Human Rights Quotes

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
– E. F. Schumacher

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Everyone has a right to peaceful coexistence, the basic personal freedoms, the alleviation of suffering, and the opportunity to lead a productive life.
– Jimmy Carter

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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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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful commited citizens can change the world indeed it is the only thing that ever does.
– Margaret Meade

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The evolution of the human rights movement clearly illustrates humanity’s ongoing struggle toward creating a better world.
– Robert Alan

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Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression.
– Taslima Nasrin

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The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don’t agree with.
– Eleanor Holmes Norton

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When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.
– Dom Helder Camara

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You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea.
– Benazir Bhutto

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