Custom Quotes

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.

Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity.

Innumerable are the illusions and legerdemain tricks of Custom: but of all these perhaps the cleverest is her knack of persuading us that the Miraculous, by simple repetition, ceases to be Miraculous.

How many things, both just and unjust, are sanctioned by custom!

Tradition may be defined as an extension of the franchise. Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead.

Custom is petrification; nothing but dynamite can dislodge it for a century.

Oh, the times! Oh, the customs!