The Wisdom of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I
The Wisdom of His Majesty is legendary and worth reading; as with all wisdom, is timeless.
 
Selected Speeches of Emperor Haile Selassie I: 1918 - 1967
 
Select Speeches
"Leadership"
1936-06-30:  Appeal to the League of Nations
1937-00-00:  My Life and Ethiopia's Progress
1940-01-22:  On Liberation: "The Golden Declaration"
1940-06-00:  Message from the Sudan: 06-1940
1948-05-04:  Interview with Editor of "The Voice of Ethiopia"
1951-11-03:  Education
1954-05-28:  Howard University
1958-04-05:  Speech on the Beginnings of African Unity to the ACCRA Conference
1960-04-18:  Africa's Freedom
1960-09-18:  Speech to American Committee on Africa
1960-10-02:  Culture
1960-11-02:  Communications
1961-07-23:  On the Bible
1962-02-02:  The Pan-African Freedom Movement of East and Central Africa (P.A.F.M.E.C.A)
Conference
1963-09-23:  Belgrade Conference
1963-10-06:  Address to the United Nations
1965-01-15:  Wonderful Counsellor
1965-01-21:  Accepting Formally the Title  "Defender of the Faith"
1965-05-26:  Nation-Wide Broadcast on African Liberation Day
1965-05-26:  Laying the Cornerstone of the Arts Building
1966-04-21:  Addresses House of Parliament in Jamaica
1966-11-02:_The Essence of Power
1967-02-13:  H.I.M. at the White House
1973-00-00:  Heir to the Throne
Quotes of Wisdom
1931-07-16 ~ July 16, 1931:
1948-03-30 ~ March 30, 1948:
1951-04-14 ~ April 14, 1951:
1959-05-18 ~ May 18, 1959:
1963-05-25 ~ May 25, 1963 - 1:
1963-05-25 ~ May 25, 1963 - 2:
1965-09-02 ~ September 2, 1965:
1966-06-30 ~ June 30, 1966:
1966-11-02 ~ November 2, 1966 - 1:
1966-11-02 ~ November 2, 1966 - 2:
 
UCI ~ I See You
His Imperial Majesty's Words of Wisdom
“Ethiopians are proud of the three thousand years of their recorded history, as well they may be. We are proud of what has been
achieved during Our reign, and we thank God for it. We are content to let History judge the wisdom of Our actions. But while we
cannot escape the consciousness of each day’s immediacy and the urgency of the problems which each day presents, we must
nonetheless be ever mindful that just as our nation’s history stretches back far in time, so does an unlimited future lie before us,
especially in this nuclear and space era. We must all act and take our decisions mindful of the far-reaching implications and
consequences of each of them. What We have said to you today, We know, carries with it implications for generation upon
generation of future Ethiopians. We are persuaded that what We have said will, in the long term, redound the everlasting benefit
of those who will follow us. Man is mortal; each one of us here will, one day, face his Maker and answer for his actions. Those of
us to whom the grave responsibility of governing have been given bear a heavy burden before the people and before Almighty
God for the proper discharge of our duties. Let us all labour in this sense, that the people of Ethiopia may ever live in happiness
and prosperity.” – Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie
“It is not humanly possible to repay the loving Son who, despite His innocence, was crucified to absolve mankind from sin, and
yet prayed on the crucifix to His Father to forgive those who crucified Him." - Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie
HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY HAILE SELASSIE I...
"We love and respect the brotherhood of mankind and the fatherhood of God."
Haile Selassie I.
"I have the highest respect for the Bible as a whole. We also recognise the rightful name the Bible bears. We find that in all the
periods of the Old Testament, in the time of Patriarchs, Kings, and Prophets, great miracles were done. On the other hand, the
time in which Our Lord Himself gave the command to go to all the world and to preach is also of high value."

QHS
"Our efforts as free men must be to establish new relationships, devoid of any resentment and hostility, restored to our belief
and faith in ourselves as individuals, dealing on a basis of equality with other equally free people".

H.I.M. Haile Selassie I..
"Ethiopia has existed for 3,000 years. In fact, it exists ever since the first man appeared on Earth. My dynasty has ruled since the
Queen of Sheba met King Solomon and a Son was born of their union." - H.I.M Emperor Haile Selassie I

"The flag with the red, yellow, and green with Our seal "the Lion of Judah hath prevailed"(Revelation 5:5) is the symbol of
Ethiopia's independence, its a symbol of freedom."- H.I.M Emperor Haile Selassie I

"The value of a flag springs from the sacrifices made to defend it, as the symbol of Our independence. Otherwise there is no
difference between a flag and any other piece of cloth.
Our flag is a source of eternal inspiration, loyalty, and a symbol of the sacred duty and obligation as a soldier. It is a moral
sentinel." - H.I.M Emperor Haile Selassie I
The Essence of Power

"The power which you possess is but one side of the coin; the other is responsibility. There is no power or authority without
responsibility, and he who accepts the one cannot escape or evade the other. Each one of you and each servant of the Ethiopian
nation and people would do well to ponder these words, to take them to his heart, and to guide his conduct in accordance with
their teachings. This is the challenge which faces you today. Let your labours here during the coming year demonstrate your
capacity to meet it. May Almighty God guide and assist you in your work."

H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I
Closing remarks of speech to
Parliament
November 2, 1966
Development

The Lion of Judah has prevailed
Haile Selassie I, Elect of God
King of Kings of Ethiopia

Although the beginnings of civilization of each country vary in time, the fundamental factors which gave impetus to each country
to awaken and embark on the road to progress to reach their present level of development, are those qualities which are
enshrined in the nature of man, namely desire and fortitude.

The partner who places his own short-range ambitions ahead of the long-range interests of the partnership has embarked on a
course which will ultimately result in the dissolution of the partnership itself.

It is by the understanding of past difficulties that we can bequeath fundamental guidance which would be of pride to the coming
generations we therefore urge our people to struggle and to make sacrifices for those things which will enable them to
ameliorate their conditions of life and leave a richer heritage.
"A man's happiness is to make his brother happy, and to serve his country. " - Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie (His Imperial
Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I), Elect of God, Defender of the Faith, Father of Africa
"Influences abound which will not hesitate to divide Us, to pit Us one against the other and to stir up disharmony and suspicion
where only brotherhood and confidence should be found.

Each of Us depends on the other, can learn from the other and in pursuing his own destiny, will go further and succeed more
quickly with others.

Our greatest asset is Our unity, and We must exploit it to the fullest. " - Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie
The Essence of Power �� Our King Speaks, We Take It To ♥ Heart! Rise To The Occasion! Power Does Not Exist Without
Responsibility.��

"The power which you possess is but one side of the coin; the other is responsibility. There is no power or authority without
responsibility, and he who accepts the one cannot escape or evade the other. Each one of you and each servant of the Ethiopian
nation and people would do well to ponder these words, to take them to his heart, and to guide his conduct in accordance with
their teachings. This is the challenge which faces you today. Let your labours here during the coming year demonstrate your
capacity to meet it. May Almighty God guide and assist you in your work."

H.I.M. Hails Selassie
HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY HAILE SELASSIE I...

"Africa's victory, although proclaimed, is not yet total, and areas of resistance still remain. Today, we name as our first great task
the final liberating of those Africans still dominated by foreign exploitation and control. With the goal in sight and uriqualified
triumph within our grasp, let us not now falter or lag or relax."
Haile Selassie I.

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#RastafariLoveAndLight #RASTA
JAH SEH THE BIBLE (Metzhaf Qeddus)

"Then, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John,- the four gospels in which the sayings of our Lord are recorded- are pillars for all men on
the earth."

QHS

Source: Tekle Selassie ~ FB post ~ 19 Sep 2019
HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY HAILE SELASSIE I.

"It is by the understanding of past difficulties that we can bequeath fundamental guidance which would be of pride to the coming
generations we therefore urge our people to struggle and to make sacrifices for those things which will enable them to
ameliorate their conditions of life and leave a richer heritage."
Haile Selassie I.

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#everloving #everfaithful #evertrue #wisdom #love #light #blessings #rasta #unity #education #learning #life #knowledge
#wisemind #hailhim #rastafariloveandlight

Source: Ras D. ~ FB post ~ 20 Sep 2019
Happy International Peace Day!!!

"The great nations of the world would do well to remember that in the modern age even their own fates are not wholly in their
hands. Peace demands the united effort of Us all.

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." -
Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie (His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I

Source: Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB post ~ 21 Sep 2019
H.I.M Qedamawi Haile Selassie has Spoken,

" Once he comes into the world, it's essential that mans be bred properly to guarantee a healthy life . When his childhood passes
away , he is apt to lag behind his peers unless he educates himself and expands his intellect." Nov 23rd 1961 .

Source: Nyahbinghi Rastafari ~ FB post ~ 21 Sep 2019
The 1955 Revised Constitution of Ethiopia, Article 2:

"The Imperial dignity shall remain perpetually attached to the line of Haile Selassie I, descendant of King Sahle Selassie, whose
line descends without interruption from the dynasty of Menelik I, son of the Queen of Ethiopia, the Queen of Sheba, and King
Solomon of Jerusalem."

"Ethiopia has existed for 3,000 years. In fact, it exists ever since man first appeared on earth. My dynasty has ruled ever since the
Queen of Sheba met King Solomon and a son was born of their union."

- HIM Haile Selassie I Ras Tafari, interviewed by Oriana Fallaci in the Chicago Tribune, Sunday, June 24, 1973.

#RASTAFARI

Source: The Rastafari Knowledge Management Project ~ FB post ~ 21 Sep 2019
JAH SEH THE BIBLE (Metzhaf Qeddus)

"We esteem the Bible above any other book. In it we learn the events of the past and know those of the future."

QHS

Source: Tekle Selassie ~ FB post ~ 2 Oct 2019
THE WISEMIND OF H.I.M HAILE SELASSIE I.

"One should realize that thriftiness is the basis for the accumulation of wealth and the economic growth of a nation. One seldom
minimizes the value of money earned by the sweat of the brow however small it may be, but for the extravagant even a huge
amount of money is worthless."
Haile Selassie I.

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#jah #rastafari #everliving #everloving #everfaithful #evertrue #love #light #blessings #RASTA

Source:
HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY HAILE SELASSIE I...

"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 I.

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H.I.M QEDAMAWI HAILE SELASSIE has Spoken;

" Knowing that material and spiritual progress are essential to man, we must ceaselessly work for the equal attainment of both."
"As St. George who killed the dragon is the Patron Saint of Our Army, as well as Our Allies, let Us unite with Our Allies in
everlasting friendship and amity in order to be able to stand against the godless and cruel dragon which has newly risen and
which is oppressing mankind." - Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie
#TeachingOfHisMajesty "Each of you must do his part to contribute to the advancement of knowledge. You must above all be
scholarly, for it is by deeds rather than by words that you can most effectively inspire." - Haile Selassie I ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ
"The promotion and maintenance of higher standard of living and growing social harmony of Our beloved people continues to
be Our permanent desire; and the achievement of these objectives can be obtained only by making maximum use and taking full
advantage of all natural resources of Our Empire, including its labour force; and We are strongly desirous of affording Our
people better opportunities to obtain employment according to their individual desires and capabilities." - Haile Selassie the
First
#TheOrderOfPrimusStCroix
"Men were supposed to be the equals of the living angels who unceasingly sang praises before the eternal God. Had this been so,
peoples of the world would not have been divided along lines of enmity."

- HIM Haile Selassie I Ras Tafari, Message To The American People Sent On The BBC 12-25-1937, in My Life And Ethiopia's
Progress. Volume Two: page 41.
"The heroism, developed in the blood of Our people and passed from generation to generation, has served to this day as a
bulwark for Our freedom, so that Ethiopia has never had to bear the yoke of slavery. To this, history and the world bear witness."
- Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie I
COMING OUT OF THE MOUTH OF RASTAFARI:

With the raising of all men to their
rightful dignity and honour as individuals, they will be able
to regard their fellows, of whatever nation, of whatever race, of whatever religious, linguistic or historical tradition, as equals,
without jealousy, without fear, without undue pride.

Feb 1, 1965
COMING OUT OF THE MOUTH OF RASTAFARI:

For any state or individual to limit its endeavours to satisfy its selfish desire, in this age of interdependence, is to live outside of
the realm of reality. The era of such isolated
existence is long past. Instead men have started to think in terms of their fellow-men, their country and the world community.
All must strive unceasingly to further these simple and yet fundamental principles and ideals so that there shall be a better
tomorrow for generations to come.

Dec 6, 1966
 
" Today, we look to the future calmly, confidently, and courageously. We look to the vision of an Africa not merely free but
united. In facing this new challenge, we can take comfort and encouragement from the lessons of the past. We know that there
are differences among us. Africans enjoy different cultures, distinctive values, special attributes. But we also know that unity can
be and has been attained among men of the most disparate origins, that differences of race, of religion, of culture, of tradition,
are no insuperable obstacle to the coming together of peoples. History teaches us that unity is strength”. —Words of H.I.M.
Emperor Haile Selassie in Addis Ababa May 25, 1963, Speech, “Towards African Unity”
#TeachingOfHisMajesty "Music, drama and other forms of art are rooted in the ancient history of our Empire." - Haile Selassie I
ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ
“In pondering over the life, the goodness, humanity and sacrifice of the Savior of the World, in looking at the laws which He gave
us, how much should we be ashamed to call ourselves Christian people, and yet not to follow His footsteps. Had we been
Christian people, had we been worthy of the Name, peace would have reigned on all the face of the Earth, and would have risen
to the level of the immortal angels who always glorify the Eternal God, and the peoples of the world would no longer have
remained divided into hostile camps. In very truth there are no interest or reasons, however legitimate they may be, that can
justify war.” - Girmawi Qedamawi Haile Selassie (His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I)

Source: Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB post ~ 19 Oct 2019
H.I.M QEDAMAWI HAILE SELASSIE has Spoken,

" No matter what may befall a human being he can always succeed in overcoming it in time if he has the strength of faith and
praise to God,,,,"

Source: Nyahbinghi Rastafari ~ FB post ~ 21 Oct 2019
"As you all know, it is centuries past since Our country, Ethiopia, accepted the Gospel of Christ. We learn from the Holy
Scriptures that the first Ethiopian who confessed faith in Jesus Christ was baptized only a few months later after the death and
resurrection of Our Lord. From then on Christianity spread steadily among the Ethiopian people and became the religion of the
Ethiopians in the Fourth Century. It is a matter of pride for Us, a special cause for thankfulness to Almighty God, when We recall
that the Christian Faith was introduced to Our people by the Imperial Court and through the instrumentality of the then reigning
Monarch.

Ethiopian history testifies that Our ancestors, who rose after the first Christian Emperors, were men and women who had great
zeal and keenness for the Faith of Christ and who did all in their power for its propagation among Our people. Many among
them, like Emperor Caleb who lived in the Fifth Century and Emperor Lalibela and his immediate successors who lived in the
Twelth Century, have been canonized.

When the countries of the Middle East, North East Africa and Asia Minor, where the Gospel was preached by the Apostles, were
over-run by and succumbed under a power opposed to the Christian Faith, the sovereigns and people of Ethiopia, firm in their
deep love for the Faith of Christ and supplemented by the nature of their native land, put up great struggles to preserve Ethiopia
as an island of Christianity.

Deep is Our thankfulness to Our God for this grace. Numerous are our ancestors, who throughout the centuries consecrated and
sacrificed their lives on the battlefield that Ethiopia might survive strong in her Christian Faith." - Girmawi Qedamawi Haile
Selassie

Source:  Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ FB post ~ 22 Oct 2019
"...The words of the Holy Bible, "Give and it shall be given unto you," are worth observing in your daily lives. This momentous
event should be a time in which you should reflect and pose to yourselves the questions, "what kind of service are we going to
render to our country and what do we intend to accomplish in life?" It is our firm belief that if you forego self-love and
self-indulgence and break away from worldly desires and you will be able to make great contributions to your family,
community and country..." QHS

Revelation 12:11
...for they loved not their lives even unto death...

Source: Ras Madoda Simphiwe Biyana ~ FB post ~ 24 Oct 2019
OUR EMPEROR SPEAKS
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."

To reach this summit wich is destined for us by our Great Creator we are therefore depending on this eternal guide (i.e. Spiritual
power). Every single one of the whole human family has his personal gifts and talents and his own very purpose of existence,
whether they are known and developed or still waiting to be explored and strengthened. His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie The
First teaches us the unmeasurable value of education wich“has no limitations and no boundaries

Source: I-Ras Black E'Dd ~ FB post ~ 24 Oct 2019
 
 
 
 
 
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