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.
Music and politics are in essence about communication. Without over-stretching the analogy I do feel a sense of rhythm is important in getting your message across.
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.
There are hard choices to be made in balancing the country's security and an individual's liberties. But it is a choice that has to be faced.
Politicians are good at saying how Government must do more, but we must also think carefully about where Government should do less.
There stands no contradiction between giving voice to legitimate anxiety and at the same time, as and when exchange of fire commences, looking to the rest of the country, as well as all of us in the House, to give full moral support to our forces.
We should have high expectations of our children, but politicians should not tell teachers how to meet them.
My health is good and it's up to me to keep it that way.
I don't want a headline saying 'Kennedy suggests this or implies that.'
My approach is always to try to be straight with people, especially about what my party can achieve.
You mustn't confuse the need for effective chairmanship, which is part of the job of the boss, along with the ability to take tough decisions and to lead people.
The events of the Holocaust viewed through the eyes of Anne Frank are a unique and damming testament to the dreadful atrocities of that period of our history
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