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Human Rights Quotes
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In a few decades, the relationship between the environment,
resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as
the connection we see today between human rights,
democracy and peace.
- Wangari Maathai

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No references to the need to fight terror can be an
argument for restricting human rights.
- Vladimir Putin

Iran has a dismal record on human rights.
- Howard Berman

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

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We treat sex so casually and use it for everything
but what it is-which is ultimately making another human
being with thoughts and feelings and rights.
- Lisa Kudrow

No!
on Human Rights and Freedom, on a subject that is as
self-evident as that two and two make four,
there is no need of any written authority.
- Ernestine L. Rose

If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism,
they have won.
- Joichi Ito


 

Since achieving their independence in 1992,
the people of Croatia have built a democratic society
based on the rule of law,
respect for human rights, and a free market economy.
- Elton Gallegly

Some values must be universal, like human rights and
the equal worth of every human being.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus

From the beginning of our history the country has been
afflicted with compromise.
It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned.
- Charles Sumner

Instead, in the absence of respect for human rights,
science and its offspring technology have been used
in this century as brutal instruments for oppression.
- John Charles Polanyi

It is time in the West to defend not so much human
rights as human obligations.
- Alexander Solzehnitsyn

We have in the last two years, we have passed 350 legislation in the parliament,
most of which deal with democratization,
human rights, and of course, economy.
- Bulent Ecevit

I AM what is called a Feminist.
Thirty years ago I left a monastery and began a sane human existence.
Within two or three years, I find, I was defending the rights of women.
- Joseph McCabe

Additionally, any Human Rights Council reform that
allows countries with despicable human rights records to remain as members,
such as China and Saudi Arabia, is not real reform.
- Michael McCaul

Most people, no doubt, when they espouse human rights,
make their own mental reservations about the proper
application of the word human.
- Suzanne Lafollette

I'm pretty political when it comes to human rights and things like that.
- Peter Krause

Well, they are critics of the Bush administration generally
on the human rights record of the administration,
and in particular, they are very, very critical of this use of science.
- Jane Mayer

The belief in some being who can be the judge of all
human matters is a very comfortable one -
all wrongs will be righted and all rights will be rewarded.
- Eli Khamarov

The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma
is a struggle for life and dignity.
It is a struggle that encompasses our political,
social and economic aspirations.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

I am strongly pro-life, and have fought to protect
the rights of the unborn my entire career.
I will continue to fight for this cause because I value
the sanctity of all human life.
- Rob Bishop

For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy
and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point -
if not a commodity -
of political groups aiming to rise to power.
- Omar Bongo

When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty,
human rights and that sort of thing,
it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches
he and Jack Straw made in 1994.
- Rory Bremner

All governments should be pressured to correct their abuses of human rights.
- Richard Stallman

Today, Academies of Science use their influence around
the world in support of human rights.
- John Charles Polanyi

Upholding human rights is not merely compatible with fighting terrorism,
it is essential.
- Joichi Ito

Our political and constitutional rights,
so called, are but the natural and inherent rights of man,
asserted, carried out, and secured by modes of human contrivance.
- Gerrit Smith

Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to
strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms.
- Vladimir Putin

I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the
affairs of another state -
a new idea,
this - even when they are made under the pretext of
defending human rights and freedoms.
- Boris Yeltsin

Human rights are praised more than ever -
and violated as much as ever.
- Anna Lindh

The idea of human rights as a fundamental principle
can be seen to underlie throughout Islamic teachings.
- Ali Hoseini-Khamenei

Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words,
but human rights is very specific.
- Joichi Ito

But if USA has 1.3 billion people, USA would have the
same human rights problem just like China.
- Alex Chiu

Human rights is a universal standard.
It is a component of every religion and every civilization.
- Shirin Ebadi

America did not invent human rights.
In a very real sense, it is the other way around.
Human rights invented America.
- Jimmy Carter

Deny human rights, and however little you may wish to do so,
you will find yourself abjectly kneeling at the feet of that old-world god,
Force.
- Auberon Herbert

In situations of military conflict, civil strife,
lawlessness, bad governance, and human rights violations,
terrorists find it easier to hide, train and prepare their attacks.
- Gijs de Vries

I hope the example of Saddam Hussein will give a lesson
to leaders of other countries where human rights are not respected.
- Shirin Ebadi

Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort;
rather,
it concerns the basic human rights of family,
country, justice and human dignity.
- Imelda Marcos

Being a humanitarian, supporting animal rights activists,
human rights activists, it's all the same.
- Daryl Hannah

Global markets must be balanced by global values such
as respect for human rights and international law,
democracy, security and sustainable economic and environmental development.
- Anna Lindh

In Uzbekistan, hundreds of protesters were recently
killed under the corrupt regime of President Karimov
in what human rights groups are calling a massacre.
- Ed Markey

Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy,
because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
- Jimmy Carter

There are two things that I put my focus on.
One is the fight against AIDS and finding a cure.
The other is human rights.
- Judith Light

Few governments in the world, for example,
praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France,
and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers.
- Richard Perle

I believe all Americans who believe in freedom,
tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to
oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.
- Coretta Scott King

If you don't want women to do whatever they need to
do then you must provide them with food,
you must provide them with shelter and their basic human rights.
- Emma Thompson

And also a lot of Muslims are no more religious then the average Swede.
For them it's natural that human rights come first.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus

This foundational principle - that human beings derive their rights from God,
rather than from the State, or any other source -
is what made America different.
- Ernie Fletcher

Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy,
human rights, and freedom of expression.
- Taslima Nasrin

Maybe I'm less sensitive to these issues because I
see that what people need first is economic security,
and only when they have that can they afford to focus on human rights.
- Peter Munk

Emancipation from every kind of bondage is my principle.
I go for recognition of human rights,
without distinction of sect, party, sex,
or color.
- Ernestine L. Rose

I am not just a celebrity, I'm a human-rights advocate for the last 20 years.
- Bianca Jagger

We also intend to deal with the issue of incorporating
basic human rights into our new constitution.
- Chen Shui-bian

Nothing gets a bigger laugh than when you refer to
things like ethics or human rights.
- Ron Silver

Saddam Hussein wrote the book on human rights violations.
- Curt Weldon

We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own
people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities
and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population.
- Jan Egeland

Books and opinions, no matter from whom they came,
if they are in opposition to human rights,
are nothing but dead letters.
- Ernestine L. Rose

We must do all we can to help improve the deplorable
human rights situation of the North Korean people.
- Evan Bayh

At the Carter Center we work with victims of oppression,
and we give support to human rights heroes.
- Jimmy Carter

America's support for human rights and democracy is
our noblest export to the world.
- William Bennett

All I want to be is human and American and have all
the same rights and I will shut up.
- Martha Griffiths

However, if the religions in essence merely repeat
statements from the United Nations Human Rights Declaration,
such a Declaration becomes superfluous;
an ethic is more than rights.
- Hans Kung

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble
and beautiful end of a human being.
- Khalil Gibran

The issue of human rights is one of the most fundamental
human issues and also one of the most sensitive and controversial.
- Ali Hoseini-Khamenei

I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights.
The indispensable elements in a democratic society -
and well worth fighting for.
- Helen Suzman

Lawyers should not be charged with the same crimes as their clients.
Trials related to political charges are not in accordance with human rights.
- Shirin Ebadi

The predominant yardstick of your government is not
human rights but national interests.
- Breyten Breytenbach

Cultural variety is always worth striving for,
but must never precede the declaration of human rights.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus

The UN declaration on human rights must always be first
in line before religion or other cultural habits,
in case of any conflict between them.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus

I knew Rita Hayworth only enough to know that she was just a tender,
sensitive, beautiful human being.
A lovely person.
Very gentle.
She would never stand up for her rights.
- Kim Novak


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