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Bob Brown's famous quotes on success, flowers, forests, diversity, imagination, people, choices, thinking, Australia, technology, environment, wealth, children, war, economics, ambition, etc.

25 Interesting Quotes By Bob Brown

Famous As: Politician, Physician
Born On: December 27, 1944
Born In: Oberon
Founder / Co Founder: Australian Bush Heritage Fund/Bush Heritage Australia.
Robert James Brown, also known as Bob Brown, is an Australian former politician, environmentalist, and doctor. He is a former Senator, and former leader of the 'Australian Greens,' a green political party in Australia. Brown was elected to the Australian Senate for the first time in the 1996 federal election. He sought re-election in 2001 and again in 2007, and got elected to the Senate. Bob Brown was the first member of the Parliament of Australia to openly declare himself a gay. He was also the first gay leader of a political party in Australia. Being an environment and gay rights activist, he has shared his views and thoughts on these issues as well as several other political issues through his speeches, writings, interviews etc. Here, we have colected Bob Brown's famous quotes on success, flowers, forests, diversity, imagination, people, choices, thinking, Australia, technology, environment, wealth, children, war, economics, ambition, etc.
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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.

Bob Brown

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.

Bob Brown

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

Bob Brown

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.

Bob Brown

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

Bob Brown

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

Bob Brown

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.

Bob Brown

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

Bob Brown

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?

Bob Brown

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.

Bob Brown

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 .

Bob Brown

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.

Bob Brown

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.

Bob Brown

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

Bob Brown

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.

Bob Brown

The future will either be green or not at all.

Bob Brown

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.

Bob Brown

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.

Bob Brown

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

Bob Brown

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.

Bob Brown

So far as we know, Earth is the only planet which supports life, and it is the only planet on which we can survive. Our bodies and our minds are fashioned by it. Our hearts resonate with it. There will be little joy for the human spirit if we destroy the natural fabric of Earth with nothing left to do but go shopping. When we imagine the world a century from now, when we look our great grandchildren in the eye and see them smiling back at us because they know we cared for them, we smile too!

Bob Brown

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.

Bob Brown

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.

Bob Brown

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.

Bob Brown