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.
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.
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.
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.
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.