America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.
You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
It is my aspiration that health finally will be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for.
The destiny of human rights is in the hands of all our citizens in all our communities.
Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere.
True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those less fortunate than ourselves but from realizing our kinship with all beings.
To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.
The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved.
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.
Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities.
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.
Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights or keep them.
The right to development is the measure of the respect of all other human rights.That should be our aim: a situation in which all individuals are enabled to maximize their potential, and to contribute to the evolution of society as a whole.
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.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Everyone has a right to peaceful coexistence, the basic personal freedoms, the alleviation of suffering, and the opportunity to lead a productive life.
The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.
It is time in the West to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.
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