Like the god Vishnu, my press will have a hundred arms, and these arms will stretch out their hands throughout the country delicately giving form to all manner of opinion. Everyone will belong to my party without knowing it. Those who think they are speaking the language of their party will be acting for mine. Those who think they are marching under their own banner will be marching under mine.
The Greeks, in their mythology, were only disciples of India and Egypt. It is not [for] us who were just barbaric savages, when these peoples were civilized and learned, to dispute their antiquity.
I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganges: astronomy, astrology, metempsychosis, etc.