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Quotes And Sayings About Rights

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Up until, really, Roosevelt, African-Americans largely voted ninety per cent Republican. That was the political origins, that's what their political voice was in the Republican party. During that history, that last sixty or seventy years of history, the Republican party effectively walked away from the community. They were afraid to really embrace civil rights even though they embraced civil rights legislation. And so it's not enough to just to put it on paper, you gotta actually show up and be in the community, and understand what that struggle was really about.
~By Michael Steele ~


I want each and every West Virginian to have bragging rights. I want to stop playing defense and start playing offense. So, together, let us grab the reins of history.
~By Joe Manchin III ~


In my movies, there has been little to do in the way of animal rights. I have never worked in a movie with animals. No horse-riding, no trained dogs, lions, bears. A few actors, but what could I do? We had to have them.
~By Casey Affleck ~


There must be a world revolution which puts an end to all materialistic conditions hindering woman from performing her natural role in life and driving her to carry out man's duties in order to be equal in rights.
~By Muammar al Gaddafi ~


And it's one thing to give people freedom and something else to deny the rights of Christians to assert their faith in order to keep Hindus from feeling upset.
~By Pat Robertson ~


I have great confidence in the universal value and in basic human rights and I have great confidence that referenda will eventually take root and become part of our daily lives in Taiwan.
~By Chen Shui-bian ~


We are men, and propose to live like men in this free land, without the contamination of slave labor, or die like men, if need be, in asserting the rights of our race, our country, and our families.
~By Denis Kearney ~


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


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


The workers of the nation were tired of waiting for corporate industry to right their economic wrongs, to alleviate their social agony and to grant them their political rights. Despairing of fair treatment, they resolved to do something for themselves.
~By John L. Lewis ~


To say, that Capt. Ingraham violated the rights of Turkey, is nonsense.
~By Gerrit Smith ~


A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids.
~By Andrew Vachss ~


I had advocated the establishment of a Negro industrial commission. I had gestured against the growth of monopoly power. I had introduced a few civil rights bills.
~By Emanuel Celler ~


It is high time to compel man by the might of right to give woman her political, legal and social rights. She will find her own sphere in accordance with her capacities, powers and tastes; and yet she will be woman still.
~By Ernestine Rose ~


Health care is not a privilege. It's a right. It's a right as fundamental as civil rights. It's a right as fundamental as giving every child a chance to get a public education.
~By Rod Blagojevich ~


Iran's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons, support for international terrorist organizations, and abhorrent human rights practices pose one of the greatest threats to global security.
~By Allyson Schwartz ~


At some point we must realize that actively defending against radical Islamic teachings is not a matter of cultural relativity. It is a matter of universally recognized human rights.
~By Armstrong Williams ~


One cannot imagine St. Francis of Assisi talking about rights.
~By Simone Weil ~


Where trade unions are most firmly organized, there are the rights of the people most respected.
~By Samuel Gompers ~


Fifty percent of our country that we own, have all legal jurisdiction, have all rights to do whatever we want, lies beneath the sea and we have better maps of Mars than that 50 percent.
~By Robert Ballard ~


In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights, the exaltation of a few must depress the many.
~By Adam Ferguson ~


Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.
~By Calvin Coolidge ~


If government can give you rights, government can take them away from you.
~By Roy Moore ~


A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.
~By W. E. B. Du Bois ~


It is true that they paid much more attention to the trade unions because the trade unions were after all speaking for the rights and conditions of working men and women in their employment.
~By Barbara Castle ~


I'm just glad that I have bragging rights to working with Bugs and Daffy.
~By Brendan Fraser ~


Some politicians are aware of the Bill of Rights. It seems that the opposition party is far more likely to invoke it, to wave it in the air, this is what we saw from a lot of republicans during the Clinton Administration, and we are seeing the same from Democrats under Bush.
~By James Bovard ~


We have not sought this conflict; we have sought too long to avoid it; our forbearance has been construed into weakness, our magnanimity into fear, until the vindication of our manhood, as well as the defence of our rights, is required at our hands.
~By Robert Toombs ~


The idea of equal rights was in the air.
~By Lucy Stone ~


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.
~By Omar Bongo ~


Let's deal with reality. The reality is that we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden. He will never appear in an American courtroom.
~By Eric Holder ~


Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open.
~By Gerry Adams ~


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.
~By Jeff Miller ~


When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.
~By Marquis de Lafayette ~


My situation should have been a lot worse. By rights I shouldn't have survived the crash.
~By Rick Allen ~


Human rights is a universal standard. It is a component of every religion and every civilization.
~By Shirin Ebadi ~


My friends in the Congress, I have known Coretta King since I went south during the civil rights movement as a lawyer. She was a vibrant, consistent, totally dedicated partner with her husband.
~By John Conyers ~


The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women, but I sometimes think to myself; that is not what I meant by freedom, it is only social progress.
~By Helene Deutsch ~


I made a series of wrong decisions about moderately recent books, and I've sold the rights to studios for ridiculous amounts of money and the films have never been made. That's the saddest thing of all, because they're locked up and no one else can make them.
~By John Le Carre ~


There is no consensus even today on the merits of Napoleon - and certainly no agreement on the rights and wrongs of the origins of the First World War.
~By Douglas Hurd ~


Marriage is sacred and protected and has nothing to do with violating our civil rights.
~By Jack Kingston ~


Civil rights leaders are involved in helping poor people. That's what I've been doing all my life.
~By Andrew Young ~


When it came to political power, blacks need not apply. Add to this steaming stew the growing tensions over the Vietnam War and the movement for civil rights, and you had plenty of elements to fire the imagination of a novice journalist.
~By Andrea Mitchell ~


It proved easier to buy the farm to get the mineral rights than to buy the coal rights alone.
~By Orville Redenbacher ~


Nothing gets a bigger laugh than when you refer to things like ethics or human rights.
~By Ron Silver ~


Clearly you need a new team to go out to bat on your behalf; to fight for your rights and to report back to you personally and to the leadership of the IFP.
~By Mangosuthu Buthelezi ~


When you are in the family... you have more rights than when you are asking to join and knocking on the door.
~By Jacques Chirac ~


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


Rosa Parks will be remembered for her lasting contributions to society. Her legacy lives on in the continued struggle for civil rights around the world. She will be missed.
~By Jim Costa ~


The only ground on which a neutral State can claim respect at the hands of belligerents is, that, so far as she is concerned, their rights are protected.
~By Gerrit Smith ~


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


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.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


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


I thought I had the rights to The Lord of the Rings. I don't know how Jackson ended up with the rights.
~By Ralph Bakshi ~


And so popular culture raises issues that are very important, actually, in the country I think. You get issues of the First Amendment rights and issues of drug use, issues of AIDS, and things like that all arise naturally out of pop culture.
~By Kurt Loder ~


In Finland we have equal political rights for women and men. We do not regard ourselves according to sex.
~By Harri Holkeri ~


But, although America cannot be justly charged with violating the rights of Turkey, Turkey nevertheless can be justly charged with violating the rights of America.
~By Gerrit Smith ~


For this reason, the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships, based on mutual respect and observation of each other's rights.
~By Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ~


Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.
~By Samuel Adams ~


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


We were proposing, in a sense, that the rest of the world be made safe for American ideas, as they adopted intellectual property rights that gave patent protection to our very innovative economy.
~By Jeffrey Sachs ~


NATO believes it can pick on a small nation and force us to surrender our independence. And that is where NATO miscalculated. You are not willing to sacrifice lives to achieve our surrender. But we are willing to die to defend our rights as an independent sovereign nation.
~By Slobodan Milosevic ~


At various times during the last four thousand years God has asserted his rights and endeavoured to establish his own authority, his own laws, and his own government among the children of men.
~By Orson Pratt ~


What we don't have a right to is healthcare, housing, or handouts. We don't have those rights.
~By Glenn Beck ~


For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.
~By B. R. Ambedkar ~


I am in favor of carrying out the Declaration of Independence to women as well as men. Women having to suffer the burdens of society and government should have their equal rights in it. They do not receive their rights in full proportion.
~By Leland Stanford ~


The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way.
~By Charles Rangel ~


Some of them, in accepting the proposed plan of government, coupled their acceptance with a recommendation of various additions to the Constitution, which they deemed essential to the preservation of the rights of the States, or of the People.
~By Caleb Cushing ~


The defense of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
~By Lech Walesa ~


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


Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you. Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking.
~By Derek Jarman ~


Confirming John Roberts would endanger much of the progress made by the nation in civil rights over the past half century.
~By Ralph Neas ~


Mrs. Parks' act of brave defiance rocked the foundation of American society and inspired generations of civil rights leaders and created a sense of hope for every American facing legal discrimination in this country.
~By Kendrick Meek ~


Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights, and governments need to learn from that, listen to the movement and respond.
~By Charlotte Bunch ~


Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes.
~By Melissa Bean ~


In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.
~By James Madison ~


I've often argued that oil and gas exploration is a state's rights issue. It is abundantly clear that the State of Florida does not want drilling to negatively affect its beaches and shores.
~By Jeff Miller ~


All initiation of force is a violation of someone else's rights, whether initiated by an individual or the state, for the benefit of an individual or group of individuals, even if it's supposed to be for the benefit of another individual or group of individuals.
~By Ron Paul ~


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


A lot of attention has been going to social values - abortion, gay rights, other divisive issues - but economic values are equally important.
~By Robert Reich ~


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.
~By Vladimir Putin ~


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


When I was young and we got caught pinching apples, we got a smack from the local policeman. Today if that happened he would be sued. There is a tendency to punish the victim, not the criminal. If someone broke into my house or my mum's house, I worry that the burglar has more rights than me.
~By Simon Cowell ~


The Republican Party is bringing out here onto the floor of Congress an all-out assault on the protection of the rights of people who work in the fields of our country, in the factories of our country, in the offices of our country.
~By Ed Markey ~


What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
~By Alfred Lord Tennyson ~


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.
~By Alexander Hamilton ~


When the public's right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.
~By Christopher Dodd ~


I've always been very interested in the struggle for human rights, not just here but abroad, and I wanted to be an inside player in that struggle. I wanted to make the laws reflect our ideals and ideas in this democracy that is America.
~By Leah Ward Sears ~


We have in the last two years, we have passed 350 legislation in the parliament, most of which deal with democratization, human rights, and of course, economy.
~By Bulent Ecevit ~


I came at age in the '60s, and initially my hopes and dreams were invested in politics and the movements of the time - the anti-war movement, the civil rights movement. I worked on Bobby Kennedy's campaign for president as a teenager in California and the night he was killed.
~By David Talbot ~


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.
~By Antonin Scalia ~


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


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.
~By Thurgood Marshall ~


Therefore, states are equal in natural rights.
~By William H. Seward ~


And occasionally some of the nations that will be partners in this would probably not be, in terms of passing a pure human rights check, have everything going for them that you would like to have.
~By Hugh Shelton ~


Well we are hoping that the power of the community of free nations is such that our sovereignty our rights are not going to be challenged by anybody who's going try to undermine the freedom, the openness of our societies and our security.
~By Douglas Feith ~


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.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


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


The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion and insult of Japan throughout China, the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of Japanese residents in China, and the illegal violation of Japanese rights.
~By Hideki Tojo ~


If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it.
~By Sojourner Truth ~

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