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◆ Fate gives all of us three teachers, three friends, three enemies, and three great loves in our lives. But these twelve are always disguised, and we can never know which one is which until we've loved them, left them, or fought them.
- Gregory David Roberts100
◆ …the designation of wife in India, of the Hindu wife, is higher and grander than that of Empress. She is called Devi
- Virchand Gandhi99
◆ .. becoming attached to a country involves pressing, uncomfortable questions about justice and opportunity for its least powerful citizens.
- Katherine Boo99
◆ In India even the most mundane inquiries have a habit of ending this way. There may be two answers, there may be five, a dozen or a hundred; the only thing that is certain is that all will be different.
- Eric Newby99
◆ India, she now knew, would not be content staying in the background, was nobody's wallpaper, insisted in interjecting itself into everyone's life, meddling with it, twisting it, molding it beyond recognition. India, she had found out, was a place of political intrigue and economic corruption, a place occupied by real people with their incessantly human needs, desires, ambitions, and aspirations, and not the exotic, spiritual, mysterious entity that was a creation of the Western imagination.
- Thrity Umrigar99
◆ Als it is hard for America to fight wars in the name of freedom, if those people themselves choose for nonfreedom. Can America and England save India from communism, if they vote communist themselves.
- Oswald Mosley99
◆ A dull, decent people, cherishing and fortifying their dullness behind a quarter of a million bayonets.
- George Orwell99
◆ In international commerce, India is an ancient country-(19th October, 1899)
- Virchand Gandhi99
◆ ...wearing a turban of yellow, signifying knowledge, and a robe of purple, portraying purity and activity, Virchand Gandhi of Bombay delivered a lecture on the religions of India....
- The New York Times99
◆ Krishna taught in the Bhadavad Gita: ‘karmanyeva-adhikaraste ma phalesu kadachana', which means, ‘Be active, never be inactive, and don't react to the outcome of the work.
- Anonymous99
◆ In India we celebrate the commonality of major differences; we are a land of belonging rather than of blood.
- Shashi Tharoor99
◆ There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won't go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. It was as if all my life I had been seeing the world in black and white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor.
- Keith Bellows99
◆ 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!
- Romaine Rolland99
◆ Partition was a total catastrophe for Delhi,' she said. ‘Those who were left behind are in misery. Those who were uprooted are in misery. The Peace of Delhi is gone. Now it is all gone.
- William Dalrymple99
◆ The contrast between the familiar and the exceptional was everywhere around me. A bullock cart was drawn up beside a modern sports car at a traffic signal. A man squatted to relieve himself behind the discreet shelter of a satellite dish. An electric forklift truck was being used to unload goods from an ancient wooden cart with wooden wheels. The impression was of a plodding indefatigable and distant past that had crashed intact through barriers of time into its own future. I liked it.
- Gregory David Roberts99

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