39 quotes found by Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams
Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.
peace  war  Found  # 5318
Gerry Adams
The Good Friday Agreement and the basic rights and entitlements of citizens that are enshrined within it must be defended and actively promoted by London and Dublin.
good  Within  rights  # 5319
Gerry Adams
It will always be a battle a day between those who want maximum change and those who want to maintain the status quo.
change  Battle  Status  # 5320
Gerry Adams
We have to make sure the Good Friday Agreement works.
good  Sure  Works  # 5321
Gerry Adams
In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic.
past  Struggle  Turn  # 5322
Gerry Adams
Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.
freedom  courage  Struggle  # 5323
Gerry Adams
The days of humiliation, of second-class citizens and of inequality are over and gone forever.
Days  Gone  forever  # 5324
Gerry Adams
For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms.
government  Rule  Terms  # 5325
Gerry Adams
One man's transparency is another's humiliation.
Another  # 5326
Gerry Adams
If you militarise a situation, you beg for an armed response.
Situation  Response  Armed  # 5327
Gerry Adams
At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means.
time  leadership  Said  # 5328
Gerry Adams
Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice.
leadership  peace  equality  # 5329
Gerry Adams
Sinn Fein has the potential and capacity to become the vehicle for the attainment of republican objectives.
Gerry Adams
If I didn't forgive the people who took me into the barracks and beat me unconscious over a period of days during the period when the British state was indicted for inhuman and degrading treatment in 1971-72, or even the guys who shot me, if you don't forgive them, you end up with unnecessary baggage.
Days  State  forgive  # 5331
Gerry Adams
But I also hold the very strong view that republicans need to lead by example.
strong  Hold  View  # 5332
Gerry Adams
In this context the British and Irish governments will have to promote a new, imaginative and dynamic alternative in which both governments will share power in the north.
power  Both  share  # 5334