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Funny Tradition Quotes
Funny Quotes about Tradition

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Honor tradition AND question tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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 in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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 was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century:
that a writer never complains,
never explains and never disdains.
- James A. Michener

As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition,
it is dead.
- Allan Bloom

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

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

In America nothing dies easier than tradition.
- Russell Baker

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
- Jacques Barzun

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

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

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

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

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

I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most
minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive.
- Donna Tartt

Tradition can, to be sure, participate in a creation,
but it can no longer be creative itself.
- Kenzo Tange

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

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

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

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

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

I believe that all poetry is formal in that it exists within limits,
limits that are either inherited by tradition or limits
that language itself imposes.
- Mark Strand

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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