I am aware that one should always make room for renewal in politics. A democracy is the healthier for the turnover of the depth of talent there is in its community.

— Bob Brown

The most delightful Bob Brown quotes that are free to learn and impress others

Seeing the whales off James Price Point, mothers, babies, bull whales, seeing the count, going up into the thousands of these whales, the assurance that they will be ok with a mega port, mega ships and a huge factory ashore, is now clearly proven wrong.

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Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years.

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Exxon, Coca-Cola, BHP Billiton and News Corporation have much more say in organising the global agenda than the planet's 5 billion mature-age voters without a ballot box.

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We are all born bonded to nature; that's why we put depictions of flowers and forests, rather than bulldozers or log piles, on our walls.

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I didn't want to be a shock absorber; I wanted to deliver the shock.

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There are better alternatives... Australia should be exporting its solar technology, not its uranium.

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Whereas our common past, out of Africa, saw a global diaspora of humankind, our common future depends on a global coming together and consensus, resulting in a more equitable distribution of the Earth's largesse. When Africa, which gave us the wealth of life, has that debt returned, the world will have come of age.

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Every time I get a bit worried about having made some second rate choices in life I go back and read about the Suffragettes or William Wilberforce, people who were "wrong" in their own time and think, ah well.

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Globally the Greens have arisen like a spontaneous combustion, a reaction to the narrow-minded state-backed exploitation of resources and wealth for a few at the expense of the many.

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I have seen such an immense change from the total repression and criminality of homosexuality in my lifetime. It does make me much more buoyant and optimistic about the future. If that change can occur in that time there's hope for many other changes.

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The Greens will continue to champion a fairer society rather than simply the economy and to champion the parliament rather than simply the stock exchange .

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The government's living in its own cloud cuckoo land and it's a cloud of greenhouse gases.

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About Bob Brown

Quotes 39 sayings
Nationality Australian
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

With a small fraction of the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on the Iraq war, the US and Australia could ensure every starving, sunken-eyed child on the planet could be well fed, have clean water and sanitation and a local school to go to.

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There is a spiritual side to our connection with the planet.

And in this material world, that's anathema. It is somewhat worrying. What I say.. it makes life. It gives us fulfilment. It makes us whole human beings. And without it, we make mistakes. And, boy, are the leaders of the world making mistakes at the moment.

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I am not a conventionally religious man, but in the wilderness I have come closest to finding myself and knowing the universe and accepting God - by which I mean accepting all that I don't know.

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There's a presumption that somehow you calculate beforehand whether something is going to be good politically or not. I simply don't.

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Australia must prioritise education spending.

It is not a question of whether or not we have the money, it is a question of how we choose to spend it.

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One-time Guinness World Record holder for Yo-Yo endurance.

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I will be Green until the day I die, if not for a long time after.

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The reality is that if we in this rich, lucky quarter of the planet cannot make a stand for the 30 million other species we share this planet with, let alone our own species, then who can?

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I have never met a person in whom I did not see myself reflected.

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The overarching factor to me is if we can't be kind to each other, we won't be kind to the planet.

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We must have an expansionary vision, one that captures the imagination and diversity of the whole community, one which benefits a nation which has moved beyond the basics of literacy and numeracy and which wants to develop a learning culture.

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The future will either be green or not at all.

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Wilderness has become one of the world's fastest disappearing resources, and it is non-renewable. Yet unlike oil, gold or woodchips, it is essential to the wellbeing of humanity. We are made of it and fashioned by it...our psychological beings resonate with it.

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For comprehensive Earth action, an all-of-the-Earth representative democracy is required. That is, a global parliament.

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Coffee in Brazil is always made fresh and, except at breakfast time, drunk jet black from demitasses first filled almost to the brim with the characteristic moist, soft coffee sugar of the country, which melts five times as fast as our hard granulated. For breakfast larger cups are used, and they're more than half filled with cream. This cafe con leite doesn't re-quire so much sugar as cafe preto-black coffee.

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I think I could have been quite difficult to fathom as a youngster, this kid who didn't talk about himself very much.

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As a Green, my goal is to put a smile on the face of the coming generations.

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Renewable energy is proven technology, the price is dropping, the rest of the world is going that way, that's where our investment should be going as well.

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We calculate the amount spent [by Brethren and other anti- Green groups] was between $500,000 and $1 million - that's a huge amount for a state election campaign in Tasmania.

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The pursuit of eternity is no longer the prerogative of the gods - it is the business of us all, here and now.

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I'm worried about the traditional media, but I think the new media is a plus for democracy.

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I'm a very great non-violent character. I would never resort to violence to change anything.

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I've always thought, and it gets tested at times, that I have a great faith in the fundamental goodness of human beings.

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Real life security and contentment come not from putting a gun in the cupboard, but from taking a role in the world's future.

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We people of the Earth exist because our potential was there in the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago, as the universe exploded into being.

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In securing the future of the planet, we secure happiness for ourselves.

One of the aims of the Greens is to turn around the tide of pessimism amongst the young people of the world.

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