"It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Gerry Adams on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Gerry Adams on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Gerry Adams on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Gerry Adams on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Gerry Adams on Mahatma Gandhi
"Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment."
"Such decisions will be far reaching and difficult. But you never lacked courage in the past. Your courage is now needed for the future."
"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."
"Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice."
"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."