There is a popular saying in Haitian Creole: "Dye mon, gen mon," which translates to, "Beyond the mountains, more mountains."  It speaks of the patience needed to survive the difficult life in Haiti.  

The only successful slave colony to revolt and become it's own nation, and now the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, Haiti has seen it's fair share of struggles.  

The name Haiti itself means "Land of Mountains," which is true both in the natural beauty it was blessed with, and in the tremendous challenges the nation has survived.  However, the Haitian culture, a unique blend of African, Spanish, French, and Taino (indigenous) influence, is one of perseverance, and it is still very much alive.