"One of the jewels in the crown of Labour's time in office was the rescue of the National Health Service. As the Commonwealth Fund, the London School of Economics and the Nuffield Foundation have all shown, health reforms as well as additional investment were essential to improved outcomes, especially for poorer patients."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."David Miliband on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."David Miliband on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."David Miliband 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."David Miliband on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."David Miliband on Henry David Thoreau
"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."