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Haile Selassie I quotes
Words of wisdom selected from the
many and varied writings and speeches of
His Imperial Majesty
Emperor Haile Selassie I
"A man has to strive in order to grow."
"Education and the quest for knowledge stop only at the grave."
"Belief in the Creator is the surest foundation of any civilization."
"Feel the needs of others more than your own."
"Study and examine all but choose and follow the good."
"The most worthwhile sort of life is one of service."
"In aiding the young,... we demonstrate our hope and faith in the future."
"The forests, the mountains, and the plains constitute wealth."
"Unity gives strength and assures success."
"Education of the youth is the surest guarantee for a better life."
“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted;the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”
"We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations, but to our fellow men within the human community."
"Many discouraging hours will arise before the rainbow of accomplished goals will appear on the horizon."
"You have still far to go. Along the tortuous paths that now lie ahead, you will be exposed to the rigorous teachings of life itself. There you will find no reference books, no study guides. There, there is no going back. The lessons of life, if once they are missed, are missed forever."
“If health fails, teaching, knowledge, life itself, all comes to naught. It is indispensable, so have nothing to do with alcohol and avoid all things against which conscience speaks”
"There is no person in this world who is free from life's responsibilities."
"Use your knowledge for good, to preserve peace among men."
"A nation cannot prosper unless it has overcome the problem of communications. Without communications, agriculture cannot develop, nor can commerce or industry thrive. It is communications that relates and binds the people together by ties of friendship."
|Wednesday October 17, 2012 1:15 PM|