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Irish first female Irish President, b.1944

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A culture is not an abstract thing. It is a living, evolving process. The aim is to push beyond standard-setting and asserting human rights to make those standards a living reality for people everywhere.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I was elected by the women of Ireland, who instead of rocking the cradle, rocked the system.”
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“In a society where the rights and potential of women are constrained, no man can be truly free. He may have power, but he will not have freedom.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The aim of human rights, if I may borrow a term from engineering, is to move beyond the design and drawing-board phase, to move beyond thinking and talking about the foundations stones - to laying those foundation stones, inch by inch, together.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The fifth province is not anywhere here or there, north or south, east or west. It is a place within each of us. It is that place that is open to the other, that swinging door which allows us to venture out and others to venture in.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Pavement slippery, people sneezing,
Lords in ermine, beggars freezing;
Titled gluttons dainties carving,
Genius in a garret starving.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We are not re-inventing anything that has already been invented.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“You hear and read of the destruction, see pictures, ... very devastating ... to come and see row after row of blackened, destroyed homes.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I would say that it (the visit) is not guaranteed yet,”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It's all the more necessary that China embraces the kind of political reform and opening up of society which will also be better for human rights and prepare China to ratify the covenant on civil and political rights,”

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