19 May 2016 - GREAT AUSSIE QUOTES




GREAT AUSSIE QUOTES

G'day folks,

Welcome to some quotes made by some famous ... And infamous Australians.


Never complain, never explain (personal motto of Kerry Packer - billionaire)

A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop (Robert Hughes - art critic and author)

Winning needs no explanation, losing has no alibi (Greg Baum - journalist)

The bigger the hat, the smaller the property (Australian proverb)

A champion team will always beat a team of champions - (Early Collingwood Magpies teams)

Where there are Torres Strait Islanders there is a community - (Bill Stephens)

I like villains because there's something so attractive about a committed person -- they have a plan, an ideology, no matter how twisted. They're motivated. (Russel Crowe - actor)

It's Australian to do such things because, however uncivilised they may seem, it's human to do them. (Hugh Mackay)

Unless you're willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen (Phillip Adams - journalist)

As a leader you must celebrate life, you must celebrate success and paradoxically, you must celebrate heroic failures (Lieutenant General D.M. Mueller)

All our best heroes are losers (Richard Glover - radio presenter)

There are people who wish to draw attention to themselves by attacking me (Don Bradman - cricket player) 



Always back the horse named self-interest, son. It'll be the only one trying (Jack Lang - Labor premier)

As a work of art, it reminds me of a long conversation between two drunks (Clive James) 

I've never seen anyone rehabilitated by punishment (Henry Lawson - poet) 

The true Aussie battler and his wife thrust doggedly onwards: starting again, failing again, implacably thrusting towards success. For success, even if it is only the success of knowing that one has tried to the utmost and never surrendered, is the target of every battler (Michael Page & Robert Inapen - authors)

If the section cannot remain here alive, it will remain here dead, but in any case it will remain here. Should any man through shell-shock or other cause attempt to surrender, he will remain here dead. (Lieutenant F.P. Bethune -clergyman by trade)

It's dead easy to die; it's the keeping on living that's hard (Douglas Mawson - Scientist and polar survivor) 

You never want an Australian with his back against the wall. You put any 12 blokes together and you'll get a job done. Whether it's getting a bogged four-wheel-drive off the beach or standing in front of a cricket wicket and making sure we're in a dominant position. It's the same dog, different leg action, so to speak - (Matthew Hayden - cricket player) 

Not lip service, nor obsequious homage to superiors, nor servile observance of forms and customs...the Australian army is proof that individualism is the best and not the worst foundation upon which to build up collective discipline - General Monash

We are not so much as disillusioned but illusion free (Miranda Devine - journalist) 

May as well be here we are as where we are (Australian Aboriginal saying)
A Platypus is a duck designed by a committee (anon)



Do you know why I have credibility? Because I don't exude morality (Bob Hawke - Prime Minister)

It's no good crying over spilt milk; all we can do is bail up another cow (Joseph Chiefley - Prime Minister)

The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy - Alex Carey

Nationalism is both a vital medicine and a dangerous drug (Geoffrey Blainey - Historian) 



Clancy's comment: There ya go  folks. Hope you understood what was meant.

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