Quotes About Traditions

Quotes tagged as "traditions" (showing 1-30 of 37)
Shannon L. Alder
“Sometimes painfully lost people can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know, or be reminded of---the more history changes, the more it stays the same.”
Shannon L. Alder

Bruce Lee
“If you follow the classical pattern, you are understanding the routine, the tradition, the shadow -- you are not understanding yourself.”
Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Alison G. Bailey
“Don’t let society’s labels
hold you back. If you have a
true passion for something
whether its sports, art,
science, etc…don’t believe
anyone who says you can’t do
it because you’re a girl. If you
want to play baseball, hockey,
or football, don’t let anyone
tell you that you can’t. If you
want to play with Hot Wheel
cars and Legos, then do it.
Only you are the boss of you”
Alison G. Bailey, Present Perfect

Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
“The believer is not a slave to fashion.

Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

Ronald Reagan
“We do not deny any nation's legitimate interest in security. But protecting the security of one nation by robbing another of its national independence and national traditions is not legitimate. In the long run, it is not even secure.”
Ronald Reagan, The Quest for Peace, the Cause of Freedom

Lars Fr. H. Svendsen
“Traditions brings continuity to one’s existence, but this sort of continuity is precisely what has been increasingly lost
throughout modernity.”
Lars Fr. H. Svendsen, A Philosophy of Boredom

“Successfully functioning in a society with diverse values, traditions and lifestyles requires us to have a relationship to our own reactions rather than be captive of them. To resist our tendencies to make right or true, that which is nearly familiar, and wrong or false, that which is only strange.”
Robert Kegan

Vera Nazarian
“The Gingerbread House has four walls, a roof, a door, a window, and a chimney. It is decorated with many sweet culinary delights on the outside.

But on the inside there is nothing—only the bare gingerbread walls.

It is not a real house—not until you decide to add a Gingerbread Room.

That’s when the stories can move in.

They will stay in residence for as long as you abstain from taking the first gingerbread bite.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

أحمد خالد توفيق
“عندما يريدون الكلام عما يروق لهم أمام الأطفال يقولون لك ..دول عيال .. عندما تتكلم أنت يطالبونك بالصمت و الحذر لأن الأطفال يفهمون كل شئ”
أحمد خالد توفيق, تويتات من العصور الوسطى

Boria Sax
“Every animal is a tradition, and together they are a vast part of our heritage as human beings. No animal completely lacks humanity, yet no person is ever completely human. By ourselves, we people are simply balls of protoplasm. We merge with animals through magic, metaphor, or fantasy, growing their fangs and putting on their feathers. Then we become funny or tragic; we can be loved, hated, pitied, and admired. For us, animals are all the strange, beautiful, pitiable, and frightening things that they have ever been: gods, slaves, totems, sages, tricksters, devils, clowns, companions, lovers, and far more.”
Boria Sax, The Mythical Zoo: An Encyclopedia Of Animals In World Myth, Legend, And Literature

أنيس منصور
“أقدم التقاليد المصرية تحول الحاكم المصري إلى فرعون و الفرعنة صناعة شعبية مصرية
فالمصريون قادرون على إفساد الحكام و جعلهم فراعنة
فهم قادرون على إذلال أنفسهم و تشجيع الحكام على إستعبادهم”
أنيس منصور, لا حرب في اكتوبر و لا سلام

“(But does time honour things? Sabine would teach me to ask. How? Why? And if it does, ought it to go on doing so? And for how long?)”
A.P., Sabine

Wendell Berry
“And his words fell upon the table like a blessing.”
Wendell Berry

Bryant McGill
“We cannot trust our own minds, traditions and beliefs.”
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Stephanie Rose Bird
“Once upon a time, we were Africans involved in a unique lexicon of beliefs, lore, stories, and customs that were designed to help integrate us into an environment filled with plants, animals, elements, and a complex array of spirits. With the advent of slavery, the physical bond with the motherland was broken, but like seeds lifted from a ripe plant by wind, we found fertile ground in distant lands elsewhere.”
Stephanie Rose Bird, Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring with Herbs

“Traditions that cease to evolve render themselves irrelevant or obsolete. And what's the problem with inventing new performance practices? Are customs being slandered? Do successful alternative diminish the value of traditional ones? *The argument that musicians must embrace conventional rituals is just as perilous as unilaterally rejecting them.*”
David Cutler, The Savvy Musician

Courtney Kirchoff
“Modern American culture dictated the importance of touching the hand of someone you’ve just met, however counterintuitive it seemed. Why would he want to touch someone he didn’t know?”
Courtney Kirchoff, Jaden Baker

“When all you have to face all life issues is the attitude forced on to you by society traditions, you will then regret not being the mad you used to be but will never be again.”
Sameh Elsayed

Ryszard Kapuściński
“The witch is a dangerous person. Neither his appearance nor his behaviour betray his satanic nature. He does not wear special clothing, he does not have magical instruments. He does not boil potions, does not prepare poisons, does not fall into a trance, and does not perform incantations. He acts by means of the psychic power he was born. Malefaction is a congenital trait of his personality. The fact that he does evil and brings misfortune owes nothing to his predilections. It brings him not special pleasure. He simply is that way.”
Ryszard Kapuściński

“Liberals tend to view traditions, policies, and morals of past generations as arbitrary designs put in place by less enlightened people. Because of this, liberals don't pay much attention to why traditions developed or wonder about possible ramifications of their social engineering.”
John Hawkins

Hillary DePiano
“MURRY: Resolutions are a complete waste of time. They're just this meaningless ritual, empty promises we make and break within hours of each other.”
Hillary DePiano, New Year's Thieve

Hillary DePiano
“MURRY: It's not that, it's just… I don't really get it. I usually find myself staring at the midnight deadline filled with regrets both for opportunities and loved ones missed. It's another day closer to the end. The last thing I feel like doing is counting down to some wild celebration. It just seems so sad to say goodbye to a year and know that it’s gone forever and you can’t go back to it. Not to relive, not to correct.
NOEL: I've never thought about it that way.
MURRY: There's something so final about it. It's the period at the end of the sentence.
NOEL: The New Year's resolution.”
Hillary DePiano, New Year's Thieve

Hillary DePiano
“MOTHER TIME: We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.”
Hillary DePiano, New Year's Thieve

Hillary DePiano
“MURRY: Why do we even celebrate the New Year? It's just this arbitrary quirk of how we measure time in years, right? Midnight tonight is the very same transition from day to day that we do every 24 hours. But this thing in my hands, it feels real in a way the numbered calendar box never does. Why? What makes midnight tonight any different?”
Hillary DePiano, New Year's Thieve

Hillary DePiano
“MOTHER TIME: Life goes by so very fast, my dears, and taking the time to reflect, even once a year, slows things down. We zoom past so many seconds, minutes, hours, killing them with the frantic way we live that it's important we take at least this one collective sigh and stop, take stock, and acknowledge our place in time before diving back into the melee. Midnight on New Year's Eve is a unique kind of magic where, just for a moment, the past and the future exist at once in the present. Whether we're aware of it or not, as we countdown together to it, we're sharing the burden of our history and committing to the promise of tomorrow.”
Hillary DePiano, New Year's Thieve

Hillary DePiano
“MOTHER TIME: Every New Year is the same. Every day, every second is too for that matter. But when we deliver them in secret, when another year just begins as a matter of fact, it's easy to fail to appreciate what a miracle it is to have more time. So, I suppose, it feels different right now because this time you're paying attention”
Hillary DePiano, New Year's Thieve

L.M. Montgomery
“Oh, as Dean says, nobody is free - never, except just for a few brief moments now and then, when the flash comes, or when as on my haystack night, the soul slips over into eternity for a little space. All the rest of our years we are slaves to something - traditions - conventions - ambitions - relations.”
L.M. Montgomery, Emily Climbs

“When all you have to face life situations with the attitude forced on to you by society traditions, you will then regret not being the mad you used to be but will never be again.”
Sameh Elsayed

“There must always be a secret to be unwrapped at Christmas—that’s the rule”
John Geddes

Hillary DePiano
“NOEL: And even when I don't stay up until midnight, I still enjoy the tradition of New Year's resolutions. What can I say? I like setting personal goals and challenging myself to improve. I suppose I could do it on any day of the year, but the New Year is as good a day as any. It's a fresh start.”
Hillary DePiano, New Year's Thieve

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