"Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."Gerry Adams on Albert Einstein
"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."Gerry Adams on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Gerry Adams on Albert Einstein
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."Gerry Adams on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender."Gerry Adams on Winston Churchill
"It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo."
"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."