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Tradition Quotes

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Honor tradition AND question tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is ever absolutely "wrong."
"Wrong" is in the cultural tradition of the beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.
- Dick Raymond

 

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles


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When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Who has fully realized that history
is not contained in thick books
but lives in our very blood?
- Carl Jung

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The inherent nature of God
is not changed by our individual beliefs,
our religious institutions,
or our communal traditions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mankind are more disposed to suffer,
while evils are sufferable,
than to right themselves by abolishing
the forms to which they are accustomed.
- Thomas Jefferson

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In this outward and physical ceremony,
we attest once again to the inner
and spiritual strength of our Nation.
As my high school teacher, Miss Julia Coleman, used to say:
"We must adjust to changing times,
and still hold to unchanging principles."
- Jimmy Carter

Are creeds such simple things like the clothes
which a man can change at will - and put on at will?
Creeds are such for which people live for ages and ages.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Trumpet in a herd of elephants;
crow in the company of cocks;
bleat in a flock of goats.
- Malayan Proverb

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

Customs do not concern themselves
with right or wrong or reason.
But they have to be obeyed;
one reasons all around them until he is tired,
but he must not transgress them, it is sternly forbidden.
- Mark Twain

We shape our dwellings, and afterwards
our dwellings shape us.
- Winston Churchill

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
- Henry James

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition
of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
- Scott Adams

Do not let spacious plans for a new world
divert your energies from saving
what is left of the old.
- Winston Churchill

Tradition is like a second-hand store.
It is best to sort carefully
between the treasures and the trash.
See everything with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Science and technology revolutionize our lives,
but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.
- Daniel Barenboim

I like the tradition of ordinary men in extraordinary
circumstances and how they react to events which force
them to be heroic in a way that is not in their natures.
- Rob Lowe

Without tradition, art is a
flock of sheep without a shepherd.
Without innovation, it is a corpse.
- Winston Churchill

In some of the countries where we operate,
there is a tradition of corruption, in which the political
elites work with business in the framework of unsavory relationships.
- Lee R. Raymond

I always wanted to be a farmer.
There is a tradition of that in my family.
- Bjork

In 1979, Alien came out and Sigourney was in it with a bunch a guys.
Nobody at that time expected the woman to be the hero,
so that was a tradition that started.
- Sanaa Lathan

I think it's a Blondie tradition that all of our albums
sort of have a wide spread of styles.
- Debbie Harry

The Faculty of Technology of Tohoku University is renowned
for its tradition of practical studies.
- Koichi Tanaka

There's probably more in the American tradition than
people give the place credit for.
- Donald Judd

In the time honored tradition of email,
just ignore the question.
- John Dobbin

Our enemy is by tradition our savior,
in preventing us from superficiality.
- Joyce Carol Oates

The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power,
and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
- Noam Chomsky

What's great about this country is that America started
the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially
the same things as the poorest.
- Andy Warhol

I keep up the tradition, the zydeco.
- Boozoo Chavis

I hate the rock music tradition.
I can't bear it!
- Brian Eno

Everywhere, authority and tradition have to justify
themselves in the face of questions.
- Gustav Heinemann

We don't want tradition.
We want to live in the present and the only history
that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today.
- Henry Ford

Because it equates tradition with prejudice,
the left finds itself increasingly unable to converse
with ordinary people in their common language.
- Christopher Lasch

There is no country on earth with a stronger tradition
of protecting the public's right to know.
- Roy Barnes

Lie detection is like language; there is a learning window.
Telling whoppers to small children seems to be a family
tradition in many families.
- Keith Henson

I felt there's a wealth in Jewish tradition,
a great inheritance.
I'd be a jerk not to take advantage of it.
- Herman Wouk

As a Member of Congress, I've continued my family's
tradition of focusing on education.
- Mark Kennedy

The American patriots of today continue the tradition
of the long line of patriots before them,
by helping to promote liberty and freedom around the world.
- John Linder

In Europe, there is so much tradition,
and everyone has established ideas as to what art should
be and what it has always been.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition,
and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather,
altogether incalculable.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A poet clings to his own tradition and avoids internationalism.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Since there will be no one left to talk peace after the next war,
it makes good sense to break with tradition and hold
the peace conference first.
- William Glasser

The Latin musical tradition is very rich and gives
the singer a lot of freedom to explore a range of.
- Ednita Nazario

I came here because the city has a tradition and is
a very respected food city.
- Emeril Lagasse

The invention of Bob Dylan with his guitar belongs
in its way to the same kind of tradition of something meant to be heard,
as the songs of Homer.
- Robert Fitzgerald

You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition.
- James Agee

Science is an integral part of culture.
It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood.
It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition.
- Stephen Jay Gould

Without words to objectify and categorize our sensations
and place them in relation to one another,
we cannot evolve a tradition of what is real in the world.
- Ruth Hubbard

Young people discovering their sexuality must know
they walk with a strong tradition and that they are not alone.
They have a right to information without being pressured.
- Jasmine Guy

In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition
behind their building methods,
techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.
- Arthur Erickson

Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.
- John Greenleaf Whittier


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