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.

In order for peace to reign, one must speak the truth, and that is why I have spoken of a political abduction, ... ... Far from my own country, but in deep communion with all Haitians, including Haitians abroad, I continue to launch an appeal for peaceful resistance.

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.

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

It is the destiny of the people of Haiti to suffer.

We shall prepare the coffee of reconciliation through the filter of justice.

Through reconciliation, streams of tears will come to our eyes.

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.

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

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

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

Peace in the head, peace in the stomach.

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.

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).

I respect religion and will respect any religion.

I am still the only elected president of the country.

Thirty-two coups d'etat are enough.

Chopped down the tree of peace, but it will grow again.

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

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

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

We have problems which will be addressed by Haitians.

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

The president is here, strong and firm as a monkey's tail.