|It is only when a people strike an even balance between scientific
progress and spiritual and moral advancement that it can be said to
possess a wholly perfect and complete personality…
It is only with God’s will that man can reach his ends.
Knowing that material and spiritual progress are essential to man, We
must ceaselessly work for the equal attainment of both.
Any monument to be left for Our people, to be permanent, must be
erected upon spiritual foundations.
Progress without religion is just like a life surrounded by unknown
perils and can be compared to a body without a soul.
Belief in the Creator is the surest foundation of any civilization.
Man is mortal; each one of Us here will, one day, face his Maker and
answer for his actions.
God’s reasoning differs from that of man…
Now is the time when the sincere belief in man’s kinship to God must
be the foundation for all man’s efforts for enlightenment and learning
– the basis for all understanding, cooperation and peace.
Discipline of the mind is a basic ingredient of genuine morality and
therefore of spiritual strength.
It is only when the human mind is guided by religion and morality
that man can acquire the necessary vision to put all his ingenious
inventions and contributions to really useful and beneficial purposes.
Utterances of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I