I main focus is to learn from the ways of His Majesty Haile Selassie I, and come closer to Jah, to be One. And to fulfill I duty to the Most High, in the way that he calls on I to do. I also learn from others in history and Ones around I, who are interested in reasoning, Iron sharpens Iron. I Respect and Love all the people of all nations and all religions. I see all religions in their just and honest form as the path to Jah. Best way for I to learn, is read the words of His Imperial Majesty and apply it to I life.

May you find wisdom and strength in His words.

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


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

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


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


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

Haile Selassie


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.

Haile Selassie


Above all, we must avoid the pitfalls of tribalism. If we are divided among ourselves on tribal lines, we open our doors to foreign intervention and its potentially harmful consequences.

Haile Selassie


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

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


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

Haile Selassie


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


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

Haile Selassie


That until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned: That until there are no longer first-class and second class citizens of any nation; That until the color of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes; That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race; That until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained.

Haile Selassie


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

Haile Selassie


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.

Haile Selassie


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

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


Imagination, devotion, perseverance, together with divine grace, will assure your success. Knowing that material & spiritual progress are essential to man, we must ceaselessly work for the equal attainment of both. It is only when a people strike an even balance between scientific progress & spiritual & moral advancement that it can be said to possess a wholly perfect and complete personality and not a lopsided one.

Haile Selassie


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

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


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


The true leader is a different sort; he seeks effective activity which has a truly beneficent 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.

Haile Selassie


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.

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


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


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

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


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


If each and every one endeavors 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


Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.

Haile Selassie


Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.

Haile Selassie


Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

Haile Selassie


Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.

Haile Selassie


True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.

Haile Selassie


The greatest legacy one can pass on to one’s children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in one’s life, but rather a legacy of character and faith.

Haile Selassie


Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

Haile Selassie


Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.

Haile Selassie


In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was ‘Help me.’ Sometimes a prayer was ‘Thank you.’ What I’ve discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away.

Haile Selassie


A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.

Haile Selassie


The temple of the most high begins with the human body, which houses our life, essence of our existence.

Haile Selassie


Spirituality is not theology or ideology.
It is simple a way of life, pure and original as was given by the most high.

Haile Selassie


As the essence of our existence it embodies our culture, true identity, nationhood and destiny.

Haile Selassie


A people without a nation they can really call their own is a people without a soul.

Haile Selassie


When African righteous people come together, the world will come together.

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


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


It is us today. It will be you tomorrow.

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


We wish to recall here the spirit of tolerance shown by Our Lord Jesus Christ when He gave forgiveness to all including those that crucified Him.

Haile Selassie


Written by Steven Zimmerman

Artist, writer, poet and more.

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