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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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


 

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

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

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

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes,
our ancestors.
It is the democracy of the dead.
Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy
who merely happen to be walking around.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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

There's a great tradition in storytelling that's thousands of years old,
telling stories about kings and their palaces,
and that's really what I wanted to do.
- Aaron Sorkin

Sometimes it is easy...
to enhance your prestige by not exercising your responsibility,
but that's not been the tradition of the court.
- Anthony Kennedy

Mine is not a traditional music, but it comes from a tradition.
- Tom Chapin

Every generation deals with the breaking down of its tradition,
and I think that they rediscovered the film.
- Norman Jewison

Another term for preventive war is aggressive war -
starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us.
That is not part of the American tradition.
- Ron Paul

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

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

It is tradition in Ireland that you're given money
for your first communion.
- Roma Downey

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

Jackass: The Movie is great.
I think it's in the tradition of physical comedy,
which I'm really interested in.
Its relationship to gravity, and how gravity acts on the body.
- Matthew Barney

Anybody who had come up with a new concept would have
been under suspicion for being out of step with the
tradition or out of step with the teachings of the church.
- John Templeton

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

If these theatres didn't exist, the tradition of British
theatre would cease to exist.
- David Soul

However, I began to submit poems to British magazines,
and some were accepted.
It was a great moment to see my first poems published.
It felt like entering a tradition.
- Helen Dunmore

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

Now, the instrumentation in the jazz band and the jazz
dance band has gone through many evolutions.
For instance, in the 'twenties the tradition was two or three saxophones.
- Gerry Mulligan

Almost every venerable tradition at a men's club starts out as a joke.
- Joe Bob Briggs

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 know that golf is an ancient game with great history and tradition,
but our golf is only 10 years old so don't judge us too harshly.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
- W. Somerset Maugham

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

You don't really need modernity in order to exist totally and fully.
You need a mixture of modernity and tradition.
- Theodore Bikel

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

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity.
But we now face a task for which we have little experience,
the task of surviving prosperity.
- Alan Gregg

Tradition does not mean that the living are dead,
it means that the dead are living.
- Harold MacMillan

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

The literature of women's lives is a tradition of escapees,
women who have lived to tell the tale.
- Phyllis Rose

Tradition has made women cowardly.
- Nance O'Neil

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

The safest general characterization of the European
philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Not a single man on earth knows from his own experience
the how and where of his birth,
only from tradition, which is often very uncertain.
- E. T. A. Hoffmann

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

I suggest that what we want to do is not to leave to
posterity a great institution,
but to leave behind a great tradition of journalism
ably practiced in our time.
- Henry R. Luce

We must honor our country's tradition of openness and
continue to welcome new immigrants.
- Jose Serrano


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