To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
We need to guarantee equal rights and civil rights and say that, here in America, workers have the right to organize - women have the right to choose - and justice belongs to everyone regardless of race or gender or sexual orientation.
Whatever right the Second Amendment protects is not as important as it was 200 years ago... The government should deconstitutionalize the subject by repealing the embarrassing Amendment.
Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
The civil rights movement, owes Bull Connor as much as it owes Abraham Lincoln
Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.
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.
With every civil right there has to be a corresponding civil obligation.
No man is above the law and no man below it.
Civil Rights opened the windows. When you open the windows, it does not mean that everybody will get through. We must create our own opportunities.
Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights
You are a human being. You have rights inherent in that reality. You have dignity and worth that exists prior to law.
I would have voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions. But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.
From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.
Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.
I see America through the eyes of a victim. I don’t see any American dream. I see an American nightmare.
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