Human Rights Quotes - Page 2

Together we can prevent genocide from happening again. Together we can make a better future for our children.
– Dith Pran

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we’ll be called a democracy.
– Roger Nash Baldwin

Human Beings, indeed all sentient beings, have the right to pursue happiness and live in peace and freedom.
– Dalai Lama

In the future, human rights will be increasingly a universal criterion for designing ethical systems.
– Mahnaz Afkhami

The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be either good or evil.
– Hannah Arendt

Silence never won rights. They are not handed down from above; they are forced by pressures from below.
– Roger Nash Baldwin

States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.
– Noam Chomsky

Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail.
– Abraham Lincoln

The first principal of nonviolent action is that of noncooperation with everything humiliating.
– Cesar Chavez

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
– John Adams

If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism, they have won.
– Joichi Ito

I shall be honored to go to jail. Under a dictatorship, the detention cell is a place of honor.
– Senator Miriam

I regard class differences as contrary to justice and, in the last resort, based on force.
– Albert Einstein

Enemies publish themselves. They declare war. The friend never declares his love.
– Henry David Thoreau

The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
– Stephen Biko

The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.
– Shirin Ebadi

..In a world riven by inequity, medicine could be viewed as social justice work.
– Paul Farmer

Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority.
– Albert Camus

A right is not what someone gives you; it’s what no one can take from you.
– Ramsey Clark

Women’s empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights.
– Mahnaz Afkhami