Human Rights Quotes
They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.
Self-respect knows no considerations.
We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
Words like freedom, justice, democracy are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.
Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
We have always cared more about property rights than human rights in this country. You should know that.
No President has ever done more for human rights than I have.
Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail.
If the equality of individuals and the dignity of man be myths, they are myths to which the republic is committed.
No man is above the law and no man below it.
Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
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.
You are a human being. You have rights inherent in that reality. You have dignity and worth that exists prior to law.
Without peace, there is little hope for human rights
The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.
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.
A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.
Everyone has a right to peaceful coexistence, the basic personal freedoms, the alleviation of suffering, and the opportunity to lead a productive life..
Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority.
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.
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.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
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