Quotes: convention

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  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.
  • Andrew Vachss
    Andrew Vachss
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    A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids.
  • Murray Kempton
    Murray Kempton
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    A political convention is not a place where you can come away with any trace of faith in human nature.
  • After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention.
  • Carol Bellamy
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    By ratifying the Convention, governments become legally bound to implement the rights therein.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Conventional people are roused to fury by departures from convention, largely because they regard such departures as a criticism of themselves.
  • Alan Parsons
    Alan Parsons
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    Folk rock was my real roots. I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention.
  • Bill Shuster
    Bill Shuster
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    However, the Department of Defense treats these detainees in accord with the Geneva Convention, even though that is not required because of the inhumane methods used by these killers.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory - horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene - and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since.
  • Mary McCarthy
    Mary McCarthy
    American author 1912-1989
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    It has to be acknowledged that in capitalist society, with its herds of hippies, originality has become a sort of fringe benefit, a mere convention, accepted obsolescence, the Beatnik model being turned in for the Hippie model, as though strangely obedient to capitalist laws of marketing.
  • Alcee Hastings
    Alcee Hastings
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    Nearly 60 years ago, the international community made a commitment to put an end to the crime of genocide by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    No good poetry is ever written in a manner twenty years old, for to write in such a manner shows conclusively that the writer thinks from books, convention and cliché, not from real life.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Austrian-American actor, politican, businessman and investor 1947-
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
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    One of my movies was called 'True Lies.' It's what the Democrats should have called their convention.
    Source: Speech Republican National Convention 2004
  • The Bio-diversity Convention has not yielded any tangible benefits to the world's poor.
  • Carol Bellamy
    Carol Bellamy
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    The dream of the Convention was born from the that children and their needs were not been considered when policies were being made, laws passed or actions undertaken.
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