Frederick William Thomas (philologist)

English philologist

Frederick William Thomas CIE FBA (21 March 1867 – 6 May 1956), usually cited as F. W. Thomas, was an English Indologist and Tibetologist.

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  • What gives to the Upanishads their unique quality and unfailing human appeal is an earnest sincerity of tone, as of friends conferring upon matters of deep concern.
    • F. W. Thomas, in The Legacy of India
  • Hinduism is one of the greatest assimilants that the world has known... It is infinitely absorbent like the ocean.
    • Attributed/Quoted in The Discovery of India - By Jawaharlal Nehru p. 90 and The Mutual Influence of Mohammedans and Hindus - by F W Thomas

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