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Nance O`Neil Quotes

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Tradition has made women cowardly.
- Nance O'Neil

An actress must be a woman whose emotional perceptions are true,
and to make them so, she must have a fine contempt
for any art or thought that betrays them for something false.
- Nance O'Neil

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

 

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

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

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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Honor tradition AND question tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Compared to industry in Europe or Japan,
where industry was based on a craft tradition,
we are sadly behind.
- Arthur Erickson

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

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

I know there's some kind of history to mountain music-like
it came from Ireland or England or Scotland and we kept up the tradition.
- Loretta Lynn

People need religion.
It's a vehicle for a moral tradition.
A crucial role.
Nothing can take its place.
- Irving Kristol

Tradition is the illusion of permanance.
- Woody Allen

When I went back to England after a year away,
the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale,
stifled by the weight of tradition.
- Brian Eno

My visit this autumn is an opportunity to continue
that rich tradition of visits between Canterbury and Rome.
- Rowan Williams

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

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

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

There's the tradition in jazz of having the Battle of the Bands,
and you do not want to get your head cut when you're playing.
- Wynton Marsalis

I'm very much a traditionalist, but I think it's important
to know about tradition so that you can evolve the
music you are deciding to make.
- Chely Wright

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

There was an honorable tradition of using anonymous
sources that was ruined by Jayson Blair.
- Ted Rall

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

Darwin's idea of natural selection makes people uncomfortable
because it reverses the direction of tradition.
- Daniel Dennett

I think Europeans have enough tradition and respect
for the experience and body of work of an actress that
they don't sell out to the new ones.
- Kathleen Turner

Because the more you write the more you're aware of
the weight of your tradition and the difficulties of
the form and the more you have already done that you do not want to do again.
- Tobias Wolff

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

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has
left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world,
and bettered the tradition of mankind.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

To the extent that I come from a deeply religious tradition
and have been contending with those beginnings all of my life -
that constitutes the subject of much of my early fiction.
- Chaim Potok

Certainly going back to Sherlock Holmes we have a tradition
of forensic science featured in detective stories.
- Jeffery Deaver

Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

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

The only way to be true to our American tradition is
to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding
religious beliefs and practices.
- Bill Bradley

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

Free yourself from the rigid conduct of tradition and
open yourself to the new forms of probability.
- Hans Bender

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

That's why we're doing this, to defend our traditions a little.
I don't have anything against it (Halloween),
but it's not our tradition.
- Fernando Flores


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