Rights Quotes

No man forgets his original trade: the rights of nations and of kings sink into questions of grammar, if grammarians discuss them.

Samuel Johnson

Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open.

Gerry Adams

There's a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party.

Pete du Pont

We are very pleased to have secured the exploration rights to this interesting block and to be participating in Madagascars fast growing exploration effort. This is our first joint project with Mocoh since a recent agreement for co-operation in African exploration ventures.

Brian Hall

Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.


The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved.

Emma Goldman

Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.

Dalai Lama

The connection between women's human rights, gender equality, socioeconomic development and peace is increasingly apparent.

Mahnaz Afkhami

Women's empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights.

Mahnaz Afkhami

The evolution of the human rights movement clearly illustrates humanity's ongoing struggle toward creating a better world.

Robert Alan

Silence never won rights. They are not handed down from above; they are forced by pressures from below.

Roger Nash Baldwin

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.

Roger Nash Baldwin

A century that began with children having virtually no rights is ending with children having the most powerful legal instrument that not only recognizes but protects their human rights.

Carol Bellamy

It has long been recognized that an essential element in protecting human rights was a widespread knowledge among the population of what their rights are and how they can be defended.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

We have a human rights interest. Then there is the immigration problem. The human-rights violations have caused people to take to boats and flood not only the United States, but other countries in the region, creating great instability.

Warren Christopher
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