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" One man's transparency is another's humiliation. "
" 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. "
" The catalyst for much of this change is the growing support for republicanism. "
" But I also hold the very strong view that republicans need to lead by example. "
Lead By Example
" 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. "
" But if republicans are to prevail, if the peace process is to be successfully concluded and Irish sovereignty and re-unification secured, then we have to set the agenda - no-one else is going to do that. "
" Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I've hugged trees in every part of this little island. "
" 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. "
" Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment. "
" 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. "
" If you militarise a situation, you beg for an armed response. "
" 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. "
" We can be revisionist, and that's a good thing to be at times, but we shouldn't airbrush our history, so we can only make judgments in the objective conditions of that time. "
" The Irish Republican Army has kept every commitment made by its leadership. "
" The days of humiliation, of second-class citizens and of inequality are over and gone forever. "
" The way forward is by building political support for republican and democratic objectives across Ireland and by winning support for these goals internationally. "
" Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war. "
" For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" We have to make sure the Good Friday Agreement works. "
" We are totally committed to ending partition and to creating the conditions for unity and independence. "
" 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. "
" Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice. "