An awareness of our past is essential to the establishment of our personality and our identity as Africans.
More quotes by Haile Selassie
We all wish to live. We all seek a world in which men are freed of the burdens of ignorance, poverty, hunger and disease. And we shall all be hard-pressed to escape the deadly rain of nuclear fall-out should catastrophe overtake us.
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’.
Outside the kingdom of the Lord there is no nation which is greater than any other. God and history will remember your judgment.
We have before us the examples of the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. We must remember how long these required to achieve their union. When a solid foundation is laid, if the mason is able and his materials good, a strong house can be built.
More quotes about Wisdom
Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.
Everyone should keep a mental wastepaper basket, and the older he grows, the more things will he promptly consign to it.
I went to the Bach Choir concert and heard Mozart’s Requiem. I did not rise warmly to it. Then I heard an extract from Parsifal which I disliked very much. If Bach wriggles, Wagner writhes…
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Sometimes if I see negative things it really doesn’t faze me, because you’ve got to be tough and you’ve got to be you.