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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.
Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, There's no place like home.
The most important civil liberty... is to stay alive and to be free from violence and death.
You are not prime minister of Australia because of some kind of process of divine selection. You are prime minister of Australia through the gift of the Australian people.
I'd like to be seen as an average Australian bloke. I can't think of... I can't think of a nobler description of anybody than to be called an average Australian bloke.
People who say they're too busy to have lunch have a false impression of their own importance.
Truth is absolute, truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life.
For so long as we condone injustice by a small but powerful group, we condone the destruction of all social stability, all real peace, all trust in man's good intentions toward his fellow man.
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.
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.
I don't think it is wrong, racist, immoral or anything, for a country to say 'we will decide what the cultural identity and the cultural destiny of this country will be and nobody else'.
I accept that climate change is a challenge, I accept the broad theory about global warming. I am sceptical about a lot of the more gloomy predictions.
I accept that in a free society you have to justify reductions in people's liberties. I accept that, bearing in mind my starting point is that the most important human right is the right to life.
A conservative is someone who does not think he is morally superior to his grandfather.
You can't fatten the pig on market day.
Nobody should underestimate how much the world changed on the 11th of September 2001.
Sport is an important part of the Australian psyche. Anybody who thinks that sport is not part of the fabric of Australian life misunderstands this country quite dramatically.
Of all the important relationships that Australia has with other countries, none has been more greatly transformed over the last 10 years than our relationship with China.
She was my accountant, so I just believed her.
Young people are at risk of being disinherited from their community if that community lacks the courage and confidence to teach its history.
Every fool in error can find a passage of scripture to back him up
We won't just automatically click our heels and follow the Americans.
There's no place like home, there's no place like home
The cross is not a detour or a hurdle on the way to the kingdom, nor is it even the way to the kingdom; it is the kingdom come.
He who is less than just is less than man.
The relationship between the obedience of Gods people and the triumph of Gods cause is not a relationship of cause and effect but one of cross and resurrection.
The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.
This tendency to make laws that are convenient or advantageous rather than right has mushroomed.
You believe in freedom of speech for communists because what they say is true. You do not believe in freedom of speech for fascists because what they say is a lie.
The church is called to be now what the world is called to be ultimately
I feel like a man who has had truckloads of filth heaped upon him; I am now asked to struggle to my feet and talk while more truckloads pour more filth around my head.
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.
Nobody should claim that the war [in Iraq] is over. But certainly it can be said that the regime is finished.
How can you render the duties of justice to men when they may destroy you?
If I am wrong and you are right then the democratic process of the Australian community will vindicate you and condemn me.
I'm all for it. In these days, regional marketing is the only way to survive.
An exile from home splendour dazzles in vain,Oh give me my lowly thatched cottage again;The birds singing gayly, that came at my call,Give me them, and that peace of mind dearer than all.
It's beyond belief that any Australian could be so stupid as to carry drugs into any country in Asia.
If I were running al-Qaeda in Iraq, I would put a circle around March 2008 and be praying as many times as possible for a victory not only for Obama but also for the Democrats.
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.
I've never believed in lower wages. Never. Never believed in lower wages, I've never believed in lower wages as an economic instrument.
If we say, as we do, that no one in this country intends for racism to lead to genocide, the effects of racism are genocidal, regardless of our intentions.
I have absolutely no difficulty myself with the playing of God Save the Queen in the presence of Her Majesty.
The first thing you lose when you die is your motor skills.
He was one of those young men who possess an impressive store of facts, but no truths.
The author explains that some find recourse from injustice in literature and art but that these tend to deepen sensitivity to injustice rather than dull it.
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If virtue does not equal powers, powers will be misused.
A love for his child was so profound, it spilled over to all humanity.
He had to die someday too. He might do it on sheets with a six-hundred-plus thread count, but he'd die just the same. Death wouldn't forget about him.