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WORDS OF WISDOM

July

Farmers through the education they acquire from the farm here can improve their standard of living.  We will not limit this type of school to one single region of the country.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Dem belly full but we hungry. A hungry man is an angry man.

Hon. Bob Marley

Hungry men have no respect for law, authority or human life.

 

 

Hon. Marcus Garvey


June

Considering the role of universities in broader sense, We are persuaded that these institutions stand today as the most promising hope for constructive solutions to the problems that beset the modern world; problems which prevent the peaceful co-operation of nations, problems which threaten the world and humanity with death and disaster. 

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Until there no longer any first class and second class citizens of any nation-war

Hon. Bob Marley

There can be no peace among men and nations, so long as the strong continues to oppress the weak, so long as injustice is done to other people, just so long will we have cause for war, and make a lasting peace an impossibility.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


May

Mankind, be it in past, present or future, has always been judged not by color, or creed, but by the wealth of its knowledge.  It is only through learning and knowledge that one can give valuable service of benefit to a country.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • I remember on the slave ship how they brutalize our very souls.

Hon. Bob Marley

Slavery is a condition imposed upon individuals or races not sufficiently able to protect or defend themselves, and so long as a race or people expose themselves to the danger of being weak, no one can tell when they will be reduced to slavery.  When a man is a slave he has no liberty of action; no freedom of will, he is bound and controlled by the will and act of others; as of the individual, so of the race.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


April

The educational program, on the whole, should not emphasize only academic education but should also help the majority of youth to earn their livelihood and be self-sufficient.  To achieve that objective, education at one level should not be narrowly conceived to be a stepping-stone to another, but should encourage the youth to follow their natural inclinations and aptitudes and thereby enable them to become useful citizens.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • A feel like bombing the church now that I know the preacher is lying

Hon. Bob Marley

Propaganda has done more to defeat the good intentions of races and nations than even open warfare.  Propaganda is a method or medium used by organized peoples to convert others against their will.  We of the Negro race are suffering more than any other race in the world from propaganda-Propaganda to destroy our hopes, our ambitions, and our confidence in self.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


March

History tells us that education is not a new phenomenon in this country.  What is new is the blending of spiritual education, which characterized Ethiopian teaching in the past, with modern, secular education.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Most people think great god will come from the sky, take away everything and make everybody feel high.

Hon. Bob Marley

Life is that existence that is given to man to live for a purpose, to live to his own satisfaction and pleasure, providing he forget not the God who created him and who expects a spiritual obedience and observation of the moral laws that He has inspired.

 

Hon. Marcus Garvey


February

One of the purposes of education is to make a person conscious of his cultural origin and heritage.

 

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Half the story has never been.

Hon. Bob Marley

To be learned in all that is worth while knowing; not to be crammed with the subject matter of the book or the philosophy of the classroom, but to store away in your head such facts as you need for the daily application of life, so that you may be better in all things understand your fellow men, and interpret your relationship to your Creator.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


January 2011

Realizing that it is through education and trained intelligence that knowledge can be acquired for a better life, We have been endeavoring all Our life to give Our people the heritage of education.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • We refuse to be what you want us to be

Hon. Bob Marley

Slavery is a condition imposed upon individuals or races not sufficiently able to protect or defend themselves, and so long as a race or people expose themselves to the danger of being weak, no one can tell when they will be reduced to slavery.  When a man is a slave he has no liberty of action; no freedom of will, he is bound and controlled by the will and act of others; as of the individual, so of the race.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


December

Progress and work have no boundaries.  It is, therefore, the duty of everyone of us to contribute in full measure his share to this noble aim.  We should always bear in mind that education and modern civilization are the fruits of hard labor.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Give a little, dig a little

Hon. Bob Marley

LEADERSHIP means everything-PAIN, BLOOD, DEATH

 

 

 

Hon. Marcus Garvey


November

The few who are fortunate enough to benefit from these limited opportunities of education and yet fail to make the best use of their time should regret the opportunities they are squandering. 

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Why not help one another on the way make it a positive day.

Hon. Bob Marley

Many a man was educated outside the school room.  It is something you let out, not completely take in.  You are part of at, for it is natural; dormant simply because you will not develop it, but God creates every man with it knowingly or unknowingly to him who possesses it-that's the difference.  Develop yours and you become as great and a full of knowledge as the other fellow without even entering the classroom.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


October

You should be well aware of the fact that it is not mere academic achievement that is expected of you.  Your knowledge and training, unless put to proper and practical use, will be wasted like hoarded money and you will be no better in this regard than the uneducated.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  •  Rise you mighty people, thereís work to be done so letís do it little by little.

Hon. Bob Marley

People who rule (being selected by the masses of their own) forget when they come into power that they have an obligation to those who places them in authority and through selfishness arrogate to themselves all that is good within the nation to the exclusion of those who suffer and to the exclusion of those who placed them in their positions of trust.  HENCE MONOPOLY-industrial, commercial and economic-which places power in the hands of the select few, and through the selfishness of administration by the few they cause the majority of the masses to exists always in want.  Through this want, a spirit of dissatisfaction springs up among the people, and they, in their passion, seeking to correct the evil, tear down governments.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


September

As we have mentioned over and over again, the test of what you students have obtained through your education will be what you are able to accomplish in the future,  Great responsibilities await you.  You must show the real worth of your education by the way in which you shoulder these responsibilities.  We are confident that you will bring a blessing to your country, your families, to all those  who have planned and labored for you, and to yourselves.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • We are what we are and thatís the way itís going to be

Hon. Bob Marley

The masses make the nation and the state.  If the masses are illiterate, that is the judgment passed on the race by those who are critical of its existence.

 

Hon. Marcus Garvey


August

Each man must repay what he has received from his country.  The educated man possesses a precious asset, of infinite value both to himself and the nation.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Every man has a right to decide his own destiny

Hon. Bob Marley

It is only the belief and the confidence we have in a God why man is able to understand his own social institutions, and move and live like a rational human being

 

Hon. Marcus Garvey


July

Fail not your country and give the utmost of yourselves to the service of your country.  Let honesty and devotion be the guiding force in your work, for it is only when these virtues are employed in full measure that you can help in the fulfillment of the objectives of your countryís economic and social development.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Simmer and get your culture for you wonít get no supper.

Hon. Bob Marley

So many of us find excuses to get out of the Negro Race because we are led to believe that the race is unworthy-that it has not accomplished anything.  Cowards that we are!  It is we that are unworthy, because we are not contributing to the uplift and up building of this noble race.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


June

The purpose of education is not merely to commission individual for permanent employment but to make him self-reliant and equip him with the faculty for creativity.  One should stand on oneís own feet shunning idleness and indefinite dependence on oneís parent.  This, of course, demands discipline and determination.  The youth We have educated have the obligation to serve the community from which they come.  Their participation in the nation-wide programs of the country is eagerly awaited.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • So Jah sey, not one of my seeds shall sit on the sidewalk and beg no bread.

Hon. Bob Marley

Fear is a state of nervousness fit for children and not men.  When man fears a creature like himself   he offends God, in whose image and likeness he is created.  Man being created equal tears not man but God. to fear is to lose control of one's nerves, one's will-to flutter, like a dying fowl, losing consciousness, yet, alive.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


May

To do oneís job is one thing and to be indifferent in general and be critical of the work of others another matter.  The former requires competence, determination and wisdom, while the latter lacks these qualities and virtues.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • While you talk about me someone else is judging you.

Hon. Bob Marley

Criticism is an opinion for good or evil, generally indulged in by the fellow who knows more than any one else, yet the biggest fool.  there is no criticism that calls not forth yet another.  The last critic is the biggest fool of all, for the world starts and ends with him,  He is the source of all knowledge, yet knows nothing, for there is not a word one finds to use that there is not another that hath the same meaning, then wherefore do we criticize?

Hon. Marcus Garvey


April

When a man is engaged in useful projects, he will not be the only beneficiary.  It will encourage other people to look for new ways of earning their living.

Living in the cities alone is no help to the people. But when we are spread throughout the country and take care of ourselves we will also help others and make them useful.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Why not help one another on the way make it a positive day.

Hon. Bob Marley

The history of a movement, the movement of a nation, the history of a race is the guidepost of that movement's destiny, that nation's destiny, that race's destiny.  What you do today that is worthwhile, inspires others to act at some future time.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


March 

It is only by striving that one can accomplish anything of value.  Therefore, we should all rededicate ourselves in the future so that we can utilize what others have produced and even more depend upon our inventions and ingenuity, a measure which would certainly give all of us greater satisfaction and pleasure.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Damsel, here I am come rub it on my belly with yu guava jelly.

Hon. Bob Marley

Admiration is a form of appreciation that is sometimes mistaken for something else.  There may be something about you that suggests good fellowship when kept at a distance but in closer contact would not be tolerated, otherwise it would be love.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


February

Ethiopia has been the traditional torch-bearer of African freedom.  What she must accomplish today in the fields of modern education and national development must be infused into this historical context.  Our people must be aware of this.  We therefore urge all those who are educated to teach others less fortunate to strive to seek the skills of literacy.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Rise you mighty people there is work to be done so let's do it little by little.

Hon. Bob Marley

The white world has always tried to rob and discredit us of our history.  It is not surprising, however, that white men should resort to every means to keep Negroes in ignorance of their history, it would be a great shock to their pride to admit to the world today that 3,000 years ago black men excelled in government and were the founders and teachers of art, science and literature.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


January 2010

In order to advance in our respective undertakings and set ourselves on the right path we have to learn and draw abundantly from the great spiritual heritage which our fathers and forefathers have bequeathed to us. This can give us strength and a sense of continuity which are essential for progress and development. Learning and profound knowledge nurture noble character and impart wisdom.  The family unit and educational establishments have great responsibilities in these endeavors for they are the basis of national progress and prosperity.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Life is for man to live, so let man live life

Hon. Bob Marley

To be prosperous in whatever we do is the sign of TRUE WEALTH. We may be wealthy in not only having money, but in spirit and health.  It is the most helpful agency toward a self-satisfying life.  One lives, in an age like this, nearer perfection by being wealthy than being poor.  To the contended soul, wealth is the stepping stone to perfection; to the miser it is the nearest avenue to hell. I would prefer to be honestly wealthy, than miserably poor.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


 December

Through continuous reading you can obtain a higher level of education, improve yourselves and your families and render a more significant service to your country.  There are some who continue their studies all their life.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • So Jah sey, not one of my seeds shall sit on the sidewalk and beg no bread.

Hon. Bob Marley

This  is the day of racial activity, when each and every group of this great human family must exercise its own initiative and influence in its own protection, therefore, Blacks should be more determined today than they have ever been, because the mighty forces of the world are operating against non-organized groups of peoples who are not ambitious enough to protect their own interests.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


November

The proper administration of justice requires a search for truth, therefore the judicial function requires highly selected men.  Judges shall be chosen from among those who studied law and who sacrifice their personal interests to their duties.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • See them fighting for power, they know not the hour.

Hon. Bob Marley

The world is not yet perfect.  It is in chaos; yes, in confusion and out of this confusion will come many upheavals that will shake its very foundation.  Fool not yourselves that the conferences that have been held, and will be held in the future, are sufficient to settle the disgruntled state of the world, the dissatisfied condition of humanity. They have not gone down to the root of all evils that give cause to the great discontent, they will never be able to establish a permanent peace and present to us a settled world.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


October

There is no protection from the demand that a manís worth be assessed by his achievements.  Education and learning offer no escape from the obligation of toil.  Social positions and high birth provide no guarantee of soft hands and a life of ease and comfort.  High origins are no passport to high position.  To those who contribute willingly, to the best of their abilities, who, in sweat and toil, work for the good of the nation with little thought of self, to them will much be given, even to the governing of the land.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • You can't educate us for no equal opportunity.

Hon. Bob Marley

All of us may not live to see the higher accomplishment of an African Empire-so strong and powerful, as to compel the respect of mankind, but we in our life-time can so work and act as to make the dream a possibility within another generation.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


September

Today we live in the age of technology in which new discoveries are made daily and there is much yet to which you have not yet been introduced.  A continuous education is therefore essential and there is no short cut to education.  Greatness cannot be achieved without great accomplishments.  All demand striving and endurance.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Itís only machine that take money.

Hon. Bob Marley

The battle of the future whether they be physical or mental, will be fought on scientific lines, and the race that is able to produce the highest scientific development, is the race that will ultimately rule.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


August 

The opportunity for education, afforded to the few in our country, is not given to them for a fashion or a mode.  It is given for a purpose, for a task, for a high responsibility, for a full and exhaustive use, for the benefit of our country, and the coming generation.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Get up, stand up, donít give up the fight.

Hon. Bob Marley

Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


July

The opportunity for education, afforded to the few in our country, is not given to them for a fashion or a mode.  It is given for a purpose, for a task, for a high responsibility, for a full and exhaustive use, for the benefit of our country, and the coming generation.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Want it, want it canít get it and get it, get it no want it.

Hon. Bob Marley

The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself; but the ends you serve that are for all, in common will take you even into eternity.

 

Hon. Marcus Garvey


June

You young man, whom We have educated at home and abroad, would not have had much to inherit had it not been for the work left by those who lived before.  And now you have to work and leave for posterity achievements that will not subject you to criticism by coming generations.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • When one door closes, another is open.

Hon. Bob Marley

Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.

 

 

 

Hon. Marcus Garvey


May

The needed educated individual is one who uses the ideas he obtained from his lectures, books, and discussions to the best advantage of his own country and his own people.  It is he who disseminates new ideas in harmony with the economic and social aspects of his own community so that fruitful results will be realized.  This is the person who can show segments of knowledge he accumulated in his learning, inventiveness in a new situation.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Get up stand up, stand up, for your rights.

Hon. Bob Marley

Ambition is the desire to go forward and improve one's condition.  It is a burning flame that light's up the life of the individual and make him see himself in another state.  To be ambitious is to be great in mind and soul.  To want that which is worth while and strive for it.  To go on without looking back, reaching to that which gives satisfaction.  To be humanly ambitious is to take in the world which is the province of man; to be divinely ambitious is to offend God by rivaling him in His infinite Majesty.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


April 

We need educated and trained persons for research, for the study and development of our countryís resources, for technology, for medicine, for the law, and the administration of our people according to their customs.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Though my days are filled with sorrow, I see here a bright tomorrow.

Hon. Bob Marley

The political readjustment of the world means that those who are not sufficiently able, not sufficiently prepared, will be at the mercy of the organized classes for another one or two years.

 

 

Hon. Marcus Garvey


March

Africa has accepted the challenge of modern world and with it come grave responsibilities.  Many discouraging hours will arise before the rainbow of accomplished goals will appear on the horizon.  African civilization in its potential magnitude must be able to command fortitude, patience, tolerance and diligence.  To sustain us in all our tasks we count on the women of Africa.  Without their relentless vigilance no aspect of our responsibilities can be attained.  Womenís role has never been so demanding, and you can be proud to answer this call for the betterment and future of mankind.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Woman feels the pain, man suffer

Hon. Bob Marley

What night is to day, is woman to man.  The period of change that brings us light out of darkness, darkness out of light, and semi-light out of darkness are like the changes we find in woman day by day.  She makes one happy, then miserable.  You are to her kind then unkind.  Constant yet inconstant.  Thus we have WOMAN.  No real man can do without her.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


February

We need well-qualified people who are proud of being Ethiopians; people who are proud of being Africans; people who are prepared to execute the plans that have already been envisioned.  These are the caliber of men who should be produced in Our university.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • How good and how pleasant it would be before God and man to see the unification of all Africans.

Hon. Bob Marley

Wake up Ethiopia! Wake up Africa!  Let us work towards the one glorious end of a free, redeemed and mighty nation.  Let Africa be a bright star among the constellation of nations.

 

Hon. Marcus Garvey


January 2009

We speak of disciplineóthe capacity to control oneself and follow through to completion what must be done and to place duty first.  We would remind you, however, that iron discipline is not alone sufficient to meet the future.  Restraint and understanding are vital qualities for responsible citizens.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Open up your heart, let love come running in.

Hon. Bob Marley

I trust that you will so live today as to realize that you are masters of your own destiny, masters of your fate; if there is anything you want in this world it is for you to strike out in confidence and faith in self and reach for it, because God has created it for your happiness wheresoever you may find it in nature.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


December

We must look , into the depth of our souls.  We must become something we have never been and for which our education and experience and environment have ill-prepared us.  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.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • It takes a joyful sound to make the world go around.

Hon. Bob Marley

With all preparation the human race has made to welcome into the world the Christ who is to redeem us, we find ourselves still in confusion, still fighting, still exploiting, still merciless in our onslaught one upon the other.  But on this Christmas morn may we not all members and brothers of the great human family, forget our differences, and in one glorious chorus sing out to the world "Peace, perfect peace?"

Hon. Marcus Garvey


November

The combination of academic knowledge with technical education will give great satisfaction and will create a self-supporting individual.  It is by the combined use of the mind and the hand that crude material is changed into an article of beauty and value.  The time when manual labor was despised has long passed and we find ourselves in an epoch when manual labor is a source of pride and pleasure not only to the worker but to all.  Laziness is the sole breeder of sin, poverty, and discontent.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • The fire is burning man pull your own weight.

Hon. Bob Marley

Be as proud of your race today as our fathers were in the days of yore.  We have a beautiful history, and we shall create another in the future that will astonish the world.

 

Hon. Marcus Garvey


October

It is you who must mould the minds of your studentsóthat they may be wise, farsighted, intelligent, profound in their thinking, devoted to their country and government and fruitful in their work.  It is you who must serve as an example.  On their part also, they will have to learn not only formal education but also self-discipline that should be worthy to be inherited.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • The things people refuse are the things they should use.

Hon. Bob Marley

If we are to believe the Divine injunction, we must realize that the time is coming when every man and every race must return to its own "vine and fig tree."

 

Hon. Marcus Garvey


September

A well organized education should not be one which prepares students for a good remuneration alone.  It should be one that can help and guide them towards acquiring clear thinking, a fruitful mind, and an elevated spirit.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Strike the hammer while the iron is hot.

Bob Marley

You can be educated in soul, vision and feeling, as well as in mind.

 

 

 

Hon. Marcus Garvey


August

There is neither shame nor disgrace in a dayís work well and truly done, whatever the task and whatever the rank or status of the worker.  The farmer and the laborer who have toiled diligently throughout the day have earned their bread and honest sleep.  But the man, whatever his task, who has spent his time in idleness, whose hand has been turned to little of profit or value during his waking hours, has earned only the scorn and disdain of his fellowmen whom he has thus cheated.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Open your eyes and look within are you satisfied with the life you are living?

Hon. Bob Marley

Ambition is the desire to go forward and improve one's condition.  It is a burning flame that lights up the life of the individual and makes him see himself in another state.  To be ambitious is to be great in mind and soul.

Hon. Marcus Garvey


July

Education is an ongoing task.  The obligation to improve oneself does not cease simply because one has a regular job. 

 

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Every man has a right to decide his own destiny.

Hon. Bob Marley

A man's bread and butter is only insured when he works for it.

 

 

Hon. Marcus Garvey


June

You should bear in mind the fact that a man who says, ďI have learned enough and will learn no furtherĒ should be considered as knowing nothing at all.  There can be no time limit for learning and the pursuit of knowledge.  It is essential for you to discover ways of furthering your educational capacity instead of discontinuing it.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Think itís the end, but itís only  the beginning.

Hon. Bob Marley

There is nothing in the world common to man, that man cannot do.

 

 

Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey


May

We do not want our legacies and traditions to be lost.  Our wish and desire is that education, develop, enrich, and modify them.

 

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Everything in life got its purpose

Hon. Bob Marley

Education is the medium by which a people are prepared for the creation of their own particular civilization, and the advancement and glory of their own race.

 

Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey


April

Education is a means of sharpening the mind of man both spiritually and intellectually.  It is a two edged sword that can be used either for the progress of mankind or for its destruction.  That is why it has been Our constant desire and endeavor to develop our education for the benefit of mankind.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Only a fool lean upon his own misunderstanding.

Hon. Bob Marley


March

Everyone, regardless of his age, should strive to learn.  It would be inconceivable for a person to appreciate the meaning of life and living itself without education. It would even be impossible for a person to utilize his God-given gifts.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • You a go tired fi see me face, canít get me out of the race.

Hon. Bob Marley


February

To acquire learning and to put this learning into practice is two different things.

 

 

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • To divide and rule will only tear us apart.

Hon. Bob Marley


January 2008

Development is the accumulated result of intensive long-term efforts.  It is not enough that a nation desire development and economic maturity, any more than a child, in wishing, becomes a man.  Time is required, and experience, and trial and error.  The process and requirements of nature cannot be ignored or evaded.  The child must first crawl, then walk, before it can run.  So, also, must a nation progress through the successive stages of growth before the stage is reached where rapid and ever-accelerating development is possible.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • So you want all for yourself alone yet you donít think about the other man.

Hon. Bob Marley


December

If we do not build the roads and bridges and schools, if we do not plough the fields and till the soil, if we do not carry on the trade and commerce of the nation, to whom shall we look for the accomplishment of these tasks?  Has education been given that the educated may disdain physical toil and perspiration?  Have the healthy been protected from disease that they may scorn the hard labor upon which alone Our nation can hope to advance?  Have not those many nations which today are called ďadvancedĒ become so through the toil and labor of their people?

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • They say what we know is just what they teach us.

Hon. Bob Marley


November

But, ďMan cannot live by bread alone.Ē  Man, after all is also composed of intellect and soul.  Therefore, education in general, and higher education in particular, must aim to provide, beyond the physical, food for the intellect and soul.  That education which ignores manís intrinsic nature and neglects his intellect and reasoning power cannot be considered true education.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • It takes a revolution to make a solution.

Hon. Bob Marley


October

The person, who, even while at school, realizes the needs of his country and has a proper sense of values and urgency will see what is needed, and will be able to fill it.  He need not be separated from his country and its culture before being prepared to handle a position of responsibility.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie 

  • Want it, want it canít get it and get it, get it no want it.

Hon. Bob Marley


September

We would like you to realize that the knowledge you have acquired so far is no end by itself but a reminder of the further responsibilities that await you.  There should be such a moment in any manís life to seek rest after completing his education.  You should not however overlook the fact that it is through ceaseless practice and experience and by training others that you will be able to prove your individual qualification and worthiness.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  •  Where there is a will, thereís always a way.

Hon. Bob Marley


August

Nor should anyone today mistakenly believe that only in the cities can he serve his country.  The greater need today is among the people, with those who work the soil, who provide the nourishment and sustenance upon which Ethiopia feeds.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • Concrete jungle, man you have to do your best.

Hon. Bob Marley


July 

Todayís younger generation must maintain their ties with the people who are the bulk and backbone of the nation.  The problem of the many must become the problem of the few, for only in this way can the progress we earn be lasting and real and of benefit to all.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

  • The children that liveth in darkness shall soon see the light.

Hon. Bob Marley


June

Education intensifies natural gifts and ability, but mere education, unless founded on a historical and cultural framework, will bear no fruit.  That is why you should at all times reinforce your learning with the cultural heritage of your fore-fathersóa cultural heritage which you should revive.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie 1

  • Children get your culture, or you won't get no supper cause the battle will be hotter.

Hon. Bob Marley


May

If you are open-minded and ready to learn, there are many things which you can learn not only from books and instructors but from the very life experience itself.  There are definitely many things which you can learn from people.  If you are guided by this principle, you will be surprised how pleasant life can be even under trying conditions.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie 1

  • Open your eyes and look within are you satisfied with the life you are living?

Hon. Bob Marley


April

Community development comprises two important elements (i) the participation of the people themselves in efforts to improve their level of living with as much reliance as possible on their own initiative, and (ii) the provision of technical and other related services in ways which encourage initiative, self-help and mutual aid and make these more effective.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie 1

  • Why not help one another on the way make it a positive day.

Hon. Bob Marley


March

Africa has accepted the challenge of the modern world and with it come grave responsibilities.  Many discouraging hours will arise before the rainbow of accomplished goals will appear on the horizon.  African civilization in its potential magnitude must be able to command fortitude, patience, tolerance and diligence.  To sustain us in all our tasks we count on the women of Africa.  Without their relentless vigilance no aspect of our responsibilities can be attained.  Womenís role has never been so demanding, and you can be proud to answer this call for the betterment and future of mankind.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie 1

  • No woman no cry

Hon. Bob Marley


February

Our forefathers left us a heritage of a written alphabet, of which we are all today proud benefactors.  It is Our cherished hope that this historic heritage will pass to generations to come.

             

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie 1

  • Now yu get what yu want, and do you want more?

Hon. Bob Marley


January 2007

In order to advance in our respective undertakings and set ourselves on the right path we have to learn and draw abundantly from the great spiritual heritage which our fathers and forefathers have bequeathed to us.  This can give us strength hand a sense of continuity which are essential for progress and development.  The harvest of life is character which grows with time and it is this very factor that determines one destiny and future.  We shall always bear this in mind and in so doing, we will avoid personal disaster and will not bring adverse influence on others.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie 1

  • I see here a new and bright tomorrow.

Hon. Bob Marley


December

One should realize that thriftiness is the basis for the accumulation of wealth and the economic growth of a nation.  One seldom minimizes the value of money earned by the sweat of the brow however small it may be, but for the extravagant even a huge amount of money is worthless.  Know how to use your money wisely and effectively.  A habit once formed becomes an incurable second nature.  Therefore utilize your wealth for worthwhile things and avoid employing it for harmful purposes and for monetary pleasures.

Use your savings where it will pay you most.  The hoarding of money does not yield dividends!  If you wish your savings to pay you higher dividends, join in with those of your fellow citizens.  It is through hard work, know-how, and patience that you will be able to increase your capital. 

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie 1

  • One, one cocoa full a basket.

Hon. Bob Marley


November

True education is not only beneficial to individuals but also to oneís country.  True education goes hand in hand with oneís culture and heritage and strengthens oneís belief in God Almighty

 

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie 1

  • When you got a job to do you've got to do it with conviction

Hon. Bob Marley


October

Let us, from the greatest to the least, take pride in the performance of the task and duties assigned to us, whether or not we believe them worthy of our talents, whether we labor silent and alone, or in the crowd and illuminated by the glaring light of public opinion.  The reward for the job well done is not in the recognition of others, nor in the public praise.  Neither is it to be measured solely by the monetary return earned by the workman.  It comes, rather, in the inner satisfaction that accompanies the knowledge that the work accomplished represents the best of which we are capable.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie 1

  • I am doing my best and I am doing it slow.

Hon. Bob Marley


September

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.  The key for the better and completeness of modern living is education.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie 1

  • Every man has a right to decide his own destiny.

Hon. Bob Marley


August

There is nothing as precious to man as a sound mind in a sound body.  And it is essential that the physical well being of our people merit as much attention as its spiritual welfare.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie 1

  • Only the fittest of the fittest shall survive

Hon. Bob Marley


July 2006

Knowledge is a treasure that must be grasped and which no one can confiscate; it is a diamond without price which prevents the breaking of heaven's decree and preserves from a path to destruction.  Knowledge allows you to inherit the Kingdom of God, which the mind of man cannot conceive; and is a counselor in time of adversity.  So may God grant you to attain a wisdom and knowledge such as I have described.

His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie 1

  • Don't bury your thoughts put your dream to reality

Hon. Bob Marley

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