"The most important lesson of New Labour is this: Every time we made progress we did it by challenging the conventional wisdom."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."Ed Miliband on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you."Ed Miliband on Aldous Huxley
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."Ed Miliband on Audrey Hepburn
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest."Ed Miliband on Confucius
"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."Ed Miliband on Michael Jordan
"I suppose not everyone has a dad who wrote a book saying he didn't believe in the Parliamentary road to socialism."
"And think of how we challenged the idea of a male dominated Parliament with All-Women shortlists and made the cause of gender equality central to our government. We were right to do so."
"The great thing is that whether we have faith or not, we are by and large very tolerant of people, whatever their particular view."
"It's really important to say this. Often the faith schools were founded before the state provided education. I want good education in this country so I'm not going to slag off faith schools. I think that it's important that people of different backgrounds and different faiths go to school together and many faith schools do that."
"I don't believe in God personally but I have great respect for those people who do and different people have different religious views in this country."