Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.
Immigrants provide skills that we simply cannot afford to do without. They have contributed hugely to Britain's success.
Three simple words - freedom, justice and honesty. These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for.
To run an effective political party you need a degree of tribalism, it's the glue that holds everyone together.
Paddy Ashdown is the only party leader who's a trained killer. Although, to be fair, Mrs Thatcher was self taught.
Further Education should be about the ability to learn, not the ability to pay - everyone who is able should have the opportunity, regardless of their family background. I don't want to see students struggling with huge debts or frightened off even going to university in the first place.
I can hardly think of an occasion when I've got into a stand-up fight with any political opponent. I've got my views, people know what they are, they can agree or they can choose to disagree. I'm not going to waste time just rubbishing everybody else.
Politics is much too serious to be taken too seriously; equally, there are many aspects of it so laughable as to be lamentable.
I'm a fully paid-up member of the human race.
I should do something about the cigarettes; I quite accept that it's bad for your health, but you know a moderate tipple is positively beneficial and, at certain times, absolutely essential.
I believe that access to a university education should be based on the ability to learn, not what people can afford. I think there is no more nauseating a sight than politicians pulling up the ladder of opportunity behind them.
If you were to describe me as teetotal, on behalf of my constituency I'd have to sue; that would lose me every vote in the Highlands.
The quicker we get rid of the lobby system the better for all of us. I don't think in this day and age it is tenable to have these nods and winks, and on-the-record and off-the-record briefings.
The one thing we can all be sure about in politics is you are as well to expect the unexpected.
I want to see far more decisions taken far closer to the patients, the passengers and the pupils. Far more power for locally and regionally elected politicians who understand best the needs of their areas. And far more say too for the dedicated staff at all levels in health and education.
Actually, I think it's quite sensible not to take yourself too seriously.
For any new leader of any party at any given time it takes time if you are not in government to establish yourself.
My idealism has not abated, but I have witnessed it withering away nationwide, to the point where at least among the young, to have ideals is akin to being blinkered and oldfashioned.
I couldn't imagine a day without music. It relaxes and stimulates me in equal measure and I hate the sound of silence - the concept, I mean, not the track by Simon and Garfunkel.
I will go out of this world feet first with my Lib Dem membership card in my pocket.
My favourite novel is Frederick Forsythe's Day Of The Jackal, the story about the unproven case of this apparent Englishman who was hired to assassinate De Gaulle
We Liberal Democrats believe in dialogue. We believe in cooperation with both sides of industry and between both sides of industry. And we believe in the language of cooperation. We reject the language of confrontation.
Yes, you need substance in politics - but I think your style also says something about how you arrive at some of your conclusions.
I'm not someone who dwells upon past events, taking the view that life is too short
I'm a lifelong believer in trade unionism.
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