We are affirming human rights for all women and girls, acknowledging the full
range of diversity that exists, and detailing actions to prevent violence.
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
Taxpayers should not be coerced into giving up their privacy rights just to file their taxes.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense ... human rights invented America.
Twenty million young women rose to their feet with the cry,
G. K. Chesterton
We will not be dictated to, and proceeded to become stenographers.
The purpose of education is to enable students to think for themselves.
Robert J. Dainard
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Too seldom does the world pause to consider how much kinder and more humane business has become since women invaded the market-place.
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.
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.
No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
Don't agonize. Organize.
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.
I approve of anyone wearing what the establishment says you must not wear.
I know we're termites. But if all the termites got together, the house would fall down.
If the ass is protecting the system, ass-kicking should be undertaken regardless of the sex, ethnicity, or charm of the ass involved.
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.
There are very few jobs that actually require a penis or vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody.
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.
When a system of oppression has become institutionalized it is unnecessary for individuals to become oppressive.
At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experiences of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
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.
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.
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Free speech is an endangered species. Those
Regarding Phil Robertson's statements about homosexuality.
intolerants hatin' and taking on
the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us.
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.
Men are still clinging to the hope that women are powerless, because they haven't got much else to cling to.
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.
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.
Freedom of the press in Britain means freedom to print such of the proprietor's prejudices as the advertisers don't object to.
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.
I don't think that the government has any business seeing me naked as a condition of traveling about the country.
If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.
Addressing a TSA employee at San Diego airport on November 13, 2010.
George Bush doesn't care about black people.
The greatest contribution you can make to women's rights, is to be the absolute ... best at what you do.
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.
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.