"A true saint" :
Sri Madhvacharya, right from his childhood, showed signs of divinity. He was completely detached towards mundane worldly pleasures. This was natural to him as he was always immersed in meditation of the Almighty. At a very young age he made his mind to renounce this world and accept sainthood. This, he thought, is the best way to fulfill his life's objective of uplifting the noble souls by imparting divine knowledge. Though decimating evil forces is the prime objective in all his incarnations he knew that by the will of God, Goddess Durga will incarnate in the near future for that purpose. Thus, unlike his previous two incarnations where he single handedly destroyed most of the evil forces he chose to launch a peaceful attack through his works and discourses.
"An ardent devotee" :
Madhvacharya's devotion towards Vishnu is unflinching and insurmountable. He is the best example of a true devotee of the Almighty. He doesn't even spend a moment without remembering the Almighty. He asks for nothing except service of the God. He is the perfect follower of Bhagavata Dharma. In his eyes, Vishnu is the supreme master. All others are His servants. He composed and devotionally sang several songs and stotras praising Vishnu’s supremacy. When he was touring from place to place his entourage would dance and proceed in front of him singing his melodious compositions in praise of Vishnu.
"An extraordinary thinker" :
He was an extraordinary thinker who revolutionized the Vedic thinking by his fresh and sound
ideas supported by stern logic which cut across all kinds of dogmatism. He was firmly set against
the notion of accepting doctrines just because of their wide public acceptance. He refused to
accept that it is possible to derive a meaningful spiritual system based on any but the
apaurusheya texts and their adjuncts. At the same time he gave due importance to perception as
a valid means of knowledge. He also dismissed claims that only part of the Vedas are useful, and
showed that even the so-called karma-kanda portions of them are only meant to worship Hari.
We find in some of his thoughts answers to even the most demanding problems of the Modern
Science. His definition of an atom as an indivisible particle which has at least 10 parts greatly
appeals to the modern logical mind. The concept of sakshin and vishesas are some of his
significant, unique and original contributions to the Indian philosophical thought.