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Positive Quotes about Tradition

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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

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For 180 years, we voted in English.
That is the true American tradition,
and this amendment is true to our heritage,
not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years.
- Spencer Bachus

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

Whatever your relationship is to your sacred tradition in the West,
you have some relationship to the Bible if only through
the names of the characters.
- Anita Diament

There has always been quite a strong black and white
art tradition in Australia,
with quite a large contingent of cartoonists,
given the size of the population.
- Pat Oliphant

This character in the film, these things that he says
which sound like advice and wise things,
they are very common for Orientals.
It's all the tradition.
- Omar Sharif

There is nothing worth having that can he obtained by nuclear war -
nothing material or ideological -
no tradition that it can defend.
It is utterly self-defeating.
- George Wald

In America nothing dies easier than tradition.
- Russell Baker

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

Our tradition of political thought had its definite
beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle.
I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx.
- Hannah Arendt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tradition is the illusion of permanance.
- Woody Allen

Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask.
Modern art rejected all that.
Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.
- Robert Motherwell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dick Clark is an American icon.
I am honored that he has entrusted me with such a role
in this national tradition.
- Ryan Seacrest


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