"The future belongs to us, because we have taken charge of it. We have the commitment, we have the resourcefulness, and we have the strength of our people to share the dream across Africa of clean water for all."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Ernest Hemingway
"The people of Liberia know what it means to be deprived of clean water, but we also know what it means to see our children to begin to smile again with a restoration of hope and faith in the future."