Dr. Ian Paisley, Northern Ireland’s first Prime Minister and ‘firebrand turned peacemaker,’ was famous for his fiery, radical and unbending character, especially during the Troubles.

In honor of Dr. Paisley we’ve compiled a list of his ten most memorable quotes.

1. “Mr. Adams would have to repent from his evil ways. I am here tonight by the grace of God, a sinner saved by grace.”

When asked if he would shake Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams’s hand.

2. “No surrender. We will never bend the knee.”

A regular cry at the people he thought were ready to ‘betray’ Ulster.

3. “I denounce you, Anti-Christ! I refuse you as Christ’s enemy and Antichrist with all your false doctrine.”

Addressing Pope John Paul II on a visit to The European Parliament.

4. “They breed like rabbits and multiply like vermin.”

On Catholics, at a loyalist rally.

5. “The IRA’s bishop from Crossmaglen.”

Describing Tomas O Fiach, the then-head of the Catholic Church in Ireland.

6. “Never, never, never, never.”

Outside Belfast City Hall, addressing loyalists protesting against the signing of the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement.

7. “The breath of Satan is upon us.”

His remark when he entered a Belfast press conference in a smoke-filled, whiskey-sodden hall in the 1970s.

8. “Let me smell your breath first, son.”

His request to reporters before allowing them to interview him, as he suspected them of drinking.

9. “The scarlet woman of Rome.”

His description of Pope John Paul.

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

Ian Paisley at Storemont, 1969.National Library of Ireland