Quotation Explorer - 'Custom'

Age cannot wither her, nor custom staleHer infinite variety. - William Shakespeare
We must not make a scarecrow of the law, setting it up to fear the birds of prey, and let it keep one shape, till custom make it their perch and not their terror. - William Shakespeare
The existence of any method, standard, custom or practice is no reason for its continuance when a better is offered. - Theodore Roosevelt
One cannot always know what children are thinking. Children are hard to understand, especially when careful training has a custom them to obedience and experience has made them cautious in conversation with their teachers. - Catherine the Great
USAGE, n. The First Person of the literary Trinity, the Second and Third being Custom and Conventionality. Imbued with a decent reverence for this Holy Triad an industrious writer may hope to produce books that will live as long as the fashion. - Ambrose Bierce
But to my mind, though I am native here And to the manner born, it is a custom More honoured in the breach than the observance. - William Shakespeare
No state has an inherent right to survive through conscript troops and in the long run no state ever has. Roman matrons used to say to their sons: "Come back with your shield, or on it." Later on, this custom declined. So did Rome.
Monogamy is the Western custom of one wife and hardly any mistresses.
Without the aid of prejudice and custom I should not be able to find my way across the room. - William Hazlitt
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety. - William Shakespeare
It is the custom on the stage in all good, murderous melodramas, to present the tragic and the comic scenes in as regular alternation as the layers of red and white in a side of streaky, well-cured bacon. - Charles Dickens
Spirituality is conversation with God, everything else is just religious custom. - Stefan Emunds
The tipping custom originated in England when small sums were dropped into a box marked T.I.P.S. --TO INSURE PROMPT SERVICE.
RITE, n. A religious or semi-religious ceremony fixed by law, precept or custom, with the essential oil of sincerity carefully squeezed out of it. - Ambrose Bierce
What art seeks to disturb is monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine. - Oscar Wilde
Ignore the misery. Custom invites you to ignore the misery."SHOW YOUR TONGUE - Günter Grass
Friends don’t come ready-made or one-size-fits-all. True friends are always custom fit and one-of-a-kind…just for you. - Toni Sorenson
I had a love affair with life, and as is the custom, I will lose, but will regain a greater love with my heavenly Father. - Reverend Ada Slaton Bonds, Cumberland Presbyterian
Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment. - Mark Twain
Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of truth. - Johann Georg Zimmermann
But to my mind, though I am native here and to the manner born, it is a custom more honour'd in breach than the observance. - William Shakespeare
Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity, and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom. - George Bernard Shaw
The universe is infinite, so there is room for everyone, for every belief, for every custom, and for every desire. You are in competition with no one but yourself. - Stephen Richards
It has always been my custom to treat words with respect. I can recall the time...when I knew words would be my life's work - Margaret Edson
BEARD, n. The hair that is commonly cut off by those who justly execrate the absurd Chinese custom of shaving the head. - Ambrose Bierce
Custom is the great guide of human life. - David Hume
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