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  • 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.Today we have begun tp plant and we await the harvest.
  • I denounce you, Anti-Christ!
  • I refuse you as Christ's enemy and Antichrist with all your false doctrine.
  • No Surrender
    • No specific attribution but well known & oft repeated statement
  • The Executive must build on the present situation so that words and principles become actions, so that everyone in Northern Ireland can feel at home, and so that some day those problems will be consigned to history. (Hansard, Northern Ireland: 4 June 2007).
  • If he did, we'd have to lock up all the women.
    • In response to President Clintons offer to visit Belfast
  • In 1958 he denounced Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother for "committing spiritual fornication and adultery with the Antichrist", after a visit by them to the new Pope, John XXIII.
  • "This Romish man of sin is now in Hell!"; to a packed Ulster Hall after the death of John XXIII in June 1963.
  • "I will kill all who get in my way", which was shouted out at certain reporters following a loyalist rally in 1968.
  • When Terence O'Neill arrived at Stormont for a meeting with Sean Lemass, a former IRA member under Michael Collins during the Anglo-Irish War, Paisley shouted at his car "No mass! No Lemass!"
  • After a loyalist rally in 1968, Ian Paisley commented on the burning of Catholic homes by claiming: "Catholic homes caught fire because they were loaded with petrol bombs; Catholic churches were attacked and burned because they were arsenals and priests handed out sub-machine guns to parishioners"; he also said the massive discrimination in employment and allocation of public housing for Catholics existed because "they breed like rabbits and multiply like vermin".
  • In reference to the Ulster Unionist Party's Jewish candidate, Harold Smith, he said, "The Unionist party are boasting he (Harold Smith) is a Jew. As a Jew, he rejects our Lord Jesus, the New Testament, Protestant principles, the Glorious Reformation and the sanctity of the Lord's day. The Protestant throne and the Protestant constitution are nothing to him."
  • In 1968, in a heated debate with the fierce Republican Bernadette Devlin, he responded to her accusations of his hypocrisy by saying he, "would rather be British than be fair."
  • We are not prepared to stand idly by and be murdered in our beds.
  • Save Ulster from sodomy! - Paisley's slogan in a 1970s and 80s campaign against legalising homosexuality.
  • Addressing a crowd at Loughgall, County Armagh: "I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system."
  • The Provisional IRA is the military wing of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Describing the then Roman Catholic Primate of All-Ireland, the late Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich as "The IRA's bishop from Crossmaglen"
  • I would never repudiate the fact that I am an Irishman.
  • You were born free. Refuse these chains prepared for you by the treacherous unionists and their ilk. Let Dublin know that there are those of us who must not, can not, and will not bow, ever, to Dublin domination (Press Conference 1994)
  • Ulster Resistance is not for the faint or half hearted and we will use all means which are deemed necessary to defeat the (Anglo-Irish) Agreement. (Ulster Resistance rally, Belfast, November 1986)