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Custom has furnished the only basis which ethics have ever had, and there is no conceivable human action which custom has not at one time justified and at another condemned.
View quotes by Joseph Wood Krutch

Custom is the law of fools.
View quotes by Sir John Vanbrugh

Custom reconciles us to everything.

View quotes by Edmund Burke

Custom adapts itself to expediency.
View quotes by Tacitus

Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe.
View quotes by Charles Davenport

They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom.
View quotes by William Congreve

Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship at the expense of truth
View quotes by Johann Georg Von Zimmermann

Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.
View quotes by Thomas Hardy

Custom, the unwritten law,
By which the people keep even kings in awe. [Circe, II]
View quotes by Charles Davenant

Custom is the tyranny of the lower human faculties over the higher
View quotes by Suzanne Curchod Necker

The laws of conscience, which we pretend to be derived from nature, proceed from custom
View quotes by Montaigne

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety (Antony And Cleopatra, Act 2 Scene 2)
View quotes by William Shakespeare

Custom forms us all; our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed belief, are consequences of our place of birth
View quotes by Aaron Hill

It was Sunday, and, according to his custom on that day, McTeague took his dinner at two in the afternoon at the car conductors' coffee-joint on Polk Street
View quotes by Frank Norris

It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law.
View quotes by Pope Gregory VII

I am yours, by parentage and custom and by duty undertaken towards you. I am your wizard. But it is time that you recalled that, though I am a servant, I am not your servant
View quotes by Ursula Le Guin

Custom, then, is the great guide of human life (An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding)
View quotes by David Hume

Ages when custom is unsettled are necessarily ages of prophecy. The moralist cannot teach what is revealed; he must reveal what can be taught. He has to seek insight rather than to preach.
View quotes by Walter Lippmann

The grate had been removed from the wide overwhelming fireplace, to make way for a fire of wood, in the midst of which was an enormous log glowing and blazing, and sending forth a vast volume of light and heat; this I understood was the Yule-log, which the Squire was particular in having brought in and illumined on a Christmas eve, according to ancient custom.
View quotes by Washington Irvin



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