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Australian wisdom – quotes by Australians

Australian wisdom

Although Australians may be descended from Convicts and other underclasses of the world, it seems the underclasses have some interesting things to say.

Quotes
by 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)

When you play test
cricket, you don’t give the Englishmen an inch. Play it tough, all the way. Grind
them into the dust Don Bradman – Cricket player


It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies Arthur
Calwell – Politician

If the guy
next to you is swearing like a wharfie he’s probably a billionaire. Or, just conceivably,
a wharfie – (Australian
observation)

A Man of Business
is one who becomes possessed of other people’s money, without bringing himself
under the power of the law (Marcus Clarke – historian)

A
man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute
to his country anything more than a horrible example (Robert
Menzies – Prime minister)

The
best way to help the poor is not to become one of them (Lang
Hancock – mining magnate)

Ordinary
people need to lead and not sit there and think that governments are going to
spoon feed them (Ian Kiernan – organiser of Clean up Australia
Day)

A wowser. ..is a man who, being entirely destitute of the greater virtues, makes up for their lack by a continuous denunciation of little vices. ( William Holman MLA)

It
is long accepted by the missionaries that morality is inversely proportional to
the amount of clothing people wore – (Alex Carey)

A wowser is…a person who is more shocked at seeing two inches of underskirt than a mountain of misery ( John Scaddan, premier of Western Australia)

There is nothing so costly
to the state as a ruined life (Catherine Spence – Social and
political reformer, writer and teacher)


Shoot straight you bastards. Don’t make a mess of it (Harry
(Breaker) Morant – executed soldier and poet)


The most intense hatreds are not between political
parties but within them (Phillip Adams – journalist)

The difference between a stupid man and a
wise one is the stupid man’s inability to calculate the consequences of the action.
The same goes for government ( Brian Penton – journalist)


Encourage your people to be committed to a project rather than just involved
in it. You know the difference between involvement and commitment don’t you? In
a meal of bacon and eggs, the chicken is involved, the pig is committed (Richard
Pratt – billionaire)

Australians
will never acquire a national identity until individual Australians acquire identities
of their own (Patrick White – author)

Those who
lose dreaming are lost – (Australian Aboriginal proverb)

It’s
like the axe that’s had two new blades and three new handles but otherwise is
just as it was when grandfather bought it – (Australian proverb)

The
law locks up the man who steals the goose from the common, but leaves the greater
criminal loose who steals the common from the goose (convict
saying)

If I had
a donkey What Wouldn’t go, do you think I’d wallop him, oh dear no (convict
saying)

Why are people
so unkind? (Kamahl – singer)

One
gets tired of the role critics are supposed to have in this culture: It’s like
being the piano player in a whorehouse; you don’t have any control over the action
going on upstairs (Robert Hughes – author and critic)

Nothing
they design ever gets in the way of a work of art (Robert Hughes – author and critic)

We want to create
a sort of linguistic Lourdes, where evil and misfortune are dispelled by a dip
in the waters of euphemism (Robert Hughes –
author and critic)

Dog
must not steal from dog (convict saying)

Such
is life (Ned Kelly – bushranger)

If
my lips teach the public that men are made mad by bad treatment, and if the police
are taught that they may exasperate to madness men they persecute and ill treat,
my life will not be entirely thrown away (Ned Kelly –
bushranger)

I
do not pretend that I have led a blameless life, or that one fault justifies another,
but the public in judging a case like mine should remember that the darkest life
may now have a bright side (Ned Kelly –
bushranger)

I
have outlived that care that curries public favour or dreads the public frown. ..let
the hand of law strike me down if it will, but I ask that my story be heard and
considered (Ned Kelly – bushranger)

If
you go out for a big night and by some misadventure you end up in a prison cell,
you can count on your best friend to bail
you out, but your best mate will be in there besides you (Australian
observation)

Out
in the bush, the tarred road always ends just after the house of the local mayor
(Australian observation)

There
is nothing more Australian than spending time in somebody else’s country ( anon)

The wowser
mistakes the world for a penitentiary and themselves as the warden (Australian
observation)

The
cricket bat is mightier than the pen and the sword combined (anon)

It
may be that your sole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others (anon)

We cultivated
our land, but in a way different from the white man. We endeavoured to live with
the land; they seemed to live off it (Tom Dystra – Aboriginal
man)

Some mistakes are too much
fun to only make once (anon)

A
truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour (anon)

Before you criticise someone, you
should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you’re a
mile away and have their shoes (anon)

The
Australian nation is a nation of blow-ins and we’ve got the lot here – bog
Irish, reffos, dagos, wogs, slopes, you name it (Bill Leak –
cartoonist)

A fair go
for all, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, except for Poms, Seppos and
Kiwis ( anon)

They
who came here in chains, who were lashed while they worked in convict gangs at
Port Arthur. They who like many others were driven through starvation or oppression
from their home-lands to the shores of this new country, Australia. They, who
for a multitude of reasons that hopefully, I or my children will never witness
or experience, decided not to harbour grudges or discontent but rather to look
to the future. They who embraced this country as their own and said; “let’s
get on with it, this is a new land, this is our home. (Dennis
O’Keeffe – Musician)

What rugby league teaches you is that everything is temporary. The dead-set certainty is that there’s adversity coming as well as success. You may as well make the most of it while you can. (Matthew Elliott – football coach)

I say to the young blokes, when you get asked for an autograph, don’t knock it back because there’ll be a time where no one will ask you (Brett Kenny – footballer)

The
wisdom of Errol Flynn

It
isn’t what they say about you, it’s what they whisper

I
am not biased against the rich because they are rich, but the most lively people
are those without money who would like to have some

Someone,
I don’t know who- it might have even been me- said, ‘Any man at the age of twenty-five
who is not a Communist has no heart: any man who is still is at the age of thirty-five
has no head.

Man’s
indecency to man all over the world rules out the idea of humanity as an actuality.
It is a dream of young idealists. In practice a misnomer

I
crave the indulgence of my senses but this is countered by an interior desire
that is even keener than my senses to know the meaning of things

I
want faith; but I am faithless

I
enter a whorehouse with the same interest as I do the British museum or the Metropolitan
– in the same spirit of curiosity. Here are the works of man, here is an art of
man, here is the eternal pursuit of gold and pleasure. I couldn’t be more sincere.
This doesn’t mean that if I go to La Scala in Milan to hear Carmen I want to get
up on the stage and participate. I do not. Neither do I always participate in
a fine representative national whorehouse – but I must see it as a spectacle,
an offering, a symptom of a nation.

I
portray myself as wicked, hoping I will not be regarded as wicked. But I may be
wicked in the biblical sense

I
am on the side of the underdog except when I am on the side of the rich

It
is habit for me to discount myself before somebody else does it for me. Better
to get in the first lick

You
can never trust a human being to behave as you would have expected in a given
circumstance

Has every
oyster a different taste?

If
they say I am inconsistent let them say it, for it is true, because inconsistency
is a part of living

I
am convinced of the validity of contradiction. There are many worlds. Each is
true, at its time, in its own fashion

It
is a mistake to think you cant be hurt if you don’t care

Flynn
is not always in

Wisdom
of a convict

To plunder
is at first as natural as to eat. How readily children lay their little hands
upon every tempting article they see, until taught that it is not proper to do
so.

How
clearly does the behaviour of that unlearned heathen prove that shame is an artificial
sentiment resulting from education alone; and that different communities measure
propriety, nay even right and wrong, by various standards established under the
operation of dissimilar circumstances.

Whether
the difficulty in disposing of criminals, and whether the production of so many
denote an unsound condition in the mother country, must now be determined by the
wiser heads now occupied with the subject. Nevertheless, one cannot help fancying
that the necessity for cure, in a certain measure, be economically superseded
by prevention.

Indeed I am not
certain that every individual in the two English Houses of Parliament would be
the worse for seven years, “lagging”; it would make practical men of
them.

All the evil in his nature
(and who is without any) had been developed and nourished by harsh and cruel treatment,
kindling, perhaps, a revengeful feeling against all mankind – a feeling, often
the cause, in Australia at a future period, of the barbarous murder of innocent
individuals.

 

50+ Quotes About Australia To Inspire Your Travels

Last updated on June 15th, 2021 at 02:52 pm

If you’re looking for a slice of Australiana in the form of some inspiring quotes and sayings, then you are definitely in the right place. This collection of 50+ quotes about Australia has quotes about travel in Australia, life in Oz, the landscape of Australia, our deadly Aussie animals, what famous people think of the land down under and includes some words and Australian proverbs from our indigenous people and aboriginal Australians.

So whether you are planning a trip to Oz – or just want to get in the mood for an Australia day style celebration – these Aussie quotes are sure to get you in the mood!

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Travel Quotes About Australia

1. “Being lost in Australia gives you a lovely sense of security.” – Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines

2. “We are all visitors to this time. This place we are just passing through. Our purpose here is to Observe. To Learn. To Grow. To Love. And then we return home” – Australian Aboriginal Proverb (such wise words from our indigenous Australians, we can learn so much from aboriginal culture.)

3. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world” – Mary Ann Radmacher

4. “Don’t worry about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia” – Charles M Schulz (one of the great motivational quotes to remind us tomorrow is only a day away)

5. “I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!” – Dorothea Mackellar
(an inspiring quote – or rather poem – I fully agree with. It’s the wide brown land for me too)

6. “Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that.” – Andre Benjamin

7. “The potential for adventure makes life worth living” – Vicki Garside, MakeTimeToSeeTheWorld (and is ALWAYS my quote of the day. I am biased though!)

8. “Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy; Canada is like an intelligent, 35-year-old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson. It comes right up to you and laughs very hard in your face in a highly threatening and engaging manner” – Douglas Adams
(this is one of my favourite Australia quotes – it always makes me smile. I think we’ve all met that Aussie!)

9. “Australia is a phenomenally beautiful country, and every time I go away and come back, it never ceases to amaze me” – David Wenham

10. “Australia is breathtakingly beautiful, and I can’t wait to visit again” – Joe Nichols

11. “Traveler, there are no paths. Paths are made by walking” – Australian Aboriginal Proverb

12. “It’s a perfect day here in Australia, glorious blue sunshine.” – Christopher Martin-Jenkins

13. “Australia is just so full of surprises” – Bill Bryson

14. “Fill your life with adventure, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.– Unknown

15. “There is nothing more Australian than spending time in somebody else’s country.” – Anonymous (Aussies do like to get around (the world) a bit!)

16. “I found myself drawn to the remote Kimberley region of Australia – in the far Northwest corner of the country – our last frontier. I still can’t explain why. I kept coming back over many years and started shooting material.” – Brendan Fletcher

17. “I’m in the love with the city. You can impress an Australian with a city, but you can’t impress them with a beach.” – Rose Byrne

Quotes About Australia from Famous People

18. “God Bless America. God Save The Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia.” – Russell Crowe

19. “I want people to throw on a hat, head out into the outback and see the real Australia. You can do it how you want – independently in a 4WD, camping under the stars, or being treated like a king in a luxury homestead or on a cruise.– John Torode

20. “There’s an expression in Australia that’s called ‘Go Bush,’ which means to get out of the city and relax. I try and ‘go bush’ to places where there’s no cell reception. But, I don’t get to do that often, so for the most part, it’s just a state of mind.” – Cate Blanchett

21. “There is no place in the world quite like Australia. Not even it’s beautiful neighbour New Zealand” – Henry Rollins

22. “There’s as ease that I have living in Australia. The best things about Sydney are free: the sunshine’s free, the harbour’s free and the beach is free” – Russell Crowe

23. “You know, I’m Australian, and we have got the worst sense of humour. We are cruel to each other.” – Steve Irwin (of Crocodile Hunter – and unfortunate stingray accident – fame)

24. “Australia is my lens. I can’t see the world any other way.” – Peter Carey

25. “Such is life” – Ned Kelly (more a quote about the mentality of the Australian nation, than a quote about Australia itself, but one we just had to include. I mean, Ned Kelly is one of the most famous Aussies there has been)

 

Australian Quotes About the Landscape & Its Animals

26. “[Australia] is the home of the largest living thing on earth, the Great Barrier Reef, and of the largest monolith, Ayers Rock (or Uluru to use its now-official, more respectful Aboriginal name). It has more things that will kill you than anywhere else. Of the world’s ten most poisonous snakes, all are Australian.

Five of its creatures – the funnel web spider, box jellyfish, blue-ringed octopus, paralysis tick, and stonefish – are the most lethal of their type in the world. This is a country where even the fluffiest of caterpillars can lay you out with a toxic nip, where seashells will not just sting you but actually sometimes go for you.

… If you are not stung or pronged to death in some unexpected manner, you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles, or carried helplessly out to sea by irresistible currents, or left to stagger to an unhappy death in the baking outback. It’s a tough place.”
– Bill Bryson, In a Sunburned Country
(so many sayings and quotes have tried to describe our unique Australia wildlife – but I find this one the most complete!)

27. “Whoever authorized the evolution of the spiders of Australia should be summarily dragged out into the street and shot.” – Mira Grant, How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea

28. “No one knows, incidentally, why Australia’s spiders are so extravagantly toxic; capturing small insects and injecting them with enough poison to drop a horse would appear to be the most literal case of overkill. Still, it does mean that everyone gives them lots of space.” – Bill Bryson, In a Sunburned Country

29. “I was lucky enough to grow up in Western Australia and know that the Australian Outback is vast and spell-binding and heart-stoppingly beautiful, and the characters that inhabit it are unique and hilarious and tough and cheeky.– Tim Minchin (one of the Australian life quotes that provide a snapshot of what it is like to grow up in WA)

29. “There was one thing no one considered, however: Australia was populated by Australians. While the rest of us were trying to adapt to a world that suddenly seemed bent on eradicating the human race, the Australians had been dealing with a hostile environment for centuries. They looked upon our zombie apocalypse, and they were not impressed.” – Mira Grant, How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea 

(we might not quite be at zombie apocalypse stage just yet (but after 2020 – who knows) and I think this funny quote will still be relevant when we get there!)

29. “Unlike New Zealand, which has nothing especially predatory, Australia is full of spiders and crocodiles and all kinds of animals that will eat and sting you” – Brain Cox

30. “The beauty of the air, from the air… You haven’t seen Australia unless you see it from the air. The coastline, the colours of the inland. The claypans, the forests. It’s just all so beautiful. You’d never see that from the road. People climb mountains to see these things. You see that every time you take off.” – Nancy Bird Walton

31. “It’s the colours, the light, the space. It’s really very deep in my soul… In the Australian bush and inland deserts, there is a sense of being the first person in a place.” – Suzanne Cory

 

Quotes About The Aussie Way of Life

32. “There is no better way of life in the world than that of the Australian. I firmly believe this. The grumbling, growling, cursing, profane, laughing, beer drinking, abusive, loyal-to-his-mates Australian is one of the few free men left on this earth. He fears no one, crawls to no one, bludges on no one, and acknowledges no master. Learn his way. Learn his language. Get yourself accepted as one of him; and you will enter a world that you never dreamed existed. And once you have entered it, you will never leave it.– John O’Grady

33. “The Australians, it seems to me, thrive on their remoteness from the world and see it as a way of keeping up a code of “No worries, mate,” while peddling their oddities to visitors: nonconformity is at once a fact of life for many, and a selling point.” – Pico Iyer, Falling Off the Map

34. “Mates such as they must stand by one another” – Mary Grant Bruce

35. “Australia is a land of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience” – Kevin Rudd

36. “Once people come to Australia, they join the team.” – Tony Abbott

37. You feel free in Australia. There is great relief in the atmosphere – a relief from tension, a relief from pressure, an absence of control of will or form. The skies open above you and the areas open around you.” – D. H. Lawrence

38. “I love food, all types of food. I love Korean food, Japanese, Italian, French. In Australia, we don’t have a distinctive Australian food, so we have food from everywhere all around the world. We’re very multicultural, so we grew up with lots of different types of food.” – Hugh Jackman

39. “In Australian culture, people are just more laid back, people aren’t as serious, they just take their time with things. It’s just like, whatever, if I don’t get it done I don’t get it done.” – Andrew Bogut

40. “It’s Australian to do such things because, however uncivilised they may seem, it’s human to do them” – Hugh Mackay

41. “Australia lives with a strange contradiction – our national image of ourselves is one of the Outback, and yet nearly all us live in big cities. Move outside the coastal fringe, and Australia can feel like a foreign country.” – Kate Grenville

42. “The only time an Australian ever walks is when his car runs out of petrol” – Barry Richards

 

Australian Quotes & Australian Sayings from Films

These are the soundbites and quotes that have entered the everyday language of people around the world. We bet you have heard at least 1 or 2 of these before (even if you were not sure from where!)

43. “That’s not a knife. THAT’S a knife!” – Mick Dundee in Crocodile Dundee

44. “Tell them they’re dreaming.” – Darryl Kerrigan in The Castle

RELATED: The Castle is one of the most iconic Aussie movies ever made – click through to the link to find out the rest of them!

45. “How’s the serenity?” Darryl Kerrigan in The Castle (and referring to the tranquillity of Bonnie Doon)

46. Chopper: “Why would I shoot a bloke BANG, then drive him to the bloody car and whizz him off to the hospital at a hundred miles an hour? It defeats the purpose of having shot him in the first place.” – Chopper

47. “You’re terrible, Muriel” – Joanie in Muriel’s Wedding

48. “The thing I can’t stand about you, mate, is you’re always so bloody cheerful.– Frank Dunne in Gallipoli

49. Debbie Vickers: “Oh, god. Do I look alright?” Tracy: “Rootable.” Puberty Blues

RELATED: And if you want to know what ‘Rootable‘ – and other Aussie words mean, take a peek at our Complete Australian Slang Dictionary – there’s 150+ words and phrases in there!

50. “I am a nice shark, not a mindless eating machine. If I am to change this image, I must first change myself. Fish are friends, not food.” – Bruce in Finding Nemo

51. “I’ve been to Australia. I’ve met the devil, drank beer and snogged kangaroos.” – Alan Martin, Tank Girl 2

52. On Australia: “So where the bloody hell are ya (you)?!” – Australian Tourism Campaign in 2006 (which coincidentally was banned on release in the UK!)

 

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60 Inspirational Australian Women Quotes

Be inspired by 60 Australian Women.  These ladies are from all walks of life, from stage & screen, to golf and politic. I hope you find them as inspiring as I do.

“A woman of style is a thinking woman”

Claudia Karvan

“You got to try and reach for the stars or try and achieve the unreachable.”

Cathy Freeman

“There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire. If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself – spend less time drinking, or smoking and socializing and more time working.”

Gina Rinehart

Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, skills and productivity… and these in turn rely on the education of our people.

Julia Gillard

I think there is nothing sexier than laughter lines.

Isla Fisher

Be eager in your desires but humbly patient in their accomplishment.

Mary MacKillop

We are limited only by our thoughts.

Miranda Kerr

Perfection is unattainable.

Jen Daltz

When you have a dream you have to work hard to achieve that dream. Your dreams when you are young can be the force that keeps you going.

Evonne Goolagong Cawley

You have to make peace with yourself. The key is to find the harmony in what you have.

Naomi Watts

I think where men are credited for being strong, women are divas. I just think it’s such a cop out.

Natalie Imbruglia

Cooking is hard work, but when it is done with love, it really is a pleasure.

Maggie Beere

If we don’t band together as women to help each other, we won’t move forward.

Nicole Kidman

You can choose not to be interested in politics, but you can’t choose to be unaffected by it.

Penny Wong

Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.

Anne Geddes

Some ideas, like what you’re going to do with your life, take time to form.

Cate Blanchette

You are free to think thoughts of worry or joy, and whatever you choose will attract the same kind back to you. Worry attracts worry. Joy attracts joy.

Rhonda Bryne

Success flows when you throw yourself in and have a go – mistakes and all!

Emma Isaacs

My life is my own and I will live it fearlessly and daringly.

Lisa Messenger

The only limitations are the ones we put on ourselves.

Ita Buttrose

It’s not vanity to feel you hae the right to be beautiful.

Elle McPherson

When you find your passion, that is the pathway to the job of your dreams.

Lisa Wilkinson

I think women out there should just be happy with the way they look, they shouldn’t really try to conform to any kind of stereotype.

Just be happy and hopefully healthy.

Rebel Wilson

I used to get stressed out, but my cancer has put everything into perspective.

Deltra Goodrem

I’m not someone who thinks about the past. I’m so busy thinking about what I’m going to do today.

Maggie Tabberer

We must get to work on creating a safe and equal society for all women and children.

Natasha Stott Despoja

This journey that I’ve been on has shown me that it doesn’t matter how big your muscles are – you need to have a big heart and you need to have a strong attitude and mindset.

Turia Pitt

If I can do it, so can you, and by the way confidence is contagious.

Janine Ellis

In life, you may face hard times. But in the face of adversity, always seek to remain positive. What we think, will eventually become our life. And if we think positive, you will have a positive life.

Sarah Wilson

All I can give you is my personality, who I am, what my mum and dad have taught me, and music.

Jessica Mauboy

You should never apologize for who you are and what makes up your world and your life. You should always ask for help when you need it.

Donna Hay

If you’re good at it, you can win.

Dawn Fraser

You must stand as guard at the door of your own mind and choose to be positive.

Gail Kelly – Westpac (CEO)

I think for most people it’s hard to understand what it is about swimming – I mean it’s such a solour endeavour.

Stephanie Rice

I made a promise to myself that I would.

Kate Cebrano

Work-wise, it’s been really good to have a break

Sarah Murdoch

There are so many people out there who will tell you that you can’t. What you’ve got to do is turn around and say ‘watch me’

Layne Beachley

Life with a newborn is beyond exhausting. You have no idea what to do. What I learned is that the hard times come and go.

Natalie Bassingthwaigthe

You need to work out how much you need to pay in wages and rent and have back up plans if things don’t go the way you think they will.

Hayley Lewis

Everyone has determination – it’s a question of how you use it. Hers is based on power and success and conquering; she doesn’t care what she has to do or who gets hurt in the process. In that way we’re very, very different.

Dannii Minogue

We Believe that every human being has the right to be healthy. We provide people with logical, reliable and ethical information and tools that are not constrained by society, falsehoods or damaging technology.

Cyndi O’Meara

It is better to do what you love for work, but if it is your day job that enables an unpaid passion, then your life is still sweeter. What is important is that you make time for your dreams, not whether or not you get paid for it.

Tara Moss

The body achieves what the mind believes.

Lorna Jane

I want to tell people that family violence happens to anybody, no matter how nice your house is, no matter how intelligent you are.

Rosie Batty

Dream a little dream.

Meagan Hess

You are not selfish about anything. You become selfless, if anything, and it’s a love you have never felt before. Your life becomes all about them and what you do revolves around them. I love it.

Megan Gale

Loyalty, kindess and compassion are very important in friendship and business partnerships. I like to think I have those qualities, too.

Jennifer Hawkins

To be happy is, I guess, the most important thing in life.

Princess Mary

I’d sit at my computer and try to pull away from myself, because I was like, ‘My dad’s going to read this!’ I just giggled the whole way through and thought ‘maybe I’m not the best person to be writing sex scenes’. And anyway, you can imply it.

Zoe Foster

The ocean humbles you. You can go and win a world title, but you’re never going to beat the ocean.

Stephanie Gilmore

I still can’t believe that I’ve achieved what I have. It’s like I’ve lived a dream for about five years now.

Karrie Webb

I want to get the national talking about brain cancer.

Carrie Bickmore

Yes, you can have it all, but not all at the same time. Set your own priorities, trust your gut and follow your heart.

Quentin Bryce

The silence of loss makes the noise of life music to my ears.

Jessica Watson

My most amazing discovery was becoming a mother. It changed everything. I can’t imagine my life without these little beings.

Deborra-Lee Furness

To be driven by passion is more likely to bring success than to be drive by money. It’s an unrealistic notion that money makes you happy.

Carolyn Creswell

It’s okay to have fun in business.

Naomi Simson

It’s not vanity to feel you have the right to be beautiful.

Elle McPherson

Please remember that life is precious, and you are precious and treat yourself accordingly.

Dr Libby

If I feel confident in something, I don’t care about what someone thinks.

Jesinta Campbell

30 Indigenous Australian Quotes and Saying about Community

Looking for popular being Australian quotes and sayings? You have come to the right page.

Do you know Australia is informally called Oz in their local slang? Australia is widely popular for its beautiful beaches, its Kangaroos, and the Great Coral reef.

But, Australia is also famous for hosting the third-largest set of mountains in the world across its entire stretch of land.

Before the 19th century, the Australian continent comprised 6 separate communities; New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, and Western Australia.

If you are proud to be an Aussie, these famous Australian quotes and sayings might lift your mood and appreciate the indigenous culture even more.

30 Best Australian Quotes and Sayings

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We are moving toward recognition of the first Australians in the Australian constitution.
– Kevin Rudd

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

There is something about the Australian psyche that seems to like films that are slightly offbeat.
– Nick Park

Australians will never acquire a national identity until individual Australians acquire identities of their own.
– Patrick White

Australians are a passionate lot. We are also a very practical lot.
– Kevin Rudd

By 1990, no Australian child will be living in poverty.
– Bob Hawke

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We today take this first step by acknowledging the past and laying claim to a future that embraces all Australians.
– Kevin Rudd

Australians and the British are very similar: If you try and stand out in any way, and you try to reach for success, someone is gonna be there to cut you down.
– Joel Edgerton

Australia is just so full of surprises.
– Bill Bryson

In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents.
– Peter Garrett

Australia lives with a strange contradiction – our national image of ourselves is one of the Outback, and yet nearly all us live in big cities. Move outside the coastal fringe, and Australia can feel like a foreign country.
– Kate Grenville

Australians always want everyone to be average, as if the best thing you can do is fit in.
– Poppy King

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It is Australian innocence to love The naturally excessive and be proud Of a thoroughbred gelding who ran fast.
– Peter Porter

Australians are very provincial in many ways. If they feel that you’ve used them as a stepping stone to bigger things, they resent it.
– Graham Russell

Lighting a cigarette with a sense of achievement for company made the journey worth it.
– S.A. Tawks

The Australian people want to help build this country into a great nation. This budget has not realized the capacity of the Australian people. It has underestimated them. It has let us down.
– Lionel Murphy

The Australian language is easier to learn than boat talk. It has a vocabulary of about six words.
– P. J. O’Rourke

It’s rare that there’s a role that requires an Australian accent.
– Heath Ledger

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The Australian economy is resilient, but business and consumer confidence is fragile.
– Julie Bishop

The Australian public are very fair and they are always prepared to give a leader of a major political party a fair go.
– Tony Abbott

The Australian accent is sort of like going down a step in smartness, you could say, because you guys pronounce things as they’re spelled. We add and abbreviate stuff.
– Callan Mcauliffe

Australian seafarers make an important contribution to national security in a country with thousands of kilometres of uninhabited coastline.
– Anthony Albanese

There is nothing more Australian than spending time in somebody else’s country.
– Anonymous

We believe in the Australian promise; that if you work hard, you won’t be left behind.
– Wayne Swan

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Being an Australian that’s been No. 1 in the world back home playing in Australia, that’s a pretty cool moment to have.
– Jason Day

Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.
– Kevin Rudd

The Australian people expect the Government to govern, they don’t expect it to make excuses.
– Tony Abbott

The only time an Australian ever walks is when his car runs out of petrol.
– Barry Richards

The Australian fans are really friendly and personable; the sense of humour is a lot less dry than the English.
– Tom Hopper

Australia’s treatment of her Aboriginal people will be the thing on which the world will judge Australia and Australians – Not just now, but in the greater perspective of history.
– Gough Whitlam

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“Lucinda might sneak from her own house at midnight to place a wager somewhere else, but she dared not touch the pack that lay in her own sideboard. She knew how passionate he had become about his ‘weakness.’ She dared not even ask him how it was he had reversed his opinions on the matter. But, oh, how she yearned to discuss it with him, how much she wished to deal a hand on a grey wool blanket. There would be no headaches then, only this sweet consummation of their comradeship.

But she said not a word. And although she might have her ‘dainty’ shoes tossed to the floor, have her bare toes quite visible through her stockings, have a draught of sherry in her hand, in short appear quite radical, she was too timid, she thought, too much a mouse, to reveal her gambler’s heart to him. She did not like this mouselike quality. As usual, she found herself too careful, too held in.

Once she said: ‘I wish I had ten sisters and a big kitchen to laugh in.’

Her lodger frowned and dusted his knees.

She thought: He is as near to a sister as I am likely to get, but he does not understand.

She would have had a woman friend so they could brush each other’s hair, and just, please God, put aside this great clanking suit of ugly armor.

She kept her glass dreams from him, even whilst she appeared to talk about them. He was an admiring listener, but she only showed him the opaque skin of her dreams–window glass, the price of transporting it, the difficulties with builders who would not pay their bills inside six months. He imagined this was her business, and of course it was, but all the things she spoke of were a fog across its landscape which was filled with such soaring mountains she would be embarrassed to lay claim to them. Her true ambition, the one she would not confess to him, was to build something Extraordinary and Fine from glass and cast iron. A conservatory, but not a conservatory. Glass laced with steel, spun like a spider web–the idea danced around the periphery of her vision, never long enough to be clear. When she attempted to make a sketch, it became diminished, wooden, inelegant. Sometimes, in her dreams, she felt she had discovered its form, but if she had, it was like an improperly fixed photograph which fades when exposed to daylight. She was wise enough, or foolish enough, to believe this did not matter, that the form would present itself to her in the end.”

Peter Carey,

Oscar and Lucinda

These 9 Powerful Quotes from Australian Business Heroes Will Inspire You | CUB

Looking for a motivation boost? Discover some of the most powerful words of wisdom from Australia’s business moguls.

Running a business is anything but easy. While there will be many rewarding moments along the way, there will also be times when you’ll find it hard to push through.

When this happens, a few words of encouragement can go a long way. They can be the fuel that drives you above the hardship. Better yet, they can become your mantra for achieving the success you’re striving towards.

And whom better to seek wisdom than from those who’ve already made it? Here are what some of Australia’s most successful businesspeople have to say about success:

1.

‘I spend my time improving the things I can change, not worrying about the things I can’t.’ — Melanie Perkins

Melanie Perkins, CEO and co-founder of Canva, has certainly figured out the formula to success. After all, her company was just valued at a mind-boggling US$4.7 billion.

It goes without saying that Perkins can teach you a lot about dominating your industry. But one of the most important things she advises is to understand that you can’t control everything around you.

This goes for both business and personal life. There will always be things that you can do nothing about. If a problem doesn’t have a solution, what’s the point of obsessing over it?

So, you must either accept it or find a way around it. Devote your energy only to things that you can influence. In most cases, it will be more than enough to get you where you want to be.

2.

‘The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.’ — Rupert Murdoch

With a net worth of US$19.7 billion, Rupert Murdoch is one of the most powerful people on the planet. The media mogul has amassed incredible business experience in owning some of the most influential news outlets in the world.

Murdoch has been around for long enough to figure out how businesses work. And probably the most important advice that he can give is to act fast.

The market won’t wait for you. If your business can’t deliver, the competitors will swallow you up. Things change way too rapidly for you to sit around overthinking everything.

If you truly want to succeed, go out there and get things done. Carry out those big actions as swiftly as you can, and you’ll always be one step ahead of the competition.

3.

‘I always wake up thinking ‘What’s next?’’ — Katie Page

Katie Page, CEO of Harvey Norman, knows how important it is to have the right mindset if you want to succeed. She’s always on the lookout for new opportunities. ‘Growing a great business’ is the biggest motivator that has guided her in all her endeavours.

The heart of the matter is that there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Rather than settling for what you already have, you must always seek new growth opportunities.

One of the biggest advantages of today’s business world is the availability of so many unexplored opportunities. If you’re not as successful as you could be, all you have to do is keep looking. 

When Page joined Harvey Norman, it was only one department store. There are now hundreds of them across international borders. It was her curiosity and willingness to chase after new opportunities that made this happen.

Remember that every positive change, big or small, matters. So, keep asking yourself ‘What’s next?’

 

4.

‘Sometimes challenges seem enormous, but if you can connect with others working towards the same goal, it becomes more achievable.’ — Tracey Spicer

The founder of NOW Australia, Tracey Spicer is no stranger to tough times. Her organisation connects sexual harassment victims and offers counselling and guidance.

As you can imagine, fighting against injustice and mistreatment in the world can get really hard and lonely. And yet, Spicer keeps reaching one milestone after another. Her determination enables her to power through the toughest of situations.

She makes it all happen is by not doing everything alone. She understands the vital importance of having the right people fighting alongside you. In business, this can be your biggest competitive advantage.

You’ll appreciate the importance of this whenever you face an obstacle that you can’t seem to overcome. Your people will support you and offer solutions that you might not have thought of. Everything is much easier when you look at it from different perspectives, which is only possible if you surround yourself with the right people.

5.

‘Who you think you are now has no bearing on who you could be.’ — Ronni Kahn

Ronni Kahn, the founder of OzHarvest, has lived a very rich and interesting life. After graduating from university, she spent 10 years living on a kibbutz. This is quite different from running one of the world’s most successful charities. 

As an outstanding entrepreneur, she knows how to introduce long-lasting change. Right now, OzHarvest is undertaking a project that should help halve Australian food waste by 2030. Kahn knows how to dream big, doesn’t she?

More importantly, she knows how to turn dreams into reality. Her campaigns are introducing many changes that will impact not just Australia but the whole world.

Kahn’s ability to make drastic changes comes from her panoramic view of life. She recognises the need to constantly revisit how things have worked in the past.

As a business owner, you must do the same. Most of the time, it’s the innovators that sit on the throne of the market.

Whatever you do, don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo. Know that there are always opportunities to make impactful change, as long as you don’t limit yourself to the way you’ve been doing things.

6.

‘When you do something you love, it’s not really work.’ — John Ilhan

In 1991, John Ilhan opened his first mobile phone store. It would grow to become the largest Telstra mobile dealership in Australia. At one point, Ilhan owned more than 20 physical stores all across the country.

By the time he passed away in 2007, Ilhan received many awards and titles for his hard work. What’s more, he was one of the most generous benefactors in Australia who donated large sums to a wide range of charities.

The main reason why Ilhan was able to achieve so much is that he always did what he was passionate about. He steadfastly believed that this is a cornerstone of success.

If you truly care about your business, you’ll always have the necessary motivation to push through. You just have to do remind yourself why you’re doing it.

Sure, you might not love every aspect of your business. But hold onto the things you care the most about and your work will feel much more enjoyable,

7.

‘Thoughts without actions are useless.’ — Naomi Simson

Naomi Simson is the founder of online experience retailer RedBalloon. She started her company with just an old computer and $25,000. Today, RedBalloon turns over more than $60 million per year.

To say that Simson didn’t have the smoothest start would be an understatement. For the first couple of years, most of the feedback she received was negative. People just didn’t trust a website that sold experiences.

Through it all, Simson believed in her idea. She also knew that it wasn’t enough to have a good idea. This is why she worked incredibly hard for years to see her idea through to a profitable business. And in the end, all that hard work paid off big time.

This goes to show that sometimes you might find yourself the only one believing in your idea. You’ve just got to work hard to prove to the market as such. It’s going to happen if you keep giving your all. 

 

8.

‘Everyone can make a difference in a variety of ways.’ — Adam Garone

Adam Garone turned jokes and drinks with his friends into an international movement. They wanted to bring moustache back but not just for the fun of it. They wanted to do it for a good cause. And that’s how Movember was born.

The movement focuses on raising money for prostate and testicular cancer research. After Australia, Garone took it to New Zealand and planned on going global.

His major challenge? A lack of ambassadors.

Garone and his team spent three years garnering support. They went out of their way to spread their message. In 2017 alone, more than 450,000 people helped to raise over $80 million.

Garone strongly believes that everyone can make a meaningful change if they work hard enough. There are so many things that you can do to inspire yourself and others to make a difference. Don’t let problems crush your spirit and keep finding new ways.

9.

‘Take care of yourself.’ — Emma Welsh

Emma Welsh is the co-founder of Emma and Tom’s, a highly popular beverage company most known for its juices. The brand’s tagline is also among her most important advice:

‘Take care of yourself.’

Business owners know how stressful things can get from time to time. It’s all too easy to let yourself go. But it’s in these moments that you should take the best care of yourself.

However hard things get, always put your health and well-being first. Without it, accomplishments will prove extremely hard to obtain.

The Only Way Is Forward

Hopefully, you now feel more inspired to chase after the success you deserve. Remember that no matter how tough things get, there’s always something that you can do to grow your business.

Success is largely about your mindset. Motivation is something that you should practice daily if you want to have the power to achieve your goals. Remember the words of wisdom on this page and use them in your business undertakings. 

At CUB, our ambition is to unite those who are changing the world through their businesses. We support these people by building a private community of Australia’s next titans of industry. And we bring these titans together to accelerate the achievement of each other’s ambitions. 

If you wish to be considered for membership, please feel free to request a club introduction on our membership page: www.cub.club/membership

130 Best Australia Quotes and Australia Instagram Captions for 2021

With incredible beaches, kangaroos, koala bears and BBQs on the beach – the beautiful country of Australia is one of the best places in the world to visit! So if you’re looking to learn more then you’re in the right place. Below I’ve curated a bumper list of Australia quotes that are guaranteed to have you booking your next trip Down Under! Not only can you use these quotes about Australia to inspire your vacation, but they are also perfect for those looking for Australia Captions for Instagram!

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Funny Quotes about Australia

This is Australia. There are about 1200 animals that could hurt you in this picture.

Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that. – Andre Benjamin

“The only time an Australian ever walks is when his car runs out of petrol.” – Barry Richards

I’ve been to Australia. I’ve met the devil, drank beer, and snogged kangaroos. –Alan Martin

It is Australian innocence to love the naturally excessive and be proud of a thoroughbred gelding who ran fast. – Peter Porter

There is nothing more Australian than spending time in somebody else’s country.

People who say, ‘There’s nothing to fear from spiders’ have clearly never been to Australia. –Cate Blanchett

“Australia is an outdoor country. People only go inside to use the toilet. And that’s only a recent development.” – Barry Humphries

Once, in Australia, I ate 33 pancakes in 20 minutes, and I only did it because they said a girl could never enter the competition. –Olivia Wilde

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Sydney Quotes and Melbourne Quotes

The Sydney’s Knees

When I have a bad day, I dream about opening up a gelato stand on the streets of Sydney, Australia. Doesn’t everyone have a random escape fantasy? –Nancy Lublin

The Melbourne Identity

“I think Melbourne is by far and away the most interesting place in Australia, and I thought if I ever wrote a novel of any kind, I had to set it here.” – Peter Temple

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Australia Puns

“I thought I Vegemite like this place.”

Cairns believe I’m in Australia!

Canberra to be away from you.

You’re the Brisbane of my existence. 

For the Darwin.

A man’s home is his Newcastle.

You say it’s your Perth-day.

Gold Coast-er of love

Geelong, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night

Oh! Darling Harbour, please, believe me, I’ll never do you no harm

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Puns about Australia

 I left my heart down under.

Kakadu me.

Keep Palm Cove, and Carry On

I’m a river? No, Yarra river.

Lord Howe do I live without you?

It’s time to Mount Kosciuzko home.

Broadbeach-ly speaking.

Nitmiluk over there.

When the wind blows, the Cradle Mountain will rock

Loch Ard abs.

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Funny Australian Quotes about Koalas

Spending koala-ty time together.

Don’t worry. I’m Koalafied.

You’ve got star Koala-T

We need to build a koala-tion.

My Australia puns are koala-ty.

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Australian Puns about Kangaroos

You’ll roo the day.

We came to kangaroo-t on our favorite team.

People think they’re nice, but they’re roo-theless.

Don’t worry. Be hoppy.

roo with a view.

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Funny Aussie Sayings about Animals

Australia crocs my world.

My favorite video game is Mortal Wombat.

D-I-N-G-O and Dingo was his name-o.

I’m kookaburra for Cocoa Puffs. 

Tasmanian Devil-ed Eggs

A trip to Australia is always emu-sing.

Dingo the witch is gone.

I love Australia. I’m just wondering wallaby back?

Ding, ding, ding-o.

I believe emu.

I am not a crook-odile.

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Bill Bryson Australia Quotes

“[Australia] is the home of the largest living thing on earth, the Great Barrier Reef, and of the largest monolith, Ayers Rock (or Uluru to use its now-official, more respectful Aboriginal name).” – Bill Bryson, Down Under

“Australians are very unfair in this way. They spend half of any conversation insisting that the country’s dangers are vastly overrated and that there’s nothing to worry about, and the other half telling you how six months ago their Uncle Bob was driving to Mudgee when a tiger snake slid out from under the dashboard and bit him on the groin, but that it’s okay now because he’s off the life support machine and they’ve discovered he can communicate with eye blinks.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under

“The people are immensely likable— cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted, and unfailingly obliging. Their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water. They have a society that is prosperous, well ordered, and instinctively egalitarian. The food is excellent. The beer is cold. The sun nearly always shines. There is coffee on every corner. Life doesn’t get much better than this.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under

“It has more things that will hurt you than anywhere else. Of the world’s ten most poisonous snakes, all are Australian. Five of its creatures – the funnel web spider, box jellyfish, blue-ringed octopus, paralysis tick, and stonefish – are the most lethal of their type in the world. This is a country where even the fluffiest of caterpillars can lay you out with a toxic nip, where seashells will not just sting you but actually sometimes go for you. … If you are not stung or pronged to demise in some unexpected manner, you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles, or carried helplessly out to sea by irresistible currents, or left to stagger to an unhappy demise in the baking outback. It’s a tough place.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under

“I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under

“You are totally at the mercy of nature in this country, mate. It’s just a fact of life. But I tell you one thing.” “What’s that?” “It sure makes you appreciate something like this when you know it could all go up in a puff of smoke.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under

“Australia is just so full of surprises.” – Bill Bryson

“No one knows, incidentally, why Australia’s spiders are so extravagantly toxic; capturing small insects and injecting them with enough poison to drop a horse would appear to be the most literal case of over exaggeration. Still, it does mean that everyone gives them lots of space.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under

“Australia is mostly empty and a long way away. Its population is small and its role in the world consequently peripheral. It doesn’t have coups, recklessly overfish, arm disagreeable despots, grow coca in provocative quantities, or throw its weight around in a brash and unseemly manner. It is stable and peaceful and good. It doesn’t need watching, and so we don’t. But I will tell you this: the loss is entirely ours.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under

“A suggested name for the nation’s capital Canberra was “Sydmeladperbrisho” (using the first syllables of the state capitals)” – Bill Bryson

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Australia Travel Quotes

I wonder if it is Australia’s great distance from more populated landmasses that allows its inhabitants to be left to their own devices, to be incredibly creative and, at times, to be wonderfully weird. –Henry Rollins

Australia is the most isolated continent. –Jared Diamond

Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy; Canada is like an intelligent, 35-year-old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson. It comes right up to you and laughs very hard in your face in a highly threatening and engaging manner. –Douglas Adams

Australia lives with a strange contradiction – our national image of ourselves is one of the Outback, and yet nearly all us live in big cities. Move outside the coastal fringe, and Australia can feel like a foreign country. –Kate Grenville

“In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents.” – Peter Garrett

“The beauty of the air, from the air… You haven’t seen Australia unless you see it from the air. The coastline, the colours of the inland. The claypans, the forests. It’s just all so beautiful. You’d never see that from the road. People climb mountains to see these things. You see that every time you take off.” – Nancy Bird Walton (Australian Aviator)

“The hot wind, born amid the burning sand of the interior of the vast Australian continent, sweeps over the scorched and plains, to lick up their streams and wither herbage in its path, until it meets the waters of the great south bay; but in its passage across the straits it is reft of its fire, and sinks, exhausted with its journey, at the feet of the terraced slopes of Launceston.” – Marcus Clarke

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Nature Quotes on Australia

I’m sure that there are places in the deserts in Australia that could be similar to where we might want to go on Mars. –Buzz Aldrin

Even the Australians don’t know how beautiful their own country is. –Brian Cox

Alone of all the races on earth, they seem to be free from the ‘Grass is Greener on the other side of the fence’ syndrome, and roundly proclaim that Australia is, in fact, the other side of that fence. –Douglas Adams

I love Australia; it’s such an outdoor life. –Darcey Bussell

“I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and its metaphysical and mythic content.” – Arthur Boyd

“I am lucky to live in an incredible place of deserts and ancient culture. Rugged country, at times harsh and unforgiving, but this facade crumbles every now and again to reveal the true delicacy of life in Desert Country…” – Peter Carroll

“It’s the colours, the light, the space. It’s really very deep in my soul… In the Australian bush and inland deserts, there is a sense of being the first person in a place.” – Suzanne Cory

“It is not in our cities or townships, it is not in our agricultural or mining areas, that the Australian attains full consciousness of his own nationality; it is in places like this, and as clearly here as at the centre of the continent. To me the monotonous variety of this interminable scrub has a charm of its own; so grave, subdued, self-centred; so alien to the genial appeal of more winsome landscape, or the assertive grandeur of mountain and gorge.” – Joseph Furphy, Tom Collins, Such is Life

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Best Quotes about Australians

I like Australia, but every time I’m there, I feel like everybody’s being sarcastic because everyone’s so nice. –Banks

“Australians are a passionate lot. We are also a very practical lot.” – Kevin Rudd

There is something about the Australian psyche that seems to like films that are slightly offbeat. –Nick Park

I think Australia has to be a country which has the ‘Welcome’ sign out. –Paul Keating

You can be tops in Australia and be unheard of everywhere else. -Barry Gibb

“Once people come to Australia, they join the team.” – Tony Abbott

“The Australian people expect the Government to govern, they don’t expect it to make excuses.” – Tony Abbot

“The Australian fans are really friendly and personable; the sense of humour is a lot less dry than the English.” – Tom Hopper

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Famous Australian Quotes

“Australians have a free spirit and an ability to think outside the box, and that is why I like Australia so much.” – Brian Schmidt

“I love food, all types of food. I love Korean food, Japanese, Italian, French. In Australia, we don’t have a distinctive Australian food, so we have food from everywhere all around the world. We’re very multicultural, so we grew up with lots of different types of food.” – Hugh Jackman

“The Australians, it seems to me, thrive on their remoteness from the world and see it as a way of keeping up a code of “No worries, mate,” while peddling their oddities to visitors: nonconformity is at once a fact of life for many, and a selling point.” – Pico Iyer, Falling Off the Map

“Australians are very provincial in many ways. If they feel that you’ve used them as a stepping stone to bigger things, they resent it.” – Graham Russell

“Australia’s treatment of her Aboriginal people will be the thing on which the world will judge Australia and Australians – Not just now, but in the greater perspective of history.” – Gough Whitlam

“In Australia, we cling on to whatever culture we have. We’re such a multicultural country.” – Brenton Thwaites

“We believe in the Australian promise; that if you work hard, you won’t be left behind.” – Wayne Swan

“The Australian public are very fair and they are always prepared to give a leader of a major political party a fair go.” – Tony Abbott

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Famous Quotes about Australia

Leaving Australia was the hardest thing I have ever done. – Barry Gibb

To live in Australia permanently is rather like going to a party and dancing all night with one’s mother. – Barry Humphries

Australia is the place I know best. – Angus Young

After going to Australia, it’s hard to go anywhere after that. I want to move there. I’m obsessed with it. –Nina Dobrev

Australia, to the rest of the world, is just far away, and Australia in the Thirties was the faraway of the faraway. –Baz Luhrmann

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A continuing narrative throughout Australia’s history that says it is better to build up than to tear down. –Kevin Rudd

That’s one of the things I miss most about Australia – the countryside. –Yvonne Strahovski

As an outsider, you don’t think of Australia as being old-fashioned – it’s only when you’ve been here for a period of time when you realize there are issues. –Boy George

I think Australia is pretty much living the last day on Earth in a lot of ways. –Nathan Phillips

I thought I would come to Australia and learn to surf. Instead, I learned to walk. –Bari Weiss

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Best Australia Quote

“As we grew to love South Australia, we felt that we were in an expanding society, still feeling the bond to the motherland, but eager to develop a perfect society, in the land of our adoption.” – Catherine Helen Spence

“Don’t worry about the world ending today; its already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles M. Schulz

“Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.” – Kevin Rudd

“It’s always a pleasure on a personal note for me to come back to Australia.” – Nick Cave

“Being an Australian that’s been No. 1 in the world back home playing in Australia, that’s a pretty cool moment to have.” – Jason Day

“Australia lives with a strange contradiction – our national image of ourselves is one of the Outback, and yet nearly all us live in big cities. Move outside the coastal fringe, and Australia can feel like a foreign country.” – Kate Grenville

I love all kinds of insects, and I’ve heard Australia has some really interesting bugs. –Aurora

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God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia. –Russell Crowe

It’s got more cosmopolitan, and it’s lost its uniqueness, but Australia is still a great place. –Paul Hogan

Do I want everyone in Australia to know who I am? Absolutely. But the only way I can do that is by winning fights. –Robert Whittaker

It’s always hot in Australia. –Angelique Kerber

Western Australia is covered by granite, the largest single piece of Achaean rock that still lies on the surface of the, of, of the Earth, that’s 2.5 to 2.9 billion years old. It’s one of the most ancient and intact bits of the Earth’s crust. –Antony Gormley

I love Australia, and I especially love those rugby players. –Jennifer Coolidge

You’re not Australian, Gina. –Amy from Brooklyn 99

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Famous Australian Sayings

Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that.” – Andre Benjamin

“Being lost in Australia gives you a lovely sense of security.” – Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines

“Stop worrying about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles M. Schulz

“People who say, ‘There’s nothing to fear from spiders’ have clearly never been to Australia.” – Cate Blanchett

“Australia’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit because of the beautiful beaches. I am surprised by how cosmopolitan the cities are; it wasn’t what I expected.” – Sara Sampaio

“The Australian language is easier to learn than boat talk. It has a vocabulary of about six words.” – P. J. O’Rourke

“It’s rare that there’s a role that requires an Australian accent.” – Heath Ledger

“The Australian accent is sort of like going down a step in smartness, you could say, because you guys pronounce things as they’re spelled. We add and abbreviate stuff.” – Callan Mcauliffe

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That’s 130 Australia Sayings

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I’d love to know which one is your favorite, and if I’ve missed any awesome quotes about Australia then please let me know in the comments below.

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90,000 Nick Vujicic: quotes from the famous Australian motivator

Nick Vujicic, a man who was born without arms and legs, became a source of inspiration for other people and a world celebrity. The man wrote books on how to live despite great difficulties and became a motivational speaker. His speeches are a treasure trove of inspirational statements that touch the minds and hearts of people around the world.

Who is Nick Vujicic?

Nicholas Vujicic was born in 1882 in Brisbane, Australia without any limbs, according to his Life Without Limbs website.Doctors had no explanation for Vujicic’s defect, and his birth was considered a tragedy in the family. He spent his childhood not only enduring bullying at school, but also experiencing severe episodes of depression and loneliness.

“He constantly wondered why he was different from all the children around him; why he was born without arms and legs. He wondered what his life’s purpose was, or if he had a purpose at all, ”says his website.

According to his website, Nick used his faith in God and support from family and friends to overcome his challenges.By the time he was nineteen, he had become an inspiring public speaker and used his story to help others overcome personal problems.

Activities of Nick Vujicic

According to a press release, the young man is a bestselling author, motivational speaker worldwide, and president of the international non-profit organization Life Without Limbs. In addition, he has his own motivational campaign, Attitude Is Altitude.

Nicholas helps people by sharing his own hard experiences.He talks about his mental state in dark times, how he came to enlightenment and harmony. His story inspires many people from all over the world. It makes you believe that nothing is impossible for a person if he maintains positive thinking.

Most famous quotes

Vujicic’s speeches are full of faith, hope and inspiration. Here are some of Nick’s most famous and motivating sayings:

  • “The challenges in our lives are designed to strengthen our beliefs.They are not here to bring us down. ”
  • “Fear is the biggest disability of all. It paralyzes you more than people in a wheelchair. ”
  • “Having faith and beliefs is a great thing, but your life is measured by the actions you take based on them.”
  • “But there is one better thing than getting to Heaven, and that is getting at least one more person to come with me.”
  • “You may not know what lies ahead, but it is better to influence life than just letting life affect you.”
  • “Adjustments are needed along the way, because life is not always rosy, but it is always worth living.”
  • “There are two types of risk in life: the danger of trying and the danger of not trying.”
  • “As long as you are aware of and in control of your emotions, negative thoughts can lead to positive consequences.”

Conclusion

Not having arms and legs … imagine yourself in this situation even for a second! This should be enough for your brain to guide you through a series of ideas about what life will look like.Now imagine that such a person can swim, surf, play football and golf. The story of Nicholas Vujicic is a real miracle and inspiration for the rest.

90,000 Inspirational Quotes Bethany Hamilton | World surf spots

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Bethany Hamilton is one of the most amazing athletes in the world. Her life story is full of shocks, so the statements of this surfer have become a motivating appeal for several generations.On October 31, 2003, a 13-year-old surfer was enjoying the waves with friends on a board when she was suddenly attacked by a shark attacking her left arm. Despite losing more than 60% of all blood, Bethany Hamilton not only survived, but continued to surf, becoming an inspiration to millions of Americans and surfing fans around the world. Nike Air Max 90 Baskets Today, when Bethany speaks, the entire planet is listening. Bethany Hamilton’s most famous quotes have already changed more than one life.Her ideas and sayings are full of emotion, faith and passion for surfing and life in general. From “I’m just a surfer” to “Courage means you don’t let fear stop you,” Bethany Hamilton is the queen of surf aphorisms. As a teenager, Bethany Hamilton wrote an inspiring book and helped direct several successful films based on her life story. nike air max 90 So what are the most famous quotes of this brave girl? I was able to turn to Jesus after the shark attack and it saved my life.Adidas Zx pas cher Being creative on the waves is challenging, but each of us creates art in our own way. air jordan 11 soldes Courage doesn’t mean you’re not afraid. cheap uggs for sale Courage means you don’t let fear stop you. I do not strive for the simple, I strive for the possible. I’m just a surfer. New Balance 990 Baskets In the end, my love of surfing helped me overcome my fear of sharks. It’s amazing to touch people’s lives.It’s hard for me to describe the joy I felt when I first stepped onto the board after being attacked. I was incredibly grateful and happy. asics pas cher The tiny bit of doubt that sometimes told me that you would never skate left with the first wave. I learned that life is a lot like surfing. You never know what the next wave will be like. But if you have faith, then everything becomes possible, absolutely everything. Love is more than a tsunami, stronger than any fear.My only real fear was that I would not be able to ride again due to my physical condition. nike air huarache pas cher I knew that if I didn’t skate, my life would change dramatically. nike air max pas cher My passion for surfing is greater than my fear of the shark. cheap ugg boots The doctor whispered in my ear: “God will never leave you.” You fall off the horse, but then you sit back down.

90,000 50 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes

We have collected for you 50 Inspirational Travel Quotes from famous poets, writers and philosophers.By the way, if you are a book lover, then you will like the article on what books are worth reading if you are learning English.

We use words to describe our feelings, emotions and what we see in front of us. Some people use words so skillfully that we involuntarily remember them for many years!

Memorize, write down and enjoy the deep wisdom of these travel quotes!

  1. “To speak a foreign language is to conquer its world and culture” Franz Fanon.
  2. “Nothing develops the mind like travel” Emile Zola.
  3. “Those who study need to travel” Mark Twain.
  4. “Look at the world. He is much more amazing than dreams. ”Ray Bradburry.
  5. “Investing in travel is investing in yourself” Matthew Carsten.
  6. “Life is either a desperate adventure or nothing.” Hellen Keller.
  7. “The road is best measured not in miles, but in friends” Tim Cahill.
  8. Travel leaves you speechless and then turns you into the best storyteller Ibn Battuta.
  9. “How I love feeling faceless in a city I’ve never been before” Bill Bryson.
  10. “Never be afraid to go away from seas, borders, countries and thoughts” Amin Maaluf.
  11. “There is something magical about it: you leave as one person and return as a completely different person.” Kate Douglas Wiggen.
  12. “To travel is to develop” Pierre Bernando.
  13. “As soon as you catch a traveler’s fever, you cannot be cured of it and you will be infected with it for the rest of your life.” Michael Palin.
  14. “Oh, all the places you will visit!” Dr. Seuss
  15. “The real traveler has no definite plan or intention to come anywhere” Lao Tzu.
  16. “I haven’t been everywhere, but this is on my list” Susan Sontag.
  17. “The traveler sees what he sees; tourists see what they have come to see. ”GK Chesterton.
  18. “The goal is not the place, but the ability to see the world differently” Henry Miller.
  19. “Stop thinking about holes in the road, enjoy the adventure” Fitjugh Mullan.
  20. “Take Only Memories, Leave Only Traces” Chief Seattle
  21. “Once a year, visit a place you’ve never been before.” The Dalai Lama.
  22. “Traveling is not something you are good at. This is what you do. ”Gail Foreman.
  23. “To travel is to live” Hans Christian Andersen
  24. “To travel is to realize that everyone is wrong about other countries” Aldous Huxley
  25. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel have time to read only the first page” Art … Augustine.
  26. “Do you want to travel far and fast? Travel light. Get rid of envy, intolerance, selfishness and fears. ”Cesar Pavese.
  27. “I have met a lot of people in Europe. I even got to know myself. ”James Baldwin.
  28. Not All Who Wander Have Lost Their Way JR Tolkien.
  29. “Traveling helps us to be humble. Each of us is just a tiny grain of sand in this desert of people ”Gustave Flaubert.
  30. “People are able to find and know themselves only in adventure” André Hyde.
  31. “We are not traveling in order to escape from life, but so that life does not escape from us” Anonymous.
  32. “Tourists don’t know where they’ve already been, and travelers don’t know where else they’ll go” Paul Theroux.
  33. “It is not people who create travel, it is travel who creates people” John Steinbeck.
  34. “Prejudice, Intolerance and Narrow-mindedness Are Destructive for Travel” Mark Twain.
  35. “Traveling is the only thing in the world that you buy richer” Anonymous.
  36. “If you refuse food, do not honor other people’s traditions and religions, and avoid people – you better stay at home” James Michener.
  37. “I changed when I saw the moon shining from the other side” Mary Ann Redmacher.
  38. “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do” Lewis Carroll.
  39. “It’s hard to realize how wonderful the journey is until you put your head on the old, familiar pillow.” Ling Yutan.
  40. “A traveler without the ability to observe is comparable to a bird without wings” Mosley Eddin Saatan.
  41. “Only he who travels opens new paths” Norwegian proverb.
  42. “We travel the world to find beauty; we must keep it in ourselves, otherwise it will not open to us “Ralph Waldo Emerson
  43. ” The further I go, the closer I get to myself “Andrew McCarthy.
  44. “Every dreamer knows that it’s absolutely real to miss a place where you’ve never been, even more than where you’ve been.” Judith Thurman.
  45. “Live, travel, do not regret anything and thank fate” Jack Kerouac.
  46. “It’s not important where you end up, but what adventures will meet you along the way” Penelope Riley.
  47. “He who lives sees a lot. The one who travels sees more ”Arabic proverb.
  48. “If you think an adventure is dangerous, try a routine.She is deadly ”Paolo Coelho.
  49. “Travel teaches tolerance” Benjamin Disraeli
  50. “The adventure is worth it” Aristotle.

We hope these travel phrases have inspired you as much as we have! Now it’s easy – you just need to choose a direction and hit the road!

However, before leaving, be sure to read how to prepare for the trip and how to pack your suitcase. Forewarned is forearmed!

Coco Chanel: the best quotes on beauty, strength and self-confidence | Vogue Ukraine

Vogue.ua recalls the inspirational quotes of the legendary woman couturier, who turned the fashion world and brought a lot of new things into the self-awareness of girls around the world

“When you are sad, disappointed in love, – do your makeup, the best hairstyle – and attack”

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“Self-care should start in the heart and soul. Without this, any cosmetics are powerless “

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” The face is a mirror that reflects the movements of inner life.Pay special attention to him “

Gabrielle Chanel

” At 20 a woman has a face that nature gave her, at 30 – the one that she made herself, and at 50 you have to deserve a face “

Gabrielle Chanel

” It is generally accepted that eyes are this is the mirror of the soul, why not admit that the lips are the conductor of the heart? ”

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“Adoration is science! Beauty is always a weapon! Modesty is the flip side of elegance! ”

Gabrielle Chanel in Venice

About perfume

“You can get used to ugliness, but you can never put up with negligence.A woman should be fragrant with perfume and purity, without this she is slovenly. I really love perfume. I love women who are well-groomed and perfumed. It’s disgusting when they smell like slovenliness. ”

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“Perfume is an invisible, but unforgettable, unrivaled fashion accessory. He notifies about the appearance of a woman and continues to remind of her when she is gone. ”

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“I think perfume is a pleasure.But you have to know how to use them. Let it be not light perfume at all. The main thing is that they are correctly selected and suitable for the one who uses them “

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” A woman who chooses a perfume unsuccessfully has no future. A woman who does not wear perfume at all, being content with only her own scent, simply overestimates herself. ”

“Where should the perfume be applied? Wherever you want to be kissed. ”

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    Of all the trials that President Obama faced in his first term, climate change was the biggest mistake.

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    Australia is the only island continent on the planet, which means that the changes brought about by pollution – warmer seas that can trigger violent storms and more acidic oceans that wreak havoc on the food chain – are even more deadly here.

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    Bill Gates is a relative newcomer to the fight against global warming, but he is already postponing the climate change debate.

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    Bloomberg is known to be impatient with politics, and believes that in order to do something, you need to work from scratch.

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    Bloomberg’s $ 50 Million Will Not Revolutionize Electricity. But his willingness to fight is already inspiring others to see Big Coal differently.

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    But Big Oil and Big Coal have always been as adept at propaganda as they have been in mining and drilling. As with the tobacco industry before them, their success depends on keeping Americans stupid.

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    Climate change is a global problem – in terms of the Earth’s climate, the CO2 molecule emitted in Beijing is the same as the molecule emitted in Sydney.

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    Climatologists have long pointed to the southwest as one of the places in the United States most vulnerable to the effects of global warming, especially drought.And if there’s anything that even climate research advocates don’t dispute, dry things burn.

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    In the United States alone, natural disasters caused economic losses of $ 50 billion.In 2010 year.

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    Is it in our national interest to overheat the planet? This is the question Obama is grappling with when deciding whether to approve Keystone XL, a 2,000-mile pipeline that will transport 500,000 barrels of oil sand from Canada to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico.

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    It’s not everyone’s fault Obama’s: his plans to rebuild America’s energy infrastructure have been hampered by the recession, and his global warming efforts have been undermined by the Tea Party cranks and Congressional Democrats.

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    Obama wants to be considered the president who freed us from foreign oil.But if he doesn’t show political courage, he may well be remembered as the president who prepared the planet.

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  • 90,000 30 inspirational quotes about change and instability in life

    Change can be wonderful, it can be frightening. In any case, thanks to them, we learn something new and grow. If you feel anxious about the fact that life is changing, open this collection, in it you will find support and inspiration.

    1. “Yesterday I was smart and therefore I wanted to change the world. Today I have become wise, and therefore I am changing myself ”(Jalaladdin Rumi, Persian poet).

    2. “Man cannot discover new oceans until he has the courage to lose sight of the shore” (André Gide, French writer and playwright).

    3. “All great changes are preceded by chaos” (Deepak Chopra, physician and author of books on spirituality and alternative medicine).

    4. “Going through a painful experience is like hanging on a handle.At some point you will have to let go of him in order to move on ”(Clive Lewis, writer, author of The Chronicles of Narnia).

    5. Sometimes, breaking the good, you can add something better.

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    6. “To improve is to change, and to be perfect is to change often” (Winston Churchill, British statesman and politician).

    7. “True life does not take place where great external changes are made, where they move, collide, fight, kill each other, but it occurs only where subtle, imperceptible changes are made in the spiritual consciousness of people” (Lev Tolstoy …Reading circle).

    8. “Change is the end result of any real learning” (Leo Buscaglia, writer and motivational speaker).

    9. “A turn in the road is not the end of the road, if, of course, you have time to turn around” (Helen Keller, writer, public figure).

    10. The main measure of the mind is the ability to change.

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    11. “There is no progress without struggle” (Frederick Douglas, writer and educator).

    12. “Where there is hope, there is life. She again fills with courage and gives strength ”(Anne Frank, Jewish girl, native of Germany, author of the diary of the same name).

    13. “People who know how to change again and again are much safer and happier than those who cannot” (Stephen Fry. Moab – my washing bowl).

    14. “Not every change leads to improvement, but in order to improve something, you must first change it” (Georg Lichtenberg, scientist, philosopher and publicist).

    15.“In every change, in every fallen leaf, there is both pain and beauty. And this is how new leaves grow. ”- Amit Ray, writer and spiritual teacher.

    16. I can summarize everything I have learned about life in two words: it continues.

    Robert Frost

    poet

    17. “A person who is not ashamed of what he was a year ago does not study enough” (Alain de Botton, writer, philosopher).

    18. “We are products of our past, but we do not have to be hostages of this past” (Rick Warren, writer, pastor).

    19. “Incredible life changes happen when you decide to take control of what is within your power, instead of craving control over what is not in your control” (Steve Maraboli, business consultant, author).

    20. “If we do not change, we do not develop. And if we don’t develop, then we don’t really live “(Gail Sheehy, writer, author of the book” Age Crises “).

    21. When we are no longer able to change the situation, we are required to change ourselves.

    Viktor Frankl

    “A Man in Search of Meaning”

    22. “You are only as young as it has been since you last changed your mind” (Timothy Leary, psychologist, LSD researcher).

    23. “In any case, changes will come. They can be bloody, or they can be beautiful. It depends on ourselves ”(Arundati Roy, writer).

    24. “It is not given to us to return yesterday, but what will happen tomorrow depends on us” (Lyndon Johnson, 36th President of the United States).

    25. Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology that you never received.

    Robert Brolt

    writer

    26. “You will outgrow some people. Let it be. ”- Mandy Hale, author of Single lady.

    27. “Everyone has the opportunity to change and develop to the last breath” (MF Ryan).

    28. “The only immutable law is that everything changes. The hardships that I endured today are only a hair distant from the pleasures of tomorrow, and these pleasures will be even more joyful from the memories of what I have endured ”(Louis Lamour, writer, Western writer).

    29. “We must let go of the life we ​​planned to accept the life that awaits us” (Joseph Campbell, researcher of mythology).

    30. “It’s never too late or – in my case – never too early to become who you want to become. There is no time frame, you can start anytime. You can change or stay the same – there are no rules “(Francis Scott Fitzgerald. The Mysterious Story of Benjamin Button).

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    Motivating statements have an amazing ability to change our attitude towards life.This is why they are so attractive and important on our journey to success. What you think of yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about your capabilities, determines everything that happens to you.

    Man completely controls only one thing in the Universe – his thinking. By changing it, he also changes the quality of his life – sometimes instantly. Just as kind words and timely humor can make someone smile, our thoughts react to the world in real time.

    This is where motivational quotes come in.When it seems that the world is against you, let these wise words cheer you up and inspire you to new achievements.

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    Sometimes we need extra motivation, and a few short words can go a long way in igniting an inner spark. If you’re stuck in a writing crisis, some quotes from your favorite books can get you back into rhythm. When you’re trying unsuccessfully to get out of bed, a couple of inspirational quotes will help you get through the morning. And when depression rolls in, uplifting quotes will do the trick.

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    That’s right, you don’t need to read long self-help books or motivational speeches. Brief words of wisdom will revive your spirit and give you a tiny boost to take the next step forward. Looking for even more boost after the 2020 craziness? Check out these inspirational quotes to get you off to a good start in 2021.

    1. About the target

    “Purpose is an integral part of everyone. This is the reason we came to this planet at this point in history. ” – Chadwick Boseman

    Many people spend years looking for a goal without realizing that they have been following it all this time. The sooner we understand this, the better: Scientists believe that knowing your purpose helps you live longer.

    2. About kindness

    “Try to be a rainbow in foreign clouds” , – Maya Angelou.

    One surefire way to cheer yourself up is to cheer others up. To get started, share this powerful quote about kindness with someone who needs a boost.

    3. On persistence

    “No matter what you go through, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.” , – Demi Lovato.

    Sometimes stressful situations overwhelm us so much that it seems they will last forever. But do not hesitate, they will end.

    4. About passion

    “The main thing is not to give up. Where there is love and inspiration, you cannot go wrong. ” – Ella Fitzgerald.

    Never give up your passion, even if you are disappointed or doubt yourself. Go on and remember: as long as you love what you do, you are on the right track. If you’re looking for something to get you moving, ask yourself 10 questions to help you identify your true attachments.

    5. About the Impossible

    “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says: “I am possible!” – Audrey Hepburn (note: play on words “impossible” – “I’m possible”).

    This is one of the classic uplifting quotes. If you believe it’s true, things can change. We must remember this every day.

    6. About inspiration

    “Inspiration comes from ourselves. You have to be positive. When you are positive, good things happen. ” – Deep Roy.

    Inspiration is what motivates aspiring people.

    7. About laughter

    “The most wasted day is a day without laughter” , – E.E. Cummings.

    There should be no less laughter in adulthood! Try to find more reasons to laugh – this is the easiest way to fill our life with joy.

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    8. About terms

    “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ”, – Chinese proverb.

    The point of this phrase remains true whether you’re starting a new venture, having the courage to ask someone out, or trying to perfect a new recipe.

    9. Appreciate what is

    “Every day, when you wake up, think: today I am lucky that I am alive, and I am not going to waste this precious gift in vain” , – Dalai Lama XIV.

    When His Holiness the Dalai Lama says life is precious, he is worth listening to.

    10. About greatness

    “Do not be afraid to give up the good for the sake of the great” – John D. Rockefeller.

    The pursuit of greatness undoubtedly helped Rockefeller become a successful businessman, not to mention the status of the richest man in modern history.The risk can be daunting, but it will definitely pay off.

    11. About failure

    “I can accept failure. Everyone is defeated in some way. But I can’t come to terms with the fact that I’m not trying. ” – Michael Jordan

    To his credit, Michael continued to fight even when he missed the high school basketball team.

    12. About beauty

    “Some people are looking for a beautiful place. Others themselves make the place beautiful. ”, – Hazrat Inayat Khan.(“It is not a place that paints a person, but a person – a place”).

    You will definitely be thinking about this for a while. Nevertheless, natural beauty cannot be discounted – for example, the 50 most beautiful cities in the world.

    13. About hard times

    “Difficult days make us stronger” – Eli Reisman.

    As an Olympic gymnast facing serious personal challenges, Eli knows that challenges can only be overcome with strength of mind and perseverance.

    14. About the future

    “Let’s build the future now, and tomorrow our dreams will come true” , – Malala Yusufzai.

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    Her drive and passion drove Malala to improve the education of present and future generations of young women around the world. She became one of the most famous female pioneers who changed the world.

    15. To hold out until the end

    “If people doubt you, go so far that you can no longer hear them.” , – Miguel Ruiz.

    Get rid of haters and doubters. You should not listen to those who advise you to give up your dreams.

    16. About restrictions

    “Never limit yourself because of the limited imagination of others, and never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” – May Jamison.

    An open mind combined with an unbridled imagination can open up endless possibilities.This is certainly known to astronaut May Jamison, the first black woman to travel into space.

    17. On the fight against hatred

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do it. Hatred cannot drive out hatred, only love can do it. ” – Martin Luther King Jr.

    This powerful quote is often remembered on MLK Day (Martin Luther King), but we must bring it to life all year round, especially in these difficult and controversial times.

    18. On good thoughts

    “If you have good thoughts, they will shine on your face like the sun’s rays, and you will always look great.” , – Roald Dahl.

    Figurative sayings are typical of Roald Dahl, but the message is correct – positive thinking can really make us better inside and out.

    19. About Champions

    “A champion is determined not by his victories, but by how he recovers from a fall.” – Serena Williams.

    Champions are known for their motivation …

    20. About action

    “Act as if what you are doing is undeniable. It matters. ” – William James.

    Your actions do affect others, so make sure they have a positive impact.

    21. About a smile

    “If you see someone without a smile, give him yours” , – Dolly Parton.

    Remember the old adage that it takes more muscles to frown than to smile? Technically, this is not the case, but science has proven that smiling is indeed contagious – here’s why.

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    22. On Timeliness

    “All we need to decide is what to do with the time allotted to us” , – D.R.R. Tolkien.

    In Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring, Gandalf speaks to Frodo with this powerful phrase.Isn’t it good for all of us to listen to the Great Sage?

    23. About Equality

    “The upward movement of any of us is progress for all” , – Octavia Spencer.

    No one can be considered equal until everyone is equal, which is why the fight for equality is so important.

    24. About failures

    “Every bad hit brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth.

    Don’t let your fear of failure get in the way of playing, dreaming, and living.

    25. About intelligence

    “It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it correctly ”, – Rene Descartes.

    Stretching the mind is just as important as training the body.

    26. About the victory

    “You Either Win or Learn” – John Maxwell.

    No loss. There is only an opportunity to gain useful experience and grow.

    27. About Hope

    “Hope is a thing in the feathers.Lives in my soul. Without words and without despondency Always sings in me “, – Emily Dickinson.

    This inspiring line is taken from Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope is a Thing in Feathers.”

    28. About achieving the goal

    “I came to my goal not because I wanted and hoped, but because I worked hard.” , – Este Lauder.

    We must all chart our own path to success. Nobody else can do it for us.

    29. About performance of work

    “The only way to do a good job is to love what you do. If you haven’t found such an activity yet, keep looking. Don’t calm down! ” – Steve Jobs.

    The late Steve Jobs spoke these words to Stanford University alumni in 2005, but they still inspire people of all ages.

    30. About the past

    “Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Space in Today” Will Rogers.

    By dwelling on the past, you lose sight of what you can achieve in the present.

    31. On large-scale thinking

    “Anything is possible with the courage” , – J.K. Rowling.

    You might even have the courage to write a series of books that will become more popular than Harry Potter.

    32. How to Live a Better Life

    “We only live once. But if you do everything right, once is enough. ”, – Fred Allen.

    As a result, it turns out that you did not just exist, but lived a high-quality, full-fledged life.

    33. On practice

    “Champions don’t stop until they get what they want.” – Billie Jean King.

    34. About the right attitude

    “Don’t let people dim your shine because they are blinded. Advise them to wear sunglasses. ”, – Lady Gaga.

    If they ask you why you are so strange, tell them that you were born that way.

    35. About true friendship

    “A true friend is one who comes when the rest of the world is leaving.” – Walter Winchell.

    When real friends are around, nothing is impossible.

    36. On the Power of Change

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, dedicated people can change the world.In reality, this has always been the case. ” – Margaret Mead.

    37. About the secret of success

    “Success is when you fell nine times and climbed ten.” , – John Bon Jovi.

    The musician definitely followed his own conviction to become one of the brightest rock stars of all time.

    38. On Getting the Most Out of

    “If Joan of Arc was able to turn the tide of the war before her 18th birthday, then you certainly can get out of bed” , – Elizabeth Jean Carroll.

    You get out of bed, make coffee … and then change the world.

    39. On the path to happiness

    “Don’t waste a minute until you are happy. If one window closes, run to the next or break down the door. ”, – Brooke Shields.

    Do everything you can to find bliss – without physical violence, of course.

    40. About the perspective

    “The end of the world cannot come today, because tomorrow is already in Australia.” – Charles M.Schultz.

    Science has dropped your greatest fear. Now you can live without worry.

    41. About the right moment

    “We are not given the choice of how to die. Or when. We only have to decide how to live. Currently ”, – Joan Baez.

    Every second of thinking about death takes a moment away from the time allotted for enjoying life.

    42. On the search for joy

    “Happiness is hidden in the little things of life.If you don’t look closely, it becomes invisible. ” – Joyce Brothers.

    Sometimes these little details are the wise words of others.

    43. About being too serious about yourself

    “Never be afraid to laugh at yourself. After all, you can miss the joke of the century. ”, – Dame Edna Everage.

    Knowing how to laugh at yourself, you will never again worry about others laughing at you.

    44.About optimism

    “There are only two ways to live your life. One – as if there were no miracles. Another – as if everything around is wonderful ”, – Albert Einstein.

    45. About setting goals

    “The limit is in your mind. As long as you can imagine something, you can do it. ”, – Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger believes in us, how can you not succeed?

    46.Error

    “I just need to be myself. I’m not perfect and I can make mistakes. ”, – Laverna Cox.

    Errors are to be expected and accepted. This is how we grow.

    47. About gratitude

    “Be grateful for what you have and more will be given.” – Oprah Winfrey.

    Let your own grateful attitude inspire those around you.

    48. About dreams

    “All dreams will come true if we have the courage to make them come true” , – Walt Disney.

    When every day starts with a positive attitude, you can make any dream come true.

    49. On self-importance

    “We need to put ourselves higher on our own to-do list.” – Michelle Obama.

    Most of us are guilty of not taking care of ourselves.

    50. About the word “no”

    “What you say no” is just as important as what you say yes – Sandra O.

    As much as you like, you just can’t cover everything. And that’s okay.

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