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Paul Keating - Quotes

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I used to say in the cabinet room, 'confidence is not like a can of Popeye spinach - you can't take the top off and swallow it down.' You know, confidence has to be earned. ---->>>

I think Australia has to be a country which has the 'Welcome' sign out. ---->>>

If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility. ---->>>

The great changes in civilisation and society have been wrought by deeply held beliefs and passion rather than by a process of rational deduction. ---->>>

When the Berlin Wall came down the Americans cried, 'Victory,' and walked off the field. ---->>>

I've always held the view that great states need strategic space. I mean, George Washington took his space from George III. Britain took it from just about everybody. Russia took all of Eastern Europe. Germany's taken it from everywhere they can, and China will want its space too. ---->>>

In the end, rational policy is always good. ---->>>

Well, I think that - I think leadership's always been about two main things: imagination and courage.

Well, I think that - I think leadership's always been about two main things: imagination and courage.

Well, Australians should speak for the national interests of Australia, and whatever role former Australian prime ministers may have, one of the things you do is speak frankly about the country as you see the country's best interests, you know? ---->>>

You see, before I became prime minister, the Australian prime minister only attended ever two meetings in the world: the British Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and the South Pacific Forum. ---->>>

You get one chance to do something about native title. You get perhaps one chance in your life to do something about a republic. You get one chance, your chance, to build a piece of the political architecture in the Pacific. I wasn't going to give those up.

You get one chance to do something about native title. You get perhaps one chance in your life to do something about a republic. You get one chance, your chance, to build a piece of the political architecture in the Pacific. I wasn't going to give those up.

The great curse of modern political life is incrementalism. ---->>>

You see, psychologically, Australia must understand it has to live in the region around it. Australia must find its security in Asia; it cannot find its security from Asia. ---->>>

One tires of combat, although I can still throw a punch, you know. ---->>>

I try to use the Australian idiom to its maximum advantage. ---->>>

I always believed in burning up the government's political capital, not being Mr Safe Guy, you know? ---->>>

Nobody wants to have in their CV in the upper echelons of the American economic family that they nationalised major banks. ---->>>

The G7, just a European centric show, an Atlantic show, is fundamentally finished. ---->>>

Politicians come in three varieties: straight men, fixers, and maddies. ---->>>

The United States being in Asia is unambiguously a good thing for the region. ---->>>

I think the rise of China is one of the great events of all economic and human history, and I think this will be overwhelmingly a positive thing for the region and the world. ---->>>

You know, in the WikiLeaks cables, the Chinese discovered that Kevin Rudd was urging the Americans to keep the military option open against them. This is hardly a friendly gesture. ---->>>

I think the Australian people are very conscientious. During the 1980s and 1990s we proved they will respond conscientiously to necessary reforms. They mightn't like them but they'll accept them. But reforms have to be presented in a digestible format. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Australian
Born: 01-18, 1944
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Paul John Keating (born 18 January 1944) is an Australian politician who was the 24th Prime Minister of Australia and the Leader of the Labor Party from 1991 to 1996. Keating represented the division of Blaxland in the Australian House of Representatives and served as Minister for Northern Australia in the Whitlam government and as Treasurer of Australia and the 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia in the government of Bob Hawke (wikipedia)