Quotations The Best Quotes About Tradition  

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A list of the best tradition quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous tradition quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic tradition quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational tradition quotes from that same writer.

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People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things. Buckminster Fuller

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As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead. Allan Bloom

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A precedent embalms a principle. Benjamin Disraeli

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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 the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking around. G. K. Chesterton

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A tradition without intelligence is not worth having. T. S. Eliot

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It cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labor. T. S. Eliot

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There is nothing in the world more stubborn than a corpse: you can hit it, you can knock it to pieces, but you cannot convince it. Alexander Herzen

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To keep up even a worthwhile tradition means vitiating the idea behind it which must necessarily be in a constant state of evolution: it is mad to try to express new feelings in a mummified form. Alfred Jarry

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Tradition is a guide and not a jailer. W. Somerset Maugham

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Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past. Lewis Mumford