"Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights and keep them. Our strength is our unity of purpose."

-President Franklin D. Roosevelt

"I believe that we must assist free peoples to work out their own destinies in their own way."

-Harry S. Truman

"If we do not act, we shall surely be dragged down the long, dark, and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who possess power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without sight."

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"America must remain freedom's staunchest friend, for freedom is our best ally."

-Ronald Reagan


"The security and well-being of each and every American depend on the security and well-being of those who live beyond our borders."

-President Barack Obama

"Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights."

-Hillary Rodham Clinton