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Picture quote by Nelson Mandela about human

To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity. ⏤ Nelson Mandela


Picture quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. about wisdom

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. ⏤ Martin Luther King, Jr.


Picture quote by Jimmy Carter about people

The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive ⏤ Jimmy Carter


Picture quote by Ayn Rand about human

The smallest minority on earth in the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. ⏤ Ayn Rand


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Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.

John Wooden, coach

One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.

James K. Polk, president

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

Ayn Rand, writer

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.

Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor

Whenever I hear any one, arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Abraham Lincoln, president

The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.

Chief Joseph, leader

Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.

Ayn Rand, writer

We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.

Philip Pullman, writer

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.

Stonewall Jackson, soldier

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America.

Jimmy Carter, president

Men should think twice before making widowhood women's only path to power.

Gloria Steinem, activist

I want to encourage our people, to educate our people to have the courage to understand and fight for their rights.

Megawati Sukarnoputri, politician

I believe every child has the right to a mother and a father. Men and women are not the same. That's not to say they're not entitled to equal rights, but they are not the same.

Mark Davis, writer

I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.

Marilyn Monroe, actress

Rights are not a matter of numbers - and there can be no such thing, in law or in morality, as actions forbidden to an individual, but permitted to a mob.

Ayn Rand, writer

I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.

Ronald Reagan, president

The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted.

James Madison, president

Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.

Susan B. Anthony, activist

Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.

Larry Flynt, publisher

People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.

Indira Gandhi, politician

You don't have to love them. You just have to respect their rights.

Edward Koch, politician

We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.

Bill Maher, comedian

The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.

Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

Gay rights is not something most of us think about - because most of us happen to have been born straight.

Jodi Picoult, author

Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.

William Jennings Bryan, lawyer

If we must die, we die defending our rights.

Sitting Bull, tribal chief

True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate.

Marquis de Lafayette, revolutionary

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.

Wendell Phillips, activist

In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so.

Immanuel Kant, philosopher

The little people must be sacred to the big ones, and it is from the rights of the weak that the duty of the strong is comprised.

Victor Hugo, author

We don't need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole.

Vladimir Putin, statesman

The modern state no longer has anything but rights; it does not recognize duties any more.

Georges Bernanos, author

The argument on the other side of special rights is completely bogus. It's bogus because you could make exactly the same claim about racial or ethnic or religious minorities.

Tom Allen, politician

There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, president

Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe.

Elie Wiesel, novelist

The hardest decisions in life are not between good and bad or right and wrong, but between two goods or two rights.

Joe Andrew, public servant

"Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.

Dag Hammarskjold, diplomat

Americans chose a limited government that exists to protect our rights, not to grant them.

Marco Rubio, politician

As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books.

Jeff Miller, politician

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, activist

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.

Desmond Tutu, cleric

I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.

Alice Paul, activist

Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee.

F. Lee Bailey, lawyer

I have always believed that I should have had no difficulty in causing my rights to be respected.

Eli Whitney, inventor

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, politician

People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.

Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher

He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. it had to be some silly little Communist.

Jackie Kennedy, first lady

Genuine tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, philosopher

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample underfoot.

Horace Greeley, editor

Every one of my positions cuts - out half the country. I'm pro-choice, I'm pro-gay rights, I'm pro-immigration, I'm against guns, I believe in Darwin.

Michael Bloomberg, politician

One man's blasphemy doesn't override other people's free-speech rights, their freedom to publish, freedom of thought.

Dan Savage, writer

The question is not if we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.

Martin Luther King, Jr., leader

I want the American people to understand that conservatism is an ideology of protecting the people and the people's rights.

Jonathan Krohn, author

When a person is humiliated, when his rights are being violated, and he does not have the proper education, naturally he gravitates toward terrorism.

Shirin Ebadi, lawyer

The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.

Andrew Jackson, president

In the laws of the land, she has no rights; in government she has no voice. And in spite of another principle recognized in this Republic, namely, that 'taxation without representation is tyranny,' she is taxed without being represented.

Ernestine Rose, activist

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.

Alexander Hamilton, politician

A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.

Thomas Jefferson, president

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, scientist

The arts and a belief in the values of the civil rights movement, in the overwhelming virtue of diversity, these were our religion. My parents worshipped those ideals.

Jonathan Lethem, writer

And each of us can practice rights ourselves, treating each other without discrimination, respecting each other's dignity and rights.

Carol Bellamy, educator

We are forced by the major publishers to include electronic rights in the contracts we make with publishers for new books. And there's very little we can do about that.

Richard Curtis, writer

The nation's government has just handed me the bill that grants us our civil rights. I am receiving it before you, certain that I am accepting this on behalf of all Argentinean women, and I can feel my hands tremble with joy as they grasp the laurel proclaiming victory.

Evita Peron, film actress

The last struggle for our rights, the battle for our civilization, is entirely with ourselves.

William Wells Brown, activist

As far as military necessity will permit, religiously respect the constitutional rights of all.

George McClellan, soldier

I believe the equal rights amendment is a necessity of life for all citizens. The cabinet sometimes felt that I shouldn't be so outspoken.

Betty Ford, first lady

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, politician

I didn't say 'former president,' I said 'president,' and I have the constitutional rights according to the constitution, including immunity from prosecution.

Saddam Hussein, president

Well, it's the last step of the civil rights movement: You know, wrap your hands around some money, right?

Russell Simmons, businessman

All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.

Andrew Jackson, president

There are those who say to you -- we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.

Hubert Humphrey, politician

A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers, ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals.

Michael Pollan, educator

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

Vladimir Putin, statesman

Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.

Ayn Rand, writer

The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.

Franklin P. Adams, journalist

I do not believe that defending traditional marriage between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps anybody's civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights.

Alan Autry, actor

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

Vladimir Putin, statesman

Absolutely committed to spending the rest of my life as a spokesman for the rights of European Americans.

David Duke, celebrity

Many people do not realize that where unions have bargaining rights employers cannot raise wages or improve benefit plans any more than they can reduce them without of the consent of the union.

Charles E. Wilson, businessman

The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.

Queen Victoria, royalty

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

Jimmy Carter, president

I think the legacy of the civil rights movement is that now whites are more open to being represented by people of color or people who are women or, again, non-traditional candidates.

Carol Moseley Braun, politician

The really important victory of the civil rights movement was that it made racism unpopular, whereas a generation ago at the turn of the last century, you had to embrace racism to get elected to anything.

Carol Moseley Braun, politician

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.

Thomas Jefferson, president

A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.

Thurgood Marshall, judge

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

Thomas Jefferson, president

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, activist

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.

A. Philip Randolph, activist

The theory of relativity worked out by Mr. Einstein, which is in the domain of natural science, I believe can also be applied to the political field. Both democracy and human rights are relative concepts - and not absolute and general.

Jiang Zemin, leader

We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. It is time now to write the next chapter - and to write it in the books of law.

Lyndon B. Johnson, president

The law changes and flows like water, and the stream of women's rights law has become a sudden rushing torrent.

Shana Alexander, journalist

The dichotomy between personal liberties and property rights is a false one. Property does not have rights. People have rights.

Potter Stewart, judge

The 4th Amendment and the personal rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion.

Potter Stewart, judge

The Court today completes the process of converting Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from a guarantee that race or sex will not be the basis for often will.

Antonin Scalia, judge

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.

Jimmy Carter, president

Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).

Ayn Rand, writer

The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to "create" rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.

William J. Brennan, Jr., judge

My parents demonstrated against the Vietnam war, they were into the civil rights movement, the feminist movement, they started the first vegetarian restaurant in Pittsburgh.

Justin Sane, musician

In 'The General Strike,' we celebrate those who bring a new vision for the world to the table. People who stand for workers rights, human rights, a just representative political system, and a new mode of doing business where sustainability is the norm not the exception.

Justin Sane, musician

All children have rights and those rights must be protected.

Novak Djokovic, tennis player

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