I came across these quotes on sanskrit, all from foreigners! I can't
stop wondering how many of us know this great language?
"India was the mother of our race and Sanskrit the mother of
"I am very sorry, but I cannot learn languages. I have tried hard, only
to find that men of ordinary capacity can learn Sanskrit in less time
that it takes me to buy a German Dictionary"
George Barnard Shaw
"The Sanskrit language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a
wonderful structure; more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the
Latin and more exquisitely refined than either."
Sir William Jones
"It was perfectly clear to me that I had come upon a perfect
language, a language that invokes the spirit, an inexhaustible
wellspring of spiritual inspiration. The ancients called it devavani,
the language of gods. Where did it come from? - A language infinitely
more sophisticated than any of our modern tongues."
Vyaas Houston(American Sanskrit Institute)