Civil rights are universal. They are common to all people irrespective of caste, creed or the color of their skin. There are many leaders who have fought for civil rights and there are incidents in history where scores of people have laid down their lives for the sake of civil rights. It is only when oppression is used, civil rights are demanded. But the failure happens when the results of this struggle are not utilized properly.
Edison Haines says,” With every civil right, there has to be a corresponding civil obligation “. Every citizen has his or her duty to do and before asking for what the country has done for you, ask what you have done for the country. Achieving civil rights is not the end of the road. It is just a window and there are a lot of responsibilities on the shoulders to be accomplished. Civil right is only the beginning and to tread the path of prosperity and democracy, it shows the way. Numerous quotes on civil rights are given by political leaders and here is a compilation of these.