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Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Another term for preventive war is aggressive war - starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American 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 make today.
If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.
Carter G. Woodson
Central to America's rise to global leadership is our Judeo-Christian tradition with the vision of the goodness and possibilities of every human life.
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 that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
If children understand that beliefs should be substantiated with evidence, as opposed to tradition, authority, revelation or faith, they will automatically work out for themselves that they are atheists.
Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
Tradition is the illusion of permanance.
The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself.
What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
W. Somerset Maugham
Preserving tradition has become a nice hobby, like stamp collecting.
In my culture, there's a tradition that when you're in an overwhelming situation and you don't know what to do, you put yourself in a woman's shoes.
Every spiritual tradition has this idea of death and resurrection. It's not unique to Christianity.
One tradition I have with my friends is that when one of us gets married, we have a ton of fragrance oils and pretty bottles at the bachelorette party. Everyone puts a drop or two in a bottle for the bride and makes a wish, and the bride wears our creation on her wedding day.
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.
David Herbert Lawrence
If we try to engineer outcomes, if we overturn tradition to make everyone the same, we ruin society. If we upset tradition to allow for an equal shot at the starting gate, everyone wins, except for the charlatans and would be dictators.
It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
My kids say if there's any family dinner that doesn't result in somebody crying, it's not a good dinner. They cry because it helps relieve them of a guilt or some onerous emotional burden. It's like a family tradition.
Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
Arthur M. Schlesinger
As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration.
At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past.
An unexamined faith is not worth having, for fundamentalism and uncritical certitude entail the rejection of one of the great human gifts: that of free will, of the liberty to make up our own minds based on evidence and tradition and reason.
It was easy to persecute me without people feeling ashamed. It was easy to vilify me and project me as a woman who was not following the tradition of a 'good African woman' and as a highly educated elitist who was trying to show innocent African women ways of doing things that were not acceptable to African men.
In my tradition, one must wait until one has learned a lot of Bible and Talmud and the Prophets to handle mysticism. This isn't instant coffee. There is no instant mysticism.
For in my tradition, as a Jew, I believe that whatever we receive we must share.
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