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A collection of best tradition quotes and sayings by eminent people.

Meaningful Tradition Quotes That Highlight The Importance Of Culture & Tradition

When customs and beliefs are transferred from generation to generation they become tradition. Every family finds tranquillity in their tradition and rituals and these traditions only keep people from being adrift. Every country, society, state or family practices and preserves their traditions and pass them onto the future generation in a hope of keeping the traditions alive. Tradition has also a lot to do with the moral upbringing and superstitions of a society. It is also very essential to break with traditions that serve as shackles to the happiness and freedom of your loved ones. Often elders of the family are considered to be the guardians of traditions and the ones who unite families in this hour where nuclear families have taken over joint ones. Here is a list of famous and popular tradition quotes and sayings that will help you come closer to your near and dear ones. Zoom through the quotes and thoughts on traditions that like a kite string keeps the heart attached to the home.

The blues are important primarily because they contain the cultural expression and the cultural response to blacks in America and to the situation that they find themselves in. And contained in the blues is a philosophical system at work. And as part of the oral tradition, this is a way of passing along information.

August Wilson

Something about the cultural tradition of Jews is way, way more sympathetic to science and learning and intellectual pursuits than Islam.

Richard Dawkins

Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings. It is a sad spectacle to see the weaklings bruised, exhausted, fluttering back to earth.

Kate Chopin

There's not a long, entrenched tradition of theatergoing in Australia.

Cate Blanchett

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.

Woody Allen

If children understand that beliefs should be substantiated with evidence, as opposed to tradition, authority, revelation or faith, they will automatically work out for themselves that they are atheists.

Richard Dawkins

Tradition is the great misleader because it's too easy to follow what has already been done - even though you may think you're giving it a kick. I was really trying to invent, instead of merely expressing myself.

Marcel Duchamp

The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings.

Kate Chopin

I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition, a folk tradition.

Bruce Springsteen

In France, in Europe, the young artists of any generation always act as grandsons of some great man - Poussin, for example, or Victor Hugo. They can't help it. Even if they don't believe in that, it gets in their system. And so when they come to produce something of their own, the tradition is nearly indestructible.

Marcel Duchamp

Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.

Soren Kierkegaard

The thinking (person) must oppose all cruel customs, no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another.

Albert Schweitzer

'Big Night' is the best food movie ever made. It's such a celebration of food, and the Italian tradition of celebrating people. Plus, everything looked delicious!

Julia Stiles

Americans are always mortified when I tell them this, but in England, it's a tradition to put your plaques and photographs and awards and gold records and stuff in your bathroom. I don't know why.

Adele

Songun is a proud tradition of the Korean revolution which was pioneered by Comrade Kim Il Sung and led by him and Comrade Kim Jong Il and the banner of victory and glory.

Kim Jong-un

Working at BBC, at the head of one of the top dramas, is a tradition for great actors.

Idris Elba

It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.

D. H. Lawrence

I never was in the Nation of Islam... I mean, what I call myself is a natural Muslim, 'cause it's just me and God. You know, going to the mosque, the ritual and the tradition, it's just not in me to do. So I don't do it.

Ice Cube

One thing I love about Christmas music is that it has a tradition of warmth.

Zooey Deschanel

At the halfway point of any drunken night, there is a moment when an Indian realizes he cannot turn back toward tradition and that he has no map to guide him toward the future.

Sherman Alexie

If you follow the classical pattern, you are understanding the routine, the tradition, the shadow -- you are not understanding yourself.

Bruce Lee

It is science alone that can solve the problems of hunger and poverty, of insanitation and illiteracy, of superstition and deadening custom and tradition, of vast resources running to waste, or a rich country inhabited by starving people... Who indeed could afford to ignore science today? At every turn we have to seek its aid... The future belongs to science and those who make friends with science.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.

Gustav Mahler

The problem to be faced is: how to combine loyalty to one's own tradition with reverence for different traditions.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Half of tradition is a lie.

Stephen Crane

One must have tradition in oneself, to hate it properly.

Theodor W. Adorno

A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered; about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.

Robert Maynard Hutchins

When Zionism becomes co-extensive with Jewishness, Jewishness is pitted against the diversity that defines democracy, and if I may say so, betrays one of the most important ethical dimensions of the diasporic Jewish tradition: namely, the obligation of co-habitation with those different from ourselves.

Judith Butler

The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.

Alfred North Whitehead

Rap has been a path between cultures in the best tradition of popular music.

Jay-Z

Science is an integral part of culture. It's not this foreign thing, done by an arcane priesthood. It's one of the glories of the human intellectual tradition.

Stephen Jay Gould

The human soul can always use a new tradition. Sometimes we require them.

Pat Conroy

The horses forced into the chuckwagon races die of heart attacks, broken necks, broken legs, and other injuries. It'd be easy to get off on western tradition without this bloody spectacle. Dude, it's the Old West, not ancient Rome!

Tommy Lee

I know that everything essential and great originated from the fact that the human being had a homeland and was rooted in tradition.

Martin Heidegger

History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we made today.

Henry Ford

Inside the restaurant young Strattonites carried on their time-honored tradition of acting like packs of untamed wolves.

Jordan Belfort

In Jewish tradition, dying in one’s sleep is called a kiss of God, and dying on the Sabbath is a gift that is merited by piety. For the pious person, my father once wrote, it is a privilege to die.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Science?is so greatly opposed to history and tradition that it cannot be absorbed by our civilization.

Max Born

The tradition of past generations weighs like the Alps on the brains of the living.

Karl Marx

We were two of a kind, the only difference being that he was reverential before all the traditional word magic, and I would steal it if I could. He came to the tradition as a pilgrim, I as a pickpocket.

Wallace Stegner

India has a very good tradition in tennis.

Venus Williams

Tradition usually rests upon something which men did know; history is often the manufacture of the mere liar.

Jefferson Davis

Either stick to tradition or see that your inventions be consistent.

Horace

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Because I was a woman, I was vulnerable. It was easy to vilify me and project me as a woman who was not following the tradition of a 'good African woman.'

Wangari Maathai

Anyone who reads, even one from the remote Southwest at the far end of an attenuated tradition, is to some extent a citizen of the world, and I had been a hungry reader all my life.

Wallace Stegner

But he instantly saw that it would be impossible for him to escape from the regiment. It inclosed him. And there were iron laws of tradition and law on four sides. He was in a moving box

Stephen Crane

In the South of Spain, one could look to vice as quickly as to virtue for a sense of tradition.

Norman Mailer

Perhaps as the sway of tradition in our eating decisions weakens, habits we once took for granted are thrown up in the air, where they're more easily buffeted by a strong idea or a breeze of fashion.

Michael Pollan

To defy the laws of tradition is a crusade only of the brave.

Les Claypool

The negro is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even independently of his own individual aspirations.

Che Guevara

My kids say if there's any family dinner that doesn't result in somebody crying, it's not a good dinner. They cry because it helps relieve them of a guilt or some onerous emotional burden. It's like a family tradition.

William Shatner

The Russian people have their own cultural code, their own tradition.

Vladimir Putin

The political tradition of ancient thought, filtered in Italy by Machiavelli, says one thing clearly: every prince needs allies, and the bigger the responsibility, the more allies he needs.

Silvio Berlusconi

If you're playing in a tradition and you have no reference point to it, no understanding and have not studied it, I can't respect that.

Rosanne Cash

I come from the tradition of a big Irish family that loves to sing. I love to perform.

Robbie Williams

I guess hip-hop has been closer to the pulse of the streets than any music we've had in a long time. It's sociology as well as music, which is in keeping with the tradition of black music in America.

Quincy Jones

If the Christian is a restorationist, a legalist, if he wants everything clear and safe, then he will find nothing. Tradition and memory of the past must help us to have the courage to open up new areas to God.

Pope Francis

I learned from my grandmother, who grew up in devastating war times, how important it is to keep with tradition and celebrate the holidays during tough times.

Marcus Samuelsson

There is joint action, but no joint thinking. There is only tradition which preserves thoughts and communicates them to others as a stimulus to their thinking.

Ludwig von Mises

Our atheism family tradition is traced to a - I don't know if it was great-great or a great-great-great grandmother who was a poor Irish-American woman in the 1880s in western Montana.

Barbara Ehrenreich

I became a student of the history of religion. I am fascinated by how religions often center on mystical experience, and in the Old Testament tradition you find flames, the burning bush.

Barbara Ehrenreich

The dead govern the living.

Auguste Comte

Culinary tradition is not always based on fact. Sometimes it's based on history, on habits that come out of a time when kitchens were fueled by charcoal.

Alton Brown

I am a Minnesotan, and not just because I root for the Vikings and the Twins. I like the Minnesota-nice sensibility. I like the liberal tradition; I like the Hubert Humphrey tradition fighting for civil rights.

Al Franken

Minnesota has a proud tradition of having two Senators on the Ag committee - a tradition I'd like very much to continue.

Al Franken

I grew up in Minnesota, where we treasure our tradition of civic engagement - and our record of having the nation's highest voter participation.

Al Franken

One tradition I have with my friends is that when one of us gets married, we have a ton of fragrance oils and pretty bottles at the bachelorette party. Everyone puts a drop or two in a bottle for the bride and makes a wish, and the bride wears our creation on her wedding day.

Jennifer Aniston

If we try to engineer outcomes, if we overturn tradition to make everyone the same, we ruin society. If we upset tradition to allow for an equal shot at the starting gate, everyone wins, except for the charlatans and would be dictators.

Ben Stein

Hinduism ... gave itself no name, because it set itself no sectarian limits; it claimed no universal adhesion, asserted no sole infallible dogma, set up no single narrow path or gate of salvation; it was less a creed or cult than a continuously enlarging tradition of the God ward endeavor of the human spirit. An immense many-sided and many staged provision for a spiritual self-building and self-finding, it had some right to speak of itself by the only name it knew, the eternal religion, Santana Dharma...

Sri Aurobindo

It was easy to persecute me without people feeling ashamed. It was easy to vilify me and project me as a woman who was not following the tradition of a 'good African woman' and as a highly educated elitist who was trying to show innocent African women ways of doing things that were not acceptable to African men.

Wangari Maathai

Tradition sometimes excludes the girl child from inheriting; or single women may not want to be perceived as pursuing too much property. The law has come a long way in favor of the woman, but it is the tradition, the attitudes, that we often have to fight.

Wangari Maathai

Using trees as a symbol of peace is in keeping with a widespread African tradition. For example, the elders of the Kikuyu carried a staff from the thigi tree that, when placed between two disputing sides, caused them to stop fighting and seek reconciliation. Many communities in Africa have these traditions.

Wangari Maathai

Dick Clark is an American icon. I am honored that he has entrusted me with such a role in this national tradition.

Ryan Seacrest

When all the original blues guys are gone, you start to realize that someone has to tend to the tradition. I recognize that I have some responsibility to keep the music alive, and it's a pretty honorable position to be in.

Eric Clapton

Only those of our poets who kept solidly to the Shakespearean tradition achieved any measure of success. But Keats was the last great exponent of that tradition, and we all know how thin, how lacking in charm, the copies of Keats have become.

Amy Lowell