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22 Human Rights Quotes

Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination. Human rights are drawn from various cultures, religions and philosophies from around the world over many centuries. This is a collection of 22 human rights quotes and sayings.


Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself. - Robert Ingersoll
Human rights education is much more than a lesson in schools or a theme for a day; it is a process to equip people with the tools they need to live lives of security and dignity. - Kofi Annan
Human rights problems will always exist for years to come, but maybe they'll lessen somewhat. - Buzz Aldrin
To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity. - Nelson Mandela
The evolution of the human rights movement clearly illustrates humanity's ongoing struggle toward creating a better world. - Robert Alan Silverstein
A human being is not to be handled as a tool but is to be respected and revered. - Felix Adler
In the future, human rights will be increasingly a universal criterion for designing ethical systems. - Mahnaz Afkhami
Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights. - Hillary Clinton
We show our faces to demand human rights for everyone, everywhere. - Tamzin Merchant
Upholding human rights is not merely compatible with fighting terrorism, it is essential. - Joichi Ito
Human rights is something that wasn't hard to be inspired to write about because there have been so many violations of those rights. - Kris Kristofferson
'Glory' pays tribute to honorable men who faced unimaginable discrimination even as they fought to preserve basic human rights. - Bonnie Hammer
There is no country in this world that is immune to violating human rights. - Linda Sarsour
Fundamental violations of human rights always lead to people feeling less and less human. - Aung San Suu Kyi
Human rights in cyberspace are really no different from rights in the physical world. Rebecca MacKinnon
The respect for human rights is nowadays not so much a matter of having international standards, but rather questions of compliance with those standards. - Michelle Bachelet
"Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold
Some values must be universal, like human rights and the equal worth of every human being. - Bjorn Ulvaeus
Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific. - Joichi Ito
Good or bad people can be democratically elected, but it is always easy to fight for human rights under this system. - Asma Jahangir
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
Human rights are praised more than ever - and violated as much as ever. - Anna Lindh
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