Gopal Krishna Gokhale quotes

Gopal Krishna Gokhale quotes

Gopal Krishna Gokhale was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and founder of the Servants of India Society. He was a mentor to both Mahatma Gandhi and the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. He established Indian self-rule and worked amongst common Indians to encourage education, sanitation, and public development. He actively spoke against ignorance, casteism, and untouchability in Indian society. He was reputed for working for trust and friendship between Hindu and Muslim communities.

Gopal Krishna Gokhale’s biggest contribution to India was as a teacher, nurturer of a whole new generation of leaders conscious of their responsibilities to a wider nation. Gandhi calls Gokhale his mentor and guide, while Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the future founder of Pakistan, in 1912 wanted to become the “Muslim Gokhale,” “Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim Unity.”

Gopal Krishna Gokhale quote

  • Most dangerous enemy of British rule in the country. – Gopal Krishna Gokhale

  • No taxation without representation. – Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Gopal Krishna Gokhale quote

  • It doesn’t take quite long for patience to manifest into intelligence. – Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Gopal Krishna Gokhale quote

  • What the country needs most at the present moment is a spirit of self-sacrifice on the part of our educated young men, and they may take it from me that they cannot spend their lives in a better cause than raising the moral and intellectual level of their unhappy low castes and promoting their well-being. – Gopal Krishna Gokhale

  • In whatever way I may have insulted You in jokes; while playing, reposing in bed, sitting, or at meals; when alone, or in front of others; O Krishna, I implore You for forgiveness. — Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Gopal Krishna Gokhale quote

 

  • But I venture to submit, my lord, that the consideration which the people of the Western countries receive in consequence of their voting power should be available to us, in matters of finance at any rate, through intelligent anticipation – to use a phrase of Your Lordship’s- of our reasonable wishes on the part of the government. – Gopal Krishna Gokhale

  • No Indian could have started the Indian National Congress…if an Indian had come forward to start such a movement embracing all Indians, the officials in India would not have allowed the movement to come into existence. – Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Gopal Krishna Gokhale quote

  • A taxation so forced as not only to maintain a budgetary equilibrium but to yield as well large, continuous, progressive surpluses –even in years of trials and suffering –is, I submit, against all accepted canons of finance. – Gopal Krishna Gokhale

  • युवा पिढी को नई दिशा मिले और सार्वजनिक जीवन मे उनको प्रशिक्षित करने के मकसद से ही हमने भारत सेवक समाज की स्थापना की है। – Gopal Krishna Gokhale

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