"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."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Charles Kennedy on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Charles Kennedy on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Charles Kennedy on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Charles Kennedy on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Charles Kennedy on Henry David Thoreau
"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."
"Courage is a peculiar kind of fear."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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