No one should question the faith of others, for no human being can judge the ways of God.

Haile Selassie

We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. 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.

Haile Selassie

A man who says “I have learned enough and will learn no further” should be considered as knowing nothing at all.

Haile Selassie

You must always remember that to lead, one must first learn to follow.

Haile Selassie

Many discouraging hours will arise before the rainbow of accomplished goals will appear on the horizon.

Haile Selassie

Let us set our goals too high; let us demand more of ourselves than we believe we possess.

Haile Selassie

Knowledge is power. If it is not applied properly to create, let there be no doubts, it will destroy.

Haile Selassie

Do not worship me, I am not God. I'm only a man. I worship Jesus Christ.

Haile Selassie

Spiritual power is the eternal guide, in this life and the life after, for man ranks supreme among all creatures. Led forward by spiritual power, man can reach the summit destined for him by the Great Creator.

Haile Selassie

Any who may wish to profit himself alone from the knowledge given him, rather than serve others through the knowledge he has gained from learning, is betraying knowledge and rendering it worthless.

Haile Selassie

Knowledge paves the way to Love, and Love in its turn fosters understanding, and leads one along the path of great common achievements.

Haile Selassie

History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive, with all our combined strength, for the path to true African brotherhood and unity.

Haile Selassie

In the history of the human race, those periods which later appeared as great have been the periods when the men and the women belonging to them had transcended the differences that divided them and had recognized in their membership in the human race a common bond.

Haile Selassie

Man cannot live by bread alone. Man after all is composed of intellect and soul.

Haile Selassie

Feel the needs of others more than your own.

Haile Selassie

Education develops the intellect; and the intellect distinguishes man from other creatures. It is education that enables man to harness nature and utilize her resources for the well-being and improvement of his life.

Haile Selassie

Leadership does not mean domination.

Haile Selassie

There is no power or authority without responsibility, and he who accepts the one cannot escape or evade the other.

Haile Selassie

It is not only war that can stop war but men of goodwill, conscious of their mission can deal with such deadly enemy.

Haile Selassie

We must act to shape and mold the future, and leave our imprint on events as they slip past into history.

Haile Selassie

We must make progress slowly so as to preserve the progress we have already made.

Haile Selassie

Everyone, in all walks of life, regardless of his professional occupation should feel concerned and play an active role to solve such problems which affect mankind.

Haile Selassie

It is both the duty and responsibility of the world's fortunate few to help fulfil the legitimate aspirations of the unfortunate many.

Haile Selassie

There is nothing as precious to man as a sound mind in a sound body and it is essential that the physical well being of our people merits as much attention as its spiritual welfare.

Haile Selassie

It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.

Haile Selassie

It is important that spiritual advancement must keep pace with material advancement.

Haile Selassie

Peace demands the united efforts of us all. Who can foresee what spark might ignite the fuse?

Haile Selassie

A well informed public opinion is essential to the growth of political and social awareness. Only he who is informed can comment intelligently on his nation's development and only by such comments can errors be corrected and progress stimulated.

Haile Selassie

The fruits of one’s sweat and mental labour are always rewarding.

Haile Selassie

He [the Almighty] taught us that all human beings are equal regardless of sex, national origin and tribe. And He also taught us all who seek Him shall find Him.

Haile Selassie

As is commonly said, ‘to start anything is simple; to develop it and bring it to a successful culmination takes great effort.

Haile Selassie

Until all Africans stand and speak as free human beings, equal in the eyes of the Almighty; until that day, the African continent shall not know peace.

Haile Selassie

Every labourer is a father, his labour is his child. Choose your project carefully and achieve it worthily.

Haile Selassie

A purely materialistic art would be like a tree which is expected to bear fruit without flowering and to sacrifice grace and beauty for mere utility.

Haile Selassie

We have finished the job. What shall we do with the tools?

Haile Selassie

This world was not created piecemeal. Africa was born no later and no earlier than any other geographical area on this globe. Africans, no more and no less than other men, possess all human attributes, talents and deficiencies, virtues and faults.

Haile Selassie

An awareness of our past is essential to the establishment of our personality and our identity as Africans.

Haile Selassie

Outside the kingdom of the Lord there is no nation which is greater than any other. God and history will remember your judgment.

Haile Selassie

Unity should be the cornerstone of relations.

Haile Selassie

Observe that anyone who dies for his country is a fortunate man, but death takes what it wants, indiscriminately, in peace-time as well as in war. It is better to die with freedom than without it.

Haile Selassie

Misguided people sometimes create misguided ideas. Some of my ancestors were Oromo. How can I colonize myself?

Haile Selassie

If each and everyone endeavours to cooperate and work in as much as his capacity permits, our faith rests upon the Almighty God that he would bless the results for us.

Haile Selassie

If each and everyone endeavours to cooperate and work in as much as his capacity permits, our faith rests upon the Almighty God that he would bless the results for us.

Haile Selassie

Peace is a day-to-day problem, the product of a multitude of events and judgments. Peace is not an 'is,' it is a 'becoming.'

Haile Selassie

Mahatma Gandhi will always be remembered as long as free men and those who love freedom and justice live.

Haile Selassie

A house built on granite and strong foundations, not even the onslaught of pouring rain, gushing torrents and strong winds will be able to pull down.

Haile Selassie

I have lived too long to cherish many illusions about the essential high-mindedness of men when brought into stark confrontation with the issue of control over their security, and their property interests.

Haile Selassie

Conflicts between nations will continue to arise. The real issue is whether they are to be resolved by force, or by resort to peaceful methods and procedures, administered by impartial institutions.

Haile Selassie

Today I stand before the world organization which has succeeded to the mantle discarded by its discredited predecessor.

Haile Selassie

Democracy, republics: What do these words signify?

Haile Selassie

The Charter of the United Nations expresses the noblest aspirations of man.

Haile Selassie

The United Nations continues to sense as the forum where nations whose interests clash may lay their cases before world opinion.

Haile Selassie

We have decided to bring to an end the most unequal, most unjust, most barbarous war of our age, and have chosen the road to exile in order that our people will not be exterminated and in order to consecrate ourselves wholly and in peace to the preservation of our empire's independence.

Haile Selassie

One cannot deny that in former times man's life had been one of toil and hardship. It is correct to say, therefore, that modern civilization and the progress of science have greatly improved man's life and have brought comfort and ease in their trail.

Haile Selassie

If a strong government finds that it can, with impunity, destroy a weak people, then the hour has struck for that weak people to appeal to the League of Nations to give its judgment in all freedom. God and history will remember your judgment.

Haile Selassie

Like twentieth-century Iran, the remnant of the Persian Empire, Ethiopia under Haile Selassie attempted to preserve the absolutist state throught an accommodation with modernizing forces in his own terms without completely subduing traditionalists. This was not a strategy of Haile Selassie's own choosing. Instead, he was overtaken by events and forced to deal with contradictions that were from the very beginning too formidable to be managed in the long term.

Haile Selassie

“এক ধারায় নয়, বহু ধারায় প্রবাহিত মানুষের জীবন। যদি শুকিয়ে যায়, যদি রুদ্ধ হয় একটি ধারা আর এক ধারায় জীবন বয়ে চলে সার্থকতার পানে। এটাই জীবনের ধর্ম। সহস্র ধারায় জীবনের বিকাশ, অজস্র পথে তার পূর্ণতা।

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“এক ধারায় নয়, বহু ধারায় প্রবাহিত মানুষের জীবন। যদি শুকিয়ে যায়, যদি রুদ্ধ হয় একটি ধারা আর এক ধারায় জীবন বয়ে চলে সার্থকতার পানে। এটাই জীবনের ধর্ম। সহস্র ধারায় জীবনের বিকাশ, অজস্র পথে তার পূর্ণতা।

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