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

Tradition may be defined as an extension of the franchise. Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. (Quote by - G. K. Chesterton)

Tradition is an important help to history, but its statements should be carefully scrutinized before we rely on them. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

But it seems to me that we ended up with the things that were able to fit in what had already been the tradition. (Quote by - David Baker)

Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, but that the dead are living. (Quote by - Gilbert K. Chesterton)

Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition. (Quote by - Cyril Falls)

Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past. (Quote by - Lewis Mumford)

Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living. (Quote by - Harold Macmillan)

To keep up even a worthwhile tradition means vitiating the idea behind it which must necessarily be in a constant state of evolution: it is mad to try to express new feelings in a 'mummified' form. (Quote by - Alfred Jarry)

A fundamental problem in such studies stems from the long tradition that has regarded artistic productions as social facts. (Quote by - Norman Denzin)

As soon as tradition has come to be recognised as tradition, it is dead. (Quote by - Allan Bloom)

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

Tradition, long conditioned thinking, can bring about a fixation, a concept that one readily accepts, perhaps not with a great deal of thought. (Quote by - JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI)

When you tell a story you automatically talk about traditions, but they're never separate from the people, the human implications. You're talking about your connections as a human being. (Quote by - Gayl Jones)

I'm an old-fashioned guy... I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something. (Quote by - Johnny Depp)

Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe and aren't even aware of. (Quote by - Ellen Goodman)

A tradition without intelligence is not worth having. (Quote by - T.S. Eliot)

It's like an American tradition. A person gets successful and then he's supposed to change for the worse. It's silly. (Quote by - Barbra Streisand)


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