What others said about Mahatma Gandhi

It is alarming and also nauseating to see Mr. Gandhi, a seditious middle temple lawyer, now posing as a fakir of a type well known in the east, striding half-naked up the steps of the viceregal palace, while he is still organizing and conducting a defiant campaign of civil disobedience, to parley on equal terms with the representative of the king-emperor. Winston Churchill, 1930
Friends and Comrades, the light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere. Jawaharlal Nehru, 1948 on the death of Gandhiji
The light has gone out, I said, and yet I was wrong. For the light that shone in this country was no ordinary light. The light that has illumined this country for these many years will illumine this country for many more years, and a thousand years later, that light will be seen in this country and the world will see it and it will give solace to innumerable hearts. Jawaharlal Nehru, 1948 on the death of Gandhiji in continuation of the above sentence.
Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this walked the earth in flesh and blood. Albert Einstein, 1948
If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought, and acted, inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony. We may ignore him at our own risk. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Mahatama Gandhi will go down in history on par with Buddha and Jesus Christ. Lord Mountbatten
He is a man among men, a hero among heroes, a patriot among patriots and we may well say that in him Indian humanity at the present time has really reached its high water-mark. Gopal Krishna Gokhale.