Gerry Adams Quotes

War... some people glamorise war and glorify war. It's not nice, from whatever point of view you come from.

War Quotes

We can be revisionist, and that's a good thing to be at times, but we shouldn't airbrush our history, so we can only make judgments in the objective conditions of that time.

Time Quotes, History Quotes, Judgment Quotes, Vision Quotes

When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all, in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity.

Freedom Quotes, Unity Quotes


We are totally committed to ending partition and to creating the conditions for unity and independence.

Dependence Quotes, Unity Quotes

But if republicans are to prevail, if the peace process is to be successfully concluded and Irish sovereignty and re-unification secured, then we have to set the agenda - no-one else is going to do that.

Success Quotes

Your ability as republican volunteers, to rise to this challenge will mean that the two governments and others cannot easily hide from their obligations and their responsibility to resolve these problems.

Challenge Quotes, Responsibility Quotes, Ability Quotes, Problems Quotes

In this context the British and Irish governments will have to promote a new, imaginative and dynamic alternative in which both governments will share power in the north.

Power Quotes

Sinn Fein has the potential and capacity to become the vehicle for the attainment of republican objectives.

Potential Quotes

The unionists also for their part, want to minimise the potential for change, not only on the equality agenda but on the issues of sovereignty and ending the union.

Change Quotes, Potential Quotes, Equality Quotes

Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open.

Deals Quotes, Patience Quotes, Equality Quotes, Human Rights Quotes

I stopped buying Sunday papers about 15 years ago, because you'd buy handfuls of them, and what you got, because the hard news comes from so many other channels, was opinion pieces. You're better off spending the money on a good novel.

Opinion Quotes, Money Quotes

When I wrote 'Before The Dawn,' I made it quite clear that there are lots of people involved in my life who I can't talk about simply because I'd put them at risk.

Life Quotes, Risk Quotes

Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice.

Leadership Quotes, Ability Quotes, Equality Quotes, Justice Quotes

The way forward is by building political support for republican and democratic objectives across Ireland and by winning support for these goals internationally.

Winning Quotes, Goal Quotes

Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future.

Decision Quotes, Courage Quotes, Future Quotes

The days of humiliation, of second-class citizens and of inequality are over and gone forever.

Equality Quotes

Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.

Freedom Quotes, Courage Quotes, Determination Quotes

I like to think I'm very grounded. I'm very grounded in my family. I'm very grounded in my community.

Community Quotes

The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership.

Commitment Quotes, Leadership Quotes

We have to make sure the Good Friday Agreement works.

Work Quotes

The last months, weeks and days have seen accelerating discussions, involving the DUP for the first time, about a comprehensive agreement which would see all outstanding matters dealt with and the Good Friday Agreement implemented in full.

Time Quotes

You can only judge anything that happened in the times, in the times that that happened.

Time Quotes

At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means.

Leadership Quotes, Time Quotes

For good or ill, I'm a person of leadership. I do my best. I don't dodge responsibility.

Leadership Quotes, Responsibility Quotes

I think there is a huge responsibility upon governments to understand the consequence of their decisions.

Decision Quotes, Responsibility Quotes

I think the worst kind of grief is unacknowledged grief.

Knowledge Quotes

It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo.

Change Quotes

The catalyst for much of this change is the growing support for republicanism.

Change Quotes