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Human Rights

Words like ''freedom,'' ''justice,'' ''democracy'' are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.

James Baldwin (1924-1987) African-American writer.

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

Jimmy Carter (1924-?) American statesman. 39th President of the USA.

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

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French poet, dramatist and novelist.

In the old times men carried out their rights for themselves as they lived, but nowadays every baby seems born with a social manifesto in its mouth much bigger than itself.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.