27 Total Quotes

Australian Statesman Quotes

The game is not lost - or won - until the last bell goes.
John Curtin
#Australian Statesman

I have more influence now than when I had the power.
Gough Whitlam
#Australian Statesman

Considering the company I keep in this place, that is hardly surprising.
Robert Menzies
#Australian Statesman

If I liken the Pacific War to a football match, I can say to you that the first half is over, we have kicked off after the interval, and we are going to carry the ball into enemy territory for a smashing victory.
John Curtin
#Australian Statesman

We cannot measure the cost of this terrible war in money and material things. I doubt if there can be any spiritual assessment of the loss.
John Curtin
#Australian Statesman

People should be free to find or make for themselves the kinds of educational experience they want their children to have.
John Holt
#Australian Statesman

No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.
John Holt
#Australian Statesman

Since we can't know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned.
John Holt
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
It's beyond belief that any Australian could be so stupid as to carry drugs into any country in Asia.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
Nobody should underestimate how much the world changed on the 11th of September 2001.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
I thank all of those who weren't born in this country for coming here and making a contribution to Australia. We are the least discriminatory country in the world, in my view.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
I have absolutely no difficulty myself with the playing of God Save the Queen in the presence of Her Majesty.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
This is appalling. The idea that a person could be punished because of their religious belief and the idea they might be executed is just beyond belief.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
We will decide who comes to our country.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
It's too much to expect in an academic setting that we should all agree, but it is not too much to expect discipline and unvarying civility.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
I'm all for it. In these days, regional marketing is the only way to survive.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
I don't think there's any reason on Earth why people should have access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons unless they're in the military or in the police.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
I'm not running away from the fact that I had previously said I did not contemplate a major increase, and that was a fair statement of the Government's state of mind at the time I made that.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
Terrorists oppose nations such as the United States and Australia not because of what we have done but because of who we are and because of the values that we hold in common.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
Truth is absolute, truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
We want to assert the very principle that truth is absolute, truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
We will decide who comes to this country, and the circumstances under which they come.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
We won't just automatically click our heels and follow the Americans.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

John Howard
You can't fatten the pig on market day.
John Howard
#Australian Statesman

All for Australia and the Empire.
Joseph Lyons
#Australian Statesman

I am one of the few men honest enough to say they do not understand women.
Robert Menzies
#Australian Statesman