"I believe my past is my strength."
"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."Michel Martelly on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Michel Martelly 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."Michel Martelly on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Michel Martelly on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Michel Martelly on Ernest Hemingway
"It's time for Haitians to have access to health care. It's time to open our borders to the Haitian diaspora, open our markets to the world. It's time to open our country to potential investors."
"When I was campaigning, I told the people if nothing happens under my mandate it will still be a positive thing because my mandate will be used as a rupture between the past and the future."