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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.
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.
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.
Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.
John Stuart Mill
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.
Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.
Custom is the great guide to human life.
It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.
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.
Laws are subordinate to custom.
Custom is second nature.
Augustine of Hippo
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.
Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up.
Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail are suitable to the occasion. It arises from circumstance, custom, and nature.
Marcus V. Pollio
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.
I hate people who think it's clever to take drugs... like custom officers.
The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining, and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom of public assemblies on Sunday.
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