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Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotes from notable folks.

Every heart that has beat strong and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Tradition and memory of the past must help us to have the courage to open up new areas to God.
Pope Francis

Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
W. Somerset Maugham

Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
Soren Kierkegaard

If you follow the classical pattern, you are understanding the routine, the tradition, the shadow--you are not understanding yourself.
Bruce Lee

Put simply, traditions are just peer pressure from dead people.

The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.
Mark Twain

It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
D. H. Lawrence

The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings.
Kate Chopin

A tradition is kept alive only by something being added to it.
Henry James

You don't really need modernity in order to exist totally and fully. You need a mixture of modernity and tradition.
Theodore Bikel

Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
2 Thessalonians 2:15 (KJV)

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe and aren't even aware of.
Ellen Goodman

Half of tradition is a lie.
Stephen Crane

Laws and traditions that hold back women, hold back entire societies.
Hillary Clinton

A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward.
Winston Churchill