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Friedrich Max Muller

Friedrich Max Müller (6 December 1823 – 28 October 1900), generally known as Max Müller, was a German-born philologist and Orientalist, who lived and studied in Britain for most of his life. He was one of the founders of the western academic field of Indian studies and the discipline of comparative religion. Müller wrote both scholarly and popular works on the subject of Indology. The Sacred Books of the East, a 50-volume set of English translations, was prepared under his direction. He also promoted the idea of a Turanian family of languages and Turanian people.

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“Cut out the love of self, like an autumn lotus, with thy hand!”

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“Christianity is a missionary religion, converting, advancing, aggressive, encompassing the world; ...

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“One is the road that leads to wealth, another the road that leads to immortality.”

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“He himself does not belong to himself; how much less sons and wealth?”

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“His thought is quiet, quiet are his word and deed, when he has obtained freedom by true knowledge ...

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“Pleasant is attainment of intelligence, pleasant is avoiding of sins.”

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“He who possesses virtue and intelligence, who is just, speaks the truth, and does what is his own ...

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“Beware of bodily anger, and control thy body!”

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