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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.
Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail are suitable to the occasion. It arises from circumstance, custom, and nature.
Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.
I hate people who think it's clever to take drugs... like custom officers.
Custom reconciles us to everything.
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
Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.
The custom of sinning takes away the sense of it, the course of the world takes away the shame of it.
Admitting the force of these contentions, nevertheless, the custom of meeting together in public assembly for the consideration of the most serious, the most exalted topics of human interest is too vitally precious to be lost.
Often, economists spend their energies squabbling with one another, but arguably the more important contrast is between our broadly liberal economic worldview and the various alternatives - common around the globe - that postulate natural hierarchies of religion, ethnicity, caste and gender, often enforced by law and strict custom.
According to Ethiopian custom, parents wait to name a baby because children often die in the first weeks of life.
Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
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.
Morality is the custom of one's country and the current feeling of one's peers.
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.
John F. Kennedy
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