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Positive Quotes about Human Rights

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America did not invent human rights.
In a very real sense, it is the other way around.
Human rights invented America.
- Jimmy Carter

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Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy,
because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
- Jimmy Carter

I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the
affairs of another state -
a new idea,
this - even when they are made under the pretext of
defending human rights and freedoms.
- Boris Yeltsin

To no human charter am I indebted for my rights.
- Gerrit Smith

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The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.
- Shirin Ebadi

Saddam Hussein wrote the book on human rights violations.
- Curt Weldon

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

 

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

Today, Academies of Science use their influence around
the world in support of human rights.
- John Charles Polanyi

Emancipation from every kind of bondage is my principle.
I go for recognition of human rights,
without distinction of sect, party, sex,
or color.
- Ernestine L. Rose

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

I am not just a celebrity, I'm a human-rights advocate for the last 20 years.
- Bianca Jagger

The world must know that America holds to the highest
standards of military conduct and human rights protections.
Anything less is unacceptable.
- Barbara Mikulski

As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence
against women becomes a government's obligation,
not just a good idea.
- Charlotte Bunch

In situations of military conflict, civil strife,
lawlessness, bad governance, and human rights violations,
terrorists find it easier to hide, train and prepare their attacks.
- Gijs de Vries

I knew Rita Hayworth only enough to know that she was just a tender,
sensitive, beautiful human being.
A lovely person.
Very gentle.
She would never stand up for her rights.
- Kim Novak

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

There are two things that I put my focus on.
One is the fight against AIDS and finding a cure.
The other is human rights.
- Judith Light

I am strongly pro-life, and have fought to protect
the rights of the unborn my entire career.
I will continue to fight for this cause because I value
the sanctity of all human life.
- Rob Bishop

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

The only way to do the human rights thing is to do
the right thing medically.
- Paul Farmer

To me, a feminist belongs in the same category as a
humanist or an advocate for human rights.
I don't see why someone who's a feminist should be thought of differently.
- Suzanne Vega

Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy,
human rights, and freedom of expression.
- Taslima Nasrin

Well, they are critics of the Bush administration generally
on the human rights record of the administration,
and in particular, they are very, very critical of this use of science.
- Jane Mayer

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

And also a lot of Muslims are no more religious then the average Swede.
For them it's natural that human rights come first.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus

All governments should be pressured to correct their abuses of human rights.
- Richard Stallman

We treat sex so casually and use it for everything
but what it is-which is ultimately making another human
being with thoughts and feelings and rights.
- Lisa Kudrow

Books and opinions, no matter from whom they came,
if they are in opposition to human rights,
are nothing but dead letters.
- Ernestine L. Rose

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

The UN declaration on human rights must always be first
in line before religion or other cultural habits,
in case of any conflict between them.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus

Some values must be universal, like human rights and
the equal worth of every human being.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus

The belief in some being who can be the judge of all
human matters is a very comfortable one -
all wrongs will be righted and all rights will be rewarded.
- Eli Khamarov

Additionally, any Human Rights Council reform that
allows countries with despicable human rights records to remain as members,
such as China and Saudi Arabia, is not real reform.
- Michael McCaul

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

I hope the example of Saddam Hussein will give a lesson
to leaders of other countries where human rights are not respected.
- Shirin Ebadi

We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own
people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities
and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population.
- Jan Egeland

The human rights community has focused very narrowly
on political and civil rights for many decades,
and with reason, but now we have to ask how can we broaden the view.
- Paul Farmer

I'm pretty political when it comes to human rights and things like that.
- Peter Krause

I stand for simple justice, equal opportunity and human rights.
The indispensable elements in a democratic society -
and well worth fighting for.
- Helen Suzman

The idea of human rights as a fundamental principle
can be seen to underlie throughout Islamic teachings.
- Ali Hoseini-Khamenei

In Uzbekistan, hundreds of protesters were recently
killed under the corrupt regime of President Karimov
in what human rights groups are calling a massacre.
- Ed Markey

It is time in the West to defend not so much human
rights as human obligations.
- Alexander Solzehnitsyn

We also intend to deal with the issue of incorporating
basic human rights into our new constitution.
- Chen Shui-bian

America's support for human rights and democracy is
our noblest export to the world.
- William Bennett

Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature,
every generous, every liberal Sentiment,
if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds.
- George Mason

The issue of human rights is one of the most fundamental
human issues and also one of the most sensitive and controversial.
- Ali Hoseini-Khamenei

When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty,
human rights and that sort of thing,
it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches
he and Jack Straw made in 1994.
- Rory Bremner

We must do all we can to help improve the deplorable
human rights situation of the North Korean people.
- Evan Bayh

Few governments in the world, for example,
praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France,
and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers.
- Richard Perle

If you don't want women to do whatever they need to
do then you must provide them with food,
you must provide them with shelter and their basic human rights.
- Emma Thompson

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble
and beautiful end of a human being.
- Khalil Gibran

Lawyers should not be charged with the same crimes as their clients.
Trials related to political charges are not in accordance with human rights.
- Shirin Ebadi

Human rights are praised more than ever -
and violated as much as ever.
- Anna Lindh

I AM what is called a Feminist.
Thirty years ago I left a monastery and began a sane human existence.
Within two or three years, I find, I was defending the rights of women.
- Joseph McCabe

Whose rights will we acknowledge? Whose human dignity
will we respect? For whose well-being will we,
as a people, assume responsibility?
- Robert Casey

But if USA has 1.3 billion people, USA would have the
same human rights problem just like China.
- Alex Chiu

There is no room for legal hair-splitting when it comes
to the humane treatment of detainees -
not in a nation founded on the rule of law and respect for human rights.
- Dick Durbin

The global response to global terrorism must not endanger
fundamental human rights and freedoms.
- Stjepan Mesic

Being a humanitarian, supporting animal rights activists,
human rights activists, it's all the same.
- Daryl Hannah

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

Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words,
but human rights is very specific.
- Joichi Ito

Cultural variety is always worth striving for,
but must never precede the declaration of human rights.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus

No!
on Human Rights and Freedom, on a subject that is as
self-evident as that two and two make four,
there is no need of any written authority.
- Ernestine L. Rose

Life is not a matter of place, things or comfort;
rather,
it concerns the basic human rights of family,
country, justice and human dignity.
- Imelda Marcos

If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism,
they have won.
- Joichi Ito

All I want to be is human and American and have all
the same rights and I will shut up.
- Martha Griffiths

Most people, no doubt, when they espouse human rights,
make their own mental reservations about the proper
application of the word human.
- Suzanne Lafollette

Currently, the United States provides 22 percent of the U.N.
annual budgets, over $900 million in fiscal year 2007,
and some of that funding goes to the Human Rights Council.
- Michael McCaul

The predominant yardstick of your government is not
human rights but national interests.
- Breyten Breytenbach

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment,
resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as
the connection we see today between human rights,
democracy and peace.
- Wangari Maathai


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