacting all types of people and studying the names in the languages indicating the numbers, I have not come across anybody counting beyond 1000. Even the Arabs have stopped there.... But Hindus have gone much further and named numbers of eighteen digits also".
"Pythogorus theorem is found in Shulabasutra as Brahmagupta's theorem 2 centuries before Pythogorus".
"The Indian way of life provides the vision of the natural real way of life. We western veil ourselves with unnatural masks. On the face of India are the tender expressions which carry the mark of the Creators hand."
George Bernard Shaw
"There is space in its philosophy for everyone which is one reason why India is a home to every single religion in the world."
H. G. Wells
"Wherever we direct our attention to Hindu literature the notion of infinity presents itself."
Sir William Jones
"The Veda was the most precious gift for which the West had ever been indebted to the East."
"Hinduism is synonymous with humanism. That is its essence and its great liberating quality."
H. G. Wells
दानं भोगो नाशस्तिस्रो गतयो भवन्ति वित्तस्य
यो न ददाति न भुङ्क्ते तस्य तृतीया गतिर्भवति
"Giving, enjoying and losing – are three things, with money, one can do;
When you don't give or enjoy, only the third way is left for you."
"The milk, with water, shares its traits, as they together blend;
Water gives up its life in fire, seeing the milk in pain;
The milk then seeing the water's plight, jumps out to its life's end;
Showing the manner of close friendship, milk's calmed by water again."
नैवाकृतिः फलति नैव कुलं न शीलं
विद्यापि नैव न च यत्नकृतापि सेवा |
भाग्यानि पूर्वतपसा खलु सञ्चितानि
काले फलन्ति पुरुषस्य यथैव वृक्षाः ||
"It is not character, good birth or beauty;
It is not learning or well-performed duty;
It is good karma from penances of past,
That, like trees, gives in time, fruits that will last."
विद्या नाम नरस्य रूपमधिकं प्रच्छन्नगुप्तं धनम्
विद्या भोगकरी यशःसुखकरी विद्या गुरूणां गुरुः |
विद्या बन्धुजनो विदेशगमने विद्या परा देवता
विद्या राजसु पूज्यते न हि धनं विद्याविहीनः पशुः ||
"Learning is one's greatest beauty and well-protected treasure;
Learning is one's teacher of teachers, cause of fame and pleasure;
Learning is one's kin while abroad; learning's goddess, supreme;
Learning, not wealth's honoured by kings; unread's a beast, extreme."