Basic Human Rights Quotes

Basic Human Rights Quotes by Chen Shui-bian, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mohamed ElBaradei, Jimmy Carter, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Armstrong Williams and many others.

We also intend to deal with the issue of incorporating

We also intend to deal with the issue of incorporating basic human rights into our new constitution.
Chen Shui-bian
A most insidious form of fear is that which masquerades as common sense or even wisdom, condemning as foolish, reckless, insignificant or futile the small, daily acts of courage which help to preserve man’s self-respect and inherent human dignity.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Its up to any government to decide how to react to the denial of basic human rights anywhere in the world, including Egypt.
Mohamed ElBaradei
In a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. Never let fear prevent you from doing right.
Aung San Suu Kyi
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
The basic human rights documents-the American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man-were written by political, not by religious, leaders.
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics a free hand to abuse and murder non believers. Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights which animate any democracy with meaning.
Armstrong Williams
Those of us who decided to work for democracy in Burma made our choice in the conviction that the danger of standing up for basic human rights in a repressive society was preferable to the safety of a quiescent life in servitude
Aung San
Basically we could not have peace, or an atmosphere in which peace could grow, unless we recognized the rights of individual human beings… their importance, their dignity… and agreed that was the basic thing that had to be accepted throughout the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt
The promises of Fidel Castro’s so-called revolution of pluralism and democracy, were and continue to be a false promise and a betrayal of all basic human rights.
Andy Garcia
Old ideas die hard. We’ve had thousands of years of women having almost no rights. Parts of the world are in a struggle toward very basic human rights for women, and most of the world isn’t even there yet. And it’s going to take a long time to change these attitudes.
Kathe Kollwitz
Fear is not the natural state of civilized people.
Aung San Suu Kyi
The American experience influenced my understanding of individuality, basic human rights, freedom of expression and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
Ai Weiwei
Tanzania is standing by the people of Zimbabwe including President Mugabe… Mugabe is there, he is president, he has been elected. If Tanzania had simply said, stupid, you’re hopeless, a murderer, a violator of basic human rights; does that remove Mugabe from office? It doesn’t.
Jakaya Kikwete
I have great confidence in the universal value and in basic human rights and I have great confidence that referenda will eventually take root and become part of our daily lives in Taiwan.
Chen Shui-bian
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
My parents are big liberals and taught us to never trust a government that rids their people of basic human rights.
Andrea Suarez Paz