Rights Quotes

Individuals have rights and there are things no person or group may do to them (without violating their rights).

Robert Nozick

A good motivation is what is needed: compassion without dogmatism, without complicated philosophy; just understanding that others are human brothers and sisters and respecting their human rights and dignities. That we humans can help each other is one of our unique human capacities.

Tenzin Gyatso

What it will mean is that companies will have to take account of human-rights implications of any investment they make.

Tristen Taylor

Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Human Rights for everyone is the necessary foundation upon which all of us may build a world where everybody may live in peace and serenity and plenty.

Michael Douglas

The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.

Shirin Ebadi

Without peace, there is little hope for human rights

Martin Ennals

Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.

William Jennings Bryan

The civil rights movement, owes Bull Connor as much as it owes Abraham Lincoln

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in and the West in general into an unbearable hell and a choking life.

Osama bin Laden

The Gen. Commanding, takes this means of informing the people that he has not come among them to disturb them in the enjoyment of their rights, either of person or property.

John H. Morgan

Water helped ancient man learn those first lessons about the rights of others and responsibility to a larger society.... It became part of the moral and mental legacy parents passed on to their children.

M. Meyer

I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.

Alice Paul

Every social trait labelled masculine or feminine is in truth a human trait. It is our human right to develop and contribute our talents whatever our race, sex, religion, ancestry, age. Human rights are indivisible!

Wilma Scott Heide
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