” If one takes pride in one’s craft, you won’t let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility. “


” You see, before I became prime minister, the Australian prime minister only attended ever two meetings in the world: the British Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and the South Pacific Forum. “


” You know, in the WikiLeaks cables, the Chinese discovered that Kevin Rudd was urging the Americans to keep the military option open against them. This is hardly a friendly gesture. “


” Well, Australians should speak for the national interests of Australia, and whatever role former Australian prime ministers may have, one of the things you do is speak frankly about the country as you see the country’s best interests, you know? “


” You see, psychologically, Australia must understand it has to live in the region around it. Australia must find its security in Asia, it cannot find its security from Asia. “


” One tires of combat, although I can still throw a punch, you know. “


” You get one chance to do something about native title. You get perhaps one chance in your life to do something about a republic. You get one chance, your chance, to build a piece of the political architecture in the Pacific. I wasn’t going to give those up. “


” I always believed in burning up the government’s political capital, not being Mr Safe Guy, you know? “


” I used to say in the cabinet room, ‘confidence is not like a can of Popeye spinach – you can’t take the top off and swallow it down.’ You know, confidence has to be earned. “


” I have said before, you don’t expect conservative parties to believe in much, but you do expect them to believe in thrift. “



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If one takes pride in one
You see, before I became prime minister, the Australian prime minister only attended ever two meetings in the world: the British Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and the South Pacific Forum.


You know, in the WikiLeaks cables, the Chinese discovered that Kevin Rudd was urging the Americans to keep the military option open against them. This is hardly a friendly gesture.
Well, Australians should speak for the national interests of Australia, and whatever role former Australian prime ministers may have, one of the things you do is speak frankly about the country as you see the country
You see, psychologically, Australia must understand it has to live in the region around it. Australia must find its security in Asia, it cannot find its security from Asia.
One tires of combat, although I can still throw a punch, you know.
You get one chance to do something about native title. You get perhaps one chance in your life to do something about a republic. You get one chance, your chance, to build a piece of the political architecture in the Pacific. I wasn
I always believed in burning up the government
I used to say in the cabinet room,
I have said before, you don
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