Quotes and Sayings about Traditions



"If I have smashed the traditions, it was because I knew no traditions."
- Maude Adams
(Related: Traditions)

"I don't like traditions, I am very personal, very independent, I don't like intimate ladies, I mean in German lieder there's a lot of copy, a lot of imitation, a lot of tradition, and this I have put it aside."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Ladies, Imitation, Tradition, Traditions)

"It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Contention, Country, Nothing, Traditions)

"Remarkable is the greater openness of the Catholic Church towards people of other religious traditions and persuasions. The development has not been without problems, since some people have resisted it and others have pushed openness beyond the desirable point."
- Francis Arinze
(Related: People, Development, Church, Problems, Religious, Remarkable, Traditions)

"Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical traditions. The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity, Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Society, Ideas, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Religious, Traditions)

"I prefer to choose which traditions to keep and which to let go."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Traditions)

"I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There's still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas. A lot of the traditions haven't been explained in song."
- Clint Black
(Related: Christmas, Old, Song, Songs, Traditions, Writing)

"The Occultists, however, know that the traditions of Esoteric Philosophy must be the right ones, simply because they are the most logical, and reconcile every difficulty."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Difficulty, Philosophy, Right, Traditions)

"War on terrorism defines the central preoccupation of the United States in the world today, and it does reflect in my view a rather narrow and extremist vision of foreign policy of the world's first superpower, of a great democracy, with genuinely idealistic traditions."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: War, Policy, Vision, Democracy, First, Foreign policy, states, Terrorism, Today, Traditions, United, World)

"Our moral, religious, and political traditions are united in their respect for the dignity of human life."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Life, Dignity, Religious, Respect, Traditions, United)

"With faith and courage, generations of Armenians have overcome great suffering and proudly preserved their culture, traditions, and religion and have told the story of the genocide to an often indifferent world."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Faith, Religion, Courage, Culture, Generations, Genocide, Suffering, Traditions, World)

"I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Love, Music, Traditions)

"I have a great advantage over many of my colleagues inasmuch as my students bring with them to class their own personal knowledge of national, regional, religious, ethnic, occupational, and family folklore traditions."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Family, Knowledge, Class, Religious, Students, Traditions)

"We find Japan a little more difficult to understand because it has proven its 20th century prowess though the ancient traditions still persist."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Traditions)

"With respect to the respective French and German traditions you are no doubt correct, although I am reluctant to see individual achievement reduced to archetypes."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Achievement, Doubt, Respect, Traditions)

"That's why we're doing this, to defend our traditions a little. I don't have anything against it (Halloween), but it's not our tradition."
- Fernando Flores
(Related: Tradition, Traditions)

"American movies and music deliver themes of freedom, innocence, and power that appeal to others - partly because America itself was put together out of a multiplicity of national traditions."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Movies, Music, Power, America, American, Freedom, Innocence, Multiplicity, Traditions)

"Traditions are imploding and exploding everywhere - everything is coming together, for better or worse, and we can no longer pretend we're all living in different worlds because we're on different continents."
- Philip Glass
(Related: Living, Traditions)

"Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe, aren't even aware of."
- Ellen Goodman
(Related: Deep, Traditions)

"We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs."
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: Philosophy, Traditions)

"Pastoral theology and care helps people look deeper at the intersection between their inherited religious traditions and their current life situations."
- Larry Graham
(Related: Life, People, Care, Religious, Theology, Traditions)

"The traditions of a nation are very important and the anthem written by Francis Scott Key in the early days of our nation should always be revered."
- Lee Greenwood
(Related: Key, Nation, Traditions)

"I have always compared our traditions of liberty, like those of Abraham Lincoln and Ho Chi Minh."
- Hanoi Hannah
(Related: Liberty, Traditions)

"One of the strongest and most persistent elements in national development has been that inheritance of political traditions and usages which the new settlers brought with them."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Development, Inheritance, Traditions)

"Our moral traditions developed concurrently with our reason, not as its product."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Reason, Traditions)

"I want our government to encourage and protect freedom as well as our traditions of faith and family."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Faith, Family, Government, Freedom, Traditions, Want)

"Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Faith, Children, Heroes, Innovation, Traditions, Value, Veterans)

"If we go back in the history of different nations, violence and the use of force are part of their heritage. These are the traditions of mankind."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: History, Force, Mankind, Nations, Traditions, Violence)

"We are a party of innovation. We do not reject our traditions, but we are willing to adapt to changing circumstances, when change we must. We are willing to suffer the discomfort of change in order to achieve a better future."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Change, Circumstances, Future, Innovation, Order, Party, Traditions)

"Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Marriage, Connection, Custom, Tradition, Traditions, Weather, Wind)

"At the same time we are aware that our various religions and ethical traditions often offer very different bases for what is helpful and what is unhelpful for men and women, what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil."
- Hans Kung
(Related: Men, Time, Women, Evil, Right, Traditions, Wrong)

"All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives."
- Dalai Lama
(Related: Forgiveness, Love, Compassion, Religious, Traditions)

"First of all, when you live in a country like Canada, it's quite different from America in the sense that it's very tied to traditions that were born in Britain."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: America, Canada, Country, First, Sense, Traditions)

"Capitalism attacks and destroys all the finer sentiments of the human heart; it ruthlessly sweeps away old traditions and ideas opposed to its progress, and it exploits and corrupts those things once held sacred."
- Daniel De Leon
(Related: Heart, Progress, Ideas, Capitalism, Old, Traditions)

"Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world."
- Susan Lieberman
(Related: Family, Alienation, Confusion, Help, Traditions, World)

"My parents are both college professors, and it made me want to question authority, standards and traditions."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Authority, College, Parents, Question, Traditions, Want)

"There are some family traditions I don't want my children to carry on."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Family, Children, Traditions, Want)

"What is new in all of this is that the old poles of attraction represented by nation-states, parties, professions, institutions, and historical traditions are losing their attraction."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Losing, Nation, Old, Traditions)

"But an innovation, to grow organically from within, has to be based on an intact tradition, so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions, in workshops, festivals, and concerts, to see how we can connect with each other in music."
- Yo-Yo Ma
(Related: Music, Idea, Innovation, Musicians, Tradition, Traditions)

"Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it."
- Vanessa Mae
(Related: Art, Traditions)

"My personal political convictions are rooted in the populist political traditions of western Canada."
- Preston Manning
(Related: Canada, Traditions)

"For many years, our Messianic Jewish brothers and sisters have paid a great price. Other Jews have rejected them, and the Christian church would require they walk away from their traditions to fit into the Gentile culture. We must face these past wrongs."
- Bill McCartney
(Related: Christian, Church, Brothers, Culture, Past, Sisters, Traditions, Wrongs, Years)

"Both Jewish and Roman sources and traditions admit an empty tomb."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: Traditions)

"A child is beset with long traditions. And his infancy is so old, so old, that the mere adding of years in the life to follow will not seem to throw it further back - it is already so far."
- Alice Meynell
(Related: Life, Old, Traditions, Will, Years)

"Defenders of the status quo will argue that this system has served us well over the centuries, that our parliamentary traditions have combined stability and flexibility and that we should not cast away in a minute what has taken generations to build."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Flexibility, Generations, Stability, Traditions, Will)

"Our country's political discourse and debate are enriched by discussions of the political implications of our faith traditions, whether they are taking place in our communities, at our dinner tables, or in our places of worship."
- David E. Price
(Related: Faith, Country, Debate, Traditions, Worship)

"The battleground has been moderates of all faith traditions in all the countries of the world against the radicals of all faith traditions in all parts of the world."
- Feisal Abdul Rauf
(Related: Faith, Countries, Traditions, World)

"Watching President Obama apologize last week for America's arrogance - before a French audience that owes its freedom to the sacrifices of Americans - helped convince me that he has a deep-seated antipathy toward American values and traditions."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: Values, America, American, Americans, Arrogance, Deep, Freedom, President, Traditions)

"A common creation demands a common sacrifice, and perhaps not the least potent argument in favour of a constructed international language is the fact that it is equally foreign, or apparently so, to the traditions of all nationalities."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Sacrifice, Argument, Creation, Fact, Language, Traditions)

"Saddam's ouster will not necessarily lead to the same result, since Iraq lacks democratic traditions. Democracy doesn't just consist of holding elections."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Democracy, Elections, Iraq, Result, Traditions, Will)

"Malcolm was a firm believer in the value and importance of our heritage. He believed that we have valuable and distinct cultural traditions which need to be institutionalized so that they can be passed on to our heirs."
- Betty Shabazz
(Related: Importance, Traditions, Value)

"Japan is not a Western democracy. The Japanese have kept their traditions, culture and heritage, but they have joined the community of free nations."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Community, Culture, Democracy, Nations, Traditions)

"Create your own method. Don't depend slavishly on mine. Make up something that will work for you! But keep breaking traditions, I beg you."
- Konstantin Stanislavisky
(Related: Work, Traditions, Will)

"And we had our own laws. I mean, I wrote them. And we had our own customs, and traditions, and proprieties."
- James Stockdale
(Related: Laws, Traditions)

"Whether it is the old lady's fear, or the many ghostly traditions of this place, or the crucifix itself, I do not know, but I am not feeling nearly as easy in my mind as usual."
- Bram Stoker
(Related: Fear, Feeling, Lady, Mind, Old, Traditions)

"The whole path of American music has been so much about the recognition of stylistic diversity, and the recognition of the importance of music which was from one of the vernacular traditions."
- Michael Tilson Thomas
(Related: Music, American, Diversity, Importance, Traditions)

"There are two traditions in Northern Ireland. There are two main religious denominations. But there is only one true moral denomination. And it wants peace."
- David Trimble
(Related: Peace, Ireland, Religious, Traditions)

"Let's try winning and see what it feels like. If we don't like it, we can go back to our traditions."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Winning, Traditions)

"I am a journalist in the field of etiquette. I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do, what traditions they have discarded, what compromises they have made."
- Amy Vanderbilt
(Related: People, Etiquette, Traditions)

"These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears, close our eyes, and blindly follow the most narrow, conservative tenets of religion; or else seek comfort in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual."
- Joan D. Vinge
(Related: Age, Religion, Comfort, Conservative, Eyes, Ritual, Traditions)

"Each time, storytellers clothed the naked body of the myth in their own traditions, so that listeners could relate more easily to its deeper meaning."
- Joan D. Vinge
(Related: Time, Body, Meaning, Myth, Traditions)

"There aren't traditions of freedom in a place like Iraq. They're going to have to come to grips with a concept that they hadn't been allowed to conceive before."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Freedom, Iraq, Traditions)

"The old Court you and I served so long will not be worthy of its traditions if Nixon can twist, turn and fashion If Nixon gets away with that, then Nixon makes the law as he goes along - not the Congress nor the courts."
- Earl Warren
(Related: Congress, Court, Fashion, Law, Nixon, Old, Traditions, Will)

"The economic piece is still missing, since it's so hard to attract industry to reservations, but spiritually and educationally, they're doing just fine. Each tribe has a community college now, and they teach the language, they teach the traditions."
- James Welch
(Related: College, Community, Language, Now, Traditions)

"To follow imperfect, uncertain, or corrupted traditions, in order to avoid erring in our own judgment, is but to exchange one danger for another."
- Richard Whately
(Related: Danger, Judgment, Order, Traditions)

"Radical Chic, after all, is only radical in Style; in its heart it is part of Society and its traditions."
- Tom Wolfe
(Related: Society, Heart, Radical, Style, Traditions)