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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Human Rights:

And we who have toiled for freedom's law, have we sought for freedom's soul?
Have we learned at last that human right is not a part but the whole?
~ John Boyle O'Reilly.

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 Quotes.

By a divine paradox, wherever there is one slave there are two. So in the wonderful reciprocities of being, we can never reach the higher levels until all our fellows ascend with us.
~ Edwin Markham.

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

I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
~ Bishop Desmond Tutu.

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample underfoot.
~ Horace Greeley.

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
~ Mahatma Gandhi Quotes.

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.

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

It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have frequently been forged in cases involving not very nice people.
~ Felix Frankfurter.

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
~ Carl T. Rowan.

Man was born free and everywhere he is in shackles.
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

No man is above the law and no man below it.
~ Theodore Roosevelt Quotes.

Of equality - As if it harm'd me, giving others the same chances and rights as myself - As if it were not indispensable to my own rights that others possess the same.
~ Walt Whitman.

Silence never won rights. They are not handed down from above; they are forced by pressures from below.
~ Roger Baldwin.

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.
~ Justice William J. Brennan.

Today's real borders are not between nations, but between powerful and powerless, free and fettered, privileged and humiliated. Today, no walls can separate humanitarian or human rights crises in one part of the world from national security crises in another.
~ Kofi Annan.

We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want...everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear... anywhere in the world.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes.

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
~ Abraham Lincoln Quotes.

You are a human being. You have rights inherent in that reality. You have dignity and worth that exists prior to law.
~ Lyn Beth Neylon.

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