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“Out of monuments, names, words, proverbs, traditions, private records and evidences, fragments of stories, passages of books, and the like, we do save and recover somewhat from the deluge of time”
Francis Bacon Sr.
“We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.”
“The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community.”
“Following the Rumanian tradition, garlic is used in excess to keep the vampires away.”
“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.”
David Herbert Lawrence
“To keep up even a worthwhile tradition means vitiating the idea behind it which must necessarily be in a constant state of evolution: it is mad to try to express new feelings in a mummified form”
“Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it.”
“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato”
Alfred North Whitehead
“We are a nation called to defend freedom - a tradition that is not a grant of any government or document, but is an endowment from God”
“Following the Jewish tradition, a dispenser of schmaltz (liquid chicken fat) is kept on the table to give the vampires heartburn if they get through the garlic defense.”
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