Saturday, 17 December 2011

Customs - Quotes

Be not too rash in the breaking of an inconvenient custom; as it was gotten, so leave it by degrees. Danger attends upon too sudden alterations; he that pulls down a bad building by the bulk, may be ruined by the fall; but he that takes it down brick by brick, may live to build a better. - F. Quarles

Custom alone regulates morals. - Anatole France

Custom governs the world: it is the tyrant of our feelings and our manners, and rules with a hand of a despot. - J. Bartlett

Custom may lead a man into many errors; but it justifies none. - Henry Fielding

Custom will often blind one to the good, as well as to the evil effects of any long-established system. - Richard Whately

Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity; and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom. - George Bernard Shawc

Customs tell a man who he is, where he belongs, what he must do. Better illogical customs than none; men cannot live together without them. - Robert A. Heinlein

Habits and customs are a convenience devised for the support of timid natures who dare not allow their souls free play. - Virginia Woolf

Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment. - Mark Twain

Men do more things from custom than from reason. - Fabaria

Morality is the custom of one’s country and the current feeling of one’s peers. Cannibalism is moral in a cannibal country. - Samuel Butler

Strange customs do not thrive in foreign soil. - Friedrich Schiller

The customs and practices of life in society sweep us along. - Michel de Montaigne

The customs of your tribe are not laws of nature. - George Bernard Shaw

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