It is of the essence of traditions that they cover or conceal their humble foundations by erecting impressive edifices on them.
p. 31 (Natural Right and History (1953))
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.gilbert keith chesterton
You do not understand your own tradition if you do not see it in relation to others.john searle
It is tradition in Ireland that you're given money for your first communion.Roma Downey