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Haile Selassie
(1892-1975) born on
Jul 23
Ethiopian political leader. He was Emperor, 1930-74; sought to modernize Ethiopia and steer it into the mainstream of post-WW II African politics - League of Nations and UN.
         
   
F
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.

R
Outside the kingdom of the Lord thee is no nation which is greater than any other. God and history will remember your judgment.
A
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.
N
We have finished the job, what shall we do with the tools?
K
It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Address to the Ethiopian parliament, 18 Jul 1935.
R: Speech at the League of Nations, 1936.
A: Opening a special session of the UN General Assembly which succeeded the League of Nations and the UN, 4 Oct 1963.
N: Telegram sent to Winston Churchill, mimicking his 'Give us the tools, and we will finish the job'. Ambrosia and Small Beer," ch. 4, by Edward Marsh.
K: c. 1940; quoted in his obituary in "Newsweek," 8 Sep 1975.
   


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