America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.
Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.
Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere.
The end does not justify the means. No one's rights can be secured by the violation of the rights of others.
Everyone has a right to peaceful coexistence, the basic personal freedoms, the alleviation of suffering, and the opportunity to lead a productive life.
Commit yourself to the noble struggle for human rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in.
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.
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities.
The destiny of human rights is in the hands of all our citizens in all our communities.
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.
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.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being's entitlement by virtue of his humanity.
A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life . . .
When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
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.
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