Quotations The Best Quotes About Human Rights  

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A list of the best human rights quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous human rights quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic human rights quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational human rights quotes from that same writer.

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In the old times men carried out their rights for themselves as they lived, but nowadays every baby seems born with a social manifesto in its mouth much bigger than itself. Oscar Wilde

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Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit. Victor Hugo

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

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Words like freedom, justice, democracy are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply. James Baldwin

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The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved. Emma Goldman

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"Ours is an age in which thousands are driven daily from their homelands by the unforgiving brutalities of war, terrorism, political oppression, starvation, disease, economic piracy, and the relentless suffocation of that singular breath which makes human beings individuals." Aberjhani