31 Best Quotes about Human Rights

Human Rights Quote of the Day

The media could do a much better job, that's for sure, especially the media that targets women... Human rights? They couldn't care less! - Isabel Allende , Writer

The media could do a much better job, that's for sure, especially the media that targets women... Human rights? They couldn't care less! - Isabel Allende , Writer

Women Quotes

What my Republican colleagues often don't understand is that labor is a human-rights issue. I have to remind them Lech Walesa and the Solidarity movement brought down the Communist bloc. - Chris Smith

Mind Quotes, Solidarity Quotes

Human rights problems will always exist for years to come, but maybe they'll lessen somewhat. - Buzz Aldrin , Astronaut

Problems Quotes

 

Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open. - Gerry Adams, Politician

Deals Quotes, Patience Quotes, Equality Quotes

To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity. - Nelson Mandela

Challenge Quotes, Humanity Quotes

We like to engage in a normal publishing effort, which is to act in a responsible manner and make sure the material is not likely to harm anyone, that it is properly investigated by quality news organizations, and by lawyers and human rights groups and so on. - Julian Assange, Activist

Effort Quotes, Lawyers Quotes, Material Quotes

I'm not an activist; I don't look for controversy. I'm not a political person, but I'm a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights. - Ellen DeGeneres

Passion Quotes, Compassion Quotes, Controversy Quotes

Social media changed Chinese mindset. More and more Chinese intend to embrace freedom of speech and human rights as their birthright, not some imported American privilege. But also, it gave the Chinese a national public sphere for people to, it's like a training of their citizenship, preparing for future democracy. - Michael Anti , Journalist

American Quotes, Change Quotes, Freedom Quotes, Democracy Quotes, Birth Quotes, Future Quotes, Mind Quotes

Nineteen sixty-eight was one exciting moment in a much larger movement. It spawned a whole range of movements. There wouldn't have been an international global solidarity movement, for instance, without the events of 1968. It was enormous, in terms of human rights, ethnic rights, a concern for the environment, too. - Noam Chomsky

Solidarity Quotes

The human rights record within China seems to rise and fall over time, but it's very clear that in the run up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics and since then, there's been a greater intolerance of dissent and the human rights record of China has been going in the wrong direction. - Gary Locke

Great Quotes, Time Quotes, Tolerance Quotes, Dissent Quotes

Our strategic dialogue with China can both protect American interests and uphold our principles, provided we are honest about our differences on human rights and other issues and provided we use a mix of targeted incentives and sanctions to narrow these differences. - Madeleine Albright , Statesman

American Quotes

Iran's continued, widespread persecution of ethnic minorities, human rights defenders and political prisoners is a disgrace and stands as a shameful indictment of Iran's leaders. - William Hague

Grace Quotes, Minorities Quotes

I swear I will do everything in my power to change the situation in Tibet where human rights are being suppressed. Tibet seeks freedom and democracy and we agree on those values. - Shinzo Abe, Statesman

Change Quotes, Freedom Quotes, Values Quotes, Democracy Quotes, Power Quotes

The 20th century was a century in which human rights were infringed upon in numerous parts of the world, and Japan also bears responsibility in that regard. I believe that we have to look at our own history with humility and think about our responsibility. - Shinzo Abe, Statesman

Responsibility Quotes, History Quotes, Humility Quotes

The respect for human rights is nowadays not so much a matter of having international standards, but rather questions of compliance with those standards. - Michelle Bachelet, Politician

Respect Quotes

Violence against women in all its forms is a human rights violation. It's not something that any culture, religion or tradition propagates. - Michelle Bachelet, Politician

Women Quotes, Religion Quotes, Violence Quotes

Nineteen sixty-eight was one exciting moment in a much larger movement. It spawned a whole range of movements. There wouldn't have been an international global solidarity movement, for instance, without the events of 1968. It was enormous, in terms of human rights, ethnic rights, a concern for the environment, too. - Noam Chomsky

Solidarity Quotes

When they favor the access of other people to education and health care, the countries of the North not only demonstrate generosity or solidarity, but also implement the principles of respecting and promoting human rights. - Omar Bongo

Education Quotes, Health Quotes, Respect Quotes, Generosity Quotes, Solidarity Quotes

We are affirming human rights for all women and girls, acknowledging the full range of diversity that exists, and detailing actions to prevent violence. - Bella Abzug, American Lawyer

Action Quotes, Women Quotes, Diversity Quotes, Violence Quotes

With my human rights advocacy, that's always been through my writing. I've always tried to write articles and contribute to journals and a lot of online journals - about human rights, especially Palestinian human rights. I find the time to do things to do things I'm passionate about, because I find enjoyment in them. I just have to juggle. - Randa Abdel-Fattah, Writer

Time Quotes, Passion Quotes

Movies like 'The Interview' and 'Team America: World Police' don't often show the realities of life in North Korea and the human rights violations perpetrated by the government there. - Jennifer Armintrout , Author

Life Quotes

Anyone can be a moral individual, concerned with human rights and problems; but only a college professor, a trained expert, can solve technical problems by 'sophisticated' methods. Ergo, it is only problems of the latter sort that are important or real. - Noam Chomsky

Important Quotes, Problems Quotes

9 Top quotes about Human Rights by Elliott Abrams

I first met Kim Dae Jung when he was a Korean dissident whose life was threatened by the military regime ruling in Seoul. I was Ronald Reagan's Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights, and Kim was directed to me because the East Asia Bureau at the State Department had long shunned him. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

Life Quotes

The raids on Freedom House, the National Democratic Institute and International Republican Institute, the Adenauer Foundation, and other groups helping Egyptians move toward respect for democratic politics and human rights were of a piece with the practices of Hosni Mubarak - only bolder and more repressive. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

Freedom Quotes, Practice Quotes, Respect Quotes, Politics Quotes

On the human rights side, administration policy has been marked by indifference. When the people of Iran flooded the streets to protest the theft of their presidential election in June 2009, President Obama was silent for 11 days. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

Now in its third year in office, the Obama Administration has never championed the cause of human rights. Its slow reaction in June 2009 to the stealing of the election in Iran and the birth of the 'Green Movement' there, and its delay in backing the rebellions in Egypt, Libya, and Syria, are evidence of this problem. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

Action Quotes, Birth Quotes, Rebellion Quotes

Two presidents pursued human rights policies that were serious and effective: Reagan and George W. Bush. They understood that American support for human rights activists is a moral imperative for us and also makes the world safer for us. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

American Quotes

President Bush met repeatedly with human rights activists and freedom fighters from all over the world to give them encouragement and protection and to advance their cause. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

Freedom Quotes, Encouragement Quotes

During most of the Bush administration, human rights and democracy in Egypt were on the front burner. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

Democracy Quotes

It seems clear to me that the Obama Administration has no human rights policy. That is, while in some inchoate sense they would like respect for human rights to grow around the world, as all Americans would, they have no actual policy to achieve that goal - and they subordinate it to all their other policy goals. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

American Quotes, Goal Quotes, Goal Quotes, Respect Quotes

At the height of the Cold War, when Ronald Reagan was president, the Soviets and their allies and satellites did not shirk human rights debates with the West. They had their arguments ready. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

Argument Quotes, War Quotes