No country can build a healthy & growing economy or establish a true democracy if half its people are held back, pushed aside, left behind or beaten up.
My friends, to those who say that we are rushing this issue of civil rights, I say to them we are 172 years late. To those who say that this civil-rights program is an infringement on states’ rights, I say this: The time has arrived in America for the Democratic Party to get out of the shadow of states' rights and to walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights.hubert humphrey
Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion.william lloyd garrison
In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth women are not merely tolerated, they are valued.Aung San Suu Kyi
We want rights. The flour merchant, the house-builder, and the postman charge us no less on account of our sex; but when we endeavor to earn money to pay all these, then, indeed, we find the interest.lucy stone
I know nothing of man's rights, or woman's rights; human rights are all that I recognise.
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.
We stand today at the threshold of a great event both in the life of the United Nations and in the life of mankind, that is the approval by the General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
The idea of human rights and freedoms must be an integral part of any meaningful world order. Yet, I think it must be anchored in a different place, and in a different way, than has been the case so far. If it is to be more than just a slogan mocked by half the world, it cannot be expressed in the language of a departing era, and it must not be mere froth floating on the subsiding waters of faith in a purely scientific relationship to the world.
We are all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.J. K. Rowling
Cooperation and respect for each other will advance the cause of human rights worldwide. Confrontation, vilification, and double standards will not.robert mugabe
We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It's our basic human right.Aretha Franklin
Many more people in the world are concerned with sports than with human rights.samuel p. huntington
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