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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"Man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage." 

MORRIS WEST 1916-1999, writer

australian aboriginal art

Photo: Gwion Gwion Aboriginal rock art, Tourism Western Australia

Photo: Anzac Beach 25 April 1945


It lay in the mettle of the men themselves… Life was very dear, but life was not worth living unless they could be true to their idea of Australian manhood. Standing upon that alone, when help failed and hope faded, when the end loomed clear in front of them, when the whole world seemed to crumble and the heaven to fall in, they faced its ruin undismayed.

CHARLES BEAN, on the First AIF on Gallipoli


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