John Howard Quotes

  • Australia will always be closer to the U.S. than she is to China because our values and political traditions are much closer.
  • Nobody should underestimate how much the world changed on the 11th of September 2001.
  • I thank all of those who weren't born in this country for coming here and making a contribution to Australia. We are the least discriminatory country in the world, in my view.
  • We won't just automatically click our heels and follow the Americans.
  • Of all the important relationships that Australia has with other countries, none has been more greatly transformed over the last 10 years than our relationship with China.
  • Truth is absolute, truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life.
  • I hate guns.
  • I'm direct, I'm unpretentious and I'm pretty dogged, and I hope I've got a capacity to laugh at myself and not take myself too seriously.
  • This is appalling. The idea that a person could be punished because of their religious belief and the idea they might be executed is just beyond belief.
  • I grew up in a strong family; we had strong family bonds.
  • Terrorists oppose nations such as the United States and Australia not because of what we have done but because of who we are and because of the values that we hold in common.
  • We will decide who comes to our country.
  • It's beyond belief that any Australian could be so stupid as to carry drugs into any country in Asia.
  • I'm not running away from the fact that I had previously said I did not contemplate a major increase, and that was a fair statement of the Government's state of mind at the time I made that.
  • I think I'm seen as trustworthy. I'm seen as having determination and persistence, and I'm seen as having a capacity to reach achievable answers to difficult issues.
  • I don't think there's any reason on Earth why people should have access to automatic and semiautomatic weapons unless they're in the military or in the police.
  • It's too much to expect in an academic setting that we should all agree, but it is not too much to expect discipline and unvarying civility.
  • We want to assert the very principle that truth is absolute, truth is supreme, truth is never disposable in national political life.
  • I have absolutely no difficulty myself with the playing of God Save the Queen in the presence of Her Majesty.
  • You can't fatten the pig on market day.
  • The goal of Australian foreign policy should be to promote the maximum harmony between the U.S. and China.
  • I'm all for it. In these days, regional marketing is the only way to survive.