No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.Note Books, E, in Edmund Wilson (ed) The Crack-Up (1945).
So the HP guy comes up to me (at the Melbourne conference) and he says, 'If you say nasty things like that to vendors you're not going to get anything'. I said 'no, in eight years of saying nothing, we've got nothing, and I'm going to start saying nasty things, in the hope that some of these vendors will start giving me money so I'll shut up'.theo de raadt
Chapter 2 of the Great Migrations...is over. Now comes Chapter 3, the Germanic peoples' fight for their existence against Russo-Gallia. No further conference can smooth this over, for it is not a question of high politics, but one of race...for what is at issue is whether the Germanic race is to be or not to be in Europe.Marginal note on a report from the London Conference of Ambassadors (December 1912), quoted in Fritz Fischer, Germany's Aims in the First World War (New York: W. W. Norton & Co, 1967), p. 33.
This conference was worse than a Rorschach test: There's a meaningless inkblot, and the others ask you what you think you see, but when you tell them, they start arguing with you!Richard Feynman in Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!, in the chapter "Is Electricity Fire?"
I think that it is a fallacy to suppose that helpful cooperation in the future will be assured by the attempted compulsion of an inflexible rule. Rather will such cooperation depend upon the fostering of firm friendships springing from an appreciation of community ideals, interests, and purposes, and such friendships are more likely to be promoted by freedom of conference than by the effort to create hard and fast engagements.charles evans hughes
If anyone wants to know why we must conduct ourselves [with commonsense and realism], just remember at all times, with all temptations, how you, each and every one of you sitting in this hall, each and every Labour worker watching this conference, each and every Labour voter, yes, and some others as well, remember how you felt on that dreadful morning of the tenth of June. Just remember how you felt then, and think to yourselves: 'June the ninth, 1983, never ever again will we experience that.'neil kinnock
Bhutan measures prosperity by gauging its citizens ' happiness levels, not the GDP. Now its ideas are attracting interest at the UN climate change conference in Doha .Annie Kelly, in Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world, The Guardian, 1 December 2012
Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man.Francis Bacon Essays (1625), "Of Studies".
Genuine disarmament will not come on its own or by platitudes at special sessions of the United Nations on disarmament, although, I was among the first to propose such a conference eighteen years ago.Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, letter to his daughter, Benazir Bhutto (June 21, 1978), as published in My Dearest Daughter : A letter from the Death Cell (2007), p. 28.
The delegates of the annual conference are decidedly opposed to modern Abolitionism, and wholly disclaim any right, wish, or intention to interfere in the civil and political relation between master and slave as it exists in the slave states of the union.Methodist Episcopal Church. General Conference, Ohio Anti-slavery Society, Debate on "modern abolitionism": in the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, held in Cincinnati, May, 1836. p. 5
This conference was worse than a Rorschach test: There's a meaningless inkblot, and the others ask you what you think you see, but when you tell them, they start arguing with you!Richard Feynman in Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!, in the chapter Is Electricity Fire?
Waldorf education places the development of the individual child in the focal point, convinced that the healthy individual is a prerequisite for a healthy society.The International conference on Education of UNESCODr. Warren B. Eickelberg, Professor of Biology and Director of Premedical Curriculum, Adelphi University
[Lloyd George] then when on to say that the Imperial conference had had a meeting that morning, and that he, Smuts , Hughes and Massey did not intend to allow the British Empire to take a back seat. Gt Britain had won the war. She had made enormous sacrifices in men and money, and they were quite determined that she should not be overshadowed by America.david lloyd george
At its 10th December conference in Geneva the Future of Human Rights Forum endorsed new structures and mechanisms to advance the realization of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the General Assembly 65 years ago. Among important initiatives discussed by a high level panel was the creation of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly aimed at empowering world citizens and giving them direct participation in the political processes that affect them. Democracy lives from consultation and participation and a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly can meaningfully advance this goal.alfred de zayas
We need an Air Defense Team! Daystrom conference Room!Who: Admiral Christopher Pike (Star Trek Into Darkness (2013))