Human Rights Quotes


“We hold these truths to be self-evident, 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.” Few passages hold more truth than the human rights quotes pulled straight from the Declaration of Independence. Worldwide, human rights are a huge issue and the desire of the people to be free and have a voice is undeniable. The human rights quotes penned by our forefathers as well as our contemporaries, shed light on the issue, demonstrating clearly that the rights of human beings, cannot and will not be usurped or undermined by any government. Reference.com Definition of Human Rights
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Imelda Marcos

"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
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"We have always been opposed to politicizing the human rights question, ... Practice has proved that confrontation cannot solve the problem." Tang Jiaxuan
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Jacques Chirac

"massive violations of human rights and humanitarian disasters hit entire regions. The Council needs to be able to react and respond." Jacques Chirac
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Joseph Lieberman

"Opportunity means advancing American values in the world by protecting human rights, meeting human needs, and opening global markets." Joseph Lieberman
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Jack Straw

"The dossier makes for harrowing reading, with accounts of torture, rape and other horrific human rights abuses" Jack Straw
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"The latest information on Russian operations in Chechnya indicates a continuation of human rights violations and the use of overwhelming force against civilian targets." Richard Boucher
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"The United States stands firmly in support of a solution that offers justice and human rights for all the citizens of a unified, peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka." Joe Lockhart
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"If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism, they have won." Joichi Ito
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Jan Eliasson

"This draft resolution represents a unique opportunity for a fresh start for human rights." Jan Eliasson
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"Last night and his morning, the human rights commission reform fell apart." Richard Grenell
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Kofi Annan

"Today, no walls can separate humanitarian or human rights crises in one part of the world from national security crises in another. What begins with the failure to uphold the dignity of one life all too often ends with a calamity for entire nations." Kofi Annan
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"If we start talking about human rights, espionage, illegal campaign funding, technology transfer, they'll say, `What about Kosovo?'" James Lilley
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Aleksandr Milinkevich

"It is a horrible violation of human rights and the law. They do not consider us to be people." Aleksandr Milinkevich
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"Human rights are not a popularity contest. Letting this march proceed is an international obligation. If prejudice is allowed to trump the rights that all citizens should enjoy, then everyone's freedoms are ultimately endangered." Scott Long
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Madeline Albright

"determined to do the right thing, but in a pragmatic way. We defended human rights." Madeline Albright
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Al Sharpton

"She was truly the first lady of the human rights movement. The only thing worse than losing her is if we never had her." Al Sharpton
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Liu Jianchao

"Here, we'd like to advise the United States to think over its own human rights issues, correct its erroneous double standards on the human rights issue and stop using human rights as an excuse to interfere in other countries' internal affairs." Liu Jianchao
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"serious human rights shortcomings in the structure of the trial." Richard Dicker
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"The strategy in place today respects neither human rights nor the Geneva Conventions. The current administration in Washington is trying to combat terrorism outside legal means, the rule of law." Dick Marty
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Madeline Albright

"We determined some time ago that it was not a good idea to link human rights and trade, and that we actually make better progress with both when they are not linked," Madeline Albright
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"One thing that I don't like about some human rights approaches is that they rest on the notion of negative liberties. Some people take it that rights they have secured from the state means the state has to keep its hands off (on that issue)." Martha Nussbaum
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