"Communism was meant to be an alternative religion."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."David Miliband on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."David Miliband on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."David Miliband on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."David Miliband on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."David Miliband on Albert Camus
"The biggest opportunity in 2013 is in Africa. It has seven out of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world. In Nigeria alone there are 100 million people with mobile phones. In total, 300 million Africans - five times the population of Britain - are in the middle class."
"The problems that the world faces - from nuclear proliferation to climate change - can't be tackled by the West alone. They need a coalition of not just West and East, but they need a coalition of Christian and Jew and Muslim."
"My memories are of my dad taking me to football on Saturday mornings, and my mum taking me swimming. Those are the things I remember from my childhood, not sitting around the table debating capitalism and the profit squeeze."
"In Britain, the centrally prescribed welfare to work system short-changes the young unemployed. Transport, housing and education are over centralised."
"Everything about my politics has been about the future."