"I like the idea of just observing these great young men of ours going into their further adulthood and being excited by what they will do. I like the idea of friend who are now, as we get older, have more time available to be as friends and can enjoy endlessly our experiences of the past. I like the idea of continuing to work because work can be fun. And I really like the idea of watching Australia be safe. We are safe. Could be safer. But one of the things that I'm always concerned about, you can't be any other way if you've spent a lifetime in uniform is to think to all of those who make us safe - good luck, keep it going, do more. "


"They (the youth of Australia) are out there clamouring in all forms of voice, and they are not so much hedging us older Australians aside as saying, 'For heaven's sake, listen to us and empower us to help drive this country towards a wonderful future.'"


"I have crushed the cup of youth like a rose between my fingers but its nectar never warmed my weary heart."


"I photograph from the heart. I adore little babies and I think that shows. My images are really very positive, very simple, and from the heart. Babies speak a universal language."


"You know, West, you know, years ago I camped on this spot with all the hope of youth in my heart, and now... get to blazes and go back to the car.!"

BILLY, HUGHES - to his secretary when revisiting scenes of his early political activities; in tears, On Lips of Livi

"And when people ask me why I wasted my youth... in the vast Australian outback, all I can say is that my youth was not wasted."

IAN, PARKES - A Youth Not Wasted

"When the youth of a nation is entrusted with real decision making powers a zest and urgency comes to the fore and previously insurmountable issues quickly abate."


"I'd like to try to inspire the youth, that's obviously where our future is and the kids are the ones you can mould and you can give them ideas and opportunities and I'd like to try to inspire all the young kids because I had a dream when I was young, that was to play for Australia."

STEVE, WAUGH - 1960-2010 Australians of the Year, Wendy Lewis

"Leadership is every action that makes the world I touch a better place. "

ROTARY, YOUTH - Slogan Leadership Conference