His Imperial Majesty Quadamawi Haile Selassie I and Her Royal Highness Empress Woizero Menen I were crowned 81yrs ago on this day. Because of this, I want today to be dedicated to meditating on the value of a blessed and ROYAL union and on the importance of leading a virtuous and honorable lifestyle…May the Most High Bless It!
"The combination of academic knowledge with technical education will give great satisfaction and will create a self-supporting individual. It is by the combined use of the mind and the hand that crude material is changed into an article of beauty and value." -June 12, 1963 [Bahar Dar Technical School]
"As is commonly said, ‘to start anything is simple; to develop it and bring it to a successful culmination takes great effort.’" - July 2, 1963 [University Graduation]