Lord Dufferin: Congres was a microscopic minority.
Lord Curzon: Congress was ‘tottering to its fall’ and one of his greatest ambition in India was ‘‘to assist it (Congress) a peaceful demise’.
Charles Napier: ‘We have no right to seize Sind, yet we shall do so and a very advantageous, useful humane piece of rascality it will be ’’.
Thomas Roe: ‘‘I know these people are best treated with the sword in one hand and the caducean in the other.’’
Nabin Chandra Sen: ‘‘The battle of Plassey was followed by a night of eternal gloom for India’’.
John Sullivan: ‘Our system acts very much like a sponge drawing up all the good things from the banks of the Ganges and Squeezing them down on the banks Thames’
Tipu Sultan – ‘Better to die like a Soldier, than to live a miserable dependent on the infidels in the list of their pensioned Rajas and nobles.
Peter the Great of Russia ‘‘Bear in mind that the commerce of India is the commerce of the world’’.
Cornwallis ‘‘Every native of Hindustan is corrupt’’.
William Bentinck: ‘‘The misery hardly find a parallel in the history of commerce, the bones of the cotton weavers were bleaching the plains of India’’.
Rani of Jhansi – ‘‘With our own hands we shall not let our Azadshahi burry’’.
J.L. Nehru: ‘‘British power became the guardian and upholder of many an evil custom and practice which it otherwise condemned.’’
Cornwallis: ‘‘ One-third of Bengal has been transformed into a jungle inhabited only by wild beats’’
A.O. Hume – ‘‘A safety valve for the escape of great and growing forces generate by our action was urgently needed’’.
Dada Bhai Naroji: Regarding law and orders ‘‘pray strike on the back but the dont strike on the belly’’.
Dufferin: Branded the national leaders as ‘‘Disloyal Babus’ ‘‘Seditious Brahmins’ and ‘‘Violent Villains’.
Swami Vivekananda ‘‘For our own motherland a junction of the two great system Hinduism and Islam is the only hope.
Swami Vivekananda ‘‘We just don’t touch Our religion is our kitchen our god is the cooking and our religion doesn’t touch me, I am holy. If this goes on for a century, every one of us will be in a lunatic asylum.
Aurobindo Ghosh: ‘‘Political freedom is the life breath of a nation’’.
Tilak: ‘‘Swaraj is my birthright and I will have it.
Gandhiji on the eve of Dandi March ‘‘Sedition has become my religion’’.
Ram Krishna Paramahamsa ‘‘ God is of no use to the hungry belly’
Swami Vivekananda ‘‘Christianity wins its prosperity by cutting the throats of its fellowmen.