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Motivational Human Rights Quotes

May these quotes about Human Rights inspire and motivate you.

Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy,
because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
- Jimmy Carter

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America did not invent human rights.
In a very real sense, it is the other way around.
Human rights invented America.
- Jimmy Carter

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival,
liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness
is a planet whose resources are devoted
to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
- Jimmy Carter

This [the Holocaust] must never happen again. ...
Be vigilant about your rights.
Care about the rights and human dignity of others.
When the rights of any group, no matter how small,
no matter how marginal, are violated,
your liberty, your freedom is put at risk.
Let there never be a day when we cast about in horror
and have to ask the question, "How did it ever come to this?"
- Thomas Childers, Ph.D., Professor of History,
University of Pennsylvania, in the closing remarks
of his six-hour Teaching Company audio lecture series


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


I'm actually starting to like more and more people
who have convictions that are unpopular.
Now at what point does an unpopular conviction
interfere with your own human rights?
Forced female circumcision, for instance.
The Catholic Church's stance on contraception.
The list goes on. You know, God has some really weird kids,
and I find it hard to be in their company most of the time.
- Bono

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous


 

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive
and potentially orderly and constructive.
- Margaret Mead

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

The human spirit ranges across a truly amazing
diversity of experiences and emotions -
the highest peaks and the lowest valleys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious,
one should preserve it.
- Anais Nin

Two things are infinite:
the universe and human stupidity;
and I'm not sure about the universe.
- Albert Einstein

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

Divine love will meet all human needs
- Mary Baker Eddy

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

Being angry is as close as a human being
can come to experiencing hell on earth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

In the arena of human life,
the honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

I'm not used to feeling so human.
Is it always like this?
- Edward, from Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

The most difficult thing in the world
is to know how to do a thing
and to watch somebody else doing it wrong,
without comment.
- Theodore. H. White

Nature and human life are as various
as our several constitutions.
Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?
- Henry David Thoreau

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

When you open up to the ultimate,
immediately it pours into you.
You are no longer an ordinary human being -
you have transcended.
Your insight has become the
insight of the whole existence.
Now you are no longer separate -
you have found your roots.
- Osho

What is human warfare but just this;
an effort to make the laws of God and
nature take sides with one party.
- Henry David Thoreau

Only two things are infinite,
the universe and human stupidity,
and I'm not sure about the former.
- Albert Einstein


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