Speeches of Gopal Krishna Gokhale

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G. A. Nateson, 1920 - India - 1029 pages
 

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Page 125 - And it is our further will that, so far as may be, our subjects, of whatever race or creed, be freely and impartially admitted to offices in our service, the duties of which they may be qualified, by their education, ability, and integrity, duly to discharge.
Page 689 - British rule began, all sections of the Indian community, without distinction of caste or creed, have been moved by a. common impulse and without the stimulus of external pressure to act together in offering resistance to a common wrong. A wave of true national consciousness has swept over the Province, and at its touch old barriers have, for the time at any rate, been thrown down; personal jealousies have vanished; other controversies have been hushed. Bengal's heroic stand against the oppression...
Page xv - Large numbers of educated men in this country feel towards Mr. Morley as towards a Master, and the heart hopes and yet it trembles, as it had never hoped or trembled before. He, the reverent student of Burke, the disciple of Mill, the friend and biographer of Gladstone...
Page 915 - Love of country must so fill the heart that all else shall appear as of little moment by its side. A fervent patriotism which rejoices at every opportunity of sacrifice for the motherland, a dauntless heart which refuses to be turned back from its object by difficulty or danger, a deep faith in the purpose of Providence that nothing can shake — equipped with these, the worker must start on his mission and reverently seek the joy which comes of spending oneself in the service of one's country.
Page xi - To my mind the greatest work of western education in the present state of India is not so much the encouragement of learning as the liberation of the Indian mind from the thraldom of...
Page 149 - So far as we have been able to form a general opinion upon a difficult question from the evid•ence we have heard and the statistics placed before us, the wages of these people have not risen in the last twenty vears in due proportion to the rise in prices of their necessaries of life.
Page 593 - Among many subjects of importance, none can have a stronger claim to our attention than that of education. It is one of our most sacred duties to be the means, as far as in us lies, of conferring upon the natives of India those vast moral and material blessings which flow from the general diffusion of useful knowledge, and which India may, under Providence, derive from her connection with England.
Page 49 - It is obvious that an ignorant and illiterate nation can never make any solid progress and must fall back in the race of life. What we .therefore want — and want most urgently — is first of all a widespread diffusion of elementary education...
Page 222 - The Press is in one sense, like the Government, a custodian of public interests, and any attempt to hamper its freedom by repressive legislation is bound to affect these interests prejudicially, and cannot fail in the end to react upon the position of the Government itself.
Page 91 - We do not want to occupy it, but we also cannot afford to see it occupied by our foes. We are quite content to let it remain in the hands of our...

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