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Top 72 Us Customs Quotes

#1. The laws of conscience, which we pretend to be derived from nature, proceed from Custom. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#2. Anna wrote to her father that she found her new land "a barbarous country where the houses are gloomy, the churches ugly, and the customs revolting." Paris under Henry I was clearly not Constantinople, but more importantly, in Anna's eyes, it did not rank even with Kyiv. - Author: Serhii Plokhy
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#3. Custom is a second nature, and no less powerful. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#4. Do not expect me to fall in with the evil customs and ways of the world. I am in Rome, but I will not do as Rome does. I am an alien, a stranger, and a foreigner. My citizenship is in heaven. - Author: Billy Graham
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#5. I don't really know if I would consider myself anything in particular. I would say I'm inspired in a Hasidic way, but I certainly don't keep all the customs and rules I once did. - Author: Matisyahu
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#6. Even while Jerusalem was standing and the Jews were at peace with us, the practice of their sacred rites was at variance with the glory of our empire, the dignity of our name, the customs of our ancestors. - Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
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#7. The thinking (person) must oppose all cruel customs, no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another. - Author: Albert Schweitzer
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#8. The tide of immigration in Canada has not been as great as along our frontier. They have been able to allow the Indians to live as Indians, which we have not, and do not attempt to force upon them the customs which are distasteful to them. - Author: Nelson A. Miles
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#9. All inferences from experience ... are effects of custom, not of reasoning. - Author: David Hume
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#10. Yes I have had a tan, actually. I went to Los Angeles and got one there, but it didn't make it back to Britain. You're not allowed to come through customs with a tan. - Author: Steven Morrissey
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#11. Every time I enter a country and have to write down my occupation at customs, I'm like, 'I don't know ... Author? Host? Writer? Stand-up?' I usually write 'author' - that's the safest bet. - Author: Chelsea Handler
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#12. By Anglicising ourselves we have thrown away with a light heart the best claim we have upon the world's recognition of us as a seperate nationality ... the notes of nationality, our language and customs. - Author: Douglas Hyde
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#13. I don't know your customs, but here, if you don't want to frighten someone, you don't go looming over their sleeping body with knives. - Author: Laini Taylor
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#14. Yet, Puerto Rico's economic convergence and political integration with the rest of the nation is in a state of arrest - even though the island has been within the national borders, political system and customs territory of the U.S. for a century. - Author: Dick Thornburgh
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#15. There is no tyrant like custom, and no freedom where its edicts are not resisted. - Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
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#16. I remember when I posed as a customs officer so that I could meet Oscar Wilde. I said to him "Have you anything to declare?" He said "I have nothing to declare but my genius." I said "I'll put that down as nothing then shall I?" For I am the wittiest man on Earth. - Author: Simon Munnery
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#17. Ethnography literally means 'a portrait of a people.' An ethnography is a written description of a particular culture - the customs, beliefs, and behavior - based on information collected through fieldwork. - Author: Marvin Harris
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#18. Constant comparisons are the stamp of the foreigner; one continually translates manners and customs of a new country into terms of his own, before he can fully comprehend them. - Author: Willa Cather
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#19. Believers may come from different cultures, countries, or customs, but we serve one God who unites us all. - Author: Dillon Burroughs
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#20. The customs of some savage nations might, perchance, be profitably imitated by us, for they at least go through the semblance of casting their slough annually; they have the idea of the thing, whether they have the reality or not. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#21. Custom doth make dotards of us all. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#22. Great things astonish us, and small dishearten us. Custom makes both familiar. - Author: Jean De La Bruyere
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#23. This country, the Republic of Indonesia, does not belong to any group, nor to any religion, nor to any ethnic group, nor to any group with customs and traditions, but the property of all of us from Sabang to Merauke! - Author: Sukarno
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#24. We are, all of us, creatures of habit, and when the seeeming necessity for schooling ourselves in new ways ceases to exist, we fall naturally and easily into the manner and customs which long usage has implanted ineradicably within us. - Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
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#25. Be ... suspicious ... of all those who employ the term 'we' or 'us' without your permission. This is [a] form of surreptitious conscription ... Always ask who this 'we' is; as often as not it's an attempt to smuggle tribalism through the customs. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#26. Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth. - Author: Aaron Hill
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#27. Notable American Women gives us, with great panache and in eerie detail, a world that is cruelly reasonable within the near-religious limitations of its weird laws and customs. It is a book as unique as it is wonderfully strange. - Author: Gilbert Sorrentino
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#28. The more efficient causes of progress seem to consist of a good education during youth whilst the brain is impressible, and of a high standard of excellence, inculcated by the ablest and best men, embodied in the laws, customs and traditions of the nation, and enforced by public opinion. - Author: Charles Darwin
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#29. I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women. - Author: Daniel Defoe
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#30. The customs and practices of life in society sweep us along. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
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#31. We make our customs lightly; once made, like our sins, they grip us in bands of steel; we become the creatures of our creation. - Author: Charles W. Chesnutt
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#32. convinced us that she is telling the truth as she describes the world around her and looks inward, as if her private self is a foreign country whose geography and customs she is struggling to understand so that she can live there. - Author: Francine Prose
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#33. Custom makes monsters of us all. - Author: Ngaio Marsh
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#34. Men of sense in all ages abhor those customs which treat us only as the vassals of your sex. - Author: Abigail Adams
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#35. Laws have come down to us from old customs and folk-ways based on primitive ideas of man's origin, capacity and responsibility. - Author: Clarence Darrow
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#36. As a people, I am afraid, we tend too often to brush aside with impatience, sometimes with discourtesy, customs and points of view which are alien to us. - Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
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#37. When we want to infuse new ideas,
to modify or better the habits and customs of a people,
to breathe new vigor into its national traits,
we must use the children as our vehicle; for little can be accomplished with adults. - Author: Maria Montessori
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#38. - Come Inanna, enter, Neti said to her, and as Inanna entered the first gate, the sugurra, crown of the steppe, was taken from her head.
- What is this? asked Inanna
- Quiet, Inanna, she was told. The customs of the city of the dead are perfect. They may not be questioned. - Author: Hal Duncan
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#39. We are Americans, speaking the same language, adopting the same customs, holding the same general opinions ... and shall rise and fall with Americans. - Author: Frederick Douglass
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#40. Customs is punishment for those who travel. This will teach you for traveling to our country! - Author: Godfrey
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#41. Choose the life that is noblest, for custom can make it sweet to thee. - Author: Epictetus
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#42. Language surely does affect our thoughts, rather than just labeling them for the sake of labeling them. Most obviously, language is the conduit through which people share their thoughts and intentions and thereby acquire the knowledge, customs, and values of those around them. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#43. I haven't got anything against films that are about the minutia of relationships or customs, but I love extremes. - Author: Danny Boyle
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#44. If in other respects the old condition of things be continued, and there be no discordance in their customs, men live peaceably with one another ... - Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
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#45. I had never before considered leaving my religion, my family, my customs, and my beliefs behind. It was all that I had ever known. Would it be worth it to give it all up? I had no way of knowing. It was frightening even to contemplate a life beyond - Author: Carolyn Jessop
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#46. Moralities and religions are the principal means by which one can make whatever one wishes out of man, provided one possesses a superfluity of creative forces and can assert one's will over long periods of time in the form of legislation and customs. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#47. The art of subversion, of revolution, is to dislodge established customs by probing down to their origins in order to show how they lack authority and justice. - Author: Blaise Pascal
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#48. The most useful truths are always universal, and unconnected with accidents and customs. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#49. Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our Language or Customs, any more than they can acquire our Complexion ... - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#50. Each step of your current journey will take you to new and interesting worlds of opportunity and as every intrepid explorer knows, when one visits strange new lands one must be aware of their customs. - Author: Chris Murray
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#51. If we continue at this leisurly pace, we will have to pass Russian customs when we land on the moon. - Author: Wernher Von Braun
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#52. Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it. - Author: Harriet Martineau
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#53. I knew perfectly well at the time, as I had for years and years, that the Lord absolutely transcends any understanding I have of Him, which makes loyalty to Him a different thing from loyalty to whatever customs and doctrines and memories I happen to associate with Him. - Author: Marilynne Robinson
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#54. I came to accept that I have no right whatsoever to judge others in terms of my own customs, however much I may be proud of such customs. - Author: Nelson Mandela
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#55. Now it is evident that a little insight into the customs of every people is necessary to insure a kindly communication; this, joined with patience and kindness, will seldom fail with the natives of the interior. - Author: Charles Sturt
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#56. The border means more than a customs house, a passport officer, a man with a gun. Over there everything is going to be different; life is never going to be quite the same again after your passport has been stamped. - Author: Graham Greene
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#57. Unnecessary customs live a brutally short life in America. - Author: Wilfrid Sheed
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#58. We must be willing to begin with positive teaching, not with negative prohibitions, and be content to wait and to watch whilst the native Christians slowly recreate their own customs as the Spirit of Christ gradually teaches them ... - Author: Roland Allen
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#59. We become aware, however, that all customs, even the hardest, grow pleasanter and milder with time, and that the severest way of life may become a habit and therefore a pleasure. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#60. Integrationists are delighted to live in a democratic country where the rule of law prevails, whereas chauvinists wish to import the customs of the Middle East and South Asia. - Author: Daniel Pipes
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#61. Experience is the mother of custom. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#62. The light that a man receives by counsel from another is drier and purer than that which comes from his own understanding and judgment, which is ever infused and drenched in his affections and customs. - Author: Francis Bacon
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#63. For if one should propose to all men a choice, bidding them select the best customs from all the customs that there are, each race of men, after examining them all, would select those of their own people; thus all think that their own customs are by far the best. - Author: Herodotus
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#64. The young (Somali) women were very inquisitive as to European customs, and listened attentively to descriptions of the manners, education, and clothes of white ladies, as if out to complete their strategic education with the knowledge of how the males of an alien race were conquered and subdued. - Author: Karen Blixen
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#65. One of my favorite phobias is that girls, especially those whose tastes aren't routine, often don't get a fair break ... It has come down through the generations, an inheritance of age-old customs which produced the corollary that women are bred to timidity. - Author: Amelia Earhart
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#66. This sign I give you: every people speaks its tongue of good and evil, which the neighbor does not understand. It has invented its own language of customs and rights. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#67. All immigrants bring exotic customs and attitudes, but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most. - Author: Daniel Pipes
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#68. What I've always loved about faeries is the way that they, unlike so many other supernatural creatures, are not human and have never been human. They have different customs and different taboos, and woe to anyone who breaks them. - Author: Holly Black
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#69. They took over from the old order not only most of its customs, conventions, and modes of thought, but even those ideas which prompted our revolutionaries to destroy it; that, in fact, though nothing was further from their intentions, they used the debris of the old order for building up the new. - Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
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#70. Culture changes, fashions change, customs change. Great music is immortal. - Author: Michael Jackson
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#71. There are not unfrequently substantial reasons underneath for customs that appear to us absurd; and if I were ever again to find myself amongst strangers, I should be solicitous to examine before I condemned. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#72. The brown monkey's instinct to kill is correct; such men are dangerous to all monkey customs. - Author: Robert A. Heinlein
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