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.

— Haile Selassie

The most satisfaction Haile Selassie quotes that will transform you to a better person

If you are open-minded and ready to learn, there are many things which you can learn not only from books and instructors but from the very life experience itself.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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We should accept diversity in culture and tradition and coexist peacefully.

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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

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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.

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Imagination, devotion, perseverance, together with divine grace, will assure your success.

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Feel the needs of others more than your own.

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

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About Haile Selassie

Quotes 81 sayings
Profession Political figure
Birthday October 16

A well organized education should not be one which prepares students for a good remuneration alone. It should be one that can help and guide them towards acquiring clear thinking, a fruitful mind, and an elevated spirit.

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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.

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

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Our youth must be steadfast and take advantage of the benefits of modern civilization. Do not fall prey to idleness for it shall be a curse to you and to succeeding generations. You must set yourselves us as examples of determination and hard work. Plan your time and use both your physical and mental powers purposefully and productively.

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There is always something moving, brewing.

There are ambitious people everywhere. Wicked people. The only thing to do is to deal with them with courage and decision. One must beware of uncertainty, weakness or conflicting emotions - they lead to defeat

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The true leader is a different sort; he seeks effective activity which has a truly beneficient purpose. He inspires others to follow in his wake, and holding aloft the torch of wisdom, leads the way for society to realize its genuinely great aspirations.

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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.

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Leadership does not mean domination.

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The love shown in Christ by our God to mankind should constrain all of us who are followers and disciples of Christ to do all in our power to see to it that the Message of Salvation is carried to those of our fellows for whom Christ Our Saviour was sacrificed but who have not had the benefit of hearing the good news.

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

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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

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The preservation of peace and the guaranteeing of man's basic freedoms and rights require courage and eternal vigilance: courage to speak and act - and if necessary, to suffer and die - for truth and justice; eternal vigilance, that the least transgression of international morality shall not go undetected and unremedied.

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

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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.

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

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The Emperor himself amassed his great riches.

The older he grew, the greater became his greed, his pitiable cupidity... he and his people took millions from the state treasurer and left cemeteries full of people who had died of hunger, cemeteries visible from the windows of the royal palace

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Thousands of years ago, civilizations flourished in Africa which suffer not at all by comparison with those of other continents. In those centuries, Africans were politically free and economically independent. Their social patterns were their own and their cultures truly indigenous.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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Misguided people sometimes create misguided ideas.

Some of my ancestors were Oromo. How can I colonize myself?

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

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As is commonly said, ‘to start anything is simple;

to develop it and bring it to a successful culmination takes great effort.’

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

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Unity should be the cornerstone of relations

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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.

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As man's faculty attains higher level of development and sophistication, so do his wants in life

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The Charter of the United Nations expresses the noblest aspirations of man: abjuration of force in the settlement of disputes between states; the assurance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion; the safeguarding of international peace and security.

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Here is our opportunity and our challenge.

If the nuclear powers are prepared to declare a truce, let us seize the moment to strengthen the institutions and procedures which will serve as the means for the pacific settlement of disputes among men.

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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.

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

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Democracy, republics: What do these words signify?

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

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

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