Honor & Praise of India around the world

Honor & Praise of India around the world

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What makes India truly great?

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What makes India truly great?

It is seemingly impossible to amass India’s greatness into words. The fact that it’s one of the largest ever democracy with a never-ending desire for triumphs in terms of growth & self-development has made the world sit up and notice our nation’s existence.

India's true achievements so far...

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India’s true achievements so far…

What makes India an elusive heaven is existence of a peaceful co-habitation of diverse cultures and religions, brotherhood, ancient values, respect for the world. And that is not just me; these famous legends have something even more beautiful to say about India. Read ahead…

Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA:

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Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA:

“India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.”

Mark Twain, American author:

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Mark Twain, American author:

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great-grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”

P. Johnstone:

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P. Johnstone:

“Gravitation was known to the Hindus (Indians) before the birth of Newton. The system of blood circulation was discovered by them centuries before Harvey was heard of.”

Will Durant, American historian:

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Will Durant, American historian:

“India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all”.

Albert Einstein, American scientist:

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Albert Einstein, American scientist:

“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.”

B.G. Rele:

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B.G. Rele:

“Our present knowledge of the nervous system fits in so accurately with the internal description of the human body given in the Vedas (5000 years ago). Then the question arises whether the Vedas are really religious books or books on anatomy of the nervous system and medicine.” (‘The Vedic Gods’)

Max Mueller, German scholar:

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Max Mueller, German scholar:

“If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India.”

Sylvia Levi:

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Sylvia Levi:

“She (India) has left indelible imprints on one fourth of the human race in the course of a long succession of centuries. She has the right to reclaim . . . her place amongst the great nations summarizing and symbolizing the spirit of humanity. From Persia to the Chinese sea, from the icy regions of Siberia to Islands of Java and Borneo, India has propagated her beliefs, her tales, and her civilization!”

Mark Twain:

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Mark Twain:

“India has two million gods, and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.”

W. Heisenberg, German Physicist:

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W. Heisenberg, German Physicist:

“After the conversations about Indian philosophy, some of the ideas of Quantum Physics that had seemed so crazy suddenly made much more sense.”

Will Durant on India

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Will Durant on India

“It is true that even across the Himalayan barrier India has sent to the west, such gifts as grammar and logic, philosophy and fables, hypnotism and chess, and above all numerals and the decimal system.”

Romain Rolland, French scholar:

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Romain Rolland, French scholar:

“If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.”

Sir W. Hunter, British Surgeon:

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Sir W. Hunter, British Surgeon:

“The surgery of the ancient Indian physicians was bold and skilful. A special branch of surgery was dedicated to rhinoplasty or operations for improving deformed ears, noses and forming new ones, which European surgeons have now borrowed.”

William James, American Author:

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William James, American Author:

“From the Vedas we learn a practical art of surgery, medicine, music, house building under which mechanized art is included. They are an encyclopedia of every aspect of life, culture, religion, science, ethics, law, cosmology and meteorology.”