"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."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."Gerry Adams on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."Gerry Adams on Albert Einstein
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood."Gerry Adams on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."Gerry Adams on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."Gerry Adams on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."