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Rights quotes by Saidi Mdala
#1. No man can ever be half of what an average woman is. Men have known this since time immemorial. That's why they have always denied women their rights! #Quote by Saidi Mdala
Rights quotes by International Covenant On Civil And Political Rights
#2. Article 19

1. Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference.

2. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.

3. The exercise of the rights provided for in paragraph 2 of this article carries with it special duties and responsibilities. It may therefore be subject to certain restrictions, but these shall only be such as are provided by law and are necessary:

(a) For respect of the rights or reputations of others;

(b) For the protection of national security or of public order (ordre public), or of public health or morals. #Quote by International Covenant On Civil And Political Rights
Rights quotes by Randy Pausch
#3. It makes no sense to talk about people's rights without also talking about responsibilities. The Last Lecture #Quote by Randy Pausch
Rights quotes by Jarett Kobek
#4. agreements were documents of inequality codified under American law, which had always favored property rights over liberties of the individual. This made any landlord the most important person in his or her tenants' lives, capable of enacting terrible vengeance on the slightest whim. #Quote by Jarett Kobek
Rights quotes by Scott Sauls
#5. Are we less concerned about defending our rights - for Jesus laid down his rights - and more concerned about joining Jesus in his mission of loving people, places, and things to life? #Quote by Scott Sauls
Rights quotes by Richard Stallman
#6. All governments should be pressured to correct their abuses of human rights. #Quote by Richard Stallman
Rights quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#7. The persistence of the story of animal consent into the contemporary era tells of a human appreciation of the stakes, and a desire to do the right thing. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Rights quotes by Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa
#8. The Bahraini people are eager to obtain facts to enable them to shape a comprehensive national opinion without division among its people. We confirm to all journalists and media personnel in the kingdom of Bahrain that their freedom is preserved and their rights are safeguarded. #Quote by Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa
Rights quotes by Heather O'Neill
#9. Being a woman was a trap. Something would bring you down before you were twenty-three. The only time the world shows you any favor, or cuts you any slack, is during that very brief period of courtship where the world is trying to fuck you for the first time. #Quote by Heather O'Neill
Rights quotes by Noam Chomsky
#10. So understood, anarchism is the inheritor of the classical liberal ideas that emerged from the Enlightenment. It is part of a broader range of libertarian socialist thought and action that ranges from the left anti-Bolshevik Marxism of Anton Pannekoek, Karl Korsch, Paul Mattick, and others, to the anarcho-syndicalism that crucially includes the practical achievements of revolutionary Spain in 1936, reaching further to worker-owned enterprises spreading today in the Rust Belt of the United States, in northern Mexico, in Egypt, and in many other countries, most extensively in the Basque country in Spain, also encompassing the many cooperative movements around the world and a good part of feminist and civil and human rights initiatives. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Rights quotes by Cass R. Sunstein
#11. If we understand "rights" to be legal protection against harm, then many animals already do have rights, and the idea of animal rights is not terribly controversial. #Quote by Cass R. Sunstein
Rights quotes by Kecia Ali
#12. The legal structure of Islamic marriage is predicated on a gender-differentiated allocation of interdependent claims, which would be thrown into chaos by a same-sex union. In the standard contractual understanding of marriage, the husband holds milk al-nikah, control of the marriage tie, and the wife has a claim to dower and the obligation of sexual exclusivity and availability. Several early jurists considered the possibility of whether these rights and duties could be reallocated – whether a woman could pay a man a dower, for example, and retain control over sex and divorce – and agreed unanimously that such a reallocation is not permitted. Not only are husbands' and wives' rights distinct, but each role is fundamentally linked to the sex/gender of the person exercising it. A woman cannot wield control of the marriage tie; a man cannot be contractually bound to sexual availability to his wife. Thus, following that logic, it would not be possible for one woman to adopt the "husband" role and the other to adopt the "wife" role in the marriage of two women. The self-contained logic of the jurisprudential framework does not permit such an outcome. #Quote by Kecia Ali
Rights quotes by Auliq Ice
#13. If this planet is to be transformed for the better, then we as individuals must first transform ourselves. #Quote by Auliq Ice
Rights quotes by Smedley D. Butler
#14. There are only two reasons why you should ever be asked to give your youngsters. One is defense of our homes. The other is the defense of our Bill of Rights and particularly the right to worship God as we see fit. Every other reason advanced for the murder of young men is a racket, pure and simple. #Quote by Smedley D. Butler
Rights quotes by Sharon Bayliss
#15. His in-laws, Erastus and Eloise Oppenheimer, lived in Ezra, Texas, a town tucked so deep in the woods of East Texas that time, civil rights, and wireless Internet couldn't find it. #Quote by Sharon Bayliss
Rights quotes by Robert Fulghum
#16. There is a tree. At the downhill edge of a long, narrow field in the western foothills of the La Sal Mountains -- southeastern Utah. A particular tree. A juniper. Large for its species -- maybe twenty feet tall and two feet in diameter. For perhaps three hundred years this tree has stood its ground. Flourishing in good seasons, and holding on in bad times. "Beautiful" is not a word that comes to mind when one first sees it. No naturalist would photograph it as exemplary of its kind. Twisted by wind, split and charred by lightning, scarred by brushfires, chewed on by insects, and pecked by birds. Human beings have stripped long strings of bark from its trunk, stapled barbed wire to it in using it as a corner post for a fence line, and nailed signs on it on three sides: NO HUNTING; NO TRESPASSING; PLEASE CLOSE THE GATE. In commandeering this tree as a corner stake for claims of rights and property, miners and ranchers have hacked signs and symbols in its bark, and left Day-Glo orange survey tape tied to its branches. Now it serves as one side of a gate between an alfalfa field and open range. No matter what, in drought, flood heat and cold, it has continued. There is rot and death in it near the ground. But at the greening tips of its upper branches and in its berrylike seed cones, there is yet the outreach of life.

I respect this old juniper tree. For its age, yes. And for its steadfastness in taking whatever is thrown at it. That it has been useful in a practical #Quote by Robert Fulghum
Rights quotes by Caroline George
#17. I am strong and human with a mouth that works like a man's and a more intelligible brain, and I demand to be heard. #Quote by Caroline George
Rights quotes by Vaclav Klaus
#18. And finally, there is another danger: the emergence of nonideological but very aggressive 'isms,' which are really quite new. Let me at least name them: We all care about human rights, but I am afraid of 'human rightism.' We all want to have a healthy environment, but I see the danger in environmentalism. To put it politically correctly, I admire the second gender, but I fear feminism. We all are enriched by other cultures, but not by multiculturalism. I am aware of the importance of voluntary associations, but I fear NGOism. #Quote by Vaclav Klaus
Rights quotes by Lucy Stone
#19. We want rights. The flour merchant, the house-builder, and the postman charge us no less on account of our sex; but when we endeavor to earn money to pay all these, then, indeed, we find the interest. #Quote by Lucy Stone
Rights quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#20. The amazing aftermath of Birmingham, the sweeping Negro Revolution, revealed to people all over the land that there are no outsiders in all these fifty states of America. When a police dog buried his fangs in the ankle of a small child in Birmingham, he buried his fangs in the ankle of every American. The bell of man's inhumanity to man does not toll for any one man. It tolls for you, for me, for all of us. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rights quotes by Ibrahim Ibrahim
#21. The American Jews are liberal en masse because the 'Bill Of Rights' guarantees for them (through their evolutionist Justices) to keep the majority and their 'Democracy' in check. #Quote by Ibrahim Ibrahim
Rights quotes by Beth Houston
#22. Deists, not religious authoritarians, codified the clear separation of church from state in addition to the division of powers within the state. Deists, not the Continental philosophers, established our democratic republic upon uniquely radical interpretations of constitutional and procedural stability, representation, accountability, and transparency. Deists, not autocrats, formed a more perfect Union that preserved equally for each individual the universal civil liberties inscribed in the Bill of Rights. It was Deists who stood up for Everyman by instituting true equality and freedom for all. #Quote by Beth Houston
Rights quotes by Bernie Sanders
#23. Even in South Carolina, as badly as we did, and we did very badly, we won the votes of people 29 years of age or younger. The future of the Democratic Party, the future of this country is involving young people in the political process, getting them to stand up for their rights. #Quote by Bernie Sanders
Rights quotes by James P. Hoffa
#24. Wage theft, worker rights and workplace discrimination should not be swept under the rug. The United States cannot have a functional economy where all the gains go to the corporate class while all the pain goes to regular workers. #Quote by James P. Hoffa
Rights quotes by Malina Suliman
#25. If I start talking about my own hopes, it'll take hours. The biggest hope is that there's not any more discrimination between men and women. That women could have equal rights. It's very painful when you see in your family that a brother can do anything he wants, but at the same age, you can't. #Quote by Malina Suliman
Rights quotes by Cleveland Sellers
#26. We cannot sit around and talk about the beloved community. #Quote by Cleveland Sellers
Rights quotes by Sarah Bessey
#27. One needn't identify as a feminist to participate in the redemptive movement of God for women in the world, The gospel is more than enough. Of course it is! But as long as I know how important maternal health is to Haiti's future, and as long as I know that women are being abused and raped, as long as I know girls are being denied life itself through selective abortion, abandonment, and abuse, as long as brave little girls in Afghanistan are attacked with acid for the crime of going to school, and until being a Christian is synonymous with doing something about these things, you can also call me a feminist. #Quote by Sarah Bessey
Rights quotes by Henry A. Giroux
#28. Children have fewer rights than almost any other group and fewer institutions protecting these rights. Consequently, their voices and needs are almost completely absent from the debates, policies, and legislative practices that are constructed in terms of their needs. #Quote by Henry A. Giroux
Rights quotes by Karen DeCrow
#29. Betty Ford and I were colleagues for years, working together for women's rights in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere in the country. #Quote by Karen DeCrow
Rights quotes by Ricky Gervais
#30. Same-sex marriage is not a gay privilege, it's equal rights ... #Quote by Ricky Gervais
Rights quotes by Victor Hugo
#31. Go on philosophers
teach, enlighten, kindle, think aloud, speak up, run joyfully toward broad daylight, fraternize in the public squares, announce the glad tidings, lavish your alphabets, proclaim human rights, sing your Marseillaises, sow enthusiasms, tear off green branches from the oak trees. Make thought a whirlwind. This multitude can be sublimated. Let us learn to avail ourselves of this vast conflagration of principles and virtues, which occasionally sparkles, bursts, and shudders. These bare feet, these naked arms, these rags, these shades of ignorance, depths of despair, the gloom can be used for the conquest of the ideal. Look through the medium of the people, and you will discern the truth. This lowly sand that you trample underfoot, if you throw it into a furnace and let it melt and seethe, will become sparkling crystal; and thanks to such as this a Galileo and a Newton will discover the stars. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Rights quotes by Ben Tolosa
#32. You are only entitled to your human rights. Everything else you have to earn. #Quote by Ben Tolosa
Rights quotes by Shirin Ebadi
#33. Human rights is the fruit of various civilizations. #Quote by Shirin Ebadi
Rights quotes by A.E. Samaan
#34. The right to self defense is inalienable from the right to life. Weaken one and the other is devalued. Surrender your arms today and forfeit your life tomorrow. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
Rights quotes by Matt Walsh
#35. It used to be that your rights were infringed upon if the government punished or threatened you for expressing your sincerest beliefs. Now, your rights are infringed upon if you want something but someone refuses to buy it for you. #Quote by Matt Walsh
Rights quotes by Christina Engela
#36. Human rights is a numbers game. Who is going to care if only 20 people pitch for a protest? #Quote by Christina Engela
Rights quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#37. I have spent much of my studies searching for the right question by which I might fully understand the breach between the world and me. I have not spent my time studying the problem of 'race' - 'race' itself is just a restatement and retrenchment of the problem. You see this from time to time when some dullard - usually believing himself white - proposes that the way forward is a grand orgy of black and white, ending only when we are all beige and thus the same 'race.' But a great number of 'black' people are already beige. And the history of civilization is littered with dead 'races' (Frankish, Italian, German, Irish) later abandoned because they no longer serve their purpose - the organization of people beneath, and beyond, and the umbrella of rights. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Rights quotes by Irene Khan
#38. Racism is an attack on the very notion of the universality of human rights. It systematically denies certain people the enjoyment of their full human rights because of their colour, race, ethnicity, descent or national origin. #Quote by Irene Khan
Rights quotes by Paul Mason
#39. By this definition we are in the middle of a revolution: something wider than a pure political overthrow and narrower than the classic social revolutions of the twentieth century. Out of the very values and practices of free-market capitalism - individualism, choice, respect for human rights, the network, the flattened hierarchy - the masses have developed a new collective practice. They can bypass and supersede the machinery of power via, as Gorz predicted, an 'alternative network of relations'. #Quote by Paul Mason
Rights quotes by Arthur Balfour
#40. His Majesty's Government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country. #Quote by Arthur Balfour
Rights quotes by Mark M. Bello
#41. If you and Marcus were white, maybe the country is just as pissed as you are. But knowing that it's wrong doesn't make it any less true. #Quote by Mark M. Bello
Rights quotes by Marcus Sakey
#42. Freedom is not a couch. It's not a television, or a car, or a house. It's not an item you can possess. You cannot put freedom on layaway; you cannot refinance freedom. Freedom is something you need to fight for, not once, but every single day. The nature of freedom is that it is fluid; like water in a leaking bucket, the tendency is for it to drain away. Left untended, the holes through which freedom escapes widen. When politicians restrict our rights in order to "protect us," freedom is lost. When the military refuses to disclose basic facts, freedom is lost. Worst of all, when fear becomes a part of our lives, we willingly surrender freedom for a promise of safety, as if freedom weren't the very basis of safety. #Quote by Marcus Sakey
Rights quotes by Antonella Gambotto-Burke
#43. Does any man have the right to dispose of his own life? This is the ultimate question of moral entitlement, and relevant only if right is relevant in this context, and it is not. A suicidal man cannot be concerned - and nor should he be - with questions of moral entitlement. (And how absurd.) His one concern should be whether self-execution will most expediently relieve his suffering. #Quote by Antonella Gambotto-Burke
Rights quotes by Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
#44. Liberty does not exist where rights are on one side and power on the other. To be liberty, rights must be armed with vital powers. A people cannot be free who do not participate in the control of the government which operates upon them. #Quote by Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II
Rights quotes by Anonymous
#45. History of the Jews (Johnson, Paul) - Your Highlight on page 34 | Location 758-759 | Added on Thursday, March 5, 2015 9:59:47 PM in the Mosaic law no property offence is capital. Human life is too sacred where the rights of property alone are violated. It also repudiates vicarious punishment: #Quote by Anonymous
Rights quotes by Gail Collins
#46. How did I make a living? I haven't. I have eked out an existence. - Ella Baker #Quote by Gail Collins
Rights quotes by Rachel Caine
#47. I thought that you had stood up for the free will & rights of humans in this town."
"Depends on the human," Claire said. "As far as I know, Hitler had a heartbeat, and I wouldn't vote him to be in charge. #Quote by Rachel Caine
Rights quotes by Pink
#48. Women have fought so long and hard for our rights and equality, and now all our attention is put on being a size 0. #Quote by Pink
Rights quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr.
#49. The words 'bad timing' came to be ghosts haunting our every move in Birmingham. Yet people who used this argument were ignorant of the background of our planning ... they did not realize that it was ridiculous to speak of timing when the clock of history showed that the Negro had already suffered one hundred years of delay. #Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rights quotes by Nathaniel Altman
#50. As a so-called "civilized" people, and as members of a society in search of lasting peace in the world, we cannot remain callous to our responsibility toward nature and insensitive to the inherent rights of the animals. #Quote by Nathaniel Altman
Rights quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#51. Who makes and keeps the Jew or the Negro base, who but you, who exclude them from the rights which others enjoy? #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rights quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#52. The function of our Government is to insure to all its citizens, now and hereafter, their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If we of this generation destroy the resources from which our children would otherwise derive their livelihood, we reduce the capacity of our land to support a population, and so either degrade the standard of living or deprive the coming generations of their fight to life on this continent. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Rights quotes by Elisabeth Elliot
#53. When the Constitution declares that 'all men are created equal,' it is not referring to intelligence, good looks, good humor, height, weight, or income. It is talking about certain rights, 'inalienable', in that they cannot be taken away. #Quote by Elisabeth Elliot
Rights quotes by Stephen Kinzer
#54. Rebels in Darfur have learned the value of mobilizing western human rights groups to prolong wars, and this lesson is working gloriously for them. #Quote by Stephen Kinzer
Rights quotes by Betty Who
#55. I think it's so important as an artist to stand up for what you believe in, and I think that if equal rights is something that you really believe in, and you have a voice that people listen to, and you need to share that - I think that's really important. #Quote by Betty Who
Rights quotes by Ibn Warraq
#56. Human rights transcend local or ethnocentric values, conferring equal dignity and value on all humanity regardless of sex, ethnicity, sexual preference, or religion. It is in the West that human rights are most respected. #Quote by Ibn Warraq
Rights quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#57. My position as regards the monied interests can be put in a few words. In every civilized society property rights must be carefully safeguarded; ordinarily and in the great majority of cases, human rights and property rights are fundamentally and in the long run, identical; but when it clearly appears that there is a real conflict between them, human rights must have the upper hand; for property belongs to man and not man to property. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Rights quotes by Gerrit Smith
#58. True liberty acknowledges and defends the equal rights of all men, and all nations. #Quote by Gerrit Smith
Rights quotes by Bob Dylan
#59. They kill people here who stand up for their rights The system's just too damned corrupt It's always the same, the name of the game Is who do you know higher up #Quote by Bob Dylan
Rights quotes by Aysha Taryam
#60. Our Arab mothers and sisters are suffering from injustices like domestic violence, sexual harassment, child marriages and honour killings, some are still fighting for their right to drive or travel without male custody therefore our powerful Arab media was not only expected to broadcast this particular one of a kind Women's march it should have held panels to dissect the issues being brought forth in order for the Arab world to better understand that gender equality is not an idea that one believes in, it is a planned movement that requires an enormous effort on the part of both men and women to reach. #Quote by Aysha Taryam
Rights quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#61. You always fed strays and bent down to talk to the dogs you met on the street, looking straight into their eyes as if they were old friends. (Maybe they are, you said. From another life.) You liked to go to the pound and look at them. You tried to send them messages of comfort. I couldn't go because I started crying the one time I tried. All those eyes and the barks like sobs. #Quote by Francesca Lia Block
Rights quotes by Anonymous
#62. The Catholic Church also opposes any effort to make it easier to deport children; last week, the archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis E. George, said he had offered facilities in his diocese to house some of the children, and on Monday, bishops in Dallas and Fort Worth called for lawyers to volunteer to represent the children at immigration proceedings. "We have to put our money where our mouth is in this country," said Kevin Appleby, the director of migration policy for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. "We tell other countries to protect human rights and accept refugees, but when we get a crisis on our border, we don't know how to respond." Republicans have rejected calls by Democrats for $2.7 billion in funds to respond to the crisis, demanding changes in immigration law to make it easier to send children back to Central America. And while President Obama says he is open to some changes, many Democrats have opposed them, and Congress is now deadlocked. #Quote by Anonymous
Rights quotes by Sheila Jeffreys
#63. Men's sexual freedom has depended, and still does to a large extent, upon their ownership of women's bodies. Men have bought, sold and traded women as things to be used. Women are still regularly raped in marriage, even though most Western countries have now changed their laws to recognize that wives have a right not to be raped. Women are still bought and sold in marriage in many countries, and in the vast majority of countries of the world their bodies are still legally owned by their husbands. In prostitution and pornography, the mail-order bride business and reproductive surrogacy, the international trade in women is a burgeoning industry. Men's ownership of women's bodies has been the substrate on which their idea of sexual freedom was born and given its meaning. This is why it includes the right to buy access to women, men, and children as an important way of demonstrating that freedom. At the base of men's sexual freedom agenda is the concept of the rights of the male individual. Pateman points out that women cannot gain recognition as individuals, since the very concept of the 'individual' is male. #Quote by Sheila Jeffreys
Rights quotes by Andrew Aydin
#64. Most students graduate from high school knowing nine words about the civil rights movement: Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and "I Have a Dream." And that's it! #Quote by Andrew Aydin
Rights quotes by Shay Caroline
#65. The Easter egg which was not found
contained a letter from the hen who laid it,
saying Fuck your kids,
What about mine? #Quote by Shay Caroline
Rights quotes by Bradley Whitford
#66. I heard an Israeli speaking on Palestinian human rights issues, an interesting guy, and he said 'There's no military solution to terrorism. If there were, Israel would be the safest place in the world. But there's no military solution.' #Quote by Bradley Whitford
Rights quotes by Milan Kundera
#67. True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which is deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Rights quotes by Ravi Zacharias
#68. We cannot discuss human rights, when we are denying people the right to live. #Quote by Ravi Zacharias
Rights quotes by Steven Petrow
#69. I'll tell you what gives me hope. After the struggle for marriage equality, the LGBTQ community has built some very powerful organizations; in particular, I'm thinking of HRC (the Human Rights Campaign), GLAAD ... but there are many, many others, too. Along with those organizations come some savvy and tested leaders who have come to understand not only how to change hearts and minds but also legislators and judges votes. #Quote by Steven Petrow
Rights quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#70. Humans will be the hope to the humans – humans will be the help to the humans. That is the world I dream of and that is the world I work to build. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Rights quotes by Pope Benedict XVI
#71. The life of the community, both domestically and internationally, clearly demonstrates that respect for rights, and the guarantees that follow from them, are measures of the common good that serve to evaluate the relationship between justice and injustice, development and poverty, security and conflict. #Quote by Pope Benedict XVI
Rights quotes by Ronald Reagan
#72. The glory of this land has been its capacity for transcending the moral evils of our past. For example, the long struggle of minority citizens for equal rights, once a source of disunity and civil war, is now a point of pride for all Americans. We must never go back. There is no room for racism, anti-Semitism, or other forms of ethnic and racial hatred in this country. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Rights quotes by Joshua L. Liebman
#73. Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them. #Quote by Joshua L. Liebman
Rights quotes by Ouida
#74. Woman already controls by not seeming to do so. Talk no more of her rights. #Quote by Ouida
Rights quotes by Henry Spira
#75. My dream is that people will come to view eating an animal as cannibalism. #Quote by Henry Spira
Rights quotes by Joseph Heller
#76. The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them. #Quote by Joseph Heller
Rights quotes by Camille Paglia
#77. I consider myself 100 percent a feminist, at odds with the feminist establishment in America. For me the great mission of feminism is to seek the full political and legal equality of women with men. However, I disagree with many of my fellow feminists as an equal opportunity feminist, who believes that feminism should only be interested in equal rights before the law. I utterly oppose special protection for women where I think that a lot of the feminist establishment has drifted in the last 20 years. #Quote by Camille Paglia
Rights quotes by Phil Crane
#78. I certainly respect privacy and privacy rights. But on the other hand, the first function of government is to guarantee the security of all the people. #Quote by Phil Crane
Rights quotes by Thomas Perez
#79. It was a privilege to serve as the assistant attorney general for civil rights, a role that allowed me to enforce the Civil Rights Act and help make its promise a reality. #Quote by Thomas Perez
Rights quotes by Thomas Piketty
#80. I belong to a generation that came of age listening to news of the collapse of the Communist dicatorships and never felt the slightest affection or nostalgia for those regimes or for the Soviet Union. I was vaccinated for life against the conventional but lazy rhetoric of anticapitalism, some of which simply ignored the historic failure of Communism and much of which turned its back on the intellectual means necessary to push beyond it. I have no interest in denouncing inequality or capitalism per se - especially since social inequalities are not in themselves a problem as long as they are justified, that is, "founded only upon common utility," as article 1 of the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen proclaims. #Quote by Thomas Piketty
Rights quotes by Will Durant
#81. All forms of governments destroy themselves, by carrying their basic principles to excess. Democracies become too free in politics, in economics, in morals – even in literature and art, until at last even the dogs in our homes, rise up on their hind legs and demand their rights. Disorder grows to such a point that society will then abandon all its liberty to anyone who can restore order. #Quote by Will Durant
Rights quotes by Manal Al-Sharif
#82. I was lonely, desperate, and angry. At that moment, I truly understood what it meant to be a Saudi woman. It meant being confronted with every possible kind of
obstacle and discrimination. It meant being told that if you want to race with men, you'd have to do it with your hands and legs cut off. I started to wish I had been born somewhere - anywhere - else. #Quote by Manal Al-Sharif
Rights quotes by David Wilber
#83. Truth is abortion's biggest enemy. That's why no defender of abortion actually defends abortion. They defend "reproductive rights" and "women's healthcare," which are deceptive euphemisms for what they're actually defending: the murder of baby humans. The reason is, deep down, everyone knows that abortion is murder, so the only way to defend such an obviously evil act is by distracting themselves and others from the reality of it. #Quote by David Wilber
Rights quotes by Donavan Nelson Butler
#84. The greatest risk most of us will take in our lifetime is that of repression or denial of basic rights of another person. The great risk is that you have no idea what will happen if that person you think so small or insignificant of stands up and totally eclipses the Sun in the universe of those lacking in empathy, humility, and humbleness. #Quote by Donavan Nelson Butler
Rights quotes by Peter Beinart
#85. I've heard people in the Middle East tell me that the most inspiring thing for them as people struggling against dictatorship in the Middle East is the memory of the civil rights movement. #Quote by Peter Beinart
Rights quotes by Malina Suliman
#86. For those 10 months back in Afghanistan after university, I felt I had no rights. It felt like I didn't exist. It was like I was their doll, and I was lost, somehow. My sister's husband brought me to an art gallery. It had a big effect on me. #Quote by Malina Suliman
Rights quotes by Jonathan D. Morris
#87. We talk about democracy as if it's a safeguard for individual rights ... Instead, it's become our way of intruding on rights, allegedly in the name of that most collectivist of concepts: The Common Good. #Quote by Jonathan D. Morris
Rights quotes by Daniel Radcliffe
#88. Well, I think I'm a feminist, just by the virtue of the fact that I believe in equal rights for everyone. #Quote by Daniel Radcliffe
Rights quotes by H.G.Wells
#89. And she wanted to be free. It wasn't Mr. Brumley she wanted; he was but a means - if indeed he was a means - to an end. The person she wanted, the person she had always wanted - was herself. Could Mr. Brumley give her that? Would Mr. Brumley give her that? Was it conceivable he would carry sacrifice to such a pitch as that?... #Quote by H.G.Wells
Rights quotes by James Madison
#90. [In government] the constant aim is to divide and arrange the several offices in such a manner as that each may be a check on the other-that the private interest of every individual may be a sentinel over the public rights. #Quote by James Madison
Rights quotes by Patricia Arquette
#91. I'm excited about the state of women's spiritual life and interior life and who women are. I wish the political establishment would catch up, because we still don't have equal rights in America. #Quote by Patricia Arquette
Rights quotes by Joel Bakan
#92. The corporation is not an independent "person" with its own rights, needs, and desires that regulators must respect. It is a state created tool for advancing social and economic policy. #Quote by Joel Bakan
Rights quotes by Mary Robinson
#93. We must understand the role of human rights as empowering of individuals and communities. By protecting these rights, we can help prevent the many conflicts based on poverty, discrimination and exclusion (social, economic and political) that continue to plague humanity and destroy decades of development efforts. The vicious circle of human rights violations that lead to conflicts-which in turn lead to more violations-must be broken. I believe we can break it only by ensuring respect for all human rights. #Quote by Mary Robinson
Rights quotes by John Rarick
#94. We hold that the ownership of private property is the right and privilege of every American citizen and is one of the foundation stones upon which this nation and its free enterprise system has been built and has prospered. We feel that private property rights and human rights are inseparable and indivisible. Only in those nations that guarantee the right of ownership of private property as basic and sacred under their law is there any recognition of human rights. #Quote by John Rarick
Rights quotes by Israel Shenker
#95. A [Jewish] woman could not divorce her husband, but she could petition for divorce, and the religious courts could force him to grant the divorce on grounds of impotence, denial of conjugal rights, or unreasonable restriction of her freedom-for example, preventing her from attending funerals or wedding parties. #Quote by Israel Shenker
Rights quotes by Pete Hise
#96. But unforgiveness isn't the answer. It never rights the wrongs you've experienced, and if you've nursed unforgiveness and self-pity, then something has begun to grow inside of you. It has likely become toxic, and you can't afford to let it infect your life one more day. You've got to deal with the sin. #Quote by Pete Hise
Rights quotes by Dwight D. Eisenhower
#97. To have a free, peaceful and prosperous world we must be ever stronger particularly in the spiritual things ... It is American belief in decency and justice and progress and the value of individual liberty because of the rights conferred on each of us by our Creator that willcarry us through ... There must be something in the heart as well as the head. #Quote by Dwight D. Eisenhower
Rights quotes by Anuj Tiwari
#98. Only LEFT and RIGHT hand can hold each other and walk together ... Only RIGHTs are enough to say bye.
Nobody is perfect in the world, if you Love the perfection of his/her imperfections then LOVE exists. #Quote by Anuj Tiwari
Rights quotes by John Ridley
#99. Gay marriage will be universally accepted in time. But if I may be so bold as to say to gays and lesbians, don't wait for that time to arrive. Just as my father and his generation did not 'wait' for their civil rights, nor should you. The toothpaste ain't going back in the tube. The tide has turned. #Quote by John Ridley
Rights quotes by Gerry Spence
#100. A new fascism promises security from the terror of crime. All that is required is that we take away the criminals' rights - which, of course, are our own. Out of our desperation and fear we begin to feel a sense of security from the new totalitarian state. #Quote by Gerry Spence
Rights quotes by Lysander Spooner
#101. Let me then remind you that justice is an immutable, natural principle; and not anything that can be made, unmade, or altered by any human power. It is also a subject of science, and is to be learned, like mathematics, or any other science. It does not derive its authority from the commands, will, pleasure, or discretion of any possible combination of men, whether calling themselves a government, or by any other name. It is also, at all times, and in all places, the supreme law. And being
everywhere and always the supreme law, it is necessarily everywhere and always the only law. #Quote by Lysander Spooner
Rights quotes by Gordon Brown
#102. The patriotism in Britain comes from us being a leader. On jobs, on tax havens, on workers' rights, on the environment. We can be leading Europe ... and it will be to the benefit of every British citizen. #Quote by Gordon Brown
Rights quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#103. You haven't even read me my rights. (Josie)
Here's your right. Open your mouth again and I'm going to pull your tongue over the back of your head. (Tee) #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Rights quotes by Tricia Levenseller
#104. I shrug. "I merely think we should be afforded the same rights as the men. Even in the bedroom. #Quote by Tricia Levenseller
Rights quotes by Cory Doctorow
#105. If you love freedom, if you think the human condition is dignified by privacy, by the right to be left alone, by the right to explore your weird ideas provided you don't hurt others, then you have common cause with the kids whose web-browsers and cell phones are being used to lock them up and follow them around.
If you believe that the answer to bad speech is more speech - not censorship - then you have a dog in the fight.
If you believe in a society of laws, a land where our rulers have to tell us the rules, and have to follow them too, then you're part of the same struggle that kids fight when they argue for the right to live under the same Bill of Rights that adults have. #Quote by Cory Doctorow
Rights quotes by John Gierach
#106. Lawyers are like nuclear weapons. By all rights they shouldn't exist, but if some people have them, then you'd better have one, too, just in case. #Quote by John Gierach
Rights quotes by Hugo Black
#107. The first ten amendments were proposed and adopted largely because of fear that Government might unduly interfere with prized individual liberties. The people wanted and demanded a Bill of Rights written into their Constitution. The amendments embodying the Bill of Rights were intended to curb all branches of the Federal Government in the fields touched by the amendments-Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. #Quote by Hugo Black
Rights quotes by Mitch Kapor
#108. If you look at the history of other movements, whether Civil Rights or environmental rights, these are all decades-long undertakings. #Quote by Mitch Kapor
Rights quotes by Catherine Lacey
#109. I got used to it, in a way, being this sack of skin full of problems, because having a body doesn't give you the right to have one that works correctly. Having a body doesn't seem to give you any rights at all. #Quote by Catherine Lacey
Rights quotes by Joanna Baillie
#110. War is honorable
In those who do their native rights maintain;
In those whose swords an iron barrier are
Between the lawless spoiler and the weak;
But is, in those who draw th' offensive blade
For added power or gain, sordid and despicable
As meanest office of the worldly churl. #Quote by Joanna Baillie
Rights quotes by Mike Huckabee
#111. Every amendment in the Bill of Rights expressly tells the government what IT is forbidden to do, not one of them explains what the people can't do #Quote by Mike Huckabee
Rights quotes by Phil Zuckerman
#112. I found myself pondering the specific Christian American obsession with abortion and gay rights. For million of Americans, these are the great societal "sins" of the day. It isn't bogus wars, systemic poverty, failing schools, child abuse, domestic violence, health care for profit, poorly paid social workers, under-funded hospitals, gun saturation, or global warming that riles or worries the conservative, Bible-believers of America." pg33 #Quote by Phil Zuckerman
Rights quotes by Len Smith
#113. Rights are subordinate to responsibilities. #Quote by Len Smith
Rights quotes by Elton Trueblood
#114. The question, he (Lincoln) said over and over, is not what a man's particular abilities may be, but what his rights are as a human being made in God's image. #Quote by Elton Trueblood
Rights quotes by Ziggy Marley
#115. The most important thing my father taught me is that every man has to stand up for his rights. #Quote by Ziggy Marley
Rights quotes by Azar Nafisi
#116. As women, do we have the same rights as men to enjoy sex? How many of us would say yes, we do have a right, we have a equal right to enjoy sex, and if our husbands don't satisfy us, then we have a right to seek satisfaction elsewhere. #Quote by Azar Nafisi
Rights quotes by Mark M. Bello
#117. Every time our people take two steps forward, it seems that we take a step and a half backward. Things are changing for the better, but when you wear your difference on your face, when the color of your skin defines who you are to others, change doesn't come easy… #Quote by Mark M. Bello
Rights quotes by Edward Snowden
#118. The freedom of a country can only be measured by its respect for the rights of its citizens, and it's my conviction that these rights are in fact limitations of state power that define exactly where and when a government may not infringe into that domain of personal or individual freedoms that during the American Revolution was called "liberty" and during the Internet Revolution is called "privacy. #Quote by Edward Snowden
Rights quotes by Núria Añó
#119. To all the young people who discover they are gay: Don't be afraid to come out of the closet right now. #Quote by Núria Añó
Rights quotes by Yukio Mishima
#120. Do I, then, belong to the heavens?
Why, if not so, should the heavens
Fix me thus with their ceaseless blue stare,
Luring me on, and my mind, higher
Ever higher, up into the sky,
Drawing me ceaselessly up
To heights far, far above the human?
Why, when balance has been strictly studied
And flight calculated with the best of reason
Till no aberrant element should, by rights, remain-
Why, still, should the lust for ascension
Seem, in itself, so close to madness?
Nothing is that can satify me;
Earthly novelty is too soon dulled;
I am drawn higher and higher, more unstable,
Closer and closer to the sun's effulgence.
Why do these rays of reason destroy me?
Villages below and meandering streams
Grow tolerable as our distance grows.
Why do they plead, approve, lure me
With promise that I may love the human
If only it is seen, thus, from afar-
Although the goal could never have been love,
Nor, had it been, could I ever have
Belonged to the heavens?
I have not envied the bird its freedom
Nor have I longed for the ease of Nature,
Driven by naught save this strange yearning
For the higher, and the closer, to plunge myself
Into the deep sky's blue, so contrary
To all organic joys, so far
From pleasures of superiority
But higher, and higher,
Dazzled, perhaps, by the dizzy incandescence
Of waxen wings.

Or do I #Quote by Yukio Mishima
Rights quotes by Barack Obama
#121. From Obama's book, "The Audacity of Hope:" "I am not willing to have the state deny American citizens a civil union that confers equivalent rights on such basic matters as hospital visitation or health insurance coverage simply because the people they love are of the same sex - nor am I willing to accept a reading of the Bible that considers an obscure line in Romans to be more defining of Christianity than the Sermon on the Mount." #Quote by Barack Obama
Rights quotes by Shivanshu K. Srivastava
#122. When you don't allow nature to take its course and keep interfering with its freedom and exploiting it, the repercussions are bound to happen. Freedom is the common goal which every organism strives to accomplish. #Quote by Shivanshu K. Srivastava
Rights quotes by Ezra Taft Benson
#123. The Declaration of Independence to which these great men affixed their signatures is much more than a political document. It constitutes a spiritual manifesto-revel ation, if you will-declaring not for this nation only, but for all nations, the source of man's rights. #Quote by Ezra Taft Benson
Rights quotes by Samuel Bryan
#124. The evil genius of darkness presided at its birth, it came forth under the veil of mystery, its true features being carefully concealed, and every deceptive art has been and is practicing to have this spurious brat received as the genuine offspring of heaven-born liberty. So fearful are its patrons that you should discern the imposition, that they have hurried on its adoption, with the greatest precipitation. After so recent a triumph over British despots, after such torrents of blood and treasure have been spent, after involving ourselves in the distresses of an arduous war, and incurring such a debt for the express purpose of asserting the rights of humanity; it is truly astonishing that a set of men among ourselves should have the effrontery to attempt the destruction ofour liberties. But in this enlightened age to hope to dupe the people by the arts they are practicing is still more extraordinary. #Quote by Samuel Bryan
Rights quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer
#125. The eternal being which, as it lives in us, also lives in every animal ... the animal is in essence absolutely the same thing that we are.

- On Religion #Quote by Arthur Schopenhauer
Rights quotes by J. Paul Getty
#126. The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights. #Quote by J. Paul Getty
Rights quotes by Rita Williams-Garcia
#127. Cecile made it sound like it was no big deal. "I've been fighting for freedom all my life." But she wasn't talking about protest signs, standing up to the Man, and knowing your rights. She was talking about her life. Just her. Not the people. #Quote by Rita Williams-Garcia
Rights quotes by Melinda Gates
#128. As women gain rights, families flourish, and so do societies. That connection is built on a simple truth: Whenever you include a group that's been excluded, you benefit everyone. And when you're working globally to include women and girls, who are half of every population, you're working to benefit all members of every community. Gender equity lifts everyone. Women's rights and society's health and wealth rise together. #Quote by Melinda Gates
Rights quotes by Daisaku Ikeda
#129. Human rights will be a powerful force for the transformation of reality when they are not simply understood as externally defined norms of behavior but are lived as the spontaneous manifestation of internalized values. #Quote by Daisaku Ikeda
Rights quotes by Poul Hartling
#130. We talk of regional conflicts, of economic and social crises, of political instability, of abuses of human rights, of racism, religious intolerance, inequalities between rich and poor, hunger, over-population, under-development and. I could go on and on. Each and every one of these impediments to humanity's pursuit of well-being are also among the root causes of refugee problems. #Quote by Poul Hartling
Rights quotes by Hannah Goff
#131. There is a concept called body autonomy. It's generally considered a human right. Bodily autonomy means a person has control over who or what uses their body, for what, and for how long. It's why you can't be forced to donate blood, tissue, or organs. Even if you are dead. Even if you'd save or improve 20 lives. It's why someone can't touch you, have sex with you, or use your body in any way without your continuous consent.
A fetus is using someone's body parts. Therefore under bodily autonomy, it is there by permission, not by right. It needs a persons continuous consent. If they deny and withdraw their consent, the pregnant person has the right to remove them from that moment. A fetus is equal in this regard because if I need someone else's body parts to live, they can also legally deny me their use.

By saying a fetus has a right to someone's body parts until it's born, despite the pregnant person's wishes, you are doing two things:

1. Granting a fetus more rights to other people's bodies than any born person.
2. Awarding a pregnant person less rights to their body than a corpse. #Quote by Hannah Goff
Rights quotes by Clare Boothe Luce
#132. But if God had wanted us to think with just our wombs, why did He give us a brain? #Quote by Clare Boothe Luce
Rights quotes by Jack R. Rose
#133. Peace of mind comes when we exercise our right to be honest, especially with ourselves. #Quote by Jack R. Rose
Rights quotes by Vint Cerf
#134. Remember, 'governance' is a big word that includes human rights, freedom of speech, economic transactions on a worldwide basis - it touches everything. It's everywhere, and that's why Internet governance is Topic A in many corners. #Quote by Vint Cerf
Rights quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#135. Circumstances sometimes require, that rights the most unquestionable should be advanced with delicacy. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Rights quotes by Jim Hightower
#136. If ignorance goes to forty dollars a barrel, I want drilling rights to George Bush's head. #Quote by Jim Hightower
Rights quotes by Pat Robertson
#137. I think 'one man, one vote,' just unrestricted democracy, would not be wise. There needs to be some kind of protection for the minority which the white people represent now, a minority, and they need and have a right to demand a protection of their rights. #Quote by Pat Robertson
Rights quotes by Hamid Dabashi
#138. This is Not Another Revolution. This is a Civil Rights Movement #Quote by Hamid Dabashi
Rights quotes by Don Feder
#139. It's said the religious right wants to force its faith on the public. But whose faith are we talking about? ... Everyone who operates in the political arena wants to see their morals reflected in our laws and governmental institutions - including the National Organization of Women, the National Abortion Rights Action League, and the American Civil Liberties Union, whether or not they are willing to admit it. #Quote by Don Feder
Rights quotes by Peter Kropotkin
#140. Freedom of the press, freedom of association, the inviolability of domicile, and all the rest of the rights of man are respected so long as no one tries to use them against the privileged class. On the day they are launched against the privileged they are overthrown. #Quote by Peter Kropotkin
Rights quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#141. Time and again the need arises for one fierce sword of character to stand face to face with the inhumans and bigots, and announce with a earth-shaking fervor - from this moment on, you are only inches away from extinction - at night look closely to every shadow - and by the light of day know that I am just one step behind you - mark me - one sinister move, one malicious deed and I will swoop down on you like god's thunder - from this moment on, I own your evil heart, and I will crush it, if you hurt the people anymore. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Rights quotes by Ruth Brandon
#142. Obduracy can be overcome by determination. More insidious, and far harder to destroy, was women's internalizing of the notion that they were somehow inferior to men, a complementary species designed (in W.R. Greg's words) to 'complet[e], sweeten, and embellish the existence of others'. [Women] still chose to become nurses rather than doctors, secretaries rather than bosses: to be ill-paid facilitators for people no more talented nor, in many cases, better educated than themselves, but who simply happened to be men. The notion that they might be their bosses' equals penetrated only very slowly; the possibility that they might even be their superiors, though accepted in theory, has perhaps still not wholly sunk in. #Quote by Ruth Brandon
Rights quotes by Guy Kawasaki
#143. My mother taught me not to take any crap from anyone and to stand up for my rights. You might not believe this lesson came from a tiny Japanese woman, but it's true. #Quote by Guy Kawasaki
Rights quotes by Abaida Mahmood
#144. There are two kinds of males - men who stand up for women's rights & cowards. The choice is yours. #Quote by Abaida Mahmood
Rights quotes by Seanan McGuire
#145. She's awake!
By which I mean, of course, 'She's miraculously not dead, again,' since by all rights, you should be. Oberon must really love your dumb ass. #Quote by Seanan McGuire
Rights quotes by Joyce Banda
#146. It is only when a woman is economically empowered that she can negotiate at household level with her husband about the number of children that body of hers can have. #Quote by Joyce Banda
Rights quotes by Ikechukwu Joseph
#147. The Joseph in you must rise to the challenges of life and turn them into gold. #Quote by Ikechukwu Joseph
Rights quotes by Liya Kebede
#148. The message of our campaign is "Make every mother and child count". This campaign is not just about health. It is also a powerful call for radical progress in women's rights and the rights of their children. Too often, the health of mothers and children does not count. In too many parts of the world, they are forgotten. #Quote by Liya Kebede
Rights quotes by Robert Dale Owen
#149. And I hereby distinctly and emphatically declare that I consider myself, and earnestly desire to be considered by others, as utterly divested, now and during the rest of my life, of any such rights, the barbarous relics of a feudal, despotic system. #Quote by Robert Dale Owen
Rights quotes by Ronald Reagan
#150. Our Founding Fathers well understood that concentrated power is the enemy of liberty and the rights of man. They knew that the American experiment in individual liberty, free enterprise and republican self-government could succeed only if power were widely distributed. And since in any society social and political power flow from economic power, they saw that wealth and property would have to be widely distributed among the people of the country. The truth of this insight is immediately apparent. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Rights quotes by Richelle Mead
#151. What's this? It looks like a lily."
"It is," he said. "No offense, but this lily is
kind of more badass than yours. If the Alchemists
want to buy the rights to this and
start using it, I'm willing to negotiate. #Quote by Richelle Mead
Rights quotes by Isabel Wilkerson
#152. Our Negro problem, therefore, is not of the Negro's making. No group in our population is less responsible for its existence. But every group is responsible for its continuance ... Both races need to understand that their rights and duties are mutual and equal and their interests in the common good are idential ... There is no help or healing in apparaising past responsibilities or in present apportioning of praise or blame. The past is of value only as it aids in understanding the present; and an understanding of the facts of the problem
a magnanimous understanding by both races
is the first step toward its solution. #Quote by Isabel Wilkerson
Rights quotes by Shinzo Abe
#153. My hope is that the 21st century will be the first century where there will be no violation of human rights, and to that end, Japan would like to do our outmost. #Quote by Shinzo Abe
Rights quotes by Howard Zinn
#154. Another black woman, Margaret Wright, said she was not fighting for equality with men if it meant equality in the world of killing, the world of competition. "I don't want to compete on no damned exploitative level. I don't want to exploit nobody. . . . I want the right to be black and me. . . . #Quote by Howard Zinn
Rights quotes by Rosa Parks
#155. We didn't have any civil rights. It was just a matter of survival, of existing from one day to the next. I remember going to sleep as a girl hearing the Klan ride at night and hearing a lynching and being afraid the house would burn down. #Quote by Rosa Parks
Rights quotes by Evan Osnos
#156. The subject of human rights in China confounds absolute pronouncements. #Quote by Evan Osnos
Rights quotes by Ben  Rhodes
#157. But President Obama wants us to discuss bigger issues as well. He wants to change the relationship in fundamental ways while in office. We won't resolve this all in one meeting, but we want to discuss this in this channel. I then went through a long list of nearly every aspect in the U.S.-Cuba relationship that we wanted to change. The State Sponsor of Terrorism list; unwinding the U.S. embargo; restoring diplomatic relations; the reform of Cuba's economy and political system, including Internet access, labor rights, and political freedoms. During the pauses for translation, I looked at Alejandro and thought about how he was processing this in a different language, informed by a different history, focused primarily on getting these Cubans out of prison. I ended by reiterating that Alan Gross's release was essential for any of this to happen and noting that we would respect Cuban sovereignty - our policy was not to change the regime. #Quote by Ben Rhodes
Rights quotes by Pope Leo XIII
#158. Inasmuch as the domestic household is antecedent, as well as in idea as in fact, the family must necessarily have rights and duties which are prior than those of the Community and founded more immediately in nature. #Quote by Pope Leo XIII
Rights quotes by Christine Pelosi
#159. When it comes to voting rights, Democrats push voter protection while Republicans shout voter fraud in a crowded polling place. Democrats think anyone who can vote should vote; Republicans think everyone who should vote can vote. #Quote by Christine Pelosi
Rights quotes by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
#160. The cabby left, muttering under his nose. "What's he muttering about?" Mr. Goliadkin thought through his tears. "I hired him for the evening, I'm sort of...within my rights nows...so there! I hired him for the evening, and that's the end of the matter. Even if he just stands there, it's all the same. It's as I will. I'm free to go, and free not to go. And that I'm now standing behind the woodpile--that, too, is quite all right...and don't you dare say anything; I say, the gentleman wants to stand behind the woodpile, so he stands behind the woodpile...and it's no taint to anybody's honor--so there! So there, lady mine, if you'd like to know. Thus and so, I say, but in our age, lady mine, nobody lives in a hut. So there! In our industrial age, lady mine, you can't get anywhere without good behavior, of which you yourself serve as a pernicious example...You say one must serve as a chief clerk and live in a hut on the seashore. First of all, lady mine, there are no chief clerks on the seashore, and second, you and I can't possible get to be a chief clerk. For, to take an example, suppose I apply, I show up--thus and so, as a chief clerk, say, sort of...and protect me from my enemy...and they'll tell you, my lady, say, sort of...there are lots of chief clerks, and here you're not at some émigrée Falbala's, where you learned good behavior, of which you yourself serve as a pernicious example. Good behavior, my lady, means sitting at home, respecting your father, and not thinking of #Quote by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Rights quotes by Michelle Bachelet
#161. Violence against women in all its forms is a human rights violation. It's not something that any culture, religion or tradition propagates. #Quote by Michelle Bachelet
Rights quotes by Tanya Ward Jordan
#162. Any Federal official, who engages in employment discrimination, lacks the moral integrity to evenhandedly enforce our Nation's laws or manage Federal programs. #Quote by Tanya Ward Jordan
Rights quotes by Mathew Staver
#163. Students and invited speakers do not shed their constitutional rights when they step up to the graduation podium. Expressing faith in God does not disqualify a student from delivering a graduation message. Being designated as valedictorian or salutatorian is an honor, and students chosen for that honor should be free to share their gratitude to God with their fellow students and family members. #Quote by Mathew Staver
Rights quotes by A. Whitney Brown
#164. I don't know whether you have any rights before you're born. All I know is that being born again doesn't entitle you to twice as many. #Quote by A. Whitney Brown
Rights quotes by Socrates
#165. ...I do not believe that the law of God permits a better man to be harmed by a worse. No doubt my accuser might put me to death or have me banished or deprived of civic rights; but even if he thinks, as he probably does (and others to, I dare say), that these are great calamities, I do not think so... For let me tell you, gentlemen, that to be afraid of death is only another form of thinking that one is wise when one is not; it is to think that one knows what one does not know. No one knows with regard to death whether it is not really the greatest blessing that can happen to a man; but people dread it as though they were certain that it is the greatest evil; and this ignorance, which thinks that it knows what it does not, must surely be ignorance most culpable. This, I take it, gentlemen, is the degree, and this is the nature of my advantage over the rest of mankind; and if I were to claim to be wiser than my neighbour in any respect, it would be in this: that not possessing any real knowledge of what comes after death, I am also conscious that I do not possess it. But I do know that to do wrong and to disobey my superior, whether God or man, is wicked and dishonourable; and so I shall never feel more fear or aversion for something which, for all I know, may really be a blessing, than for those evils which I know to be evils. #Quote by Socrates
Rights quotes by Irena Klepfisz
#166. Most Jewish feminists and gays that I know remain angry and frustrated by Jewish progressives. Deeply committed to progressive causes, frequently in the vanguard of political action, Jewish feminist and gays find ourselves fighting for the rights of others without the secure knowledge that others will fight for us. #Quote by Irena Klepfisz
Rights quotes by Barack Obama
#167. I think the Prime Minister is the first to acknowledge that Malaysia's still got some work to do. Just like the United States, by the way, has some work to do on these issues. Human Rights Watch probably has a list of things they think we should be doing as a government. #Quote by Barack Obama
Rights quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#168. Young feminists are a thrilling phenomenon: smart, bold, funny defenders of rights and claimers of space - and changers of the conversation. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Rights quotes by Hillary Clinton
#169. I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century. #Quote by Hillary Clinton
Rights quotes by Irena Deneva
#170. I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect. Decedents of the beautiful women that fought so hard for centuries to be equal and not objects of men's will, only their achievement to die in vain. As today's woman single desire is to be any men's object by any means on her part. Talk about irony ... #Quote by Irena Deneva
Rights quotes by Patricia Arquette
#171. Throughout history, the human species has struggled to some extent. It's part of us, as human beings, to provide better for our children and to try to do all these different things. The expectations have changed drastically, and thank God they have. Women have more rights, and women do have their own power in the world. #Quote by Patricia Arquette
Rights quotes by A.E. Samaan
#172. LENIN = "Revolutionary Social Democracy"
American Socialists = "Democratic Socialism". What is the difference? The USSR held democratic referendums too; all of which increased the power of the central planners and reduced the individual to nothingness. #Quote by A.E. Samaan
Rights quotes by Terence McKenna
#173. We've painted ourselves into a corner where the only choice is real nightmare - triage, epidemic disease, famine, fascism, the collapse of human rights - or a leap to an entirely different level. We've taken business-as-usual off the menu. Now only the extreme possibilities loom. #Quote by Terence McKenna
Rights quotes by Marian Wright Edelman
#174. The civil-rights movement was completely impossible to achieve. But look at what ordinary people were able to do because they were willing to sacrifice their lives to stay with it. They didn't expect a political process to respond to them. They made the political process respond to them. To say "It's so bad I won't bother" is to give up on your children and give up on your future. #Quote by Marian Wright Edelman
Rights quotes by Aysha Taryam
#175. The Women's March had restored my faith as I am sure it has introduced the young generation to the new wave of feminism. A feminist movement that was made up of both sexes and all ages and creeds, one that did away with the arguments and stood arm in arm for a greater cause, a cause which the Arab media did not wish to project. #Quote by Aysha Taryam
Rights quotes by Henry Demarest Lloyd
#176. The price of liberty is something more than eternal vigilance. There must also be eternal advance. We can save the rights we have inherited from our fathers only by winning new ones to bequeath our children. #Quote by Henry Demarest Lloyd
Rights quotes by Patricia Arquette
#177. The truth is, even though we sort of feel like we have equal rights in America, right under the surface there are huge issues that are at play that really do affect women. And it's time for all the women in America and all the men that love women, and all the gay people, and all the people of color that we've all fought for, to fight for us now. #Quote by Patricia Arquette
Rights quotes by Mango Wodzak
#178. Remember at all time that just as your life is precious to you, so too is all life precious to those living one. #Quote by Mango Wodzak
Rights quotes by John F. Kennedy
#179. I do ask every publisher, every editor, and every newsman in the nation to reexamine his own standards, and to recognize the nature of our country's peril. In time of war, the government and the press have customarily joined in an effort based largely on self-discipline, to prevent unauthorized disclosures to the enemy. In time of "clear and present danger," the courts have held that even the privileged rights of the First Amendment must yield to the public's need for national security. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Rights quotes by Naomi Klein
#180. Indeed the offset market has created a new class of "green" human rights abuses, wherein peasants and Indigenous people who venture into their traditional territories (reclassified as carbon sinks) in order to harvest plants, wood, or fish are harassed or worse...The added irony is that many people being sacrificed for the carbon market are living some of the most sustainable, low-carbon lifestyles on the planet. #Quote by Naomi Klein
Rights quotes by Grayson Perry
#181. Men's rights

The right to be vulnerable
The right to be weak
The right to be wrong
The right to be intuitive
The right not to know
The right to be uncertain
The right to be flexible
The right not to be ashamed by any of these #Quote by Grayson Perry
Rights quotes by Aung San Suu Kyi
#182. Fear is not the natural state of civilized people. #Quote by Aung San Suu Kyi
Rights quotes by D. A. Carson
#183. The person who loves his life will lose it: it could not be otherwise, for to love one's life is a fundamental denial of God's sovereignty, of God's rights, and a brazen elevation of self to the apogee of one's perception, and therefore an idolatrous focus on self, which is the heart of all sin #Quote by D. A. Carson
Rights quotes by Amit Ray
#184. Primary aim of quantum artificial intelligence is to improve human freedom, dignity, equality, security, and total well-being. #Quote by Amit Ray
Rights quotes by Jeffrey Rosen
#185. For [Louis] Brandeis, it's not a technical question of channeling what would James Madison say. It's how do we take these inherent human natural rights of liberty and translate them into an age of new technolog #Quote by Jeffrey Rosen
Rights quotes by Alexander Hamilton
#186. When human laws contradict or discountenance the means, which are necessary to preserve the essential rights of any society, they defeat the proper end of all laws, and so become null and void. #Quote by Alexander Hamilton
Rights quotes by Ban Ki-moon
#187. From the Balkans to Africa, from Asia to the Middle East, we have witnessed the weakening or absence of effective governance leading to the ravaging of human rights and the abandonment of longstanding humanitarian principles. We need competent and responsible states to meet the needs of "we the peoples" for whom the UN was created. And the world's peoples will not be fully served unless peace, development and human rights, the three pillars of the UN, are advanced together with equal vigour. #Quote by Ban Ki-moon
Rights quotes by Judd Apatow
#188. I was in the recording studio when Pink was recording for a part of the gay rights anthem. It was just amazing to watch her perform. She's just such an incredible singer. She so funny, and so smart, yet she's doing it for this silly, silly song. #Quote by Judd Apatow
Rights quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#189. The women are submitted to unjust drudgery. This I believe is the case with every barbarous people. With such, force is law. The stronger sex therefore imposes on the weaker. It is civilization alone which replaces women in the enjoyment of their natural equality. That first teaches us to subdue the selfish passions, and to respect those rights in others which we value in ourselves. Were we in equal barbarism, our females would be equal drudges. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Rights quotes by Sam Harris
#190. I want those in what I call the regressive left who are reading this exchange to understand that the first stage in the empowerment of any minority community is the liberation of reformist voices within that community so that its members can take responsibility for themselves and overcome the first hurdle to genuine empowerment: the victimhood mentality. This is what the American civil rights movement achieved, by shifting the debate. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders took responsibility for their own communities and acted in a positive and empowering way, instead of constantly playing the victim card or rioting in the streets. Perpetuating this groupthink mind-set is both extremely dangerous and in fact disempowering. #Quote by Sam Harris
Rights quotes by Evan Bayh
#191. We must do all we can to help improve the deplorable human rights situation of the North Korean people. #Quote by Evan Bayh
Rights quotes by Bayard Rustin
#192. For generations the status quo has been based on violence, with the Negro as victim. A few whites have managed to be liberal without feeling a direct threat to their social position. Now, as the Negroes reach the stage where they make specific, if minimum, demands, a new and revolutionary situation has developed. There is little middle ground on which to maneuver and few compromises that are possible. For the first time, the white liberals are forced to stand for racial justice or to repudiate the liberal principles which they have always wanted to believe in. #Quote by Bayard Rustin
Rights quotes by George Takei
#193. I marched back then - I was in a civil-rights musical, Fly Blackbird, and we met Martin Luther King. #Quote by George Takei
Rights quotes by William P. Leahy
#194. One of the biggest issues that we face is that we have people who have their own particular concerns, whether it's on abortion, birth control, divorce and remarriage, civil rights or social justice. #Quote by William P. Leahy
Rights quotes by Carl Sagan
#195. If chimpanzees have consciousness, if they are capable of abstractions, do they not have what until now has been described as 'human rights'? How smart does a chimp have to be before killing him constitutes murder? #Quote by Carl Sagan
Rights quotes by Claire McCaskill
#196. There are people who have legitimate concerns about false accusations and the impact that can have on a young person's life when they have been falsely accused. Kirsten [Gillibrand] and I are not unaware that that is an issue we need to be concerned about, and that's why we have made changes in the legislation to address not just the rights of the victim, the accuser, but also of the accused. #Quote by Claire McCaskill
Rights quotes by Mango Wodzak
#197. After you have witnessed the reality, you can no longer look at a piece of steak, and simply think "yum". #Quote by Mango Wodzak
Rights quotes by Victoria Gray Adams
#198. If I was an exceptional human being in Detroit, then I saw no reason why I couldn't be an exceptional human being in Mississippi. In Hattiesburg. #Quote by Victoria Gray Adams
Rights quotes by Adolf Hitler
#199. The purpose of social work should not be to distribute favours, but to restore rights. #Quote by Adolf Hitler
Rights quotes by Rocco Buttiglione
#200. Relativism should be confronted where it damages fundamental human rights, because we're not relativists if we believe that the human being should be at the centre of society and the rights of every human being should be respected. #Quote by Rocco Buttiglione

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