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American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach 1960-
Create a vision and never let the environment, other people's beliefs, or the limits of what has been done in the past shape your decisions. Ignore conventional wisdom.
American actor 1882-1942
Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.
American lawyer and politician 1960-
It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq, that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.
American author and journalist 1952-
People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it.
English author and academic 1932-2000
A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.
English writer 1904-
A murderer is regarded by the conventional world as something almost monstrous, but a murderer to himself is only an ordinary man. It is only if the murderer is a good man that he can be regarded as monstrous.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by conventional faiths. Sooner or later such a religion will emerge.
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.
American poet 1892-1982
Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.
American politician, <a href="/wiki/U.S._Army_Reserve" class="mw-redirect 1958-
Every time I would give a talk, someone would say, 'You ought to go into politics.' I prefer to call it government leadership. My life has taken me to places where I have experiences that I think I can share. A lot of times, we see people who are career politicians. I'm not the conventional candidate, nor do I want to be.
Carl Clinton Van Doren
American critic and biographer 1885-1950
Guy Rivers, a conventional piece as regards the love affair which makes a part of the plot, is a tale of deadly strife between the laws of Georgia and a fiendish bandit.
English writer 1812-1870
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
American actress 1903-1968
I've tried several varieties of sex. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic and the others give me a stiff neck or lockjaw.
Norwegian-American economist and sociologist 1857-1929
In order to stand well in the eyes of the community, it is necessary to come up to a certain, somewhat indefinite, conventional standard of wealth.
Canadian literair criticus 1912-1991
In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.
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