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Customs quotes by Robert Green Ingersoll
#1. Custom meets us at the cradle and leaves us only at the tomb. #Quote by Robert Green Ingersoll
Customs quotes by Sinclair Lewis
#2. Think how much better it is to criticize conventional customs if you yourself live up to them, scrupulously. #Quote by Sinclair Lewis
Customs quotes by William Makepeace Thackeray
#3. Society having ordained certain customs, men are bound to obey the law of society, and conform to its harmless orders. #Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray
Customs quotes by William Shakespeare
#4. We must not make a scarecrow of the law, Setting it up to fear the birds of prey, And let it keep one shape till custom make it Their perch, and not their terror. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Customs quotes by Anthony Esolen
#5. Until the sexual revolution, most people understood that customs and laws regarding sex were customs and laws to strengthen or at least to protect the family, and that the family was not something created by the State, but was its own small kingdom, a natural society, founded in the bodily nature of man. #Quote by Anthony Esolen
Customs quotes by Samar Sudha
#6. Relations are actually tied by heart not by Customs, coz Friendship never required any of It. #Quote by Samar Sudha
Customs quotes by Jack London
#7. When a man journeys into a far country, he must be prepared to forget many of the things he has learned, and to acquire such customs as are inherent with existence in the new land; he must abandon the old ideals and the old gods, and oftentimes he must reverse the very codes by which his conduct has hitherto been shaped. #Quote by Jack London
Customs quotes by Robert Ruark
#8. When we take away from a man his traditional way of life, his customs, hi religion, we had better make certain to replace it with
SOMETHING OF VALUE #Quote by Robert Ruark
Customs quotes by Jennifer Senior
#9. They also create wormholes in time, transporting their mothers and fathers back to feelings and sensations they haven't had since they themselves were young. The dirty secret about adulthood is the sameness of it, its tireless adherence to routines and customs and norms. Small children may intensify this sense of repetition and rigidity by virtue of the new routines they establish. But they liberate their parents from their ruts too. #Quote by Jennifer Senior
Customs quotes by Jamie O'Neill
#10. - Help these boys build a nation their own. Ransack the histories for clues to their past. Plunder the literatures for words they can speak. And should you encounter an ancient tribe whose customs, however dimly, cast light on their hearts, tell them that tale; and you shall name the unspeakable names of your kind, and in that naming, in each such telling, they will falter a step to the light.
- For only with pride may a man prosper. With pride, all things follow. Without he have pride he is a shadowy skulk whose season is night. #Quote by Jamie O'Neill
Customs quotes by David Frum
#11. Power creates temptations, and that is true even for the smallest increments of power: the power of the building inspector, of the customs official, of the cop at the traffic stop. It took a lot of work by a lot of people over a long time to build even America's highly imperfect standards of public integrity. Undoing that work would be a far easier task. Corruption is the resting state of pubic affairs; integrity a painstaking, unceasing struggle against cultural inertia and political gravity. #Quote by David Frum
Customs quotes by Philip Larkin
#12. Living in England has no such excuse:
These are my customs and establishments ... #Quote by Philip Larkin
Customs quotes by Erich Fromm
#13. Religion and nationalism, as well as any custom and any belief however absurd and degrading, if it only connects the individual with others, are refuges from what man most dreads: isolation. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Customs quotes by Bertrand Russell
#14. For over two thousand years it has been the custom among earnest moralists to decry happiness as something degraded and unworthy #Quote by Bertrand Russell
Customs quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#15. Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Customs quotes by Jean De La Bruyere
#16. Great things astonish us, and small dishearten us. Custom makes both familiar. #Quote by Jean De La Bruyere
Customs quotes by David Hume
#17. Ll arguments concerning existence are founded on the relation of cause and effect; that our knowledge of that relation is derived entirely from experience; and all our experimental conclusions proceed upon the supposition that the future will be conformable to the past ... Without the influence of custom, we should be entirely ignorant of every matter of fact beyond what is immediately present to the memory and senses. #Quote by David Hume
Customs quotes by Pope Leo XIII
#18. For what concerns diversity of rites in the sacred liturgy, the Apostolic See has always made its position clear: not only it does not condemn diversity, but it eagerly and willingly grants to each nation the right to keep and preserve the legitimate customs and traditions of its forbears. #Quote by Pope Leo XIII
Customs quotes by John Vanbrugh
#19. Custom, madam, is the law of fools, but it shall never govern me. #Quote by John Vanbrugh
Customs quotes by Finley Peter Dunne
#20. I'll now fall back a furlong or two in me chair, while me larned but misguided collagues r-read th' Histhry iv Iceland to show ye how wrong I am. But mind ye, what I 've said goes. I let thim talk because it exercises their throats, but ye 've heard all th' decision on this limon case that'll get into th' fourth reader.' A voice fr'm th' audjeence, ' Do I get me money back ? ' Brown J. : ' Who ar-re ye ? ' Th' Voice : ' Th' man that ownded th' limons.' Brown J. : ' I don't know.' (Gray J., White J., dissentin' an' th' r-rest iv th' birds concurrin' but fr entirely diff'rent reasons.) #Quote by Finley Peter Dunne
Customs quotes by Vincent De Paul
#21. When in Rome, you must do as the Romans do and accept the local customs, if they are not immoral. #Quote by Vincent De Paul
Customs quotes by Hannah More
#22. Glory darts her soul-pervading ray on thrones and cottages, regardless still of all the artificial nice distinctions vain human customs make. #Quote by Hannah More
Customs quotes by Anatole France
#23. What men call civilization is the condition of present customs; what they call barbarism, the condition of past ones. #Quote by Anatole France
Customs quotes by J. Martin Kohe
#24. Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another. If we will disagree without being disagreeable. #Quote by J. Martin Kohe
Customs quotes by Philip Neri
#25. It is an old custom of the servants of God to have some little prayer ready and to be frequently darting them up to heaven during the day, lifting their minds to God out of the mire of this world. #Quote by Philip Neri
Customs quotes by Ruth Benedict
#26. No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking. #Quote by Ruth Benedict
Customs quotes by Salman Khan
#27. Entire industries and some of our very largest professions depend on the persistence of our current system. Other social institutions - like giant publishers and test-prep companies - are synched to its workings. A certain teaching method implies certain goals and certain tests. The tests, in turn, have a serious impact on hiring practices and career advancement. Human nature being what it is, those who prosper under a given system tend to become supporters of that system. Thus the powerful tend to have a bias toward the status quo; our educational customs tend to perpetuate themselves, and because they interconnect with so many other aspects of our culture, they are extraordinarily difficult to change. #Quote by Salman Khan
Customs quotes by Munindra Misra
The world, the din, the time, the kin,
In our days are a sin,
Love's condemned and not true,
A farce for sex, a laugh at You.
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Simplicity is a crime,
Frauds and liars are divine,
Sex is worshiped, live not true,
Cheat be cheated our mottos new.
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Love is lost - so dear to You,
And lovers are but a few,
'Cause they know that live if hell,
As customs are but their cell.
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The lies, the crime, the evil ways,
Are the paths of our days,
We love our neighbour as love's not true,
And hate the others cause they do too.
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Customs quotes by Vitruvius
#29. Consistency is found in that work whose whole and detail are suitable to the occasion. It arises from circumstance, custom, and nature. #Quote by Vitruvius
Customs quotes by Henry Louis Gates
#30. Thousand years ago, we all descended from Africans who left the continent. Those ancestors, we will never know their name. We can go back 200 or 300 years and actually populate your family tree with real people who had names and documents. They had customs, characteristics that, unbeknownst to you, you have inherited. Almost through osmosis it has been passed down to you. #Quote by Henry Louis Gates
Customs quotes by Azim Premji
#31. The Indian community in Canada has integrated much better than the Indian community in United States. They've become really Canadian at the same time as keeping all their Indian characters and customs and social groups. #Quote by Azim Premji
Customs quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#32. In America, conscription is unknown; men are enlisted for payment. Compulsory recruitment is so alien to the ideas and so foreign to the customs of the people of the United States that I doubt whether they would ever dare to introduce it into their law. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Customs quotes by Jason Mulgrew
#33. When you get older, you realize something: all those stupid mores and customs related to how a man should comport himself in the "game" of courtship are just that - stupid. Age affords you this blend of apathy and confidence - with a little bit of wisdom thrown in - that allows you to say, "Hey, I am attracted that girl over there, so I'm going to introduce myself. If it doesn't work out, that's fine. If it does, terrific. Either way, I lose nothing for trying." #Quote by Jason Mulgrew
Customs quotes by Jacque Fresco
#34. Human behavior is subject to the same laws as any other natural phenomenon. Our customs, behaviors, and values are byproducts of our culture. No one is born with greed, prejudice, bigotry, patriotism and hatred; these are all learned behavior patterns. If the environment is unaltered, similar behavior will reoccur. #Quote by Jacque Fresco
Customs quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#35. Suspicious.- To admit a belief merely because it is a custom - but that means to be dishonest, cowardly, lazy! - And so could dishonesty, cowardice and laziness be the preconditions for morality? #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Customs quotes by Michael Chang
#36. Cadence Encounter Conformal Custom provides a quicker turnaround as the result of its exhaustive verification without the use of stimuli, .. Cadence continues to invest in and enhance its Conformal solutions
the industry's top verification flow and the only complete solution for integrated equivalency checking and functional verification. #Quote by Michael Chang
Customs quotes by Thomas Hobbes
#37. Moral philosophy is nothing else but the science of what is good, and evil, in the conversation, and society of mankind. Good, and evil, are names that signify our appetites, and aversions; which in different tempers, customs, and doctrines of men, are different. #Quote by Thomas Hobbes
Customs quotes by James Clavell
#38. By universal custom, your enemy is never more polite than when he is planning or has planned your destruction. #Quote by James Clavell
Customs quotes by Xiaobing Tang
#39. Another example may be the robust revival today of traditional or pre-revolutionary beliefs, rituals, customs, ceremonies, and even superstitions, most of which were once strenuously denounced and suppressed during the nation's drive for a cosmopolitan modernity. #Quote by Xiaobing Tang
Customs quotes by Donald E. Westlake
#40. Dortmunder and the Major strolled away down the long corridor overlooking customs, with the duty-free shops on one side of the corridor and on the other side the railing where people can stand and look down at their returning relatives and visiting foreign friends being degraded. #Quote by Donald E. Westlake
Customs quotes by Charles James Napier
#41. Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.[To Hindu priests complaining to him about the prohibition of Sati religious funeral practice of burning widows alive on her husband's funeral pyre.] #Quote by Charles James Napier
Customs quotes by Arnold Bennett
#42. Every scene, even the commonest, is wonderful, if only one can detach oneself, casting off all memory of use and custom and behold it, as it were, for the first time. #Quote by Arnold Bennett
Customs quotes by Benjamin Barber
#43. When it comes to acid rain or oil spills or depleted fisheries or tainted groundwater or fluorocarbon propellants or radiation leaks or sexually transmitted diseases, national frontiers are simple irrelevant. Toxins don't stop for customs inspections and microbes don't carry passports. North America became a water and free-trade zone long before NAFTA loosened up the market in goods. #Quote by Benjamin Barber
Customs quotes by Samuel Johnson
#44. Long customs are not easily broken; he that attempts to change the course of his own life very often labors in vain; and how shall we do that for others, which we are seldom able to do for ourselves. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Customs quotes by Chris Murray
#45. Each step of your current journey will take you to new and interesting worlds of opportunity and as every intrepid explorer knows, when one visits strange new lands one must be aware of their customs. #Quote by Chris Murray
Customs quotes by Ed O.G.
#46. I wish I didn't get searched when I come through customs.
I wish Christians stop beefin' with Muslims,
Wish the poor didn't have to take welfare,
Wish America had universal health care ...
Cause ain't no help here. #Quote by Ed O.G.
Customs quotes by Charles W. Chesnutt
#47. We make our customs lightly; once made, like our sins, they grip us in bands of steel; we become the creatures of our creation. #Quote by Charles W. Chesnutt
Customs quotes by Thomas Merton
#48. In actual fact, conventions are the death of real tradition as they are of all real life. They are parasites which attach themselves to the living organism of tradition and devour all its reality, turning it into a hollow formality.

Tradition is living and active, but convention is passive and dead. Tradition does not form us automatically: we have to work to understand it. Convention is accepted passively, as a matter of routine. Therefore, convention easily becomes an evasion of reality. It offers us only pretended ways of solving the problems of living - a system of gestures and formalities. Tradition really teaches us to live and shows us how to take full responsibility for our own lives. Thus tradition is often flatly opposed to what is ordinary, to what is mere routine. But convention, which is a mere repetition of familiar routines, follows the line of least resistance. One goes through an act, without trying to understand the meaning of it all, merely because everyone else does the same. Tradition, which is always old, is at the same time ever new because it is always reviving - born again in each new generation, to be lived and applied in a new and particular way. Convention is simply the ossification of social customs. The activities of conventional people are merely excuses for NOT acting in a more integrally human way. Tradition nourishes the life of the spirit; convention merely disguises its interior decay. #Quote by Thomas Merton
Customs quotes by Will Durant
#49. The matter of sedition is of two kinds: much poverty and much discontentment....The causes and motives of sedition are, innovation in religion; taxes; alteration of laws and customs; breaking of privileges; general oppression; advancement of unworthy persons, strangers; dearths; disbanded soldiers; factions grown desperate; and whatsoever in offending people joineth them in a common cause.' The cue of every leader, of course, is to divide his enemies and to unite his friends. 'Generally, the dividing and breaking of all factions...that are adverse to the state, and setting them at a distance, or at least distrust, among themselves, is not one of the worst remedies; for it is a desperate case, if those that hold with the proceeding of the state be full of discord and faction, and those that are against it be entire and united.' A better recipe for the avoidance of revolutions is an equitable distribution of wealth: 'Money is like muck, not good unless it be spread.' But this does not mean socialism, or even democracy; Bacon distrusts the people, who were in his day quite without access to education; 'the lowest of all flatteries is the flattery of the common people;' and 'Phocion took it right, who, being applauded by the multitude, asked, What had he done amiss?' What Bacon wants is first a yeomanry of owning farmers; then an aristocracy for administration; and above all a philosopher-king. 'It is almost without instance that any government was unprosperous under learned gove #Quote by Will Durant
Customs quotes by Antoni Tapies
#50. In our world, in which religious images are losing their meaning, in which our customs are getting more and more secular, we are losing our sense of the eternal. I think it's a loss that has done a great deal of damage to modern art. Painting is a return to origins. #Quote by Antoni Tapies
Customs quotes by Louis L'Amour
#51. It is an old custom of these people to pick up a stone and toss it on the pile. Perhaps it is a symbolical lightening of the load they carry, perhaps a small offering to the gods of the trails. #Quote by Louis L'Amour
Customs quotes by Charles Dickens
#52. Any one of these partners would have disinherited his son on the question of rebuilding Tellson's. In this respect the House was much on a par with the Country; which did very often disinherit its sons for suggesting improvements in laws and customs that had long been highly objectionable, but were only the more respectable. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Customs quotes by Winston S. Churchill
#53. King Alfred's Book of Laws, or Dooms, as set out in the existing laws of Kent, Wessex, and Mercia, attempted to blend the Mosaic code with Christian principles and old Germanic customs. He inverted the Golden Rule. Instead of "Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you", he adopted the less ambitious principle, "What ye will that other men should not do to you, that do ye not to other men", with the comment, "By bearing this precept in mind a judge can do justice to all men; he needs no other law-books. Let him think of himself as the plaintiff, and consider what judgment would satisfy him." The King, in his preamble, explained modestly that "I have not dared to presume to set down in writing many laws of my own, for I cannot tell what will meet with the approval of our successors. #Quote by Winston S. Churchill
Customs quotes by Agnes Repplier
#54. The universality of a custom is pledge of its worth. #Quote by Agnes Repplier
Customs quotes by Gerald Durrell
#55. We all travelled light, taking with us only what we considered to be the bare essentials of life. When we opened our luggage for Customs inspection, the contents of our bags were a fair indication of character and interests. Thus Margo's luggage contained a multitude of diaphanous garments, three books on slimming, and a regiment of small bottles each containing some elixir guaranteed to cure acne. Leslie's case held a couple of roll-top pullovers and a pair of trousers which were wrapped round two revolvers, an air-pistol, a book called Be Your Own Gunsmith, and a large bottle of oil that leaked. Larry was accompanied by two trunks of books and a brief-case containing his clothes. Mother's luggage was sensibly divided between clothes and various volumes on cooking and gardening. I travelled with only those items that I thought necessary to relieve the tedium of a long journey: four books on natural history, a butterfly net, a dog, and a jam-jar full of caterpillars all in imminent danger of turning into chrysalids. Thus, by our standards fully equipped, we left the clammy shores of England. #Quote by Gerald Durrell
Customs quotes by Mark Twain
#56. Custom is, to think a handsome thing in private but tame it down in the utterance. #Quote by Mark Twain
Customs quotes by Ronald Ross
#57. The student of biology is often struck with the feeling that historians, when dealing with the rise and fall of nations, do not generally view the phenomena from a sufficiently high biological standpoint. To me, at least, they seem to attach too much importance to individual rulers and soldiers, and to particular wars, policies, religions, and customs; while at the same time they make little attempt to extract the fundamental causes of national success or failure. #Quote by Ronald Ross
Customs quotes by Michael A. Mullett
#58. Townspeople themselves were eager for change and experiment. From their point of view, Catholicism was tied in with customs and festivals that made sense in a farming community. People in towns and cities needed to have their industries work without being interrupted by all the feast days of the Catholic faith. #Quote by Michael A. Mullett
Customs quotes by Samuel Daniel
#59. Custom, that is before all law; Nature, that is above all art. #Quote by Samuel Daniel
Customs quotes by Seneca The Younger
#60. The customs of that most criminal nation (Israel) have gained such strength that they have now been received in all lands. The conquered have given laws to the conquerors. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
Customs quotes by Nicholas D. Kristof
#61. This is not a tidy world of tyrannical men and victimized women, but a messier realm of oppressive social customs adhered to by men and women alike. As we said, laws can help, but the greatest challenge is to change these ways of thinking. #Quote by Nicholas D. Kristof
Customs quotes by Alexandre Dumas
#62. The kingdoms of kings are confined, either by mountains or rivers, or by a change in customs or by a difference of language; but my kingdom is as great as the world, because I am neither Italian, nor French, nor Hindu, nor American, nor a Spaniard; I am a cosmopolitan. No country can claim to be my birthplace, God alone knows in which region I shall die. I adopt every custom, I speak every tongue [... ] In this way, you see, being of no country, asking for the protection of no goverment and acknowledging no man as my brother, I am not restrained or hampered by a single one of the scruples that tie the hands of the powerful or the obstacles that block the path of the weak. #Quote by Alexandre Dumas
Customs quotes by Maimonides
#63. The soul is subject to health and disease, just as is the body. The health and disease of both ... undoubtedly depend upon beliefs and customs, which are peculiar to mankind. #Quote by Maimonides
Customs quotes by Anupama Chopra
#64. The film was based on a short story written by a customs officer, and was based on his experiences. #Quote by Anupama Chopra
Customs quotes by Bill Cole Cliett
#65. anthrapologize FW 151.7 v. Express regret or apologize for the science of man or anthropology. So many mistakes, unintentional and sometimes not, have been made in the study of human origins and development, especially racial, along with customs and beliefs, that some apologies are needed. #Quote by Bill Cole Cliett
Customs quotes by Johann Kaspar Lavater
#66. Be neither too early in the fashion, nor too long out of it; nor at any time in the extremes of it. #Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater
Customs quotes by Winston Churchill
#67. Logic is a poor guide compared with custom. #Quote by Winston Churchill
Customs quotes by Rudolf Arnheim
#68. Rather than be asked to abandon one's own heritage and to adapt to the mores of the new country, one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills and customs that would enrich the resources of American living. #Quote by Rudolf Arnheim
Customs quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#69. State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. It even lies coldly, and this lie crawls out of its mouth: "I, the state, am the people." This is a lie! The ones who created the peoples were the creators, they hung a faith and a love over them, and thus they served life. The ones who set traps for the many and call them "state" are annihilators, they hang a sword and a hundred cravings over them. Where there are still peoples the state is not understood, and it is hated as the evil eye and the sin against customs and rights. This #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Customs quotes by Anais Nin
#70. The women cannot go out except to go to church or to the bullfight, and even that is unusual. I consider it a very ugly custom, and if I couldn't go out as I wished, I would leave this country [Spain], if only because of that one custom of the inhabitants. #Quote by Anais Nin
Customs quotes by John Holt
#71. In short, by the institution of childhood I mean all those attitudes and feelings, and also customs and laws, that put a great gulf or barrier between the young and their elders, and the world of their elders; that make it difficult or impossible for young people to make contact with the larger society around them, and, even more, to play any kind of active, responsible, useful part in it; that lock the young into eighteen years or more of subserviency and dependency, and make of them, as I said before, a mixture of expensive nuisance, fragile treasure, slave, and super-pet. #Quote by John Holt
Customs quotes by Albert Camus
#72. There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed. #Quote by Albert Camus
Customs quotes by Carlton J. H. Hayes
#73. Only if you have some knowledge of the human sacrifices, the vicious temple rites, the degrading superstitions and customs that were practiced ... can you realize how much the modern world owes to the Hebrew prophets, whose monotheism and moral teachings entered into Christianity and Islam ... #Quote by Carlton J. H. Hayes
Customs quotes by Karen Blixen
#74. The young (Somali) women were very inquisitive as to European customs, and listened attentively to descriptions of the manners, education, and clothes of white ladies, as if out to complete their strategic education with the knowledge of how the males of an alien race were conquered and subdued. #Quote by Karen Blixen
Customs quotes by Peter Kropotkin
#75. The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror. #Quote by Peter Kropotkin
Customs quotes by Gerald Brenan
#76. One road to happiness is to cultivate curiosity about everything. Not only about people but about subjects, not only about the arts but about history and foreign customs. Not only about countries and cities, but about plants and animals. Not only about lichened rocks and curious markings on the bark of trees, but about stars and atoms. Not only about your friends but about that strange labyrinth we inhabit which we call ourselves. Then, if we do that, we will never suffer a moment's boredom ... #Quote by Gerald Brenan
Customs quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#77. Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. The roots of cruelty, therefore, are not so much strong as widespread. But the time must come when inhumanity protected by custom and thoughtlessness will succumb before humanity championed by thought. Let us work that this time may come. #Quote by Albert Schweitzer
Customs quotes by Moliere
#78. Good sense avoids all extremes, and requires us to be soberly rational. This unbending and virtuous stiffness of ancient times shocks too much the ordinary customs of our own; it requires too great perfection from us mortals; we must yield to the times without being too stubborn; it is the height of folly to busy ourselves in correcting the world. #Quote by Moliere
Customs quotes by Daniel O'Malley
#79. We were ushered into the special reception room that important people go to so they won't have to ensure Customs. It's luxurious and private, and you don't have to mingle with the public. It's the room that you wait in if you are very, very powerful and once got shitfaced with Joseph of Arimathea. Or if you are Mick Jagger. #Quote by Daniel O'Malley
Customs quotes by Mark Twain
#80. Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment. #Quote by Mark Twain
Customs quotes by Oliver Sacks
#81. This drove home to me how barbaric our own medicine and our own customs are in the "civilized" world, where we put ill or demented people away and try to forget them. #Quote by Oliver Sacks
Customs quotes by Matthew Fontaine Maury
#82. It is a custom often practiced by seafaring people to throw a bottle overboard, with a paper, stating the time and place at which it is done. In the absence of other information as to currents, that afforded by these mute little navigators is of great value. #Quote by Matthew Fontaine Maury
Customs quotes by Baron De Montesquieu
#83. When one wants to change manners and customs, one should not do so by changing the laws. #Quote by Baron De Montesquieu
Customs quotes by Martin Wickramasinghe
#84. Tissa reflected that religion is divine poetry whilst morality is made up of customs and traditions that change with the place and the times. How do men who read the same books he reads, live on the same kind of food in the same world and social class, differ so much from him and from each other in mind and body? He concluded that his present state of body and mind that gives rise to his reflections cannot be just the outcome of books he read and the food he ate, nor his own efforts to adapt to his world and his social class. Human beings are born with an individuality that is unique to each, but this cannot be attributed to the presence or absence of a soul. The same individuality is there in each leaf, and one leaf differs from another. Yet all the leaves get the same nourishment from the roots of the tree, and the sun and the air. #Quote by Martin Wickramasinghe
Customs quotes by Marion Zimmer Bradley
#85. Customs have no reason; they simply are. #Quote by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Customs quotes by Catherynne M Valente
#86. Why do you need that thing?" September asked. "None of the airports back home have them."
"They do. You just can't see them right," Betsy Basilstalk said with a grin. "All customs agents have them, otherwise, why would people agree to stand in line and be peered at and inspected? We all live inside the terrible engine of authority, and it grinds and shrieks and burns so that no one will say, lines on maps are silly. Where you live, the awful machinery is smaller, harder to see. Less honest, that's all. Whereas Rupert here? He's as honest as they come. Does what it says on the box. #Quote by Catherynne M Valente
Customs quotes by Wilfrid Sheed
#87. Unnecessary customs live a brutally short life in America. #Quote by Wilfrid Sheed
Customs quotes by Octavia E. Butler
#88. To survive
Let the past
Teach you-
Past customs,
Leaders and thinkers.
Help you.
Let them inspire you,
Warn you,
Give you strength.
But beware:
God is change.
Past is past.
What was
Come again..

To survive,
know the past.
Let it touch you.
Then let
The past
Go. #Quote by Octavia E. Butler
Customs quotes by Marquis De Sade
#89. The philosopher who travels the world in order to learn must put up with all customs, all religions, all kinds of weather and climate, all beds and all kinds of food, and leave to the voluptuous, indolent man in the capital his prejudices...his luxury...that obscene luxury that, as it never contains any real needs, creates artificial ones every day at the expense of fortune and health. #Quote by Marquis De Sade
Customs quotes by Ricardo Semler
#90. To survive in modern times, a company must have an organizational structure that accepts change as its basic premise, lets tribal customs thrive, and fosters a power that is derived from respect, not rules. In other words, the successful companies will be the ones that put quality of life first. Do this and the rest - quality of product, productivity of workers, profits for all - will follow. #Quote by Ricardo Semler
Customs quotes by Cherie Dimaline
#91. I did have the longest hair of any of the boys... I braided it myself each morning, to keep it out of the way and to remind myself of things I couldn't quite remember but that, nevertheless, I knew to be true. #Quote by Cherie Dimaline
Customs quotes by Carl Sagan
#92. In manned Earth orbital flights, still other problems arise. Consider a religious Muslim or Jew circling the Earth once every ninety minutes. Is he obligated to celebrate the Sabbath every seventh orbit? Spaceflight provides access to environments very different from those in which we and our customs have grown up. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Customs quotes by Gustave Flaubert
#93. When she was taken too bad she went off quite alone to the sea-shore, so that the customs officer, going his rounds, often found her lying flat on her face, crying on the shingle. Then, after her marriage, it went off, they say." "But with me," replied Emma, "it was after marriage that it began. #Quote by Gustave Flaubert
Customs quotes by Johann Georg Ritter Von Zimmermann
#94. Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of truth. #Quote by Johann Georg Ritter Von Zimmermann
Customs quotes by Erich Fromm
#95. Nationalism, originally a progressive movement, replaced the bonds of feudalism and absolutism. The average man today obtains his sense of identity from his belonging to a nation, rather than from his being a "Son of Man." His objectivity, that is, his reason, is warped by this fixation. He judges the "stranger" with different criteria than the members of his own clan. His feelings toward the stranger are equally warped. Those who are not "familiar" by bonds of blood and soil (expressed a common language, customs, food, song, etc.) are looked upon with suspicion, and paranoid delusions about them can spring up at the slightest provocation. This incestuous fixation not only poisons the relationship of the individual to the stranger, but to the members of his own clan and to himself. The person who has not freed himself from the ties to blood and soil is not yet fully born as a human being; his capacity for love and reason are crippled; he does not experience himself nor his fellow man in their-and his own-human reality. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Customs quotes by Noah Worcester
#96. If rulers learn to undervalue the lives of their own subjects by the custom of war, how much more do they undervalue the lives of their enemies! As they learn to hear of the loss of five hundred or a thousand of their own men, with perhaps less feeling than they would hear of the death of a favorite horse or dog, so they learn to hear of the death of thousands after thousands on the side of the enemy with joy and exultation. #Quote by Noah Worcester
Customs quotes by Diane Chamberlain
#97. There should be a public outcry about what happened to me and other women in the name of our government! But history has shown "the customs of society and laws of the State allowed it to crush my aspirations and barred me from the the pursuit of almost every object worthy of an intelligent, rational mind."45 What law has the right to entrust the interest of myself and my children into the hands of such an evil bunch of men? I did not occupy my rightful place in 1976.
45. (paraphrased from Gurko, Miriram, The Ladies of Seneca Falls; the Birth of the Women's Rights Movement, 1974. #Quote by Diane Chamberlain
Customs quotes by Maya Angelou
#98. The customs are as formalised as an eighteenth-century minuet, and a child at the race's knee learns the moves and twirls by osmosis and observation. #Quote by Maya Angelou
Customs quotes by Eric Weiner
#99. Later, someone explained that in Moldova the relationship between host and guest is reversed. It is the guest's obligation to make the host feel at ease. Reverse hospitality. One of the many peculiar customs in this country. #Quote by Eric Weiner
Customs quotes by Eric Hoffer
#100. Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible. #Quote by Eric Hoffer
Customs quotes by Paul Goodman
#101. To consider powerful souls as if they were a useful public resource is quite foreign to our customs. In a small sense it is undemocratic, for it assumes that some people really know better in a way that must seem arbitrary to most. In a large sense it is certainly democratic, in that it makes the great man serve as a man. #Quote by Paul Goodman
Customs quotes by William Cowper
#102. The slaves of custom and established mode,
With pack-horse constancy we keep the road
Crooked or straight, through quags or thorny dells,
True to the jingling of our leader's bells. #Quote by William Cowper
Customs quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#103. Customs, morals--is there a difference? #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Customs quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#104. The world is his who can see through its pretension. What deafness, what stone-blind custom, what overgrown error you behold, is there only by sufferance,
by your sufferance. See it to be a lie, and you have already dealt it its mortal blow. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Customs quotes by Celeste Ng
#105. Part of the process," Pearl informed him as they cut through the living room, with the nonchalant air of a native unfazed by the curious customs of the land. #Quote by Celeste Ng
Customs quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#106. Traveling through the world produces a marvelous clarity in the judgment of men. We are all of us confined and enclosed within ourselves, and see no farther than the end of our nose. This great world is a mirror where we must see ourselves in order to know ourselves. There are so many different tempers, so many different points of view, judgments, opinions, laws and customs to teach us to judge wisely on our own, and to teach our judgment to recognize its imperfection and natural weakness. #Quote by Michel De Montaigne
Customs quotes by Laurence Sterne
#107. I could wish to spy the nakedness of their hearts, and through the different disguises of customs, climates, and religion, find out what is good in them, to fashion my own by. It is for this reason that I have not seen the Palais Royal - nor the facade of the Louvre - nor have attempted to swell the catalogues we have of pictures, statues, and churches - I conceive every fair being as a temple, and would rather enter in, and see the original drawings and loose sketches hung up in it, than the Transfiguration of Raphael itself. #Quote by Laurence Sterne
Customs quotes by Alan Cheuse
#108. In 'A Scandalous Woman,' the eventually distraught narrator watches as her high-spirited friend is beaten down - literally and figuratively - by Ireland's pious customs. #Quote by Alan Cheuse
Customs quotes by Steven Morrissey
#109. Yes I have had a tan, actually. I went to Los Angeles and got one there, but it didn't make it back to Britain. You're not allowed to come through customs with a tan. #Quote by Steven Morrissey
Customs quotes by Jan Morris
#110. The city bursts with ideas as with traffic, a swirl of newness and surprise. Who can be bored in a city? If you are tired of one activity you can try something else, change your job, take your custom to another restaurant. #Quote by Jan Morris
Customs quotes by Jean Le Rond D'Alembert
#111. If one looks at all closely at the middle of our own century, the events that occupy us, our customs, our achievements and even our topics of conversation, it is difficult not to see that a very remarkable change in several respects has come into our ideas; a change which, by its rapidity, seems to us to foreshadow another still greater. Time alone will tell the aim, the nature and limits of this revolution, whose inconveniences and advantages our posterity will recognize better than we can. #Quote by Jean Le Rond D'Alembert
Customs quotes by Dick Thornburgh
#112. Yet, Puerto Rico's economic convergence and political integration with the rest of the nation is in a state of arrest - even though the island has been within the national borders, political system and customs territory of the U.S. for a century. #Quote by Dick Thornburgh
Customs quotes by Hannah Arendt
#113. No civilization would ever have been possible without a framework of stability, to provide the wherein for the flux of change. Foremost among the stabilizing factors, more enduring than customs, manners and traditions, are the legal systems that regulate our life in the world and our daily affairs with each other. #Quote by Hannah Arendt
Customs quotes by Tacitus
#114. Custom adapts itself to expediency. #Quote by Tacitus
Customs quotes by D. Todd Christofferson
#115. Policemen and laws can never replace customs, traditions and moral values as a means for regulating human behavior. At best, the police and criminal justice system are the last desperate line of defense for a civilized society. Our increased reliance on laws to regulate behavior is a measure of how uncivilized we've become. #Quote by D. Todd Christofferson
Customs quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#116. There are not unfrequently substantial reasons underneath for customs that appear to us absurd; and if I were ever again to find myself amongst strangers, I should be solicitous to examine before I condemned. #Quote by Charlotte Bronte
Customs quotes by Terence
#117. How many things both just and unjust are sanctioned by custom? #Quote by Terence
Customs quotes by Evan Esar
#118. It takes far more courage to violate a custom than a law. #Quote by Evan Esar
Customs quotes by Jane Welsh Carlyle
#119. The triumphal-procession-air which, in our manners and customs, is given to marriage at the outset - that singing of Te Deum before the battle has begun. #Quote by Jane Welsh Carlyle
Customs quotes by Gilbert K. Chesterton
#120. There is always in the healthy mind an obscure prompting that religion teaches us rather to dig than to climb; that if we could once understand the common clay of earth we should understand everything. Similarly, we have the sentiment that if we could destroy custom at a blow and see the stars as a child sees them, we should need no other apocalypse. This is the great truth which has always lain at the back of baby-worship, and which will support it to the end. #Quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Customs quotes by Orhan Pamuk
#121. People might feel sorry for a man who's fallen on hard times, but when an entire nation is poor, the rest of the world assumes that all its people must be brainless, lazy, dirty, clumsy fools. Instead of pity, the people provoke laughter. It's all a joke: their culture, their customs, their practices. In time the rest of the world may, some of them, begin to feel ashamed for having thought this way, and when they look around and see immigrants from that poor country mopping their floors and doing all the other lowest paying jobs, naturally they worry about what might happen if these workers one day rose up against them. So, to keep things sweet, they start taking an interest in the immigrants' culture and sometimes even pretend they think of them as equals. #Quote by Orhan Pamuk
Customs quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#122. Thus strength is afforded by good and thorough customs, thus is learnt the subjection of the individual, and strenuousness of character becomes a birth gift and afterwards is fostered as a habit. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Customs quotes by Samuel Johnson
#123. Shakespeare is above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpractised by the rest of the world; by the peculiarities of studies or professions, which can operate but upon small numbers; or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions: they are the genuine progeny of common humanity, such as the world will always supply, and observation will always find. His persons act and speak by the influence of those general passions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole system of life is continued in motion. In the writings of other poets a character is too often an individual; in those of Shakespeare it is commonly a species. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Customs quotes by Daniel Defoe
#124. I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women. #Quote by Daniel Defoe
Customs quotes by Ngaio Marsh
#125. Custom makes monsters of us all. #Quote by Ngaio Marsh
Customs quotes by Hal Duncan
#126. - Come Inanna, enter, Neti said to her, and as Inanna entered the first gate, the sugurra, crown of the steppe, was taken from her head.
- What is this? asked Inanna
- Quiet, Inanna, she was told. The customs of the city of the dead are perfect. They may not be questioned. #Quote by Hal Duncan
Customs quotes by Darrel Ray
#127. Mohammed took his tribal customs and traditions and injected them into his new religion. Many of the ideas and traditions he implemented were already contained in the tribes he conquered, so in many cases, no major changes were required of his new followers. For example, most, if not all, of the tribes were polygamous. Women were seen primarily as chattel and under the complete control of their fathers or husbands. The communities of the new Islamic religion in the 600s CE often converted en masse. With minor modifications, they kept practicing their traditions. Mecca was already a major pagan religious shrine; Mohammed conveniently changed it into a place of worship and pilgrimage for Allah.
Practically speaking, Mohammed unified a fracture region under a single religion and did it with a superior military. Conquest, war, and male predominance were the hallmarks of Islam. Despite political splits over the centuries, the tribal nature of Islam remains intact. #Quote by Darrel Ray
Customs quotes by Kit Bond
#128. Our ports are owned by local governments who are responsible for the ports. It is the Coast Guard and Customs that provide security. The federal government will never outsource our security. #Quote by Kit Bond
Customs quotes by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
#129. The canon and civil law; church and state; priests and legislators; all political parties and religious denominations have alike taught that woman was made after man, of man, and for man, an inferior being, subject to man. Creeds, codes, Scriptures and statutes, are all based on this idea. The fashions, forms, ceremonies and customs of society, church ordinances and discipline all grow out of this idea. #Quote by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Customs quotes by Alicia Sacramone
#130. I got a custom-made silk dress from a Chinese tailor for really cheap. I sketched it out on a piece of paper, and they took my measurements and made the dress for me in a day! #Quote by Alicia Sacramone
Customs quotes by George Santayana
#131. There is nothing sacred about convention; there is nothing sacred about primitive passions or whims; but the fact that a convention exists indicates that a way of living has been devised capable of maintaining itself. #Quote by George Santayana
Customs quotes by Ken Follett
#132. Even lords ought to follow the customs. #Quote by Ken Follett
Customs quotes by John Steinbeck
#133. I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier? #Quote by John Steinbeck
Customs quotes by Lord Byron
#134. Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth; whilst on the surface of the world all things are weighed by the false scale of custom. #Quote by Lord Byron
Customs quotes by Ban Ki-moon
#135. Although more than 500 million maritime containers move around the world each year, accounting for 90 per cent of international trade, only 2 per cent are inspected. Strengthening customs and immigration systems is essential. #Quote by Ban Ki-moon
Customs quotes by David Josiah Brewer
#136. I could show how largely our laws and customs are based upon the laws of Moses and the teachings of Christ; how constantly the Bible is appealed to as the guide of life and the authority in questions of morals ... Add a volume of unofficial declaration to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation. #Quote by David Josiah Brewer
Customs quotes by Kevin Kwan
#137. I think snobbery is one of the oldest customs in the world, and the rich will always find ways to rank each other and make themselves feel more special than others. #Quote by Kevin Kwan
Customs quotes by Ibn Khaldun
#138. Man is the child of customs, not the child of his ancestors. #Quote by Ibn Khaldun
Customs quotes by George Washington
#139. The crisis is arrived when we must assert our rights, or submit to every imposition, that can be heaped upon us, till custom and use shall make us as tame and abject slaves, as the blacks we rule over with such arbitrary sway. #Quote by George Washington
Customs quotes by Keller Easterling
#140. As a legal and economic instrument, the zone presides over a cocktail of enticements and legal exemptions that are sometimes mixed together with domestic civil laws, sometimes manipulated by business to create international law, and sometimes adopted by the nation in its entirety. Incentives vary in every location but might include: holidays from income or sales taxes, dedicated utilities like electricity or broadband, deregulation of labor laws, prohibition of labor unions and strikes, deregulation of environmental laws, streamlined customs and access to cheap imported or domestic labor, cheap land and foreign ownership of property, exemption from import/export duties, foreign language services, or relaxed licensing requirements. #Quote by Keller Easterling
Customs quotes by John Updike
#141. Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art. #Quote by John Updike
Customs quotes by Ivo Andric
#142. That wild beast which lives in man and does not dare to show itself until the barriers of law and custom have been removed, was now set free. #Quote by Ivo Andric
Customs quotes by Washington Irving
#143. There is nothing in England that exercises a more delightful spell over my imagination than the lingerings of the holiday customs and rural games of former times. They recall the pictures my fancy used to draw in the May morning of life, when as yet I only knew the world through books, and believed it to be all that poets had painted it; and they bring with them the flavour of those honest days of yore, in which, perhaps with equal fallacy, I am apt to think the world was more home-bred, social, and joyous than at present. #Quote by Washington Irving
Customs quotes by Louis D. Brandeis
#144. What is Americanization? It manifests itself, in a superficial way, when the immigrant adopts the clothes, the manners and the customs generally prevailing here. Far more important is the manifestation presented when he substitutes for his mother tongue the English language as the common medium of speech. #Quote by Louis D. Brandeis
Customs quotes by Angela Merici
#145. Keep to the ancient way and custom of the Church, established and confirmed by so many Saints under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. And live a new life. Pray, and get others to pray, that God not abandon His Church, but reform it as He pleases, and as He sees best for us, and more to His honor and glory. #Quote by Angela Merici
Customs quotes by Gustave Courbet
#146. To know in order to do, that was my idea. To be in a position to translate the customs, the ideas, the appearance of my time, according to my own estimation; to be not only a painter, but a man as well; in short, to create living art – this is my goal. #Quote by Gustave Courbet
Customs quotes by James A. Michener
#147. MOST NATIONS HAVE AT ONE TIME OR OTHER BOTH condoned and practiced slavery. Greece and Rome founded their societies on it. India and Japan handled this state of affairs by creating untouchable classes which continue to this day. Arabia clung to formal slavery longer than most, while black countries like Ethiopia and Burundi were notorious. In the New World each colonial power devised a system precisely suited to its peculiar needs and in conformance with its national customs. The #Quote by James A. Michener
Customs quotes by Carolyn Heilbrun
#148. Androgyny suggests a spirit of reconciliation between the sexes ... #Quote by Carolyn Heilbrun
Customs quotes by Henry David Thoreau
#149. So easy is it, though many housekeepers doubt it, to establish new and better customs in the place of the old. #Quote by Henry David Thoreau
Customs quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#150. The brown monkey's instinct to kill is correct; such men are dangerous to all monkey customs. #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Customs quotes by David Liss
#151. I am saying that while popular culture usually portrays practitioners of magic as separate from ordinary people, often biologically different, many people have habits or customs or superstitions that show magic was once a whole lot more democratic. #Quote by David Liss
Customs quotes by Theodore Dalrymple
#152. Multiculturalism rests on the supposition - or better, the dishonest pretense - that all cultures are equal and that no fundamental conflict can arise between the customs, mores, and philosophical outlooks of two different cultures. #Quote by Theodore Dalrymple
Customs quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#153. [H]e is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Customs quotes by Jane Austen
#154. I will not adopt that ungenerous and impolitic custom so common with novel writers, of degrading by their contemptuous censure the very performances, to the number of which they are themselves adding?joining with their greatest enemies in bestowing the harshest epithets on such works, and scarcely ever permitting them to be read by their own heroine, who, if she accidentally take up a novel, is sure to turn over its insipid leaves with disgust. #Quote by Jane Austen
Customs quotes by David Hume
#155. All inferences from experience ... are effects of custom, not of reasoning. #Quote by David Hume
Customs quotes by Buffalo Bill
#156. I thought I was benefiting the Indians as well as the government, by taking them all over the United States, and giving them a correct idea of the customs, life, etc., of the pale faces, so that when they returned to their people they could make known all they had seen. #Quote by Buffalo Bill
Customs quotes by Henry Abbey
#157. All governments, Books, customs, buildings, railways, ships, and all the stark realities that men have made, Are but imagination's utterances. #Quote by Henry Abbey
Customs quotes by Bernard Lazare
#158. It must be therefore, since the enemies of the Jews belonged to the most diverse races, since they lived in countries very distant from each other, since they were ruled by very different laws, governed by opposite principles, since they had neither the same morals, nor the same customs, since they were animated by unlike dispositions which did not permit them to judge of anything in the same way, it must be therefore that the general cause of anti-Semitism has always resided in Israel itself and not in those who have fought against Israel. #Quote by Bernard Lazare
Customs quotes by Charles H. Kraft
#159. We see God working in terms of Jewish culture to reach Jews, yet, refusing to impose Jewish customs on Gentiles. Instead non-Jews are to come to God and relate to Him in terms of their own cultural vehicles. We see the Bible endorsing, then, a doctrine we call biblical sociocultural adequacy in which each culture is taken seriously but none advocated exclusively as the only one acceptable to God. #Quote by Charles H. Kraft
Customs quotes by Robert Frost
#160. I could give all to Time except
What I myself have held. But why declare
The things forbidden that while the Customs slept
I have crossed to Safety with? For I am There,
And what I would not part with I have kept. #Quote by Robert Frost
Customs quotes by Jerry Seinfeld
#161. What's with this weird hotel custom of leaving a piece of chocolate on the pillow? I awoke thinking my brain had hemorrhaged some sort of fecal matter. #Quote by Jerry Seinfeld
Customs quotes by Blaise Pascal
#162. The art of subversion, of revolution, is to dislodge established customs by probing down to their origins in order to show how they lack authority and justice. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Customs quotes by Francine Prose
#163. convinced us that she is telling the truth as she describes the world around her and looks inward, as if her private self is a foreign country whose geography and customs she is struggling to understand so that she can live there. #Quote by Francine Prose
Customs quotes by Mikhail Bakunin
#164. We revolutionary anarchists are the enemies of all forms of State and State organisations ... we
think that all State rule, all governments being by their very nature placed outside the mass of the
people, must necessarily seek to subject it to customs and purposes entirely foreign to it. We
therefore declare ourselves to be foes ... of all State organisations as such, and believe that the
people can only be happy and free, when, organised from below by means of its own autonomous
and completely free associations, without the supervision of any guardians, it will create its own
life. #Quote by Mikhail Bakunin
Customs quotes by Benjamin Franklin
#165. To get the bad customs of a country changed and new ones, though better, introduced, it is necessary first to remove the prejudices of the people, enlighten their ignorance, and convince them that their interests will be promoted by the proposed changes; and this is not the work of a day. #Quote by Benjamin Franklin
Customs quotes by Alexander Shulgin
#166. I, as a responsible adult human being, will never concede the power to anyone to regulate my choice of what I put into my body, or where I go with my mind. From the skin inwards is my jurisdiction, is it not? I choose what may or may not cross that border. Here I am the Customs Agent. I am the Coast guard. I am the sole legal and spiritual government of this territory, and only the laws I choose to enact within myself are applicable #Quote by Alexander Shulgin
Customs quotes by Rick Riordan
#167. Now, come over here so I can pat you down."
"But you don't have-" Percy stopped. "Uh, sure."
He stood next to the armless statue. Terminus conducted a rigorous mental pat down.
"You seem to be clean," Terminus decided. "Do you have anything to declare?"
"Yes," Percy said. "I declare that this is stupid. #Quote by Rick Riordan
Customs quotes by Curtis Sittenfeld
#168. Since Liz's adolescence, when viewing television commercials that celebrated the ostensibly unconditional love of mothers for their children, or on spotting merchandise in stores that honored this unique bond with poems or effusive declarations - picture frames, magnets, oven mitts - she had felt like a foreign exchange student observing the customs of another country. #Quote by Curtis Sittenfeld
Customs quotes by Botan
#169. Why is it that every nation considers its own customs reasonable, and those of other nations amusing? #Quote by Botan
Customs quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#170. These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of everyone of its members. Society is a joint-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Customs quotes by Mikhail Lermontov
#171. I was involuntarily struck by the aptitude which the Russian displays for accommodating himself to the customs of the people in whose midst he happens to be living. I know not whether this mental quality is deserving of censure or commendation, but it proves the incredible pliancy of his mind and the presence of that clear common sense which pardons evil wherever it sees that evil is inevitable or impossible of annihilation. #Quote by Mikhail Lermontov
Customs quotes by Jeff Hawkins
#172. In grade school I was taught that the United States is a melting pot. People from all over the world come here for freedom and to pursue a better life. They arrive with next to nothing, work incredibly hard, learn a new language and new customs, and in a generation they become an integral part of our amazing nation. #Quote by Jeff Hawkins
Customs quotes by Rene Descartes
#173. On the other hand, when too much time is occupied in traveling, we become strangers to our native country; and the over curious in the customs of the past are generally ignorant of those of the present. #Quote by Rene Descartes
Customs quotes by Herbie Brennan
#174. How do you get on with your father ' Beleth asked.
'Very well ' Pyrgus answered loyally although it was far from the truth.
'I ate mine ' Beleth told him. 'He got old and feeble and useless but he wanted to hold on to power. So I took steps. Tasted disgusting - stringy tough smelly ... you know how fathers are - but it's the custom here. You're supposed to absorb the essence that way. Rank superstition of course but well ... tradition. #Quote by Herbie Brennan
Customs quotes by Cat Rambo
#175. Every city has its own customs, and Tabat is no different. They grow from and are shaped by the circumstances around them, the history and the geography and what is plentiful or scarce, which exert a much greater influence than any individual ever will, even the Duke. #Quote by Cat Rambo
Customs quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#176. Custom looks to things that are past, and fashion to things that are present, but both of them are somewhat purblind as to things that are to come. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Customs quotes by Leila Aboulela
#177. He disliked English, not because they had invaded his country, but because of the effort required to understand their different languages and customs. At the same time, he was in no hurry for them to leave, for he admired them, most of the time, not for the modernity they were establishing but for the business opportunities they brought with them. #Quote by Leila Aboulela
Customs quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#178. Widowhood imposed by religion or custom is an unbearable yoke and defiles the home by secret vice and degrades religion. #Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
Customs quotes by Amitav Ghosh
#179. He said: 'You don't understand. We never thought that we were being used to conquer people. Not at all: we thought the opposite. We were told that we were freeing those people. That is what they said - that we were going to set those people free from their bad kings or their evil customs or some such thing. We believed it because they believed it too. It took us a long time to understand that in their eyes freedom exists wherever they rule. #Quote by Amitav Ghosh
Customs quotes by Alfred Stieglitz
#180. I detest tradition for tradition's sake; the half-alive; that which is not real. I feel no hatred of individuals, but of customs, traditions; superstitions that go against life, against truth, against the reality of experience, against the spontaneous living out of the sense of wonder-of fresh experience, freshly seen and communicated. #Quote by Alfred Stieglitz
Customs quotes by Norm MacDonald
#181. The standard of morals is as variable as morals themselves; of which every nation has a different code, and every custom a different reading. #Quote by Norm MacDonald
Customs quotes by Harry Graf Kessler
#182. How rich our German life is compared to France or England: what an abundance of social types and customs with completely different origins ... Germany is a world, whereas England and France, with their stereotypically divided three social classes, are but enlarged villages ... what a stage for a Balzac. #Quote by Harry Graf Kessler
Customs quotes by Janelle Monae
#183. I always carry my classic black-and-white tux and custom-made George Esquivel saddle shoes. #Quote by Janelle Monae
Customs quotes by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
#184. Rocinante felt the desire to pleasure himself with the ladies, and as soon as he picked up their scent he abandoned his natural ways and customs, did not ask permission of his owner, broke into a brisk little trot, and went off to communicate his need to them. #Quote by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Customs quotes by Graydon Carter
#185. There aren't any looks or customs I wish would come back. Today almost anything goes. Culture constantly devours the past so there's not much that's missing. #Quote by Graydon Carter
Customs quotes by Charles Darwin
#186. As man gradually advanced in intellectual power, and was enabled to trace the more remote consequences of his actions; as he acquired sufficient knowledge to reject baneful customs and superstitions; as he regarded more and more, not only the welfare, but the happiness of his fellow-men; as from habit, following on beneficial experience, instruction and example, his sympathies became more tender and widely diffused, extending to men of all races, to the imbecile, maimed,
and other useless members of society, and finally to the lower animals, - so would the standard of his morality rise higher and higher. #Quote by Charles Darwin
Customs quotes by Francis Quarles
#187. Be not too slow in the breaking of a sinful custom; a quick, courageous resolution is better than a gradual deliberation; in such a combat he is the bravest soldier that lays about him without fear or wit. Wit pleads, fear disheartens; he that would kill Hydra had better strike off one neck than five heads: fell the tree, and the branches are soon cut off. #Quote by Francis Quarles
Customs quotes by Washington Irving
#188. Little Britain may truly be called the heart's core of the city; the stronghold of true John Bullism. It is a fragment of London as it was in its better days, with its antiquated folks and fashions. Here flourish in great preservation many of the holiday games and customs of yore. The inhabitants most religiously eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, hot-cross-buns on Good Friday, and roast goose at Michaelmas; they send love-letters on Valentine's Day, burn the pope on the fifth of November, and kiss all the girls under the mistletoe at Christmas. Roast #Quote by Washington Irving
Customs quotes by Charles Stross
#189. I'm trapped in a fun-house mirror reflection of a historical society where everyone was crazy by default, driven mad by irrational laws and meaningless customs. #Quote by Charles Stross
Customs quotes by Margaret Atwood
#190. I'm a refugee from the past, and like other refugees I go over the customs and habits of being I've left or been forced to leave behind me, and it all seems just as quaint, from here, and I am just as obsessive about it. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Customs quotes by Henry Ward Beecher
#191. Customs represent the experience of mankind. #Quote by Henry Ward Beecher
Customs quotes by Freya Stark
#192. It is only the unexpected that ever makes a customs officer think. #Quote by Freya Stark
Customs quotes by Aaron Hill
#193. Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth. #Quote by Aaron Hill
Customs quotes by Charles Darwin
#194. The more efficient causes of progress seem to consist of a good education during youth whilst the brain is impressible, and of a high standard of excellence, inculcated by the ablest and best men, embodied in the laws, customs and traditions of the nation, and enforced by public opinion. #Quote by Charles Darwin
Customs quotes by Peter Kropotkin
#195. Anarchy, when it works to destroy authority in all its aspects, when it demands the abrogation of laws and the abolition of the mechanism that serves to impose them, when it refuses all hierarchical organization and preaches free agreement - at the same time strives to maintain and enlarge the precious kernel of social customs without which no human or animal society can exist. Only, instead of demanding that those social customs should be maintained through the authority of a few, it demands it from the continued action of all. #Quote by Peter Kropotkin
Customs quotes by Harriot Kezia Hunt
#196. The prevalent custom of educating young women only for marriage, and not for the duties and responsibilities consequent on marriage
only for appendages and dead weights to husbands
of bringing them up without an occupation, profession, or employment, and thus leaving them dependent on anyone but themselves
is an enormous evil, and an unpardonable sin. #Quote by Harriot Kezia Hunt
Customs quotes by Jibanananda Das
#197. অদ্ভুত আঁধার এক এসেছে এ-পৃথিবীতে আজ,
যারা অন্ধ সবচেয়ে বেশি আজ চোখে দেখে তারা;
যাদের হৃদয়ে কোনো প্রেম নেই - প্রীতি নেই - করুণার আলোড়ন নেই
পৃথিবী অচল আজ তাদের সুপরামর্শ ছাড়া।
যাদের গভীর আস্থা আছে আজো মানুষের প্রতি
এখনো যাদের কাছে স্বাভাবিক ব'লে মনে হয়
মহৎ সত্য বা রীতি, কিংবা শিল্প অথবা সাধনা
শকুন ও শেয়ালের খাদ্য আজ তাদের হৃদয়।

A strange darkness has come upon the world today.
They who are most blind now see,
Those whose hearts lack love, lack warmth, lack pity's stirrings,
Without their fine advice, the world today dare not make a move.
They who yet possess an abiding faith in man,
To whom still now high truths or age-old customs,
Or industry or austere effort all seem natural,
Their hearts are victuals for the vulture and the jackal.

Translated by: Clinton B. Seely #Quote by Jibanananda Das
Customs quotes by Cyprian
#198. Custom is often only the antiquity of error. #Quote by Cyprian
Customs quotes by Carla Power
#199. Denying women access to the mosque, like denying them other rights, was simply clinging to customs, not faith, said Akram. In the case of education, he'd gone further: preventing women from pursuing knowledge, he said, was like the pre-Islamic custom of burying girls alive. #Quote by Carla Power
Customs quotes by Torre DeRoche
#200. That's more like it - a customs and immigration experience that makes me feel at home. We're #Quote by Torre DeRoche

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