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VoltaireI disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

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Ricky GervaisNever confuse your right to say what you believe with a right to never be disagreed with and ridiculed for saying what you believe.

—  Ricky Gervais, 1961-, British comedian & screenwriter

John WoodenConsider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

Ayn RandRemember also that the smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights, cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

—  Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

John KennedyIn giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country.

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

Thomas PaineWhen all other rights are taken away, the right of rebellion is made perfect.

—  Thomas Paine, 1737-1809, English-American writer

Martin Luther KingA right delayed is a right denied.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

Karl KrausThe “rights” of women are men's duties.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Robert FrostI hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.

—  Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American poet

Dwight EisenhowerThe general limits of your freedom are merely these: that you do not trespass upon the equal rights of others.

—  Dwight Eisenhower, 1890-1969, American general & President

Dwight EisenhowerI believe the only way to protect my own rights is to protect the rights of others.

—  Dwight Eisenhower, 1890-1969, American general & President

Calvin CoolidgeDemocracy is not a tearing down; it is a building up. It does not denial of the divine right of kings; it asserts the divine right of all men.

—  Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, American President [1923-1929]

Calvin CoolidgeUltimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.

—  Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, American President [1923-1929]










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