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Haile Selassie I - Teachings

The Modern is not above the Ancient

“Since the way of living of people at any period is closely tied up with the particular conditions prevailing at the time, we cannot look back to Ethiopia prior to the 20th Century and criticize the manner of administration of our forefathers. The reasons and difficulties that made the way of living then what it was can be accurately known.”
Don’t criticize I&I biblical fathers through your modern age mindset. Understand the different needs and opportunities of our Ancients through serious and original Ethiopian education.
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Haile Selassie I - Teachings

To Die in Freedom

በባርነት፡ከመኖር፡በነጻነት፡መሞት፡ይሻላል።
“BeBar(e)net KeMennor BeNetzanet Memot Yshalal”
“To die in freedom is better than living in slavery.”

BeBerennet / In Slavery
KeMennor / than living
BeNetzanet / In Freedom
Memot / To die
Yshalal / It’s better

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Haile Selassie I - Teachings

The Wicked is just a Copy

“The rebels claimed to be promising reform. But I only ask you to look at their published declarations and program. They are only copies of what we are already doing for the development of the country”.

– H.I.M. Haile Selassie I –

(“Daily Colonist” Newspaper, 15th January 1961)

 

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Haile Selassie I - Teachings

Hypocrites Pay Only Lip Service

“Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, ‘This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me’.”

Mark 7:6 / Isaiah 29:13

 

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Haile Selassie I - Teachings

Respect the Treaties

“In 1924, I have talked for a long time with Mussolini: we have talked for 4 hours in his office. He assured me that he had no intention to harm Ethiopia, and when he told me this, I asked: Why, for which reason you are sure to not harm Ethiopia?. He assured me, answering: Because it’s going so well, we are good friends, we have made treaties, all this. At that time, I told him that Napoleon had said the treaty is a paper, then I told him we should not follow that, the treaty is a treaty, we must respect it”.

H.I.M. Haile Selassie I
“Une journée avec le Roi de Rois” –
French Documentary 1972