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Tradition Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Tradition.

Honor tradition AND question tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

 

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

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 so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history,
their past, their tradition, their national symbols,
their way of living, often their own literary language.
- Slobodan Milosevic

The higher American patriotism, on the other hand,
combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent
with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.
- Herbert Croly

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

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

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

As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition
that stands in the way of exploration.
- Laura Nyro

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

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

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

The fact that tradition hinders the individual savage
from thinking logically by no means proves that he cannot think logically.
- James M. Baldwin

We use a Native American tradition of the talking stick.
You sit and pass it around and whoever has the stick has to talk.
Some people just hold it.
Others really share.
- Lisa Bonet

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

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

The tradition you have at the University of Texas is like no other.
It helped me in the future where I got to play in 2
cities that were rich in tradition.
- Roger Clemens

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

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

At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future,
tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

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

It's a fun day, a day which kicks off the start of our tour,
it's got great tradition - Australian cricketers just love tradition -
and it's been a really pleasant day.
- Matthew Hayden

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

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

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

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

Tradition has made women cowardly.
- Nance O'Neil

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

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

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

For God's sake build not your faith upon Tradition,
'tis as rotten as a rotten Post.
- Nicholas Culpeper

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

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

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

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

We began building this incredible new foundation in this restaurant,
and that's what began giving me the left-hand side
of tradition and the right-hand side,
my new palate.
- Emeril Lagasse


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