95+ Best Australian Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Profoundly inspirational Australian quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Australian Quotes

We cannot solve problems with the kind of thinking we employed when we came up with them. Albert Einstein

Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that.  Andre Benjamin

Learn as if you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow. Mahatma Gandhi

The only time an Australian ever walks is when his car runs out of petrol. Barry Richards

Stay away from those people who try to disparage your ambitions. Small minds will always do that, but great minds will give you a feeling that you can become great too. Mark Twain

I’ve been to Australia. I’ve met the devil, drank beer, and snogged kangaroos. Alan Martin

When you give joy to other people, you get more joy in return. You should give a good thought to happiness that you can give out Eleanor Roosevelt

It is Australian innocence to love the naturally excessive and be proud of a thoroughbred gelding who ran fast.  Peter Porter

When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world Norman Vincent Peale

People who say, ‘There’s nothing to fear from spiders’ have clearly never been to Australia. Cate Blanchett

It is only when we take chances, when our lives improve. The initial and the most difficult risk that we need to take is to become honest. Walter Anderson

Australia is an outdoor country. People only go inside to use the toilet. And that’s only a recent development. Barry Humphries

Nature has given us all the pieces required to achieve exceptional wellness and health, but has left it to us to put these pieces together.  Diane McLaren

When I have a bad day, I dream about opening up a gelato stand on the streets of Sydney, Australia. Doesn’t everyone have a random escape fantasy? Nancy Lublin

Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston S. Churchill

I think Melbourne is by far and away the most interesting place in Australia, and I thought if I ever wrote a novel of any kind, I had to set it here. Peter Temple

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Herman Melville

Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience. Kevin Rudd

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same. Colin R. Davis

There’s an ease that I have living in Australia. The best things about Sydney are free: the sunshine’s free, and the harbor’s free, and the beach is free. Russell Crowe

Success usually comes to those who are too busy looking for it. Henry David Thoreau

Australia lives with a strange contradiction  our national image of ourselves is one of the Outback, and yet nearly all of us live in big cities. Move outside the coastal fringe, and Australia can feel like a foreign country. Kate Grenville

Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. Dale Carnegie

I think Australia has to be a country which has the ‘Welcome’ sign out. Paul Keating

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. The slogan Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. Calvin Coolidge

Australia is always a place that is dear to me; it is always my second home, and I try to get there as often as I can, but it is not next door, you know. Garfield Sobers

There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind. Mister Rogers

Australia, to the rest of the world, is just far away, and Australia in the Thirties was the faraway of the faraway. Baz Luhrmann

Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable. John Wooden

You don’t leave Australia unless you are passionate. Any Australian actor who comes to America is really committed. There are no dabblers  it’s all or nothing. Margot Robbie

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. Estée Lauder

Australia is a wild place. Kurt Vile

Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get. W. P. Kinsella

Australia is my lens. I cannot see the world any other way. Peter Carey

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill

There is no place in the world like Australia. Not even its beautiful neighbor New Zealand. Henry Rollins

Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today. Will Rogers

Everyone knows how much Australia means to me. I try to get back here as much as I can, but normally it’s for work, so I’m in and out and jetlagged and stressed. Kylie Minogue

You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character

I love London. I love the U.K., but if I was going to live anywhere else on Earth, it would be Australia. Tom Parker Bowles

If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you. Steve Jobs

Way of life in Australia focuses more on the outdoors. Thomas Muster

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards. Vernon Sanders Law

I was fortunate enough to visit a lot of beautiful places around the world. The most astonishing and memorable experiences were my trips to Africa and Australia. Karolina Kurkova

To know how much there is to know is the beginning of learning to live. Dorothy West

Australia is breathtakingly beautiful, and I can’t wait to visit again. Joe Nichols

Goal setting is the secret to a compelling future. Tony Robbins

I try to get back to Australia as much as possible. Teresa Palmer

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.  Alexander Graham Bell

After going to Australia, it’s hard to go anywhere after that. I want to move there. I’m obsessed with it. Nina Dobrev

Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn

Australians have a free spirit and an ability to think outside the box, and that is why I like Australia so much. Brian Schmidt

I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson

Australia is a phenomenally beautiful country, and every time I go away and come back, it never ceases to amaze me. David Wenham

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia. Charles M. Schulz

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison

Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that. Andre Benjamin

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins

People who say, ‘There’s nothing to fear from spiders’ have clearly never been to Australia. Cate Blanchett

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. Steve Jobs

Australia is a huge rest home, where no unwelcome news is ever wafted on to the pages of the worst newspapers in the world. Germaine Greer

It’s not about better time management. It’s about better life management Alexandra of The Productivity Zone

In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime. Phyllis McGinley

Women challenge the status quo because we are never it. Cindy Gallop

Australia is fun, but completely exhausting and confusing because I never get on with the different time zone. Michael McIntyre

We don’t just sit around and wait for other people. We just make, and we do. Arlan Hamilton

It’s always hot in Australia. Angelique Kerber

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. Oprah Winfrey

I love Australia! I got a boot thrown at me there. Art Alexakis

The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst those who never believed she could.

I like Australia, but every time I’m there, I feel like everybody’s being sarcastic because everyone’s so nice. Banks

Whenever you see a successful woman, look out for three men who are going out of their way to try to block her. Yulia Tymoshenko

Some women choose to follow men, and some choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore. Lady Gaga

To live in Australia permanently is rather like going to a party and dancing all night with one’s mother. Barry Humphries

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.  Roseanne Barr

I’ve never had a cold Christmas, as I always spend it back home in Australia. Mallory Jansen

No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn’t in submission to God! T D Jakes

I have always been attracted to Australians and Australia. Elizabeth Hurley

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power. George Meredith

I have the greatest respect for Aboriginal people, to whom I owe everything. The time I spent with members of the Pijantjatjara and Pintupi tribes in Australia was a transformative experience for me and one that has deeply and indelibly informed my entire life and art. Marina Abramovic

When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier. Diane Von Furstenberg

The Apology opened the opportunity for a new relationship based on mutual respect and mutual responsibility between Indigenous and non Indigenous Australia. Because without mutual respect and mutual responsibility, the truth is we can achieve very little. Kevin Rudd

 If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. Margaret Thatcher

To the former child migrants, who came to Australia from a home far away, led to believe this land would be a new beginning, when only to find it was not a beginning, but an end, an end of innocence  we apologize and we are sorry. To the mothers who lost the maternal right to love and care for their child  we apologize, and we are sorry. Malcolm Turnbull

We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored. Sheryl Sandberg

I’ve been to Australia several times, and I just like the earthiness; it’s part of the culture. That’s a really good vibe to be around. Erin Heatherton

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. Madeleine Albright

At its best, Aboriginal art has been effective in translating an entire culture and the understanding of an entire continent. Indeed, the more we interpret Australia through Aboriginal eyes, through the experience of their long and epic story, the more we allow ourselves to understand the land we share. Paul Keating

Women must learn to play the game as men do. Eleanor Roosevelt

Australia is a remarkable country with incredible technical and physical resources and a capacity to be a world leader in renewables. Cate Blanchett

I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. Ayn Rand

Captain Cook discovered Australia looking for the Terra Incognita. Christopher Columbus thought he was finding India but discovered America. History is full of events that happened because of an imaginary tale. Umberto Eco