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"Fellow citizens, the war is over. The Japanese Government has accepted the terms of surrender imposed by the Allied Nations and hostilities will now cease... At this moment, let us offer thanks to God. Let us remember those whose lives were given that we may enjoy this glorious moment and may look forward to a peace which they have won for us. Let us remember those whose thoughts, with proud sorrow, turn towards gallant, loved ones who will not come back..."

JOSEPH BEN, CHIFLEY - 1945

"We must not only desire to win but we must deserve to win."

JOSEPH BEN, CHIFLEY - before the 1949 election campaign

"It's no good crying over spilt milk; all we can do is bail up another cow. "

JOSEPH BEN, CHIFLEY -

"We have a great objective - the light on the hill - which we aim to reach by working for the betterment of mankind not only here but anywhere we may give a helping hand. If it were not for that, the Labour movement would not be worth fighting for... "

JOSEPH BEN, CHIFLEY -

"One man and a dozen fools would govern better than one man alone."

JOSEPH BEN, CHIFLEY -