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Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment. [The Gorky Incident] - Mark Twain


A Cask and an ill custom must be broken. (Jacula Prudentum) - George Herbert


By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes to be his duty against the influences of authority and majorities, custom and opinion. - John Dalberg [Lord Acton]


Nature is seldom in the wrong, custom always. - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu


Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable. - David Lloyd George


But to my mind, though I am native here And to the manner born, it is a custom More honoured in the breach than the observance. - William Shakespeare


We must hold a man amenable to reason for the choice of his daily craft or profession. It is not an excuse any longer for his deeds that they are the custom of his trade. What business has he with an evil trade? - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness and its own strength, its beauties and cruelties; it accepts certain sufferings as matters of course, puts up patiently with certain evils. Human life is reduced to real suffering, to hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap. - Hermann Hesse


Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of Truth. - Johann Georg Zimmermann