Democracy And Human Rights Quotes by Thomas Jefferson, Hermann Goring, Nick Lampson, Condoleezza Rice, Richard A. Falk, Clare Short and many others.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders…tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
Moreover, as we live in an era of the ascendancy of democracy and human rights, we must see that Taiwan has been a vibrant democracy with a democratically elected president and legislature.
My job is to try to advance American foreign policy, to try to advance the president’s agenda on democracy and human rights.
There are degrees of incompatibility, and there are more factors relevant to upholding democracy and human rights than the operation of neoliberal markets. Perhaps this point can be initially made by reference to the decline of democracy and the erosion of human rights within the United States since the 9/11 attacks.
To tackle the underlying roots of violence and conflict, we need a massive international effort to reduce poverty and injustice, and to promote development, democracy and human rights.
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out – because I was not a socialist.
Hong Kong is not just a global financial center. It’s also a place with a lot of teens and youth who love freedom, democracy, and human rights.
The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations.
Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
We must struggle for creating a democratic system that is dedicated to democracy and human rights.
The theory of relativity worked out by Mr. Einstein, which is in the domain of natural science, I believe can also be applied to the political field. Both democracy and human rights are relative concepts – and not absolute and general.
A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
Naturally the common people don’t want war. . . but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along. . .
In almost every case (where the United States has fought wars) our overwhelming commitment to freedom, democracy and human rights has required us to support those regimes that would deny freedom, democracy and human rights to their own people.
The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.