When by these steps he has got resolution enough not to be deterr'd from what he ought to do, by the apprehension of danger; when fear does not, in sudden or hazardous occurrences, decompose his mind, set his body a-trembling, and make him unfit for action, or run away from it, he has then the courage of a rational creature: and such an hardiness we should endeavour by custom and use to bring children to, as proper occasions come in our way.
Hath not old Custom made this life more sweet Than that of painted pomp? Are not these woods More free from peril than the envious court?william shakespeare
...neither tolerance nor intolerance is grounded in science and reason, but they are themselves acts of faith grounded in social Custom and the politics of expediency and power
There is always in the healthy mind an obscure prompting that religion teaches us rather to dig than to climb; that if we could once understand the common clay of earth we should understand everything. Similarly, we have the sentiment that if we could destroy Custom at a blow and see the stars as a child sees them, we should need no other apocalypse. This is the great truth which has always lain at the back of baby-worship, and which will support it to the end.
At Dijon , Burgundy , it is the Custom on the first Sunday in Lent to make large fires in the streets whence it is called Firebrand Sunday. This practice originated in the processions formerly made on that day by the peasants with lighted torches of straw, to drive away, as they called it, the bad air from the earth .
Custom that is before all law, Nature that is above all art.Samuel Daniel
Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity; and fashion will drive them to acquire any Custom.George Bernard Shaw
Has this fellow no feeling of his business that he sings at grave-making? Custom hath made it in him a property of easiness.william shakespeare
'The Art of Being Ruled'might be described from some points of view as an infernal Utopia. Rather than Custom, it feels more like an invocation to an unknown deity when Cubans get together?they hold a suspenseful silence until any voice is heard saying or singing something that has nothing to do with the purpose of the meeting.Jose Lezama Lima
On coming to the house, they (the Magi), saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. (Matthew 2:11) [This] adoration, too, was not the same as the worship of God. In my opinion they did not yet recognize him as God, but they acted in keeping with the Custom mentioned in Scripture, according to which Kings and important people were worshiped; this did not mean more than falling down before them at their feet and honoring them.Martin Luther
We must pass through the barriers of language and race, of geography and religion, of Custom and tradition and we must build on a common foundation.vincent massey
As in respect of the first wonder we are all on the same level, how comes it that the philosophic mind should, in all ages, be the privilege of a few? The most obvious reason is this: The wonder takes place before the period of reflection, and (with the great mass of mankind) long before the individual is capable of directing his attention freely and consciously to the feeling, or even to its exciting causes. Surprise (the form and dress which the wonder of ignorance usually puts on) is worn away, if not precluded, by Custom and familiarity.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Many have original minds who do not think it they are led away by Custom Now it appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own citadel.john keats
Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; Custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.pythagoras
Whoever attacks a Custom or a creed, will be confronted with a list of the names of the dead who upheld the Custom, or believed the creed. He is asked in a very triumphant and sneering way, if he knows more than all the great and honored of the past. Every defender of a creed has graven upon his memory the names of all "great" men whose actions or words can be tortured into evidence for his doctrine
When I am at Rome, I fast on a Saturday: when I am at Milan I do not. Do the same. Follow the Custom of the church where you are.
Fashion is Custom in the guise of departure from Custom.edward sapir
The common law is the Custom of the kingdom, and we are bound to know it, and must be all governed by it.
In many cases a party undertakes to prove a Custom from the time of legal memory, the reign of Richard the Second; but that proof is generally established by evidence of acts done at a much later period, and frequently no evidence is given beyond the present century.
Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; Custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.
Wind indeed increases fire, but Custom love.
I, that please some, try all; both joy and terror Of good and bad; that make and unfold error; Now take upon me, in the name of Time, To use my wings. Impute it not a crime To me or my swift passage, that I slide O'er sixteen years, and leave the growth untried Of that wide gap, since it is in my power To o'erthrow law, and in one self-born hour To plant and o'erwhelm Custom.