Traditions Quotes

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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

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


Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

زكي نجيب محمود
“ليس الزواج عندنا ازدواجا بين قلب وقلب أو إتحادا بين عقل وعقل بل مزاوجة بين مجموعتين من الظروف”
زكي نجيب محمود, أيام في أمريكا

“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

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

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

Lars Fredrik Händler 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

Jordan B. Peterson
“Our society faces the increasing call to deconstruct its stabilizing traditions to include smaller and smaller numbers of people who do not or will not fit into the categories upon which even our perceptions are based. This is not a good thing. Each person's private trouble cannot be solved by a social revolution, because revolutions are destabilizing and dangerous.”
Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

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

Sana Szewczyk
“On the way out through the steel door, as I held Makenzie in my arms, I wondered if she could use her "Dorothy shoes" to take us safely home, if I just held on to her tightly. Then I asked myself: Where is home, really? I hoped that now I would know.”
Sana Szewczyk, Under a Ginkgo Tree and Other Stories

“Feng thought that her mother's education would give her confidence to speak up for what is right, but no amount of learning could unshackle her from society's attitude towards women, and she chose to remain an apathetic bystander.”
Shirley Fung, Second Chinese Daughter

“Men could get anything they wanted from the women who sought refuge with them. Why would they be obliged to marry their women?”
Shirley Fung, Second Chinese Daughter

“A woman's life is not her own.”
Shirley Fung, Second Chinese Daughter

“They believed that when a baby died at a very young age, the parents smacked its bottom to leave a bruise, so that if the child was reborn, it could be recognised by the markings on its body.”
Shirley Fung, Second Chinese Daughter

“She had learnt to put pride aside early in life to secure a roof over her head.”
Shirley Fung, Second Chinese Daughter

“Every culture and religion seems to have them: TRADITIONS. Certain traditions are good and others are not so good. There’s a point when some of our traditions can actually become a problem.

Throughout my life, I always asked myself the same question when wanting to share my existence and happiness among the diversity of this planet: "What might I neglect by keeping my traditions?" And I always end up with the same exact answer: The right to grow as a person. That explains why I'm not married to a Jew, or still living in the exact same place, or celebrating every Jewish holiday. Instead, I've lived on different continents, I've witnessed different traditions and customs. Some of which I still practice, assimilated, admire and some that are difficult for me to understand but can watch from afar and respect. I can speak more than two languages (perfectly). I can easily deal with, almost, all kinds of people and last but not least, I decide what tradition works for me and what doesn't. Not the other way around.

You see, one would think, traditions are just one of the many things that allow people from all over to interrelate and have a common bond. However, traditions aren’t always fun and peaceful. Throughout the world, there are plenty of traditions that can cause harm, and sometimes even death.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

“After all the education I have had, I am reduced to the lowliest place in the house of my in-laws?”
Shirley Fung, Second Chinese Daughter

“There is nothing shameful about making an honest living.”
Shirley Fung, Second Chinese Daughter

“People don't see it that way. It's always the woman who is blamed for not trying hard enough to please her man.”
Shirley Fung, Second Chinese Daughter

“If you think there is some place else where the status of women in society is much improved, you will be sorely disappointed.”
Shirley Fung, Second Chinese Daughter

“I can't single-handedly change what has been happening to women for generations.”
Shirley Fung, Second Chinese Daughter

Laurence Overmire
“Ultimately, the great truths of family history don't live in any book. They live in the hearts and minds of the living descendants. They live in the way we conduct our lives, in the passing of traditions and values to those who will follow.”
Laurence Overmire, A Revolutionary American Family: The McDonalds of Somerset County, New Jersey

“Culture and traditions are made by people, not the other way around. Many things have made sense in a given context in the past, however they might not make sense today.

It is our job to address this, to change them - for us, and for all those that will come after us.”
Akilnathan Logeswaran

Evangeline Walton
“For other men --- men who are part of something, who follow a chief they believe in, or ways they were reared in from birth --- they can keep their eyes from seeing what they have not been taught to see, and do not want to see. But too late was I brought to my father’s house. I tried to be part of it, but I never could.”
Evangeline Walton, The Cross and the Sword

“He wonders aloud at the origins of valentining.

'You're right,' Rachel says. 'It is a verb. Can be. And birds valentine each other, make mating calls. And usually mate in mid-February. You see?'

'But why Valentine?' asks Zach. 'Why valentining?'

'There were many Saint Valentines,' offers Tasha. 'I don't know what the link is between their martyrdom and love letters.'

Zach is not very interested in the old tradition or the archaic verb. He is not bothered by the mating calls of passerines or the saints named Valentine and their associated symbols—he is merely fishing. Does Rachel think the tradition silly? If he were to send her a valentine, how strange would that be?”
Emma Richler, Be My Wolff

Thomas Vato
“Future is not common, and common sense is not futuristic. Common sense is like a protester against the future because it challenges common logic, traditions, and norms. Everything that associates with stability is less to do with the future - future is very unstable.”
Thomas Vato, Questology

“I don't like these outdated traditions.
I don't like this love for tombs,
I don't like this kind of respect,
I don't like it
I don't want this untimely honor,
I'd never change one moment of my life
For thousands of golden deaths.
I'd never change one ounce of respect while alive
For thousands of tombs when I'm dead.”
Jabir Novruz

Pragya Tiwari
“Love in the air. Love has no form. It can have any shape and size. It has no definition. In fact, even defining love is incorrect. Love defies all rules and boundaries. It is not a prisoner to set norms or traditions.”
Pragya Tiwari, Outlet from Loneliness

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“There is a French expression that says something like: “No one is prophet in his own country.” and there is another one that approximately says: “Who goes hunting loses his place.” somewhere in between i try to find my space.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, running is flying intermittently

Abhijit Naskar
“It’s the people that matters, not the traditions, doctrines or institutions.”
Abhijit Naskar, Build Bridges not Walls: In the name of Americana

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