"What I hope is in five years' time, I can go to the British people in the election and say: Lots of you doubted that coalition politics worked, but it has worked."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Nick Clegg on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Nick Clegg on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Nick Clegg on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Nick Clegg on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Nick Clegg on Dalai Lama
"The British political system and the whole clapped out Westminster architecture, and the language that we use about politics, it's completely unsustainable. You either decide to be part of that transition to do something different. Or you cling to old certainties."
"Liberalism is a really old British tradition and it has a completely different attitude towards the individual and the relationship between the individual and the state than the collectivist response of Labour, and particularly Old Labour, does."
"I don't want to clip on the armour every morning. I've seen some politicians do this and they get a bit mangled and bitter. I just refuse to do that. I refuse to be angry or bitter or complain, and I remain open. I may sometimes be a bit too open but I'm not going to change that one bit."
"Most of what needs to be changed in the euro zone can be done without treaty changes. The demand for treaty change is as political as it is legal and I don't think it's going to happen soon."
"I am quite strict as a dad but I don't want to be censorious."