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A collection of quotes and sayings by Jean-Bertrand Aristide on strength, courage, suffer, peace, sayings, love, apartheid, reality, society, walls, live and independence.

26 Top Quotes By Jean-Bertrand Aristide

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Famous As: Former President of Haiti

Born On: July 15, 1953

Born In: Port-Salut, Haiti

Jean-Bertrand Aristide is a popular Haitian priest and politician. He holds the feat of becoming the first democratically elected president of Haiti. After he finished his studies in 1982 to become a priest of Salesian order, he was appointed to a Roman Catholic parish. He is also an exponent of liberation theory. He is accredited with bringing the army under civilian control and the falling economy of the country also revived during his term. He did not remain in power for a very long time and was exiled on various occasions however, in 2011 when he returned from his exile he began working on his unfulfilled plans. We have rounded some quotable quotes and sayings by Jean-Bertrand Aristide which have been gathered from his speeches, interviews, works, thoughts, public utterances and life. Have a look at the quotes and thoughts by Jean-Bertrand Aristide on problems, will, confidence, learning, country, environment, safe, death, democracy, political, perspective, people, future, rights, justice, truth, government, religion and more.
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We have not reached the consensus that to eat is a basic human right. This is an ethical crisis. This is a crisis of faith.

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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

Jean Bertrand Aristide

The Bible commands us to love our enemies. I love the Pope very much

Jean Bertrand Aristide

Pa gen lape nan tet, si pa gen lape nan vant (there is no peace in the head if there is no peace in the stomach).

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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.

Jean Bertrand Aristide

Haitians don't like to say they are hungry because we are proud.

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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.

Jean Bertrand Aristide

I respect religion and will respect any religion.

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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.

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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.

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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.

Jean Bertrand Aristide

I am confident that I can serve my country without being involved as the president of the country now.

Jean Bertrand Aristide

We have problems which will be addressed by Haitians.

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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

Jean Bertrand Aristide

We must all make peace so that we can all live in peace.

Jean Bertrand Aristide

When you care about human beings, you do your best to not repress and to not let people to repress and to not arm people to repress.

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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.

Jean Bertrand Aristide

Peace in the head, peace in the stomach.

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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.

Jean Bertrand Aristide

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.

Jean Bertrand Aristide