"My government, you can be assured, will be less focused on personalities. It is about treating people with respect. I think complaining about the community not being able to see the wisdom of our ideas is the wrong approach."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Jay Weatherill on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Jay Weatherill on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Jay Weatherill on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Jay Weatherill on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Jay Weatherill on Abraham Lincoln
"You'll be much more successful if you follow your dreams and follow your passions."
"People want the freedom. They want to be able to shop. If you don't like the shop trading hours and you're a shop owner, you don't have to open."
"If we wish our state's growth to continue, then our future will increasingly be with industries that require a highly skilled and technically proficient workforce."
"There is an opportunity for us to renew ourselves. There's an opportunity for us to leave the past behind and present something different for the future."
"We are all in this together. We want to have, I suppose, a single point of entry so that anyone coming near a disability service can get a very complete picture. Government needs to understand that picture, and we need to be able to offer somebody a one-stop shop."