Human Rights Quotes

Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail.

Abraham Lincoln

If the equality of individuals and the dignity of man be myths, they are myths to which the republic is committed.

Howard Mumford Jones

Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.

Robert Ingersoll

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Barry Goldwater

Without peace, there is little hope for human rights

Martin Ennals

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

Shirin Ebadi

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

A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.

Ramsey Clark

In the future, human rights will be increasingly a universal criterion for designing ethical systems.

Mahnaz Afkhami

There can be no press freedom when journalists exist in conditions of corruption, poverty and fear.

Aidan White

Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.

Victor Hugo

Human Beings, indeed all sentient beings, have the right to pursue happiness and live in peace and freedom.

Dalai Lama

In the old times men carried out their rights for themselves as they lived, but nowadays every baby seems born with a social manifesto in its mouth much bigger than itself.

Oscar Wilde

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America.

Jimmy Carter

No President has ever done more for human rights than I have.

George Walker Bush

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Updated On : October 27, 2013
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