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Letter "C" » Civil rights
«A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.»
«Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions. But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.»
«From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.»
«Civil Rights opened the windows. When you open the windows, it does not mean that everybody will get through. We must create our own opportunities.»
«In their (women) quest for rights they have naturally placed emphasis on their wrongs rather than their achievements and possessions, and have retold history as a story of their long martyrdom»
Author: Mary Ritter Beard
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«Our basic civil liberties are in jeopardy, but we're going to be spending our time as a society arguing about whether or not schoolchildren should be forced to pay tribute to imaginary invisible beings who live in magical kingdoms in outer space some»
«Men are qualified for civil liberties in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their appetites: in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity»
Author: Edmund Burke
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, civil liberty
«In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country»
«A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman with a sheet on his back and a mask on his face»
«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 laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression.»
Author: Thomas Jefferson
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