Quotes by convention
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English writer 1894-1963
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.
American crime fiction author 1942-
A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids.
American journalist 1917-1997
A political convention is not a place where you can come away with any trace of faith in human nature.
Adlai E. Stevenson II
American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
After four years at the United Nations I sometimes yearn for the peace and tranquility of a political convention.
American nonprofit executive 1942-
By ratifying the Convention, governments become legally bound to implement the rights therein.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
Conventional people are roused to fury by departures from convention, largely because they regard such departures as a criticism of themselves.
English audio engineer, songwriter, musician 1948-
Folk rock was my real roots. I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention.
John Greenleaf Whittier
American poet and writer 1807-1892
How dwarfed against his manliness she sees the poor pretension, the wants, the aims, the follies, born of fashion and convention!
American politician and lobbyist 1961-
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.
American author and political activist 1941-
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.
American author 1912-1989
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.
American politician 1936-
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.
American poet 1885-1972
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.
Austrian-American actor, politican, businessman and investor 1947-
One of my movies was called 'True Lies.' It's what the Democrats should have called their convention.
Source: Speech Republican National Convention 2004
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Indian statesman 1924-2018
The Bio-diversity Convention has not yielded any tangible benefits to the world's poor.
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