Top 10 tradition quotes


What are the TOP 10 quotes about tradition?


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

    Gustav Mahler

  2. 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

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

    Henry David Thoreau

  4. In America nothing dies easier than tradition.

    Russell Baker



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

    James Agee

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

    T. S. Eliot

  7. Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.

    W. Somerset Maugham

  8. 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

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

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

    Lewis Mumford


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