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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Statesman
Nation: Ethiopian
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Outside the kingdom of the Lord there is no nation which is greater than any other. God and history will remember your judgment.

Tags: God, History, Remember

It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.

Tags: Compassion, Show, Wicked

We have finished the job, what shall we do with the tools?

Tags: Finished, Job, Shall

An awareness of our past is essential to the establishment of our personality and our identity as Africans.

Tags: Essential, Identity, Past

Do not worship me, I am not God. I'm only a man. I worship Jesus Christ.

Tags: Christ, God, Jesus

Peace demands the united efforts of us all. Who can foresee what spark might ignite the fuse?

Tags: Might, Peace, United

Peace is a day-to-day problem, the product of a multitude of events and judgments. Peace is not an 'is,' it is a 'becoming.'

Tags: Events, Peace, Problem

History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals, to strive, with all our combined strength, for the path to true African brotherhood and unity.

Tags: History, Strength, True

I have lived too long to cherish many illusions about the essential high-mindedness of men when brought into stark confrontation with the issue of control over their security, and their property interests.

Tags: Control, Men, Security

If a strong government finds that it can, with impunity, destroy a weak people, then the hour has struck for that weak people to appeal to the League of Nations to give its judgment in all freedom. God and history will remember your judgment.

Tags: Freedom, God, History

The Charter of the United Nations expresses the noblest aspirations of man: abjuration of force in the settlement of disputes between states; the assurance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion; the safeguarding of international peace and security.

Tags: Peace, Religion, Sex

The preservation of peace and the guaranteeing of man's basic freedoms and rights require courage and eternal vigilance: courage to speak and act - and if necessary, to suffer and die - for truth and justice; eternal vigilance, that the least transgression of international morality shall not go undetected and unremedied.

Tags: Courage, Peace, Truth

This world was not created piecemeal. Africa was born no later and no earlier than any other geographical area on this globe. Africans, no more and no less than other men, possess all human attributes, talents and deficiencies, virtues and faults.

Tags: Human, Less, Men

Thousands of years ago, civilizations flourished in Africa which suffer not at all by comparison with those of other continents. In those centuries, Africans were politically free and economically independent. Their social patterns were their own and their cultures truly indigenous.

Tags: Africa, Free, Social

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.

Tags: Evil, History, Justice

We all wish to live. We all seek a world in which men are freed of the burdens of ignorance, poverty, hunger and disease. And we shall all be hard-pressed to escape the deadly rain of nuclear fall-out should catastrophe overtake us.

Tags: Ignorance, Men, Rain

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.

Tags: Become, Human, Men