Archive for the ‘human rights’ Category

Quote of the day, July 9

July 8, 2015

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1949)

“No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”

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Quote of the day, April 5

April 5, 2015

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on leadership (1946)

“We shall have full freedom only when our uncrowned king Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and his colleagues in the Interim Government devote themselves to the service of the poor as people expect them to do.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 1, 2015

February 1, 2015

Martin Luther King Jr., on the sit-in movement

‘‘The key significance of the student movement lies in the fact that from its inception, everywhere, it has combined direct action with non-violence. This quality has given it the extraordinary power and discipline which every thinking person observes.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 29

November 29, 2014

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on injustice to Indians in South Africa (1896)

“Ours is one continual struggle against a degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the Europeans, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir whose occupation is hunting, and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with and, then, pass his life in indolence and nakedness.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 22

November 22, 2014

John F. Kennedy (1961)

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 17

November 17, 2014

Dag Hammarskjold, on human rights (1956)

“‘Freedom from fear’ could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.”