"Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."Gerry Adams on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"Gerry Adams on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."Gerry Adams on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."Gerry Adams on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."Gerry Adams on Ronald Reagan
"It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo."
"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."