Massachusetts women as a rule adhere too strongly to old-time conventions.
If we say the Geneva Convention is obsolete, then what do others who have our soldiers say?
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.
The anarchist painter is not the one who will create anarchist pictures, but the one who will fight with all his individuality against official conventions.
Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
Listen to advice. You don't know how many writer's conferences I've taught at where at least half the audience fights all the conventions of the field.
We support every effort to combat international terrorism through the formulation of international conventions and hope that the international community will take further steps to improve the anti-terrorism international legal framework.
We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who, in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention, disregarded also the humane aspiration.
On big issues like war in Iraq, but in many other issues they simply must be multilateral. There's no other way around. You have the instances like the global warming convention, the Kyoto protocol, when the U.S. went its own way.
Under the Geneva Convention, for example, a POW is required only to provide name, rank, and serial number and cannot receive any benefits for cooperating.
I try to live the moment and not obey laws, rules, conventions, or norms; to react to a sensation, a feeling, or an emotion. You can't program emotion.
While Taliban fighters had an initial claim to protection under the conventions, they lost POW status by failing to obey the standards of conduct for legal combatants: wearing uniforms, a responsible command structure, and obeying the laws of war.
Placebo is music for outsiders, by outsiders and our gigs are like conventions of outcasts, which is cool.
One of my movies was called 'True Lies.' It's what the Democrats should have called their convention.
As Bill Clinton said so eloquently at the convention, during Vietnam there was a chance to serve; there was a chance not to serve.
I speak for a lot of church groups, youth groups, schools, colleges and do personal appearances. I've done conventions and trade shows. A lot of different little hats.
This war no longer has anything to do with knightly conduct or with the agreements of the Geneva Convention.
Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order.
It's not any desire on my part to start playing dads, but it's a convention of drama. If you don't get the parts of young people going out to nightclubs, you have to play their fathers.
First of all, there's no mention of political parties in the Constitution, so you begin American history with not only no political conventions but also no parties.
At first the English were very surprised by our disregarding the Hague Convention. But from 1916 onward they used at least as much poison as we did.
Today's shocks are tomorrow's conventions.
I expect the Republicans will enjoy a large bounce out of their convention. They're here wrapping themselves in the 9/11 flag, which I think is inappropriate in many ways, but it's their choice.
You well know, sir, that when the Constitution was submitted to the People of the respective States for their adoption or rejection, it awakened the warmest debates of the several State conventions.
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