Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 1)

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

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Sources

http://www.ohchr.org/en/udhr/pages/introduction.aspx
http://unicode.org/udhr/assemblies/first_article_all.html
http://www.eurominority.org

See the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in two different languages side by side at: http://www.lexilogos.com/declaration/

Recordings of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in a number of languages
http://www.archive.org/details/universal_declaration_librivox

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