Tradition Quotes

A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril

Winston Churchill

Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.

Lewis Mumford

Tradition is an important help to history, but its statements should be carefully scrutinized before we rely on them.

Joseph Addison

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.

Woody Allen

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

Jacques Barzun

Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Tradition is an explanation for acting without thinking

Grace McGarvie

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

Henry James

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

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.

JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI

All tradition is merely the past.

JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.

Woody Allen

A tradition without intelligence is not worth having.

T.S. Eliot

Tradition simply means that we need to end what began well and continue what is worth continuing

Jose Bergamin

Tradition is a guide and not a jailer

William Somerset Maugham

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

Harold Macmillan

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.

Ellen Goodman

Tradition wears a snowy beard.

John Greenleaf Whittier

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.

G. K. Chesterton

The bird that would soar above the plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings.

Kate Chopin

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.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

There is no doubt that this tradition of a superimposed Greek house was widely believed by the Macedonians[...] There was a persistent, well attested tradition in antiquity that told of a group of Greeks from Argos -descendants of Temenus, kinsman of Heracles- who came to Macedonia and established their rule over the Makedones, unifying them and providing a royal house.

Eugene N. Borza

Can you imagine your second album the difficult second album it's about God? Everyone is tearing their hair out and Chris Blackwell says, "It's okay. There's Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, it's a tradition. We can get through it.

Paul David Hewson

I decided this early on at Justice: if the traditional way was the most effective way of doing something, then we'd maintain it. But if it was not functioning at optimum levels, we would be doing the country a disservice by continuing to do things "like we've always done them."

John David Ashcroft

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Updated On : May 25, 2013
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