The Wisdom of King Haile Sellassie I of Ethiopia:
"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."
"Unity is strength. No nation can divide within itself and remain powerful."
"Wars and rumors of wars are occupying the attention of governments and peoples, but the world is thirsting more than ever for peace and justice."
"Knowing that material and spiritual progress are essential to man, we must ceaselessly work for the equal attainment of both. Only then shall we be able to acquire that absolute inner calm so necessary to our well-being."
"It's only when people strike an even balance between scientific progress and spiritual and moral advancement that it can be said to posess a a wholly perfect nd complete personality and not a lopsided one."
"Let us not deny our ideals nor sacrifice our right to stand as the champion of the poor, the ignorant and the oppressed everywhere."
"Unless the rights of the least of men are assiduously protected as those of the greater, the seeds of confidence will fall on barren soil."
"He who would be a leader must pay the price in self-discipline and moral restraint."
"Progress must be moral. It is important that spiritual advancement keep pace with material advancement. When this comes to be realized, man's journey towards higher and more lasting values will show more marked progress, while the evil in him recedes into the ground."
-MORE Wisdom of HIM Haile Sellassie I RasTafari
Words of MARCUS GARVEY:
"Wake up Ethiopia! Wake up Africa! Let us work towards the one glorious end of a free, redeemed and mighty nation. Let Africa be a bright star among the constellation of nations."
The Image of God
"if the white man has teh idea of a white God, let him worship his God as he desires. If the yellow man's God is of his race let him worship his God as he sees fit. We, as Negroes, have found a new ideal. Whilst our God has no color, yet it is human to see everything through one's own spectacles, and since the white people have seen their God through white spectacles, we have only now started out (late though it be) to see our God through our own spectacles. The God of Isaac and the God of Jacob let Him exist for the race that believes in the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. We Negroes believe in the God of Ethiopia, the everlasting God- God the father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost, the One God of all ages. That is the God in whom we believe, but we shall worship Him through the spectacles of Ethiopia."
"Religion is one's opinion and belief in some ethical truth. To be a christian is to have the religion of Christ, and so to be a believer of Mohammed is to be a Mohammedan but ther are so many religions that every man seems to be a religion unto himself. Nro two persons think alike, even if they outwardly profess teh same faith, so we have as many relgions in Christianity as we have believers."
"Ambition is a form of appreciation that is sometimes mistaken for something else. There may be something about you that suggests good fellowship when kept at a distance, but in closer contact would not be tolerated, otherwise it would be love."
Woman "What the night is to the day, is woman to man. The period of change that brings us light out of darkness, darkness out of light, and semi-light out of darkness are like the changes we find in woman day by day.
She makes one happy, then miserable. You are to her kind, then unkind. Constant yet inconstant. Thus we have WOMAN. No real man can do without her."
"If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence you have won even before you have started."
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