Quotes

…in a society in which the people have a sense of individual human rights and the state recognizes and respects those rights, a particular self-consciousness will develop; the ego will grow in a certain direction. One feels special not because one has what others lack, or has a rank higher than others, but because one has what everyone is entitled to have, just by being human.

George Kateb, Human Dignity (2011)

…the instrument of human rights aims not at justice as such, but only to a limited set of moral problems – those pertaining to basic human goods and to respectful and equal treatment of each and every human being.

Yechiel Michael Barilan, Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Responsibility

Much of morality is not enforceable.

Yechiel Michael Barilan, Human Dignity, Human Rights, and Responsibility

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