Tradition Quotes And Sayings

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The territorial state is such an ancient form of society - here in Europe it dates back thousands of years - that it is now protected by the sanctity of age and the glory of tradition. A strong religious feeling mingles with the respect and the devotion to the fatherland.
~By Christian Lous Lange ~


The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community.
~By Ruth Benedict ~


If we follow the traditional way of thought, there will always be traditional enemies. Extremist circles from both sides will find causes to give rise to problems.
~By Fatos Nano ~


Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules... Mathematicians are more like classical composers.
~By Brian Greene ~


In some of the countries where we operate, there is a tradition of corruption, in which the political elites work with business in the framework of unsavory relationships.
~By Lee R. Raymond ~


I am definitely a storyteller, but probably not a traditional Storyteller.
~By James Welch ~


The reason that minorities and women don't have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.
~By Carol Moseley Braun ~


We began building this incredible new foundation in this restaurant, and that's what began giving me the left-hand side of tradition and the right-hand side, my new palate.
~By Emeril Lagasse ~


The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.
~By Alfred North Whitehead ~


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.
~By Yo-Yo Ma ~


The whole path of American music has been so much about the recognition of stylistic diversity, and the recognition of the importance of music which was from one of the vernacular traditions.
~By Michael Tilson Thomas ~


Architecture is involved with the world, but at the same time it has a certain autonomy. This autonomy cannot be explained in terms of traditional logic because the most interesting parts of the work are non-verbal. They operate within the terms of the work, like any art.
~By Thom Mayne ~


Under normal conditions the research scientist is not an innovator but a solver of puzzles, and the puzzles upon which he concentrates are just those which he believes can be both stated and solved within the existing scientific tradition.
~By Thomas Kuhn ~


I used to be interested in Windows NT, but the more I see it, the more it looks like traditional Windows with a stabler kernel. I don't find anything technically interesting there.
~By Linus Torvalds ~


Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences.
~By Vince Cable ~


Traditional investment vehicles such as IRAs, CDs, stocks and bonds do have their place, but for the rich, they are used more as temporary storage facilities rather than life-long homes.
~By Bo Bennett ~


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


Well, more than me saying to the rest of the country music industry there is not enough traditional country music - that is not necessarily the statement in truth. I think more so that I, me, missed it more than anything else.
~By Vince Gill ~


We're traditional and don't do cutting-edge styles, but after 17 years we're holding our own.
~By Jaclyn Smith ~


But, I don't want to assume that our tradition of excellence is a guarantee of future excellence.
~By Dave Heineman ~


One of the best animated films I've seen come out of Disney was the Tarzan movie. I wasn't crazy about the story or the design on Tarzan's face, but the traditional animation was spectacular.
~By Ralph Bakshi ~


What is supposed to be the very essence of Judaism - which is the notion that it is by study that you make yourself a holy people - is nowhere present in Hebrew tradition before the end of the first or the beginning of the second century of the Common Era.
~By Harold Bloom ~


It also called upon traditional people in the Four Directions to strengthen the healing ceremonies and asked people to heed the warnings of Mother Earth.
~By Dennis Banks ~


Traditional academic science describes human beings as highly developed animals and biological thinking machines. We appear to be Newtonian objects made of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, and organs.
~By Stanislav Grof ~


I've always been clear, I support the traditional definition of marriage.
~By Stephen Harper ~


My purpose is to have American Jews look away from the success story with which they've cheered themselves up, and to have them remember the classical tradition, whatever it is.
~By Arthur Hertzberg ~


To eat the boiled head of a pig sliced like salami is very strange. It may seem cutting edge, but it's actually a lot older than any of the other traditional salami.
~By Mario Batali ~


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


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


Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense. It is perhaps not like other modern gardens, but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.
~By Ian Hamilton Finlay ~


The Lounge Lizards were relating with a tradition and it was like I was playing within a musical context. The guitar playing stood out as being different in some way. That was a real education for me.
~By Arto Lindsay ~


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


Anonymous sources are a practice of American journalism in the 20th and 21st century, a relatively recent practice. The literary tradition of anonymity goes back to the Bible.
~By Joe Klein ~


In America nothing dies easier than tradition.
~By Russell Baker ~


In revolt against this new and very evil thing came the republicanism of the eighteenth century, inspired and directed in large measure by members of the fast perishing aristocracy of race, character and tradition.
~By Ralph A. Cram ~


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.
~By Robert Teeter ~


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.
~By Galen Rowell ~


'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.
~By Christiane Amanpour ~


We are not abandoning our convictions, our philosophy or traditions, nor do we urge anyone to abandon theirs.
~By Mikhail Gorbachev ~


My father, one of the great entrepreneurs and philanthropists of this state, taught me that capital - monetary or political - is to be used to benefit others. I intend to continue that tradition.
~By Jon Huntsman, Jr. ~


I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don't really have hobbies in the traditional sense... I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters.
~By Alan Dean Foster ~


The Army War College has been a tradition in central Pennsylvania for years.
~By Bill Shuster ~


Home schooled children frequently combine for many purposes - and they interact well. The growth of the home schooling movement means that more and more children are learning together, just not in a traditional classroom.
~By Ernest Istook ~


This new one was held for a couple months, so I guess it was better, but when we go into thinking our next record tragedy, it traditionally will probably change the distribution again and it will get held up again.
~By Kerry King ~


Traditionally the show must go on which is a stupid thing to say, but that in a nutshell is what's going on. We have a new record out; if we won't tour, the new record dies. It's reality - it's what business is nowadays. You just need to tour to sell your albums.
~By Kerry King ~


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.
~By Henry R. Luce ~


Traditional marriage between a man and a woman has been a cornerstone of our society for generations. If we are going to change that, it ought to be done by the will of the people.
~By Steve Chabot ~


Malcolm was a firm believer in the value and importance of our heritage. He believed that we have valuable and distinct cultural traditions which need to be institutionalized so that they can be passed on to our heirs.
~By Betty Shabazz ~


Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
~By Jiddu Krishnamurti ~


To recover a spiritual tradition in which creation, and the study of creation, matters would be to inaugurate new possibilities between spirituality and science that would shape the paradigms for culture, its institution, and its people.
~By Matthew Fox ~


War on terrorism defines the central preoccupation of the United States in the world today, and it does reflect in my view a rather narrow and extremist vision of foreign policy of the world's first superpower, of a great democracy, with genuinely idealistic traditions.
~By Zbigniew Brzezinski ~


At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past.
~By Maurice Maeterlinck ~


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.
~By Nursultan Nazarbayev ~


So we are not doing the traditional album, tour, album, tour, album, tour anymore. We're going to tour when we want to, regardless of whether we've got a record out.
~By Ed O'Brien ~


At the same time we are aware that our various religions and ethical traditions often offer very different bases for what is helpful and what is unhelpful for men and women, what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil.
~By Hans Kung ~


The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization.
~By Fredric Jameson ~


Japanese traditional architecture is created based on these conditions. This is the reason you have a very high degree of connection between the outside and inside in architecture.
~By Tadao Ando ~


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


My mother came from St. Thomas. I heard that melody and all I did was actually adapt it. I made my adaptation of sort of an island traditional melody. It did become sort of my trademark tune.
~By Sonny Rollins ~


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


Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history, their past, their tradition, their national symbols, their way of living, often their own literary language.
~By Slobodan Milosevic ~


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.
~By Dennis Banks ~


I want our government to encourage and protect freedom as well as our traditions of faith and family.
~By Jesse Helms ~


It is not that I don't like contemporary country music because I do. I love it. I have recorded a lot and have had great success recording records that have not been very traditional country records.
~By Vince Gill ~


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.
~By George Steinbrenner ~


I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision... is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive.
~By Barbara Deming ~


I have always compared our traditions of liberty, like those of Abraham Lincoln and Ho Chi Minh.
~By Hanoi Hannah ~


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.
~By Alfred Brendel ~


The mission for the day is to encourage students to think beyond traditional career opportunities, prepare for future careers and entrance into the workplace.
~By Allen Tate ~


I think that the Japanese culture is one of the very few cultures left that is its own entity. They're just so traditional and so specific in their ways. It's kind of untouched, it's not Americanized.
~By Toni Collette ~


Our enemy is by tradition our savior, in preventing us from superficiality.
~By Joyce Carol Oates ~


A whole generation of young whites have involved themselves with traditional Negro music.
~By Archie Shepp ~


The papacy again, representing the traditional unity of European civilization, has also shown itself unable to limit effectively the push of nationalism.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


I realized that I wanted to play characters and do traditional theatre. I wanted to make believe again. I like putting on a costume and pretending to be someone else for a few hours, and I have a great respect for playwrights.
~By Lusia Strus ~


When I was in college, I used to write little ditties and short stories and poetry for my friends. Writing a book is another thing. It is so much different from my traditional day of dirty fingernails and greasy hair and hot pans.
~By Mario Batali ~


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.
~By Ron Paul ~


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.
~By Janet Napolitano ~


When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan.
~By Tadao Ando ~


An illustration I use to get people to understand it is this: I'll ask major corporate audiences: Why don't you just take all your traditional beliefs about organizations, and apply them to the neurons in your brain?
~By Dee Hock ~


Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.
~By Lewis Mumford ~


As Mayor, I will fully support my Arts Commission and its professional selection committees so that they can commission a full range of public art that is daring and, when appropriate, daringly traditional.
~By Gavin Newsom ~


It's not that I wanted to be an actor; it's that I didn't want to be a dancer! I was trained in traditional Chinese dance, and after working so hard it seemed unfair to just disappear into a group.
~By Ziyi Zhang ~


I am at war... with the principal personage of traditional philosophy, that abstract subject who masquerades as everyone and anyone, but is really a male subject in disguise.
~By Pam Gems ~


Most governments in Latin America have failed to recognize the rights of indigenous people and their right to their own traditional territories.
~By Bianca Jagger ~


Traditional songwriting, to us, is where the experimental nature comes in. We're all involved with so much outside activity with really hardcore, experimental music-making.
~By Thurston Moore ~


We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today.
~By Henry Ford ~


What is the source of all this trouble? I'm saying that the source is basically in thought. Many people would think that such a statement is crazy, because thought is the one thing we have with which to solve our problems. That's part of our tradition.
~By David Bohm ~


The trouble with the performance poets is that they don't seem to have read anything. So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work.
~By Peter Davison ~


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


It amazes me sometimes that even intelligent people will analyze a situation or make a judgement after only recognizing the standard or traditional structure of a piece.
~By David Bowie ~


I think we have a good team, but soccer fans will know that we're in a really tough group. The three teams in our group are really strong. The Czech Republic is a very good team, Italy is traditionally a powerhouse, and Ghana is one of the best teams in Africa.
~By Claudio Reyna ~


I'm passing on a tradition of which I am part. There's a long line of poets who went before me, and I'm another one, and I'm hoping to pass that on to other younger, or newer, poets than myself.
~By Diane Wakoski ~


In a time of constrained resources we will have to shift emphasis. but not necessarily from the traditional Political Officer to the traditional Economic Officer.
~By Lawrence Eagleburger ~


We must honor our country's tradition of openness and continue to welcome new immigrants.
~By Jose Serrano ~


My book is traditional. It runs counter to the post-modern spirit.
~By David Guterson ~


Finnish companies tend to be very traditional, not taking many risks. Silicon Valley is completely different: people here really live on the edge.
~By Linus Torvalds ~


Our country's political discourse and debate are enriched by discussions of the political implications of our faith traditions, whether they are taking place in our communities, at our dinner tables, or in our places of worship.
~By David E. Price ~


It's absolutely fine to think of new ways of doing things, and I'm not just asking for the traditional reporter to look into our living rooms night after night.
~By Jonathan Dimbleby ~


There was an honorable tradition of using anonymous sources that was ruined by Jayson Blair.
~By Ted Rall ~


I see myself as a true modernist. Even when I do a traditional gown, I give it a modern twist. I go to the past for research. I need to know what came before so I can break the rules.
~By Vera Wang ~

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