If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final.John Calvin Coolidge Jr.
The security of our world is found in the advancing rights of mankind.George Walker Bush
Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.Martin Luther King Jr
We have always cared more about property rights than human rights in this country. You should know that.John Kilian Houston Brunner
The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.George Bancroft
The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.Thomas Jefferson
The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to "create" rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.Justice William J. Brennan
"Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.Dag Hammarskjld
Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps. If we must die, we die defending our rights.Sitting Bull
A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.Napoleon Bonaparte
I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.Smedley Darlington Butler
True democracy makes no enquiry about the color of skin, or the place of nativity, whereever it sees man, it recognizes a being endowed by his Creator with original inalienable rights.Salmon Portland Chase
We have already found a high degree of personal liberty, and we are now struggling to enhance equality of opportunity. Our commitment to human rights must be absolute, our laws fair, our natural beauty preserved; the powerful must not persecute the weak, and human dignity must be enhanced.James Earl Carter, Jr.
Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.James Earl Carter, Jr.
I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose, a good public education system.Barbara Levy Boxer