Australian Inspiration Quotes

Looking for an inspirational quote for your speech or essay? For wisdom or insights? Or some words for that special occasion? Maybe it's something to lift the spirit and bring a smile to your face? Or just for a laugh? Whatever it is, you'll find thousands of great Aussie quotes here.

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"Some see no beauty in our trees without shade, our flowers without perfume, our birds who cannot fly, and our beasts who have not yet learned to walk on all fours. But the dweller in the wilderness acknowledges the subtle charm of this fantastic land of monstrosities. He becomes familiar with the beauty of loneliness."

MARCUS CLARKE 1846-1881, writer, poet

Photo: Boab trees on the Kimberley Plateau WA

"The flora, fauna and landscaping of a nation contributes to the identification of a national soul."

GORDON FORD 1918-1999, landscape designer 

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Photo: Anzac Beach 25 April 1915

AUSSIE QUOTES

"Australia is a quirky country. It is happy to have as heroes Phar Lap, a racehorse who died, Les Darcy, a boxer who died, Ned Kelly, a bushranger who was hanged, and Simpson, a private soldier shot by a Turkish sniper. It celebrates a military adventure called Gallipoli that, brave as it was, was lost from the second day. We like gritty failures and folk heroes. Bradman , the folk hero who didn't stumble, is an exception. "

LES CARLYON, Heroes in our Eyes

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