17 quotes about Custom
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People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
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Custom reconciles us to everything.
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Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe.
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Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.
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Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.
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Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth.
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Custom, then, is the great guide of human life.
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The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.
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Nature is seldom in the wrong, custom always.
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The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom.
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Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
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Laws are subordinate to custom.
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Custom is a tyrant.
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The empire of custom is most mighty.
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Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.
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People do more from custom than from reason.
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Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.
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