12 Human Rights Day Quotes for 2018

Our latest collection of Human Rights Day quotes on Forty Four Feed.

December 10 is Human Rights Day, a day to commemorate the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the importance of securing human rights for all people.

This year will be the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the day will be celebrated with the theme “Stand Up For Human Rights”.

Just by being human, there are things we are allowed to be, to do or to have. We should respect each others rights regardless of who are, and uphold them even when we disagree.

Human rights are there to help us live in peace and get along with each other. They help protect us against harmful people and anyone who might try to hurt us.

In honor of Human Rights Day, here are some inspiring quotes:

1.) “The day we become silent about the things that matter is the moment our lives begin to end.”- Shenita EtwarooRelated 

2.)“We declare that human rights are for all of us, all the time: whoever we are and wherever we are from; no matter our class, our opinions, our sexual orientation.” – Ban Ki-moon

3.) “No human being should be maltreated under any circumstances. We are all wonderful creation of God. May we affectionately love one another.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

4.)“Joy is found when you focus your energy on improving human dignity, human capacity and human values.” ― Amit Ray “Liberty must be engraved in our heart and practiced every minute to the letter and spirit.” ― Abhijit Naskar

5.) “A right delayed is a right denied.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

6.) “You’re not under attack when others gain rights and privileges you’ve always had.” ― DaShanne Stokes

7.) “It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. Never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant.” – Desmond Tutu 

8.) “To deny people of their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” ― Nelson Mandela

9.) “Some values must be universal, like human rights and the equal worth of every human being.” – Bjorn Ulvaeus

10.) “My dreams for the future are simple: work, a happy, healthy family, a lovely long motorcycle ride, and continuing the struggle to awaken people to the need for serious human rights reform.” – Mike Farrell

11.) “There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel

12.) “Our hopes for a more just, safe, and peaceful world can only be achieved when there is universal respect for the inherent dignity and equal rights of all members of the human family.” – Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Which of these Human Rights Day quotes was your favorite?


All humans are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Hopefully, these quotes have inspired and motivated you to uphold the rights that protect us all and promote the kinship of all human beings.

Which of these human rights day quotes was your favorite? Do you have any other quotes to add? Let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

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