Just because something is tradition doesn't make it right.
History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we made today. - Henry Ford
Immorality sanctified by tradition is still immorality. - Bernard E. Rollin
Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself and to American tradition. - George S. Patton Jr.
I always tell my Western friends that it is best to keep your own tradition. Changing religion is not easy and sometimes causes confusion. You must value your tradition and honor your own religion. - Dalai Lama XIV
It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing. - D.H. Lawrence
Tradition is a guide and not a jailer. - W. Somerset Maugham
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat.
The untrodden path is choked by the weeds of tradition. Be not afraid to cut through.
If you wish to break with tradition, learn your craft well, and embrace adversity - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
She had wanted more than she could have.She had wanted him, and more... she had wanted him to want her.In the name of something bigger than tradition, bolder than reputation, more important than a silly title. - Sarah MacLean
The limits are pushed by our resolve to succeed beyond tradition. - Dallas Palmer
To whom can I expose the urgency of my own passion?…There is nobody—here among these grey arches, and moaning pigeons, and cheerful games and tradition and emulation, all so skilfully organised to prevent feeling alone. - Virginia Woolf
Tradition in the nursery has acted as a severe editor. - Walter Jerrold
Once you understand the economics of the Austrian School and the philosophy of liberty in the tradition of Rothbard, you never look at anything – not the state, the media, the central bank, the political class, nothing – the same way again. - Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash. - Sir Winston Churchill
Teaching is not a lost art, but regard for teaching is a lost tradition. - Jacques Barzun
Spiritual growth is the gradual, I would say, transition from a God of tradition to a God of experience. - Neville Goddard
You must be Independent, Independent, Independent - don't talk so much but do more - go your own way and let your neighbour go his... Shake off all the props - the props tradition and authority give you - and go alone - crawl - stumble - stagger - but go alone. - Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Conservatism is not about tradition and morality, hasn't been for many decades... It is about the putative biological and spiritual superiority of the wealthy. - Greg Bear
The difference between a trained mind and a free mind is that a trained mind will fail to see just how trained their mind is by tradition, while a free mind has discarded such limitations... - Lionel Suggs
The advantage of having an artistic tradition is that the younger artist could see an organic link between the real life of one's country and its art work which is a sublimation of that life. - Kuo Pao Kun
Clearly, naming the major figures in the tradition had become a tradition in itself. - Gregory Woods
Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right. - Kurt Herbert Alder
Tradition is laziness.
The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living. - Karl Marx
The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice, and the desire for personal independence - these are the features of Jewish tradition that make me thank my stars that I belong to it. - Albert Einstein
This is new territory; a bridge between the conservative and conventional lit mag tradition and those colourful speculation-driven pamphlets that you find in stacks by the coffee-shop door, full of zombies and vampires and crashing space ships. This is a serious journal with a wide aesthetic. - The Review Review
A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril. - Winston S. Churchill
Scripture is our norming norm and tradition is our normed norm and that in a doctrinal controversy Scripture alone has absolute veto power while The Great Tradition (orthodox doctrine) has a vote but not a veto. - Roger E. Olson
Jazz is not just 'Well, man, this is what I feel like playing.' It's a very structured thing that comes down from a tradition and requires a lot of thought and study. - Wynton Marsalis
When you touch someone who authentically represents a tradition, you not only touch his or her tradition, you also touch your own. - Thich Nhat Hanh
The thinking (person) must oppose all cruel customs, no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another. - Albert Schweitzer
Do not believe a thing because you have read about it in a book. Do not believe a thing because another man has said it was true. Do not believe in words because they are hallowed by tradition. Find out the truth for yourself. Reason it out. That is realization. - Swami Vivekananda
My mother had a kindness that embraced all life.She knew her place well and was comfortable in giving everything she had.This is the tradition of native women. - Dan George
Jeff- "A Hanukkah tradition is making potato pancakes. For something a little different, use a sweet potato. Anything you'd like to add, Walter?"Walter- "Accept Jesus as your Savior or you'll burn in Hell for all eternity. - Jeff Dunham
Tradition weighs like a nightmare on the minds of the living. - Karl Marx
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. - Jacques Barzun
Tradition is the code that keeps change in lock. If you refuse change, you are likely to rust and guess the cause; that long held way of doing things. - Israelmore Ayivor
There are men with heart and soul that respect values and tradition then there are men with no heart that are manipulators and couldn't care less about values or tradition they both have friendly faces don't be fooled learn the difference by - Bonnie Zackson Koury
Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born. - Aldous Huxley
Regardless of the religious tradition, spiritual path, or personal perspective we choose to embrace, the potential exists for it to encourage and uplift every aspect of our being and to affect the types of goals we may choose to set for ourselves. - Laurie Buchanan, PhD
A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward. - Sir Winston Churchill
"That's the problem with tradition, it's always dated.
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 about. - G. K. Chesterton
Tradition is the social equivalent of personal habit.
The Hollywood tradition I like best is called "sucking up to the stars." - Johnny Carson
Every religion which does not concern itself with Science is mere tradition, and that is not the essential. Therefore science, education and civilization are most important necessities for the full religious life.
The victimisation, I saw, was universal. It didn't depend on poverty, on lack of education or on tradition. It didn't depend on any of the things I had thought it depended on. Men took it everywhere with them. - Tsitsi Dangarembga