Tradition Quotes

Most popular tradition quotes

Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
Tradition is the dead hand of human progress.
A tradition without intelligence is not worth having.
Imagination continually frustrates tradition; that is its function.

imagination

Traditions that have lost their meaning are the hardest of all to destroy.
No progress in humanity is possible unless it shakes off the yoke of authority and tradition.

authority progress

Tradition does not mean a dead town; it does not mean that the living are dead but that the dead are alive.
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead.
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes—our ancestors.  It is the democracy of the dead.
When you live in a place you've always lived in, where your family has always lived, you get to see things not only in space but in time.
The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie--deliberate, contrived and dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.

truth

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.