Who can say thus far, no further, to the tide of his own nature? Who can erase the impressions with which he is born? It is idle to expect one's children and wards necessarily to follow the same course of evolution as oneself.
He is lost who is possessed by carnal desire.
In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.
It dawned upon me that fasting could be made as powerful a weapon of indulgence as of restraint.
If you want real peace in the world, start with children.
Cowardice is impotence worse than violence. The coward desires revenge but being afraid to die, he looks to others, maybe to the government of the day, to do the work of defense for him. A coward is less than a man. He does not deserve to be a member of a society of men and women.
Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
Ask the poor. They'll tell you who the christians are.
Nothing once begun should be abandoned, unless it is proved to be morally wrong.
Recall the face of the poorest and weakest man you have seen, and ask yourself if this step you contemplate is going to be any use to him.
Sir Pherozeshah had seemed to me like the Himalaya, the Lokamanya like the ocean. But Gokhale was as the Ganges.
Bad handwriting should be regarded as a sign of an imperfect education.