“I cannot touch sayings of his, scattered as they are through the pages of books, without receiving a thrill through my body like an electric shock. And what shocks, what transports must have been produced when in burning words they issued from the lips of the hero !”
Romain Rolland

“Vivekananda did the best that he could think of, in order to lift the society from the swamps of selfishness and immorality into which it had fallen and to reintegrate it. Only such Mahatmas can really integrate the country.”
Swami Chinmayananda

“I have gone through his works very thoroughly, and after having gone through them, the love that I have for my country became a thousand fold.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“The going forth of Vivekananda, marked out by The Master as the heroic soul destined to take the world between his two hands and change it, was the first visible sign to the world that India was awake, not only to survive but to conquer.”
Sri Aurobindo

“Directly or indirectly, he has powerfully influenced the India of today. And I think that our younger generation will take advantage of this fountain of wisdom, of spirit and fire, that flows from Swami Vivekananda.”
Jawaharlal Nehru

“Swami Vivekananda saved Hinduism and saved India. But for him we would have lost our religion and would not have gained freedom. We, therefore, owe everything to him.”
C Rajagopalachari

“If you want to know India, study Vivekananda. In him everything is positive and nothing is negative.”
Rabrindranath Tagore

“Swamiji harmonised East and West, religion and science, past and present. And that is why he is great. Our countrymen have gained unprecedented self – respect, self – confidence and self – assertion from his teachings.”
Subash Chandra Bose