"Honesty means not to oppress anybody and deny him his deserved share. It does not mean being irresponsible or conceited and dictatorial. We, on Our part, will never cease to eliminate conceitedness, oppression, subversion and corruption in order to maintain peace and national security." Selected Speeches of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, page 393<quoted text>
If you want your morarchy to govern people in an unfair and cruel way and prevent them from having opportunities and freedom . You need to visit your doctor in order to take your repeat prescription.
"We take pride in reminding you that the tradition of Our Imperial Body Guard has been to follow unquestioningly the call of duty and to laugh in the face of death. To you who now take the place of those who have gone before you falls the sacred task of upholding this noble and glorious tradition."
Selected Speeches of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, page 605
"Ethiopia must remain united, without dissention, like members of a family. She must be regulated by a Constitution of universal application and governed by an Emperor. The force of this unity must be based on community of interests, so that the individual, without as a result suffering neglect or prejudice, may understand the power of this unity and the advantages to be drawn from it in the protection of his personal interests, whilst at the same time renouncing all personal ambition which would be to the detriment of the common goal." Selected Speeches of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, page 389
"As has been stated by Us when We gave the first Constitution, that '...the Ethiopian people must share the burden of responsibility which in the past was borne by their monarch...,' by this act We sought to disperse responsibility and authority among Our people, that they might exercise it, together with Ourself in securing the advancement and the unity of the Ethiopian nation. In this manner We sought to lay the groundwork for the orderly and natural growth of those political and social institutions which are essential to the development of a dynamic yet stable society." Selected Speeches of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, page 411
"Ethiopia is a country with her own cultures and mores. These, our cultures and customs, more than being the legacy of our historical past, are characteristics of our Ethiopianness. We do not want our legacies and traditions to be lost. Our wish and desire is that education develop, enrich, and modify them.
You all know the continuous effort that Ethiopia is exerting for the development of a profound and high standard education. We need educated and trained persons for research, for the study and development of our country's resources, for technology, for medicine, for the law, and the administration for our people according to their custom. These are the needs that constrain Us to provide, at all levels, education free of charge. And students, ever mindful of this privilege, should endeavour to recompense their country and nation." Selected Speeches of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, page 35
"Those that have fallen in the battle-field have sacrificed themselves so that Our future would be more secure. And we living have the responsibility of living up to the sacrifice that they have made, and to this all Ethiopians must dedicate themselves. In all your undertakings through your career, base yourselves on greater knowledge, courage and determination. For, if you base yourselves upon these values, you shall not fail but you shall forever go from one victory to another." Selected Speeches of HIM Haile Selassie I, page 612
Long Live the Fetha Negast!
Fire burn down the neo-colonial propaganda campaign of ethnic federalism
The Lion of Judah shall crush every yoke and set the captives free!