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"When you're completely defeated in every other direction, you have to go straight ahead. "

ANDREW, FORREST -

"He taught me the power of encouragement. He taught me the reward of having a go, where there seems to be no way up but if you persevere, if you don't ever give up, then you can achieve things which others think are impossible. "

ANDREW, FORREST - of Scotty Black, aboriginal stockman and mentor

"You remove heavy metals out of the ground and you turn that into tables, and houses and bridges and dreams for people in the developing world. I love doing that. "

ANDREW, FORREST -

"Get out of bed, go to school, stick at school. Make it happen for yourself because those opportunities are waiting. "

ANDREW, FORREST -

"This is the welfare generation, and that is incredibly sad. That will be judged in history as being far worse, I believe, than the stolen generation, because we are literally losing thousands and thousands of our indigenous brothers and sisters to the effects of welfare ? drugs, gunja, low morale, alcoholism. I see it everyday and it can stop. The solution is education, training and a guaranteed opportunity. "

ANDREW, FORREST -

"We must now change course. Welfare has not worked. It has a place, always, in the most desperate times, but if it replaces a person's will, if it turns their kind of feather bed into quicksand, then it is failing the indigenous people. "

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