A government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Americans of our own time - minority and majority Americans alike - need the continued guidance that the Voting Rights Act provides. We have come a long way, but more needs to be done.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
Never exceed your rights, and they will soon become unlimited.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
The defence of our rights and our dignity, as well as efforts never to let ourselves to be overcome by the feeling of hatred - this is the road we have chosen.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.