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As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.
~By James Madison ~


We've talked more about civil rights after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than we talked about it before 1964.
~By Clarence Thomas ~


First and foremost, I'm a feminist. And basically that stems from a strong belief that all people and creatures deserve equal opportunity, rights and respect.
~By Kathy Najimy ~


I, like many members of my generation, was concerned with segregation and the repeated violation of civil rights.
~By Joseph E. Stiglitz ~


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 ~


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 ~


The bill neither confers nor abridges the rights of anyone but simply declares that in civil rights there shall be equality among all classes of citizens and that all alike shall be subject to the same punishment.
~By Lyman Trumbull ~


We must never forget that many around the globe are denied the basic rights we enjoy as Americans. If we are to continue enjoying these privileges and freedoms we must accept our mission of expanding democracy around the globe.
~By James Inhofe ~


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.
~By Victor Hugo ~


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


Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
~By Frederick The Great ~


Their prejudice allowed white Southerners to look the other way when blacks were denied their most basic human rights, and it encouraged the worst of them to engage in unspeakable acts of cruelty and violence.
~By Linda Chavez ~


The most desirable aspects of the Law of the Sea Treaty pertain to navigational rights.
~By Frank Gaffney ~


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.
~By Joseph McCabe ~


Similarly, the problem of the rights of the state in the disposition of inheritances left by individuals presents social aspects of the first importance.
~By Rene Cassin ~


The whole of the Bill is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of.
~By Albert Gallatin ~


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.
~By Michael Bloomberg ~


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


All playwrights should be dead for three hundred years.
~By Joseph L. Mankiewicz ~


At the time I attempted to purchase the rights back for the 3 Homestead records, but the owner demanded an outrageous sum in the neighborhood of $10,000, about 10 times more money than I could get my hands on at the time.
~By Mark Edwards ~


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


It is the Band which unites the Interests of Individuals; it secures to them their respective Rights, and preserves them from Injuries; it is the Source of numberless Blessings, which are interrupted, or wholly vanish, the Moment it is disturbed.
~By Charles Inglis ~


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


We oppose occupation of land by force and we believe in dialogue as the method for regaining Arab rights. This is the spirit of the Great Arab Revolt.
~By King Hussein I ~


In this context, the church supports and favors every effort today to seek the full development of the personality of all human beings, and to promote their fundamental rights, their dignity and liberty.
~By Claudio Hummes ~


Those movies, Decline I and II and Suburbia, are dearly loved, but they never made any money. I didn't even have the rights for some of them.
~By Penelope Spheeris ~


In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart. The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's right movement. That focused my radio ambitions toward news.
~By Bob Edwards ~


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 came from a family who believed in, in quotes, the Rights of Man, who believed that in order to justify the sort of luxurious life that the majority of us have, related to the whole world, that you had to do something.
~By Richard Attenborough ~


The Industry's at war. I think it's about control. You can make all of the financial arguments that the industry has been shooting itself in the foot, but it is an industry built on a foundation of ownership and exploitation of intellectual property rights.
~By Don Rose ~


Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life... The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners.
~By Mark Udall ~


You hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear these words I say to myself, 'That man is a Red, that man is a Communist!' You never hear a real American talk like that.
~By Frank Hague ~


Upon the Constitution, upon the pre-existing legal rights of the People, as understood in this country and in England, I have argued that this House is bound to revive the Petition under debate.
~By Caleb Cushing ~


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 ~


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


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


We should seek international support for our mutual objectives abroad, in promoting freedom, democracy, respect for human rights, and also the elimination of weapons of mass destruction.
~By Robert Menendez ~


By gold all good faith has been banished; by gold our rights are abused; the law itself is influenced by gold, and soon there will be an end of every modest restraint.
~By Sextus Propertius ~


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


They don't have special rights because we have civil rights laws that protect them. The laws work both ways.
~By Tom Allen ~


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


Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.
~By James F. Cooper ~


Over the past year, several cases of human rights abuses, specifically sexual exploitation and abuse, by individuals involved in U.N. peacekeeping operations have raised the suspicions of many Members of Congress and members of the International Relations Committee.
~By Michael McCaul ~


The pure connecting factor is that those of us who describe ourselves as feminists want equal rights for all people.
~By Betty Buckley ~


Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


Bishop Frederick Henry of Calgary is facing at least two official objections to his public statements along with expensive hearings before the Alberta Human Rights Commission for expressing his biblical views on same sex marriage.
~By Stockwell Day ~


Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics a free hand to abuse and murder non believers. Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights which animate any democracy with meaning.
~By Armstrong Williams ~


Live with integrity, respect the rights of other people, and follow your own bliss.
~By Nathaniel Branden ~


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.
~By Emma Goldman ~


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


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 ~


As far as dramas are concerned, it's considered passe for playwrights to turn out anything the average person can understand.
~By Ethel Merman ~


Now, I think that in acknowledging that every individual Member of Parliament and indeed every individual member of the Labour Party, has rights to express their view in a spirit of tolerance.
~By Ron Davies ~


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


My aim is to show that those governments that violate the rights of people by invoking the name of Islam have been misusing Islam.
~By Shirin Ebadi ~


We always hear about the rights of democracy, but the major responsibility of it is participation.
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


Any Human Rights Council reform that allows countries that sponsor terrorism to remain as members, such as Cuba, is not real reform. And in the past, countries such as Libya, Iran and Syria have participated on this council.
~By Michael McCaul ~


This foundational principle - that human beings derive their rights from God, rather than from the State, or any other source - is what made America different.
~By Ernie Fletcher ~


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.
~By Tom Allen ~


The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


The music rights at the time cost me $12,000 in 1964 money, which is about double now or whatever. But I cleared everything. I had a lawyer in New York. And it was cleared for use in a short subject, not a feature.
~By Kenneth Anger ~


The freedom of thought and expression is one of the most sacred rights in this country.
~By Eliot Engel ~


What does it mean to be an American? While each of us may have our own specific answer to that question, we likely can agree on the basic principles of America: freedom, equal opportunity, and rights accompanied by responsibilities.
~By Ben Nelson ~


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.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


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 ~


International socialism recognizes the right of free independent nations, with equal rights.
~By Karl Liebknecht ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Eli Khamarov ~


From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.
~By Carl Schurz ~


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 ~


I believe that the fight against crime starts in the home. Parents must take responsibility for their children and show them love and guidance from an early age so they learn to respect the rights of others.
~By Blanche Lincoln ~


As a civil rights leader, Mrs. King's vision of racial peace and nonviolent social change was a fortifying staple in advancing the civil rights movement.
~By James T. Walsh ~


Without amendments we would never even have had the Bill of Rights.
~By Adrian Cronauer ~


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.
~By Michael McCaul ~


This conviction brought me, in the summer of 1978, to the Free Trade Unions - formed by a group of courageous and dedicated people who came out in the defense of the workers' rights and dignity.
~By Lech Walesa ~


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 ~


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


There are significant human rights abuses in China. In some areas, the situation is worse today than in the past. In other areas, there have been improvements. We will recognize the latter, and be critical of the former.
~By Max Baucus ~


Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion.
~By William Lloyd Garrison ~


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


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


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 ~


The success of those doctrines would also subvert the Federal Constitution, change the character of the Federal Government, and destroy our rights in respect to slavery.
~By John H. Reagan ~


Iran has a dismal record on human rights.
~By Howard Berman ~


Of course the EU and member states must work to ensure that people moving from one country to another understand their obligations and their rights in areas like health, road safety and further education.
~By John Bruton ~


The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
~By Margaret Thatcher ~


From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned.
~By Charles Sumner ~


You want to shut up every Negro who has the courage to stand up and fight for the rights of his people, for the rights of workers, and I have been on many a picket line for the steelworkers too.
~By Paul Robeson ~


You don't have to love them. You just have to respect their rights.
~By Edward Koch ~


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


The respect for human rights, essential if we are to use technology wisely, is not something alien that must be grafted onto science. On the contrary, it is integral to science, as also to scholarship in general.
~By John Charles Polanyi ~


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.
~By George Mason ~


The records of adopted children are sealed in California. That seal is considered inviolable... The judge ruled that, because I was famous, he didn't have the same rights as other kids.
~By Danielle Steel ~


I can't remember when I wasn't an animal rights activist.
~By Ali MacGraw ~


Those people who want to express their religious beliefs on public property should enjoy the same rights that we provide to those protesting the war in Iraq.
~By Ernest Istook ~


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 ~


A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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