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.
The destiny of human rights is in the hands of all our citizens in all our communities.
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.
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.
Human rights are inscribed in the hearts of people; they were there long before lawmakers drafted their first proclamation.
Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression.
Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
'Freedom from fear' could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.
Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights or keep them.
Democracy is based on the majority principle. This is especially true in a country such as ours where the vast majority have been systematically denied their rights. At the same time, democracy also requires that the rights of political and other minorities be safeguarded.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
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.
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 . . .
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
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.
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