Custom Quotes

The despotism of custom is everywhere a hindrance to human advancement.

What custom hath endeared We part with sadly, though we prize it not.

Custom is a second nature, and no less powerful.

Custom governs the world; it is the tyrant of our feelings and our manners and rules the world with the hand of a despot.

We are more sensible of what is done against custom than against nature.

There is no tyrant like custom, and no freedom where its edicts are not resisted.

But to my mind, though I am native here And to the manner born, it is a custom more honored in the breach than the observance. (Hamlet)

Custom reconciles us to everything.

He is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.

We do everything by custom, even believe by it; our very axioms, let us boast of free-thinking as we may, are oftenest simply such beliefs as we have never heard questioned.