|Brace yourselves for hard work and pool your resources to compete with |
others in the economic and commercial activities of your motherland. Let each
one of us be conscious of his responsibilities and firmly discharge his
obligations, thereby becoming master of his own destiny. It is better to till the
land rather than to bicker on trivial matters. It is better to exploit effectively a
small tract of land rather than to proclaim as being the owner of vast idle land.
|Haile Selassie the First - August 29, 1959|