Then/Now ... I as you know in other contexts, I'm a Burkean conservative and I don't believe in abandoning something that continues to work unless I'm convinced that it's no longer of value.
John Howard, National Press Club Address September 11, 2002
I think you just should allow a thousand arrangements to bloom, if I can vary a famous remark, in order to get the best outcomes for the economy.
John Howard on Industrial Relations Reform, quoted in The Age