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Emperor Haile Selassie I

“When we speak of the betterment of man’s life, we mean not merely the economic improvement of living standards. We refer, in addition, to the spiritual conditions in which man lives. For just as a man without the means to feed his hunger or clothe his nakedness can take no pride in his existence as a human being, so also is one who is reviled and discriminated against because of his race or religion robbed of his self-respect and human dignity.” – Haile Selassie I ቀዳማዊ ኃይለ ሥላሴ