You must set yourselves up as examples of determination and hard work. Plan your time and use both your physical and mental powers purposefully and productively.
We must remember that manís achievements in the field of wireless communications, aviation, medical sciences and many others have been accomplished through the ages by patience and hard work, diligence, perseverance and tenacity. It is in the light of these that We urge Our youth to struggle constantly and unceasingly to achieve their aims.
-Address to The Nation on His Tour
-People are Wealth of Nation
We cannot fly in the face of the Almighty, nor can We afford to be idle. Now that the time of mourning has come to an end, the public and our officials must attend to their duties. As idleness is injurious to the welfare of the country, as from Monday everyone should return to his work.
-Passing of Empress Menen
It is our wish to assure the spread of education among all African People as much as among our own subjects.
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 of our people according to their customs.
-Education for Intellect and Spirit - At Faculty of Law
Our Address from the Throne therefore testifies to the importance which We attach to education and, at the same time, to your role as representatives, in the development and progress of Our people....
-H.I.M. Haile Selassie I