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No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking.
Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth; whilst on the surface of this world, all things are weighed by the false scale of custom
Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent
Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of truth.
Johann Georg Von Zmmermann
I conceive that words are like money, not the worse for being common, but that it is the stamp of custom alone that gives them circulation or value.
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety, other women cloy.
For over two thousand years it has been the custom among earnest moralists to decry happiness as something degraded and unworthy
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety. Other women cloy the appetites they feed, but she makes hungry where most she satisfies.
Call a truce, then to our labors - let us feast with friends and neighbors And be merry as the custom of our caste; For if faint and forced the laughter, and if sadness follow after, We are richer by one mocking Christmas past.
The security of Society lies in custom and unconscious instinct, and the basis of the stability of Society, as a healthy organism, is the complete absence of any intelligence amongst its members.
We do not belong to those who only get their thought from books, or at the prompting of books, -- it is our custom to think in the open air, walking, leaping, climbing, or dancing on lonesome mountains by preference, or close to the sea, where even the paths become thoughtful.
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it the superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason.
Men commonly think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and imbibed opinions, but generally act according to custom
Francis Bacon Sr
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