"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 prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Gerry Adams on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Gerry Adams on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Gerry Adams on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Gerry Adams on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Gerry Adams on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."