Quotes by tradition
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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
This American government - what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity? It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his will.
B. F. Skinner
American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
A culture must be reasonably stable, but it must also change, and it will presumably be strongest if it can avoid excessive respect for tradition and fear of novelty on the one hand and excessively rapid change on the other.
British art criticus 1951-
''Where do architects and designers get their ideas?'' The answer, of course, is mainly from other architects and designers, so is it mere casuistry to distinguish between tradition and plagiarism?
T. S. Eliot
British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-1965
A tradition without intelligence is not worth having.
Mexican novelist and essayist 1928-2012
A tradition without intelligence is not worth having. T. S. Eliot, After Strange Gods (1934) There is no creation without tradition. No one creates from nothing.
Robert M. Hutchins
American educational philosopher 1899-1977
A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered ;about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.
American writer 1930-1992
As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead.
Austrian and Czechoslovak architect 1870-1933
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.
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.
Irish singer, songwriter, philanthropist, activist and businessman 1960-
Can you imagine your second album â€” the difficult second album â€” it's about God? Everyone is tearing their hair out and Chris Blackwell says, It's okay. There's Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, it's a tradition. We can get through it.Source: About the album October (album) (1981) in a speech accepting induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (17 March 2005).
Canadian architect and urban 1924-2009
Compared to industry in Europe or Japan, where industry was based on a craft tradition, we are sadly behind.
Swedish author 1974-
Crime stories are our version of sitting round a camp fire and telling tales. We enjoy being scared under safe circumstances. That's why there's no tradition of crime writing in countries that have wars.
English statesman 1874-1965
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
American academic and social critic 1947-
Feminism, in all fields, has yet to produce a single scholar of the intellectual rank of scores of these learned men in the German and British academic tradition.Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
American basketball player 1956-
Futurism: This was a movement of intellectuals who wanted to replace tradition with the modern world of machinery, speed, violence, and public relations. It proves that we should be careful what intellectuals wish for, because we might get it.
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