(phrase apocryphally attributed to Gandhi) , meaning 'you can't go back in time and correct the mistakes you have made; if you have made a mistake in the past you have no choice but live with the consequences and move forward.
son: I didn't get the grades in math, chemistry and physics that i wanted. Now the MIT won't accept me. Is there anything I can do?

father: no. there is nothing you can do. All you can do however, is learn by heart, and apply to your future, Gandhi's famous phrase 'you write you write your life in indelible ink'. What you can do is go study history or some other social science discipline at Columbia University
by Sexydimma May 5, 2013
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