Jean-Bertrand Aristide Quotes

As far as we are concerned, we are ready to leave today, tomorrow, at any time, to join the people of Haiti, to share in their suffering, help rebuild the country, moving from misery to poverty with dignity.

Help Quotes, Time Quotes, Poverty Quotes, Suffering Quotes

As we all know, many people remain buried under tons of rubble and debris, waiting to be rescued. When we think of their suffering, we feel deeply and profoundly that we should be there, in Haiti, with them, trying our best to prevent death.

Death Quotes, Suffering Quotes

The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti.

Dependence Quotes, Power Quotes, Solidarity Quotes

 

The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti.

Dependence Quotes, Power Quotes, Solidarity Quotes

I know how the American people care for that democratic principle. They want to see their vote respected. As we in Haiti want to see the vote of the people respected.

American Quotes, Respect Quotes

I respect religion and will respect any religion.

Respect Quotes, Religion Quotes

The future of Haiti must be linked to the respect of the rights of every single citizen.

Respect Quotes, Future Quotes

The structure of apartheid is still rooted in the Haitian society. When you have apartheid, you don't see those behind the walls. That is the reality of Haiti.

Reality Quotes

We have problems which will be addressed by Haitians.

Problems Quotes

Sometimes people who want to understand Haiti from a political perspective may be missing part of the picture. They also need to look at Haiti from a psychological perspective.

Perspective Quotes, Logic Quotes

Sometimes people who want to understand Haiti from a political perspective may be missing part of the picture. They also need to look at Haiti from a psychological perspective. Most of the elite suffer from psychogenic amnesia. That means it's not organic amnesia, such as damage caused by brain injury. It's just a matter of psychology.

Perspective Quotes, Logic Quotes

Haiti, Haiti, the further I am from you, the less I breathe. Haiti, I love you, and I will love you always. Always.

Love Quotes

Of course, learning is strengthened and solidified when it occurs in a safe, secure and normal environment.

Strength Quotes, Learning Quotes

In 1994, when I went back to Haiti from exile, we established a Commission for Truth and Justice and Reconciliation. I passed the documents to the next government, and I never heard about it again.

Truth Quotes, Justice Quotes

The first time Haiti had free and fair democratic elections was 1990, when I was elected.

Time Quotes, Elections Quotes

When we say 'democracy' we have to mean what we say.

Democracy Quotes

If one suffers we all suffer. Togetherness is strength. Courage.

Strength Quotes, Courage Quotes

I will work to bring peace to everyone - whatever economic level - as long as you are Haitian.

Work Quotes

We are all equal, rich and poor, and we need a society where the people enjoy their rights.

Rich Quotes