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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

The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
Franklin P. Adams

Democracy, pure democracy, has at least its foundation in a generous theory of human rights. It is founded on the natural equality of mankind. It is the cornerstone of the Christian religion. It is the first element of all lawful government upon earth.
John Quincy Adams

Accept nothing, challenge everything.

Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.
Susan B. Anthony

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Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes.
Melissa Bean

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America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense ... human rights invented America.
Jimmy Carter

Twenty million young women rose to their feet with the cry, We will not be dictated to, and proceeded to become stenographers.
G. K. Chesterton

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The purpose of education is to enable students to think for themselves.
Robert J. Dainard

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He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Victor Frankl

Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
Betty Friedan

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Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.
Mahatma Gandhi

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I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Evelyn Beatrice Hall

Governments have been ceding power to big multinational corporations in the market. We see the manifest in a variety of ways. Where governments are giving up power to big international institutions like the World Trade Organization or NAFTA, which are disabling governments' ability to protect the rights of their own people.
Noreena Hertz

Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the ease with which the many are governed by the few.
David Hume

At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.
Aldous Huxley

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Too seldom does the world pause to consider how much kinder and more humane business has become since women invaded the market-place.
Edith Johnson

Well-ventilated, well-lighted, and sanitarily kept workrooms, rest-rooms and other creature comforts provided in factories, stores, and office buildings are largely the results of women's presence in industry.
Edith Johnson

Women's presence ... has done more, I believe, than labor's strikes and struggles to shorten the working day, and improve the conditions under which work is performed.
Edith Johnson

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No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
Helen Keller

Don't agonize. Organize.
Florynce Kennedy

Everybody's scared for their ass. There aren't too many people ready to die for racism. They'll kill for racism but they won't die for racism.
Florynce Kennedy

I approve of anyone wearing what the establishment says you must not wear.
Florynce Kennedy

I know we're termites. But if all the termites got together, the house would fall down.
Florynce Kennedy

If the ass is protecting the system, ass-kicking should be undertaken regardless of the sex, ethnicity, or charm of the ass involved.
Florynce Kennedy

It's interesting to speculate how it developed that in two of the most anti-feminist institutions, the church and the law court, the men are wearing the dresses.
Florynce Kennedy

There are very few jobs that actually require a penis or vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody.
Florynce Kennedy

True revolutionary activity, in my opinion, is that which hurts the establishment without undue damage to the person who does the revolutionary act. You see.
Florynce Kennedy

When a system of oppression has become institutionalized it is unnecessary for individuals to become oppressive.
Florynce Kennedy

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experiences of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
Ellen Key

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We need every human gift and cannot afford to neglect any gift because of artificial barriers of sex or race or class or national origin.
Margaret Mead

Certainly, my many years working in the comics industry, creating products that I do not own, has made me rather fierce on the subject of giving up rights.
Alan Moore

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When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Anaïs Nin

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Free speech is an endangered species. Those intolerants hatin' and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us.
Regarding Phil Robertson's statements about homosexuality.
Sarah Palin

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One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education... The second way of enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of information, not only by burning books but by controlling all the other ways in which ideas are transmitted.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Men are still clinging to the hope that women are powerless, because they haven't got much else to cling to.
Harriet Rubin

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I don't want to live in a world where there's no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity.
Interview published June 9, 2013.
Edward Snowden

You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Freedom of the press in Britain means freedom to print such of the proprietor's prejudices as the advertisers don't object to.
Hannen Swaffer

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I do not put my faith in institutions, but in individuals all over the world who think clearly, feel nobly and act rightly. They are the channels of moral truth.
Rabindranath Tagore

I don't think that the government has any business seeing me naked as a condition of traveling about the country.
John Tyner

If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.
Addressing a TSA employee at San Diego airport on November 13, 2010.
John Tyner

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George Bush doesn't care about black people.
Kanye West

The greatest contribution you can make to women's rights, is to be the absolute ... best at what you do.
Oprah Winfrey

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I don't mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education. And I'm afraid of no one.
Malala Yousafzai

So let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism, let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons.
United Nations General Assembly on July 12, 2013.
Malala Yousafzai

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