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Tradition is not to preserve the ashes, but to pass on the fire.

Gustav Mahler, composer

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.

Robert Louis Stevenson, writer

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.

Henry David Thoreau, author

You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition.

James Agee, novelist

In America nothing dies easier than tradition.

Russell Baker, journalist

It cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labor.

T. S. Eliot, poet

Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.

W. Somerset Maugham, playwright

Not a single man on earth knows from his own experience the how and where of his birth, only from tradition, which is often very uncertain.

E. T. A. Hoffmann, critic

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

Arthur M. Schlesinger, historian

Our tradition of political thought had its definite beginning in the teachings of Plato and Aristotle. I believe it came to a no less definite end in the theories of Karl Marx.

Hannah Arendt, historian

Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.

Lewis Mumford, sociologist

A tradition without intelligence is not worth having.

T. S. Eliot, poet

Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.

Scott Adams, cartoonist

People are always afraid of the unknown - and banding together against the Thing That Is Different From Us is a time-honoured tradition for rallying the masses.

Jodi Picoult, author

He who would be a man must therefore be a non-conformist.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Anything well written with good language and clarity and honesty is worth doing. It comes out of the same tradition as Shakespeare.

Michael Moriarty, actor

The dead govern the living.

Auguste Comte, sociologist

I'm an old-fashioned guy... I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something.

Johnny Depp, actor

The only way to be true to our American tradition is to maintain absolute governmental neutrality regarding religious beliefs and practices.

Bill Bradley, politician

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

I like the catholicity in time: our tradition is one of 2,000 years.

Hans Kung, theologian

We have a long tradition in this state of caring for our neighbors - it is truly an Iowa value.

Thomas Vilsack, politician

Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.

John Greenleaf Whittier, poet

I felt there's a wealth in Jewish tradition, a great inheritance. I'd be a jerk not to take advantage of it.

Herman Wouk, novelist

What greater reassurance can the weak have than that they are like anyone else?

Eric Hoffer, writer

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.

Henry James, writer

A precedent embalms a principle.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

People need religion. It's a vehicle for a moral tradition. A crucial role. Nothing can take its place.

Irving Kristol, editor

My visit this autumn is an opportunity to continue that rich tradition of visits between Canterbury and Rome.

Rowan Williams, theologian

Whatever he does should be seen as working at the Presidency and if he goes to Colorado for Christmas, it should be for a minimum amount of time, the family tradition and family get-together aspect emphasized, and it be seen as a working vacation.

Robert Teeter, politician

There is no country on earth with a stronger tradition of protecting the public's right to know.

Roy Barnes, politician

As a Member of Congress, I've continued my family's tradition of focusing on education.

Mark Kennedy, politician

Now, the instrumentation in the jazz band and the jazz dance band has gone through many evolutions. For instance, in the 'twenties the tradition was two or three saxophones.

Gerry Mulligan, musician

When I think of the library of Alexandria and of the fact that, although it burnt down, people continue to sort the letters of the alphabet according to that tradition, then that makes certain expressions of modernity, even of interventions on the textual level, possible.

Alexander Kluge, director

If you're going to use standards as criteria for signing musicians, you can sign thousands. If you're going to use some sort of conceptual interpretation that's based on the tradition of those standards, but is trying to move away from it, you're down to about 10 people or so.

Branford Marsalis, musician

At the beginning of the nineteenth century we abandoned tradition, it's at that point that I intend to renew it because the present is built on the past just as the past was built on the times that went before it.

Adolf Loos, architect

I think it's a Blondie tradition that all of our albums sort of have a wide spread of styles.

Debbie Harry, musician

I had hoped that the board would accept Johnny Hon's offer of a loan to buy the stadium back for the club, as I think this would be best way of continuing the long tradition of Cambridge United in Cambridge - and it was a generous offer.

Anne Campbell, politician

The fact that tradition hinders the individual savage from thinking logically by no means proves that he cannot think logically.

James M. Baldwin,

This character in the film, these things that he says which sound like advice and wise things, they are very common for Orientals. It's all the tradition.

Omar Sharif, actor

Hawthorne has given us a tradition that some people refer to as Yankee Magic Realism, and I do think there is a certain quality to the landscape that definitely leads into the dark woods.

Alice Hoffman, author

Homer's whole language, the language in which he lived, the language that he breathed, because he never saw it, or certainly those who formed his tradition never saw it, in characters on the pages. It was all on the tongue and in the ear.

Robert Fitzgerald, author

I would then go on to say that Homer, as we now know, was working in what they call an oral tradition.

Robert Fitzgerald, author

The invention of Bob Dylan with his guitar belongs in its way to the same kind of tradition of something meant to be heard, as the songs of Homer.

Robert Fitzgerald, author

When they talk about family values, it's in a repressive way, as if our American tradition were only the Puritan tradition or the 19th century oppressive tradition. The Christian tradition.

James Hillman, psychologist

The tradition of Russian literature is also an eastern tradition of learning poetry and prose by heart.

Ryszard Kapuscinski, journalist

Ever since the 1860s when photographers travelled the American West and brought photographs of scenic wonders back to the people on the East Coast of America we have had a North American tradition of landscape photography used for the environment.

Galen Rowell, photographer

The husband - by primitive instinct partly, certainly by ancient tradition - regards himself as the active partner in matters of love and his own pleasure as legitimately the prime motive for activity.

Havelock Ellis, psychologist

Whatever your relationship is to your sacred tradition in the West, you have some relationship to the Bible if only through the names of the characters.

Anita Diament,

We always had to play the game and play for the team. It is a Kent tradition.

Frank Woolley, athlete

Because the more you write the more you're aware of the weight of your tradition and the difficulties of the form and the more you have already done that you do not want to do again.

Tobias Wolff, writer

Compared to industry in Europe or Japan, where industry was based on a craft tradition, we are sadly behind.

Arthur Erickson, architect

In those countries with centuries of a craft tradition behind their building methods, techniques are tightly coordinated under the direction of the architect.

Arthur Erickson, architect

When I went back to England after a year away, the country seemed stuck, dozing in a fairy tale, stifled by the weight of tradition.

Brian Eno, musician

There's a great tradition in storytelling that's thousands of years old, telling stories about kings and their palaces, and that's really what I wanted to do.

Aaron Sorkin, producer

The Latin musical tradition is very rich and gives the singer a lot of freedom to explore a range of.

Ednita Nazario, musician

In 1978, the tradition of running from village to village with a message was revived. that first run was from Davis to Los Angeles, a distance of 500 miles.

Dennis Banks, educator

Certainly the emphasis I place in this chapter on coordination of behavior and cooperation to mutual benefit is something that ought to be very congenial to people in the libertarian tradition.

Robert Nozick, philosopher

You know, since the reviews have come out and people have reacted to it, I've realized that is in a sense what has happened. But as I was writing them, I didn't feel a part of any tradition. I think that would have been too overwhelming, in a sense.

Jhumpa Lahiri, author

I don't like traditions, I am very personal, very independent, I don't like intimate ladies, I mean in German lieder there's a lot of copy, a lot of imitation, a lot of tradition, and this I have put it aside.

Victoria de los Angeles, musician

You can count on one hand the number of Novus Ordo churches in this country that feature a fully Catholic music program of any quality, consistent with the Roman rite tradition.

Richard Morris, clergyman

Tradition can, to be sure, participate in a creation, but it can no longer be creative itself.

Kenzo Tange, architect

Mine is not a traditional music, but it comes from a tradition.

Tom Chapin, musician

Almost every venerable tradition at a men's club starts out as a joke.

Joe Bob Briggs, critic

I decided that the University of Sussex in Brighton was a good place for this work because it had a strong tradition in bacterial molecular genetics and an excellent reputation in biology.

Paul Nurse, scientist

But an innovation, to grow organically from within, has to be based on an intact tradition, so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions, in workshops, festivals, and concerts, to see how we can connect with each other in music.

Yo-Yo Ma, musician

Whether he is aware of it or not, every human being dwells in tradition and history. Human memory is this constant dwelling in tradition. It constitutes that fundamental human characteristic of historicity.

Medard Boss,

Tradition! We scarcely know the word anymore. We are afraid to be either proud of our ancestors or ashamed of them. We cling to a bourgeois mediocrity which would make it appear we are all Americans, made in the image and likeness of George Washington.

Dorothy Day,

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

Ryan Seacrest, entertainer

What everybody misses here is that we are doing the same thing my father did. He licensed and litigated and protected his property, and we have to follow the same tradition, because the way the law reads, if you don't protect it, you lose it.

Dexter S. King,

I'm always told that what I say is controversial. Why is it controversial? Because I speak from a tradition that has now fallen out of favor with the dominant media in this country. And so when I say things like marriage should be between one man and one woman, I'm called a bigot.

Rick Santorum, politician

It's kind of a tradition that you get a rookie, put him in the middle, wrap your arms and legs around him, then douse him with everything you can get a hold of - shaving cream, ketchup, mustard, everything. It's kind of like a pie in the face after a guy is successful.

Gary Carter,

I am keeping with tradition today. After I learned of my Golden Globe nomination, I went to the dentist, so today, let's make it the orthodontist.

Frankie Muniz, actor

I suggest that what we want to do is not to leave to posterity a great institution, but to leave behind a great tradition of journalism ably practiced in our time.

Henry R. Luce, editor

Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition.

Cyril Falls, historian

If I belong to a tradition, it is a tradition that makes the masterpiece tell the performer what to do, and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like, or the composer what he ought to have composed.

Alfred Brendel, musician

What are you going to do to preserve a tradition that is the peculiar and unique culture that Judaism inculcates? The American Jewish community is not going to survive by lining up against its common enemy.

Arthur Hertzberg, theologian

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.

Daniel Barenboim, musician

Poetry is a special use of language that opens onto the real. The business of the poet is truth telling, which is why in the Celtic tradition no one could be a teacher unless he or she was a poet.

Huston Smith, theologian

Don't talk to me about aesthetics or tradition. Talk to me about what sells and what's good right now. And what the American people like is to think the underdog still has a chance.

George Steinbrenner, businessman

Certainly going back to Sherlock Holmes we have a tradition of forensic science featured in detective stories.

Jeffery Deaver, writer

The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

Stephen Bayley, critic

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes -- our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking around.

G. K. Chesterton, writer

People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.

Richard Buckminster Fuller,

There is nothing in the world more stubborn than a corpse: you can hit it, you can knock it to pieces, but you cannot convince it.

Alexander Herzen, journalist

Why can't somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer

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.

Alfred Jarry, writer

It is characteristic of the epistemological tradition to present us with partial scenarios and then to demand whole or categorical answers as it were.

Avrum Stroll, educator

What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.

Andy Warhol, artist

We know that golf is an ancient game with great history and tradition, but our golf is only 10 years old so don't judge us too harshly.

Nursultan Nazarbayev, politician

The president welcomes peaceful protests - it is a time-honored tradition. The president agrees violence is not the answer in Iraq, and that's why he hopes Saddam Hussein will disarm.

Ari Fleischer, public servant

Because it's not only that a child is inseparable from the family in which he lives, but that the lives of families are determined by the community in which they live and the cultural tradition from which they come.

Bernice Weissbourd,

Sometimes it is easy... to enhance your prestige by not exercising your responsibility, but that's not been the tradition of the court.

Anthony Kennedy, judge

Another term for preventive war is aggressive war - starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.

Ron Paul, politician

'm thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News. Being asked to anchor 'This Week' and the superb tradition started by David Brinkley, is a tremendous and rare honor, and I look forward to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day.

Christiane Amanpour, journalist

To have the opportunity to lead the Solicitor General's office is the honor of a lifetime. As you know, this is an office with a long and rich tradition, not only of extraordinary legal skill but also of extraordinary professionalism and integrity. That is due, in large measure, to the people who have led it.

Elena Kagan, judge

And I am also here to say that if something were to happen, we are prepared to respond swiftly, to respond effectively, and to respond strongly. That is our tradition as a country. And that is a tradition that we will uphold, regardless of any circumstance because this nation is one that is very, very strong and, indeed, extraordinarily resilient.

Janet Napolitano, politician

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, activist

I've always loved musical theater. It's a bit of a family tradition.

Trey Anastasio, musician

I don't mind the sparkle - I think it's kind of a tradition in skating. I don't think the men really need sparkles, but for the women it's part of the glamour of our sport.

Kristi Yamaguchi, athlete

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