"Three simple words - freedom, justice and honesty. These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Charles Kennedy on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Charles Kennedy on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Charles Kennedy on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Charles Kennedy on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Charles Kennedy on Mahatma Gandhi
"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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