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In my movies, there has been little to do in the way of animal rights. I have never worked in a movie with animals. No horse-riding, no trained dogs, lions, bears. A few actors, but what could I do? We had to have them.

Tags: Few, Movies  ✍ Author: Casey Affleck

The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.

Tags: Battle, Women  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.

Tags: Government, Individual  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary.

Tags: Act, Necessary  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.

Tags: Law, Mind  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.

Tags: Inherent  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.

Tags: Against, Government  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

The American people depend on these federal employees to process, investigate, and adjudicate applications for immigration rights and benefits in a timely and thorough manner.

Tags: American, Process  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

The Republicans would like to take us back to a darker time, when corporations ruled and the underserved had no rights.

Tags: Ruled, Time  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

When a profit-seeking company proposes to take citizens' private land away for its own gain, people should stand up for their rights.

Tags: Away, Stand  ✍ Author: Louis Bacon

Communities don't have rights. Only individuals in the community have rights.

Tags: Community  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee.

Tags: Congress, Today  ✍ Author: F. Lee Bailey

I thought I had the rights to The Lord of the Rings. I don't know how Jackson ended up with the rights.

Tags: Lord, Thought  ✍ Author: Ralph Bakshi

Where the people possess no authority, their rights obtain no respect.

Tags: Authority, Respect  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.

Tags: Another, Men  ✍ Author: George Bancroft

John Brown first swam into my vision in the 1960s when I was a political activist in the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement at Chapel Hill, where I went to university.

Tags: Political, Vision  ✍ Author: Russell Banks

A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.

Tags: Fight, Interests  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

The Democrats co-opted the credit for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. But if you go back and look at the history, a larger percentage of Republicans voted for that than did Democrats. But a Democrat president signed it, so they co-opted credit for having passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Tags: History, Voting  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Ganhi in India, Nelson Mandela in South Africa are examples of people standing up with courage and non-violence to bring about needed changes.

Tags: Courage, History  ✍ Author: Jack Canfield

Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.

Tags: Personal, Property  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

The government of the United States is a device for maintaining in perpetuity the rights of the people, with the ultimate extinction of all privileged classes.

Tags: Government, United  ✍ Author: Calvin Coolidge

Now, I think that in acknowledging that every individual Member of Parliament and indeed every individual member of the Labour Party, has rights to express their view in a spirit of tolerance.

Tags: Spirit, Tolerance  ✍ Author: Ron Davies

The standing orders of the Parliamentary Party, however, apply to me, apply to every other Member of the Parliamentary Labour Party and they put into a context the way in which those rights to freedom of speech should be exercised.

Tags: Freedom, Put  ✍ Author: Ron Davies

Yes, I think it's really important to acknowledge that Dr. King, precisely at the moment of his assassination, was re-conceptualizing the civil rights movement and moving toward a sort of coalitional relationship with the trade union movement.

Tags: Moment, Moving  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

I'm involved in the work around prison rights in general.

Tags: General, Work  ✍ Author: Angela Davis
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To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.

Tags: Free, Wrong  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

I'm all for consumer rights. I get very aggravated if I don't get a good service.

Tags: Good, Service  ✍ Author: Sophie Ellis Bextor

Human rights is a universal standard. It is a component of every religion and every civilization.

Tags: Human, Religion  ✍ Author: Shirin Ebadi

My aim is to show that those governments that violate the rights of people by invoking the name of Islam have been misusing Islam.

Tags: Islam, Show  ✍ Author: Shirin Ebadi

The idea of cultural relativism is nothing but an excuse to violate human rights.

Tags: Human, Idea  ✍ Author: Shirin Ebadi

When a person is humiliated, when his rights are being violated, and he does not have the proper education, naturally he gravitates toward terrorism.

Tags: Education, Terrorism  ✍ Author: Shirin Ebadi

If your religion doesn't respect the rights of other religions, it is lacking something.

Tags: Religion, Respect  ✍ Author: Roger Ebert

We have in the last two years, we have passed 350 legislation in the parliament, most of which deal with democratization, human rights, and of course, economy.

Tags: Human, Last  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart. The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's right movement. That focused my radio ambitions toward news.

Tags: College, Women  ✍ Author: Bob Edwards

There is no person in this room whose basic rights are not involved in any successful defiance to the carrying out of court orders.

Tags: Room, Successful  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

The only way to do the human rights thing is to do the right thing medically.

Tags: Human, Medically  ✍ Author: Paul Farmer

The thing about rights is that in the end you can't prove what should be considered a right.

Tags: End, Prove  ✍ Author: Paul Farmer

I'd say that animal rights and environmental issues have always been at the forefront of my mind.

Tags: Animal, Mind  ✍ Author: Corey Feldman

In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights, the exaltation of a few must depress the many.

Tags: Few, State  ✍ Author: Adam Ferguson

The House of Commons, refused to receive the addresses of the colonies, when the matter was pending; besides, we hold our rights neither from them nor from the Lords.

Tags: House, Matter  ✍ Author: Sarah Gadon

The most desirable aspects of the Law of the Sea Treaty pertain to navigational rights.

Tags: Law, Sea  ✍ Author: Frank Gaffney

The whole of the Bill is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of.

Tags: Individual, Whole  ✍ Author: Albert Gallatin

My personal cause and platform, if you like, is women's rights and women's issues.

Tags: Personal, Women  ✍ Author: Cindy Gallop

People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.

Tags: Forget, Remember  ✍ Author: Indira Gandhi

Rights that do not flow from duty well performed are not worth having.

Tags: Duty, Worth  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

You can not possibly have a broader basis for government than that which includes all the people, with all their rights in their hands, and with an equal power to maintain their rights.

Tags: Government, Power  ✍ Author: William Lloyd Garrison

The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind, knowing itself to be commonplace, has the assurance to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will.

Tags: Knowing, Mind  ✍ Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset

The most ironic outcome of the black Civil Rights movement has been the creation of a new black middle class which is increasingly separate from the black underclass.

Tags: Black, Creation  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

If Martin Luther King came back, he'd say we need another civil rights movement built on class not race.

Tags: Another, King  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

I don't think the riots derailed the civil rights movement.

Tags: Civil, Movement  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.

Tags: Business, Earth  ✍ Author: J. Paul Getty

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.

Tags: Human, Political  ✍ Author: William Hague

I think Col. North is first a U.S. citizen and he has the same rights as you yourself do, sir.

Tags: Citizen, Yourself  ✍ Author: Edward T. Hall

I am an ardent supporter of capitalism - but I also understand that while individuals have inalienable, God-given rights, corporations do not.

Tags: Understand, While  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.

Tags: Close, Spirit  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

The little people must be sacred to the big ones, and it is from the rights of the weak that the duty of the strong is comprised.

Tags: Big, Strong  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

There are those who say to you - we are rushing this issue of civil rights. I say we are 172 years late.

Tags: Issue, Late  ✍ Author: Hubert H. Humphrey

I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot.

Tags: Foot, Whose  ✍ Author: Robert Green Ingersoll

It is the Band which unites the Interests of Individuals; it secures to them their respective Rights, and preserves them from Injuries; it is the Source of numberless Blessings, which are interrupted, or wholly vanish, the Moment it is disturbed.

Tags: Blessings, Moment  ✍ Author: Bob Inglis

If we destroy human rights and rule of law in the response to terrorism, they have won.

Tags: Human, Law  ✍ Author: Joichi Ito

Upholding human rights is not merely compatible with fighting terrorism, it is essential.

Tags: Fighting, Human  ✍ Author: Joichi Ito

The US constitution's First Amendment rights only cover Americans, but I believe that in a democracy the competition of ideas and free speech should combat beliefs that it does not agree with - more speech and debate, not censorship.

Tags: Democracy, Free  ✍ Author: Joichi Ito

All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.

Tags: Except, Worth  ✍ Author: Andrew Jackson

Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize the rights of indigenous people and their right to their own traditional territories.

Tags: America, Failed  ✍ Author: Bianca Jagger

Civil marriage, like all civil rights provided by the government, must be provided equally to all Americans.

Tags: Government, Marriage  ✍ Author: Benjamin Todd Jealous

The right to vote is the right upon which all of our rights are leveraged - and without which none can be protected.

Tags: None, Vote  ✍ Author: Benjamin Todd Jealous

The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.

Tags: Earth, Mother  ✍ Author: Michael Jordan

Race to race, the Republicans are putting up candidates that are quite far out of the mainstream in terms of should we have passed the Civil Rights Act or does Social Security need to exist.

Tags: Far, Social  ✍ Author: Tim Kaine

We have seen voters denied their rights in recent elections as they have been incorrectly purged from lists, their absentee votes not counted, and voting machine integrity and security not assured.

Tags: Integrity, Voting  ✍ Author: Marcy Kaptur

There are severe limitations on civil rights. In the international arena, Iran is turning into an isolated country, and the international community is becoming more hostile toward it.

Tags: Community, Country  ✍ Author: Moshe Katsav

When Hegel later became a man of influence' he insisted that the Jews should be granted equal rights because civic rights belong to man because he is a man and not on account of his ethnic origins or his religion.

Tags: Influence, Religion  ✍ Author: Walter Kaufmann

He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights. it had to be some silly little Communist.

Tags: Communist, Silly  ✍ Author: Jackie Kennedy

When the government violates the people's rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensible of duties.

Tags: Government, Sacred  ✍ Author: Marquis de Lafayette

True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate.

Tags: Nation, True  ✍ Author: Marquis de Lafayette

I'm trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader.

Tags: Leader, Trying  ✍ Author: Adam Lambert

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.

Tags: Democracy, Human  ✍ Author: Nick Lampson

If we enter into the kind of world that Google likes, the world that Google wants, it's a world where information is copied so much on the Internet that nobody knows where it came from anymore, so there can't be any rights of authorship.

Tags: Knows, Nobody  ✍ Author: Jaron Lanier

I consider myself a feminist because I believe women should have equal rights. Of course. It's just that the term 'feminism' conjures up other things for people.

Tags: Equal, Women  ✍ Author: Marina and the Diamonds

It's not so much what do I want to be doing in 15 years, it's how I want to be in 15 years.

Tags: Animal, Remember  ✍ Author: Ali MacGraw

I think that civil rights issues take a lot of time to develop.

Tags: Issues, Time  ✍ Author: Macklemore

As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights.

Tags: May, Said  ✍ Author: James Madison

The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted.

Tags: Government, Protection  ✍ Author: James Madison

We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.

Tags: Bill  ✍ Author: Bill Maher

Women deserve the same permanent rights and explicit protections given men in the Constitution.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Carolyn Maloney

What men value in this world is not rights but privileges.

Tags: Men, Value  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

First and foremost, I'm a feminist. And basically that stems from a strong belief that all people and creatures deserve equal opportunity, rights and respect.

Tags: Respect, Strong  ✍ Author: Kathy Najimy

We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not - nor will we ever - monitor ideology or political beliefs. We take seriously our responsibility to protect the civil rights and liberties of the American people, including subjecting our activities to rigorous oversight from numerous internal and external sources.

Tags: American, Political  ✍ Author: Janet Napolitano

The last thing the Department of Homeland Security is about is infringing on anybody's constitutionally protected rights.

Tags: Last, Security  ✍ Author: Janet Napolitano

The ones who were negotiating are now on the front line of this intifada, because they found that the negotiations didn't give them the minimum of their rights.

Tags: Found, Give  ✍ Author: Hassan Nasrallah

I've been active in animal rights and all kinds of environmental stuff and children's charities over the years.

Tags: Children, Stuff  ✍ Author: Martina Navratilova

People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.

Tags: Confidence, Gift  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

I sort of thought the framers of the Constitution were talking about the rights of individuals, not corporate entities.

Tags: Talking, Thought  ✍ Author: Sandra Day O\'Connor

It is not natural or inevitable that half the world goes hungry; that the freedom of markets trumps protection of the planet; or that citizens' rights come second to those of corporations.

Tags: Freedom, Second  ✍ Author: Frances O\'Grady

I think there are a whole host of things that are civil rights, and then there are other things - such as traditional marriage - that, I think, express a community's concern and regard for a particular institution.

Tags: Marriage, Whole  ✍ Author: Barack Obama

The whole notion of land property rights in the Arab world is different from that in Europe.

Tags: Europe, Whole  ✍ Author: William Odom

The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights that we have as Americans under our Constitution.

Tags: Marriage, United  ✍ Author: Ted Olson

What libertarians assert is simply that differences among normal adults do not imply different fundamental rights.

Tags: Normal, Simply  ✍ Author: Teresa Palmer

Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others.

Tags: Blind, Others  ✍ Author: Pasquier Quesnel

How have relations with Iran and Belarus benefited Venezuela? We are interested in countries that have democracies, that respect human rights, that we have an affinity with. What affinity do we have with Iran?

Tags: Human, Respect  ✍ Author: Henrique Capriles Radonski

I'm always going to support the LGBT community and equal rights for the LGBT community.

Tags: Community, Support  ✍ Author: Sara Ramirez

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