"I undertake that, in the exercise of my functions of that office I will have regard to any guidance with respect to ethical standards issued by the secretary of state under Section 66 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Kenneth Robert Livingstone on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Kenneth Robert Livingstone on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Kenneth Robert Livingstone on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Kenneth Robert Livingstone on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Kenneth Robert Livingstone on Abraham Lincoln
"I'm in exactly the same position as everybody else who has a small business. I mean I get loads of money, all from different sources. You give it to your accountant. They manage it."
"I do the gardening."
"I came into politics because I wished to change things. You can't do that by lying to people you have to educate, and persuade, and carry them with you - and it's often a long haul."
"I loathe and detest all this trivialisation of politics."
"Politics is not a healthy lifestyle."