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Ras Tafari Quotes

About Ras Tafari

Ras Tafari

Life: 1892 - 1975

Country: ethiopia flag Ethiopia

Haile Selassie I (July 23, 1892 - August 27, 1975), born Tafari Makonnen, was de jure Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974 and de facto from 1916 to 1936 and 1941 to 1974. The heir to a dynasty that traced its origins to the 13th century, and from there by tradition back to King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, Haile Selassie is a defining figure in Ethiopian and African history. He would later become Ras Tafari Mekonnen; "Ras" translates literally to "head" or "duke", though it is often rendered in translation as "prince". In 1928, he was elevated to Negus, "King".

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Quotations

Never do harm to no one.

~ Ras Tafari

Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war and until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes. And until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, there is war. And until that day, the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality, will remain but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained... now everywhere is war

~ Ras Tafari

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.

~ Ras Tafari

Every labourer is a father, his labour is his child. Choose your project carefully and acheive it worthily.

~ Ras Tafari

We are confindent in the victory of good over evil.

~ Ras Tafari
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