"Women are the victims of this patriarchal culture, but they are also its carriers. Let us keep in mind that every oppressive man was raised in the confines of his mother's home."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Shirin Ebadi on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Shirin Ebadi on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Shirin Ebadi on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Shirin Ebadi on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Shirin Ebadi on Robert Frost
"When we criticize in Iran the actions of the government, the fundamentalists say that we and the Bush Administration are in the same camp. The funny thing is that human rights activists and Mr. Bush can never be situated in the same group."
"Human rights is a universal standard. It is a component of every religion and every civilization."
"We must not enable anyone to impose his personal view regarding religion on others by force, oppression, or pressure."