Human Rights Day Quotes by Pope Francis, Mary Robinson, Peter Benenson, Harry A. Blackmun, Kofi Annan, Margaret Sanger and many others.
Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities.
Human rights are inscribed in the hearts of people; they were there long before lawmakers drafted their first proclamation.
Open your newspaper – any day of the week – and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government.
From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.
…let us continue to work together to develop and nurture in future generations a culture of human rights, to promote freedom, security and peace in all nations.
No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.
Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.
Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home.
In the future, human rights will be increasingly a universal criterion for designing ethical systems.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don’t agree with.
So on this Human Rights Day, let us rededicate ourselves to the advancement of human rights and freedoms for all, and pledge always to live by the ideals we promote to the world.
Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.
We believe that human rights transcend boundaries and must prevail over state sovereignty.
Its the publicity function of Amnesty that I think has made its name so widely known, not only to readers in the world, but to governments – and thats what matters.
It has long been recognized that an essential element in protecting human rights was a widespread knowledge among the population of what their rights are and how they can be defended.
Commit yourself to the noble struggle for human rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in.
Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity.