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The secret to my 5 o'clock shadow is a little device called the George Michael 3000 Custom Beard Trimmer and Personal Massager. Just kidding. I actually shave every morning, and thanks to my vast knowledge of Eastern philosophy and mysticism, I will my facial hair to grow to the exact same length each day. Dave Grohl taught me that one.
Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday, but in Milan I do not. Do you also follow the custom of whatever church you attend, if you do not want to give or receive scandal.
Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.
Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers.
Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself.
I hate people who think it's clever to take drugs... like custom officers.
Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail are suitable to the occasion. It arises from circumstance, custom, and nature.
Custom reconciles us to everything.
According to Ethiopian custom, parents wait to name a baby because children often die in the first weeks of life.
Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.
The best interpreter of the law is custom.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
It is an old custom amongst Jewish children, to become war-like on the 'L'ag Beomer.' They arm themselves from head to foot with wooden swords, pop-guns and bows and arrows. They take food with them, and go off to wage war.
The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom.
Michel de Montaigne
People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
The custom of speaking to God Almighty as freely as with a slave - caring nothing whether the words are suitable or not, but simply saying the first thing that comes to mind from being learnt by rote by frequent repetition - cannot be called prayer: God grant that no Christian may address Him in this manner.
Saint Teresa of Avila
The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.
John Stuart Mill
They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom.
Custom is the great guide to human life.
It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.
Ages when custom is unsettled are necessarily ages of prophecy. The moralist cannot teach what is revealed; he must reveal what can be taught. He has to seek insight rather than to preach.
Slavery, if it can be legalized at all, can be legalized only by positive legislation. Natural law gives it no aid. Custom imparts to it no legal sanction.
Authority is by nothing so much strengthened and confirmed as by custom; for no man easily distrusts the things which he and all men have been always bred up to.
Custom, that is before all law; Nature, that is above all art.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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