Human Rights Quotes

Everyone has a right to peaceful coexistence, the basic personal freedoms, the alleviation of suffering, and the opportunity to lead a productive life..

Jimmy Carter

Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority.

Albert Camus

Nations will rise and fall, but equality remains the ideal. The universal aim is to achieve respect for the entire human race, not just for the dominant few.

Carlos P. Romulo

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships -- the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.

Thomas Jefferson

States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.

Noam Chomsky

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.

Pearl S. Buck

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

Fear is not the natural state of civilized people.

Aung San Suu Kyi

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.

Paulo Freire

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.

Abigail Adams

I regard class differences as contrary to justice and, in the last resort, based on force.

Albert Einstein

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

Tristen Taylor

Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn!

Robert Burns

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

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Updated On : October 27, 2013
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