"Immigrants provide skills that we simply cannot afford to do without. They have contributed hugely to Britain's success."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Charles Kennedy on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Charles Kennedy on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Charles Kennedy on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Charles Kennedy on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Charles Kennedy on Winston Churchill
"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."