"It was the voice of the ancient rishis of the Vedas, speaking sweet words of love and toleration."
-- The Brooklyn Standard
"[Vivekananda is] one of the very greatest historical figures that India has ever produced. When one sees the full range of his mind, one is astounded."
-- Christopher Isherwood
"His strength and beauty, the grace and dignity of his bearing, the dark light of his eyes, his imposing appearance, and from the moment he began to speak, the splendid music of his rich deep voice enthralled the vast audience.... The thought of this warrior prophet of India left a deep mark upon the United States."
- Romain Rolland