Monday, February 4, 2008

Ian Paisley Quotes

Today at long last we are starting upon the road - I emphasise starting - which I believe will take us to lasting peace in our Province …
Today we salute Ulster's honored and unaging dead - the innocent victims, that gallant band, members of both religions, Protestant and Roman Catholic, strong in their allegiance to their differing political beliefs, Unionist and Nationalist, male and female, children and adults, all innocent victims of the terrible conflict …
I have sensed a great sigh of relief amongst all our people who want the hostility to be replaced with neighborliness …
I believe that Northern Ireland has come to a time of peace, a time when hate will no longer rule. How good it will be to be part of a wonderful healing in our Province.

Ian Paisley

Speech as First Minister at Stormont on return of devolution to Northern Ireland, May 8 2007.

People have come out of a dark tunnel and they can see there is a path out there for us. I think it has put a lot of faith and hope into people.
Ian Paisley
On eve of being sworn in as First Minister at the start of a new era of power sharing between DUP and Sinn Fein, May 7 2007.

I will never sit down with Gerry Adams . . . he'd sit with anyone. He'd sit down with the devil. In fact, Adams does sit down with the devil.
Ian Paisley
Independent, February 13 1997.

“Line dancing is as sinful as any other type of dancing, with its sexual gestures and touching. It is an incitement to lust.”

“You can't build the bridge of trust with the scaffolding of lies and underhand deals,” pre 2007

“There were no photographs, no detailed inventory, and no detail on the destruction of these arms. To describe today's statement as transparent would be the falsehood of the century,” pre 2007

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