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Tradition is a guide and not a jailer (Quote by - William Somerset Maugham)

Following the Romanian tradition, garlic is used in excess to keep the vampires away. (Quote by - Calvin Trillin)

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 the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking around. (Quote by - Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

All tradition is merely the past. (Quote by - Jiddu Krishnamurti)

A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril (Quote by - Winston Churchill)

Tradition is the illusion of permanence. (Quote by - Woody Allen)

What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and in the human imagination, when love, worship, and all that lies in the human heart, is there to encourage it. (Quote by - Thomas Carlyle)

The bird that would soar above the plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. (Quote by - Kate Chopin)

The political tradition of ancient thought, filtered in Italy by Machiavelli, says one thing clearly: every prince needs allies, and the bigger the responsibility, the more allies he needs. (Quote by - Silvio Berlusconi)

Tradition wears a snowy beard. (Quote by - John Greenleaf Whittier)

I thought it was just December 25 you were supposed to hand out gifts - we've carried on the tradition to January 2 as well (Quote by - Glen Hoddle)

The Christian tradition was passed on to me as a great rich mixture, a bouillabaisse of human imagination and wonder brewed from the richness of individual lives. (Quote by - Mary Bateson)

After an interval of two and a half centuries, the tradition of mystic illumination renewed itself in Italy and Germany. (Quote by - James M Baldwin)

Tradition simply means that we need to end what began well and continue what is worth continuing (Quote by - Jose Bergamin)

Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay (Quote by - Jiddu Krishnamurti)

There is no true expertise in the humanities without knowing all of the humanities. Art is a vast, ancient interconnected web-work, a fabricated tradition. Over-concentration on any one point is a distortion. (Quote by - Camille Paglia)

If I belong to a tradition, it is a tradition that makes the masterpiece tell the performer what to do, and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like, or the composer what he ought to have composed. (Quote by - Alfred Brendel)

The few really great - the major novelists... are significant in terms of the human awareness they promote; awareness of the possibilities of life. (Quote by - F R Leavis)

In the true sense one's native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home. (Quote by - Emma Goldman)

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

Tradition is an explanation for acting without thinking (Quote by - Grace McGarvie)

The ancient Romans had a tradition: whenever one of their engineers constructed an arch, as the capstone was hoisted into place, the engineer assumed accountability for his work in the most profound way possible: he stood under the arch. (Quote by - Michael Armstrong)

The tradition of baseball always has been agreeably free of chivalry. The rule is 'do anything you can get away with' (Quote by - Heywood Broun)

Her [Diana's] blood family will do all they can to ensure her sons are not simply immersed by duty and tradition. (Quote by - Charles Spencer)

Think freely and independently or you are a slave bound by imaginaryshackles. These shackles may be wrought by tradition, emotion, neediness, or fear. (Quote by - Jason Merchey)


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