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Finally, fighting for gay rights, speaking out in various places and making friends, men and women, was great.
~By George Weinberg ~


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


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.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


There is a strong correlation between belief in evolution and liberal views on government control, pornography, prayer in schools, abortion, gun control, economic freedom, and even animal rights.
~By Phyllis Schlafly ~


Tyranny Absolves all faith; and who invades our rights, However his own commence, can never be But an usurper.
~By Henry Brooke ~


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 ~


Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine of the consent of the governed, and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle that men are endowed with inalienable rights.
~By Leland Stanford ~


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.
~By Paul Farmer ~


The right to be let alone is the underlying principle of the Constitution's Bill of Rights.
~By Erwin Griswold ~


When this boy was brought to Dr. Young, his name being William, the same as mine, my mother was ordered to change mine to something else. This, at the time, I thought to be one of the most cruel acts that could be committed upon my rights.
~By William Wells Brown ~


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.
~By A. Philip Randolph ~


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


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 ~


When the government picked companies and gave them monopoly rights to frequencies in San Francisco and Los Angeles and New York and Chicago, it was picking the winners of the competition; it wasn't setting the terms of the competition.
~By Robert McChesney ~


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


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


House was the first film where I had no influence on the script. I had to buy the script with the game rights.
~By Uwe Boll ~


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 ~


Eight generations of African-Americans are still waiting to achieve their rights - compensation and restitution for the hundreds of years during which they were bought and sold on the market.
~By Cynthia McKinney ~


Eve Ensler is a hero of mine. She's been working for the rights of women for a long time.
~By Marcia Wallace ~


There is but one honest limit to the rights of a sentient being; it is where they touch the rights of another sentient being.
~By Frances Wright ~


I belong to the generation of workers who, born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland, had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry, becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society.
~By Lech Walesa ~


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).
~By Ayn Rand ~


Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
~By Jim Ryun ~


I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


Conservatives believe in providing Constitutional rights to our citizens, not to enemy combatants like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
~By Mitt Romney ~


Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.
~By Edward W. Howe ~


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


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


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 ~


If we must die, we die defending our rights.
~By Sitting Bull ~


America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.
~By Jimmy Carter ~


We know no document is perfect, but when we amend the Constitution, it would be to expand rights, not to take away rights from decent, loyal Americans. This great Constitution of ours should never be used to make a group of Americans permanent second-class citizens.
~By Barbara Boxer ~


I don't have any doubts either about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Perhaps some more should be added to the list, but I don't have the slightest doubt about human rights.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff.
~By Stephen Harper ~


The only compensation, gained through the influence of nongovernmental organizations, consisted in slightly broadening for private individuals the possibility of access and appeal to the agencies enforcing the Covenant concerned with civil and political rights.
~By Rene Cassin ~


This thing called Patriot Act, through which we abdicated a lot of our civil rights to defend the country against terrorism, it's a four-year story.
~By Neil Young ~


However, if the religions in essence merely repeat statements from the United Nations Human Rights Declaration, such a Declaration becomes superfluous; an ethic is more than rights.
~By Hans Kung ~


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 ~


It may be an extreme example brought about by abnormal circumstances - but the criteria of human rights kick in, surely, precisely when the conditions are extreme and the situation is abnormal.
~By Breyten Breytenbach ~


The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world's mirth.
~By Agnes Repplier ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


The last thing the Department of Homeland Security is about is infringing on anybody's constitutionally protected rights.
~By Janet Napolitano ~


Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize the rights of indigenous people and their right to their own traditional territories.
~By Bianca Jagger ~


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 ~


My office has been one of the most scrupulous in the country with regard to the protection of individual rights. I've been on record for years in law journals and books as championing the rights of the individual against the oppressive power of the state.
~By Jim Garrison ~


I thought it must be pure science fiction. But when I checked it out I found a lot of magazine articles that actually supported the theory behind the book which was incredible. That's when I decided to acquire the rights of the book and everything went from there.
~By Roland Emmerich ~


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


Anyone who said he wasn't afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination. I was scared all the time. My hands didn't shake but inside I was shaking.
~By James L. Farmer, Jr. ~


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 ~


That's what he was saying, the civil rights movement - judge me for my character, not how black my skin is, not how yellow my skin is, how short I am, how tall or fat or thin; It's by my character.
~By Pam Grier ~


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


The civil rights movement wasn't easy for anybody.
~By Sammy Davis, Jr. ~


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.
~By Suzanne Vega ~


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 ~


The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to an uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government.
~By James Madison ~


So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech.
~By Neil Gaiman ~


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 ~


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.
~By Alice Paul ~


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


When a record co. finds a guy now, they want to own everything. They want to own the rights to market that person's particular name. They want a piece of the action all the way through.
~By Mickey Gilley ~


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 ~


Rarely in my 45 years as a civil rights lawyer have I been so angry about an injustice as I am about what happened to Billy Ray Johnson.
~By Morris Dees ~


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 ~


There's never been a nation like the United States, ever. It begins with the principles of our founding documents, principles that recognize that our rights come from God, not from our government.
~By Marco Rubio ~


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 ~


It is an honor to be awarded with such a high rating from an organization as well respected as the NAACP. I am pleased that the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the nation, has recognized my voting record.
~By Joe Baca ~


Since the ousting and capture of Saddam Hussein by U.S. forces, civil rights and personal freedoms have been restored in Iraq, as well as equal rights to all, not just to Saddam's entourage of terrorists.
~By Jim Gerlach ~


We support President Truman's civil rights program.
~By Eugenie Anderson ~


But let her remember, that it is in Britain alone, that laws are equally favourable to liberty and humanity; that it is in Britain the sacred rights of nature have received their most awful ratification.
~By Thomas Day ~


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 ~


In America there's no rights for the artist, so whatever films I've made kind of belong to the studio.
~By Norman Jewison ~


Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.
~By Ayn Rand ~


Low-income taxpayers deserve the same rights as everyone else. It was wrong of the IRS to target low-income taxpayers, and I am please by the decision to correct this unfair practice.
~By Christopher Dodd ~


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


I've been a very effective leader in the gay rights movement, though at times I've been controversial.
~By Jean O'Leary ~


If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of women, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


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.
~By John Charles Polanyi ~


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 ~


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 ~


We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.
~By Will Rogers ~


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 ~


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 ~


George W. Bush and his administration embarked on a full-scale assault on civil liberties, human rights and the rule of law, walking away from his international obligations, tearing up international treaties, protocols and UN conventions.
~By Bianca Jagger ~


Upholding human rights is not merely compatible with fighting terrorism, it is essential.
~By Joichi Ito ~


If you want my opinion, I say that this is a state based on occupation, that has usurped the rights of others.
~By Hassan Nasrallah ~


The First Amendment does not guarantee the press a constitutional right of special access to information not available to the general public, nor does it cloak the inmate with special rights of freedom of speech.
~By Pete Wilson ~


The ones who were negotiating are now on the front line of this intifada, because they found that the negotiations didn't give them the minimum of their rights.
~By Hassan Nasrallah ~


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.
~By Jan Egeland ~


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 rise today in support of Bill C-38, the Civil Marriage Act. I rise in support of a Canada in which liberties are safeguarded, rights are protected and the people of this land are treated as equals under the law.
~By Paul Martin ~


Through the years I have received my share of recognition for efforts in the fields of sports, the arts, the struggle for full citizenship for the Negro people, labor's rights and the fight for peace.
~By Paul Robeson ~


Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.
~By Peter Ustinov ~


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 ~


A hundred years ago, when Richard Strauss, who has already been quoted and already been heard today, and other creative people, laid the foundation stone for the joint assertion of their rights and interests, they had pioneering work ahead of them in Germany.
~By Johannes Rau ~

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