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- India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.
- Hu Shih. As quoted in Consolation of Mind (2004) by H. K. Suhas, p. 111
- Never before had China seen a religion so rich in Imagery, so beautiful and captivating m ritualism and so bold in cosmological and metaphysical speculations. Like a poor beggar suddenly halting before a magnificent storehouse of precious stones of dazzling brilliancy and splendor, China was overwhelmed, baffled and overjoyed. She begged and borrowed freely from this munificent giver. The first borrowings were chiefly from the religious life of India, in which China's indebtedness to India can never be fully told.
- Hu Shih. Quoted from Londhe, S. (2008). A tribute to Hinduism: Thoughts and wisdom spanning continents and time about India and her culture