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Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.
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.
Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?
Custom reconciles us to everything.
The best interpreter of the law is custom.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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.
Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom.
Michel de Montaigne
Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.
The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.
John Stuart Mill
Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor of whatever is countenanced by antiquity, enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.
They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom.
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.
Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
Custom is the great guide to human life.
It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.
Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.
Laws are subordinate to custom.
Custom has made dancing sometimes necessary for a young man; therefore mind it while you learn it, that you may learn to do it well, and not be ridiculous, though in a ridiculous act.
Custom is second nature.
Augustine of Hippo
Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.
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.
I've always assumed that my parents and my in-laws would live with me when I get older and have children. I just assume it will happen and that it's the right way to do things. It's a deeply Indian custom - that you kind of inherit your parents and your spouse's parents and you take care of them eventually.
Custom adapts itself to expediency.
One aspect of fast London life I have never understood, for example, is the custom of the gym. Why do people go to gyms?
While studying at Barcelona, Ignatius was in doubt whether, after completing his studies, he should enter some Religious Order, or go from place to place, according to his custom. He decided to enter upon the religious life.
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.
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