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Simply stated, earth is a school-a divine educational process custom-fit to each of us.Richard Paul Evans Custom Sayings By Richard Paul Evans: Simply stated, earth is a school-a divine educational process custom-fit to each of us.
Will they cower?' Kym asked.

'Tons of cowering! Plus your name in the summer programme. A custom-designed banner. A cabin at Camp Half-Blood. Two shrines. I'll even throw in a Kymopoleia action figure.'

'No!' Polybotes wailed. 'Not merchandising rights!
Rick Riordan Custom Sayings By Rick Riordan: Will they cower?' Kym asked.'Tons of cowering! Plus your name in the summer programme. A
I started doing commercials in 2008 right after we released Death Race, and the reason was that I spent two years prepping Death Race and building all these custom rigs to shoot cars in the most dynamic and exciting way.Paul W. S. Anderson Custom Sayings By Paul W. S. Anderson: I started doing commercials in 2008 right after we released Death Race, and the reason
Most men live like raisins in a cake of custom.Brand Blanshard Custom Sayings By Brand Blanshard: Most men live like raisins in a cake of custom.
In the early nineteenth century imperial Britain outlawed slavery and stopped the Atlantic slave trade, and in the decades that followed slavery was gradually outlawed throughout the American continent. Notably, this was the first and only time in history that a large number of slaveholding societies voluntarily abolished slavery. But, even though the slaves were freed, the racist myths that justified slavery persisted. Separation of the races was maintained by racist legislation and social custom.Yuval Noah Harari Custom Sayings By Yuval Noah Harari: In the early nineteenth century imperial Britain outlawed slavery and stopped the Atlantic slave trade,
Verse 11. (They presented unto Him gifts). The people of the east never approach the presence of kings and great personages, without a present in their hands. The custom is often noticed in the Old Testament, and still prevails in the east, and in some of the newly discovered South Sea Islands.Adam Clarke Custom Sayings By Adam Clarke: Verse 11. (They presented unto Him gifts). The people of the east never approach the
necessity had no respect for law. Even custom must bow to it at times.S.M. Stirling Custom Sayings By S.M. Stirling: necessity had no respect for law. Even custom must bow to it at times.
You cannot attain # mastery by patterning yourself after another or by following custom or tradition. Sheep do that. Masters and leaders never doRoger McDonald Custom Sayings By Roger McDonald: You cannot attain # mastery by patterning yourself after another or by following custom or
These are the sensations and feelings that are gradually blunted by education, staled by custom, rejected in favor of social conformity.Herbert Read Custom Sayings By Herbert Read: These are the sensations and feelings that are gradually blunted by education, staled by custom,
It is the custom when praising a Russian writer to do so at the expense of all other Russian writers.Robert Wilson Lynd Custom Sayings By Robert Wilson Lynd: It is the custom when praising a Russian writer to do so at the expense
The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.John Stuart Mill Custom Sayings By John Stuart Mill: The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.
To see the convulsions, agonies and tortures of a poor fellow-creature, whom they cannot restore nor recompense, dying to gratify luxury and tickle callous and rank organs, must require a rocky heart, and a great degree of cruelty and ferocity. I cannot find any great difference between feeding on human flesh and feeding on animal flesh, except custom and practice.George Cheyne Custom Sayings By George Cheyne: To see the convulsions, agonies and tortures of a poor fellow-creature, whom they cannot restore
How many things both just and unjust are sanctioned by custom?Terence Custom Sayings By Terence: How many things both just and unjust are sanctioned by custom?
Comparatively, tattooing is not the hideous custom which it is called. It is not barbarous merely because the printing is skin-deep and unalterable.Henry David Thoreau Custom Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: Comparatively, tattooing is not the hideous custom which it is called. It is not barbarous
They [the English] amuse themselves sadly as in the custom of their country.
[Fr., Ils s'amusaient tristement selon la contume de leur pays.]
Jean Froissart Custom Sayings By Jean Froissart: They [the English] amuse themselves sadly as in the custom of their country.[Fr., Ils s'amusaient
In that dark hour I was aghast to realise that something within me, long sickening, had quietly died. I suddenly knew I had no desire or tenderness or esteem. Nothing remained except the chill bonds of law and duty an custom.Evelyn Waugh Custom Sayings By Evelyn Waugh: In that dark hour I was aghast to realise that something within me, long sickening,
I leave to children exclusively, but only for the life of their childhood, all and every the dandelions of the fields and the daisies thereof, with the right to play among them freely, according to the custom of children, warning them at the same time against the thistles. And I devise to children the yellow shores of creeks and the golden sands beneath the water thereof, with the dragon flies that skim the surface of said waters, and and the odors of the willows that dip into said waters, and the white clouds that float on high above the giant trees.Williston Fish Custom Sayings By Williston Fish: I leave to children exclusively, but only for the life of their childhood, all and
If thou wilt be well with GOD, and have grace to rule thy life, and come to the joy of love: this name JESUS, fasten it so fast in thy heart that it come never out of thy thought. And when thou speakest to Him, and through custom sayst, JESUS, it shall be in thine ear, joy; in thy mouth, honey; and in thine heart, melody: for men shall think joy to hear that name be named, sweetness to speak it, mirth and song to think it. If thou thinkest (on) JESUS continually, and holdest it firmly, it purges thy sin, and kindles thine heart; it clarifies thy soul, it removes anger and does away slowness. It wounds in love and fulfils charity. It chases the devil, and puts out dread. It opens heaven, and makes a contemplative man. Have JESUS in mind, for that puts all vices and phantoms out from the lover.Richard Rolle Custom Sayings By Richard Rolle: If thou wilt be well with GOD, and have grace to rule thy life, and
What does 'sister-wife' mean?" she asked hesitantly. "That you have the same husband." Aviendha frowned at the way Egwene gasped and Nynaeve's eyes opened as wide as they would go. Elayne had been half-expecting the answer, but she still found herself fussing with skirts that were perfectly straight. "This is not your custom?" the Aiel woman asked. "No," Egwene said faintly. "No, it is not." "But you and Elayne care for one another as first-sisters. What would you have done had one of you been unwilling to step aside for Rand al'Thor? Fight over him? Let a man damage the ties between you? Would it not have been better if you both had married him, then?Robert Jordan Custom Sayings By Robert Jordan: What does 'sister-wife' mean?" she asked hesitantly. "That you have the same husband." Aviendha frowned
The husbandman is always a better Greek than the scholar is prepared to appreciate, and the old custom still survives, while antiquarians and scholars grow gray in commemorating it.Henry David Thoreau Custom Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: The husbandman is always a better Greek than the scholar is prepared to appreciate, and
The city bursts with ideas as with traffic, a swirl of newness and surprise. Who can be bored in a city? If you are tired of one activity you can try something else, change your job, take your custom to another restaurant.Jan Morris Custom Sayings By Jan Morris: The city bursts with ideas as with traffic, a swirl of newness and surprise. Who
The prejudice of unfounded belief often degenerates into the prejudice of custom, and becomes at last rank hypocrisy. When men, from custom or fashion or any worldly motive, profess or pretend to believe what they do not believe, nor can give any reason for believing, they unship the helm of their morality, and being no longer honest to their own minds they feel no moral difficulty in being unjust to others.Thomas Paine Custom Sayings By Thomas Paine: The prejudice of unfounded belief often degenerates into the prejudice of custom, and becomes at
There is one aspect of the change in moral values brought about by the advance of collectivism which at the present time provides special food for thought. It is that the virtues which are held less and less in esteem and which consequently become rarer and precisely those on which the British people justly prided themselves and in which they were generally agreed to excel. The virtues possessed by Anglo-Saxons in a higher degree than most other people, excepting only a few of the smaller nations, like the Swiss and the Dutch, were independence and self-reliance, individual initiative and local responsbility, the successful reliance on voluntary activity, noninterference with one's neighbor and tolerance of the different and queer, respect for custom and tradition, and a healthy suspicion of power and authority.Friedrich Hayek Custom Sayings By Friedrich Hayek: There is one aspect of the change in moral values brought about by the advance
It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. Millions are condemned to a stiller doom than mine, and millions are in silent revolt against their lot. Nobody knows how many rebellions besides political rebellions ferment in the masses of life which people earth. Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts, as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, to absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.Charlotte Bronte Custom Sayings By Charlotte Bronte: It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they
And - as is perhaps the universal custom of aristocratically bred persons - they reacted to the news of their ruin by resolving to throw a party.Salman Rushdie Custom Sayings By Salman Rushdie: And - as is perhaps the universal custom of aristocratically bred persons - they reacted
MacMurrough shifted his gaze from the thick spittle-wet mouth and stared instead through the garden windows. What a dreary drunk he was. He recalled the Spartan custom of inebriating slaves that young men should see how contemptible was drunkenness. Nowadays we leave it to our leshishlashors.Jamie O'Neill Custom Sayings By Jamie O'Neill: MacMurrough shifted his gaze from the thick spittle-wet mouth and stared instead through the garden
Jon Stone spoke thirteen languages and was fluent in six, French being one. He spoke it so well the girls thought he was a native Parisian pretending to be an American. This ability to blend with the natives was a valuable tool when Jon plied his trade. Jon eased from the bed. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors lined the back of his house, ten-foot-tall, custom-designed monsters so Jon could Zen on the view. Golden lights glittered to the horizon, ruby flashes marked ghetto-bird prowlers, jets descending toward LAX were strung like pearls across a tuxedo black sky. The doors were heavy as trucks, but silent as silk when they slid open. Jon stepped out and went to the pool. Pike was a silhouette cutout, backlit by the city as Jon swaggered close. "WhatRobert Crais Custom Sayings By Robert Crais: Jon Stone spoke thirteen languages and was fluent in six, French being one. He spoke
RITE, n. A religious or semi-religious ceremony fixed by law, precept or custom, with the essential oil of sincerity carefully squeezed out of it.Ambrose Bierce Custom Sayings By Ambrose Bierce: RITE, n. A religious or semi-religious ceremony fixed by law, precept or custom, with the
His jewelry was custom designed for the very rich and tasteless, people who would find it necessary to buy hundred-thousand-dollar necklaces to wear to a thousand-dollar-a-plate charity dinner, and never grasp the irony.Dean Koontz Custom Sayings By Dean Koontz: His jewelry was custom designed for the very rich and tasteless, people who would find
The custom of the Church has very great authority and ought to be jealously observed in all things.Thomas Aquinas Custom Sayings By Thomas Aquinas: The custom of the Church has very great authority and ought to be jealously observed
It is an old custom of these people to pick up a stone and toss it on the pile. Perhaps it is a symbolical lightening of the load they carry, perhaps a small offering to the gods of the trails.Louis L'Amour Custom Sayings By Louis L'Amour: It is an old custom of these people to pick up a stone and toss
Until custom had changed the colour of the curtains, made the clock keep quiet, broughtMarcel Proust Custom Sayings By Marcel Proust: Until custom had changed the colour of the curtains, made the clock keep quiet, brought
The whole drift of our law is toward the absolute prohibition of all ideas that diverge in the slightest form from the accepted platitudes, and behind that drift of law there is a far more potent force of growing custom, and under that custom there is a natural philosophy which erects conformity into the noblest of virtues and the free functioning of personality into a capital crime against society.H.L. Mencken Custom Sayings By H.L. Mencken: The whole drift of our law is toward the absolute prohibition of all ideas that
And what impels him to repeat this process at every single lesson, and, with the same remorseless insistence, to make his pupils copy it without the least alteration? He sticks to this traditional custom because he knows from experience that the preparations for working put him simultaneously in the right frame of mind for creating. The meditative repose in which he performs them gives him that vital loosening and equability of all his powers, that collectedness and presence of mind, without which no right work can be done.Eugen Herrigel Custom Sayings By Eugen Herrigel: And what impels him to repeat this process at every single lesson, and, with the
But to my mind, though I am native here, And to the manner born, it is a custom, More honored in the breach than the observance.William Shakespeare Custom Sayings By William Shakespeare: But to my mind, though I am native here, And to the manner born, it
I realised that I had set so many of my novels and stories abroad, because custom had prevented me from seeing how exotic my own country is. Britain really is an immense lunatic asylum. That is one of the things that distinguishes us among the nations ... We are rigid and formal in some ways, but we believe in the right to eccentricity, as long as the eccentricities are large enough ... Woe betide you if you hold your knife incorrectly, but good luck to you if you wear a loincloth and live up a tree.Louis De Bernieres Custom Sayings By Louis De Bernieres: I realised that I had set so many of my novels and stories abroad, because
peoples, like so many beasts, have fallen into the custom of each man thinking only of his own private interests and have reached the extreme of delicacy, or better of pride, in which like wild animals they bristle and lash out at the slightest displeasure. Thus no matter how great the throng and press of their bodies, they live like wild beasts in a deep solitude of spirit and will, scarcely any two being able to agree since each follows his own pleasure and caprice.Giambattista Vico Custom Sayings By Giambattista Vico: peoples, like so many beasts, have fallen into the custom of each man thinking only
Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course.Lemony Snicket Custom Sayings By Lemony Snicket: Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course.
I used a fifties Les Paul custom on most of the stuff. I also used a Strat, a newer Strat. I had a million guitars in there but I used the Strat & the Les Paul in just about everything. There were a lot of different amp choices, I was working with a pro tools plug-in which is like an amplifier stimulator. The possibilities with something like that are just endless.Tracii Guns Custom Sayings By Tracii Guns: I used a fifties Les Paul custom on most of the stuff. I also used
By seeking what was needful for Eppie, by sharing the effect that everything produced on her, he had himself come to appropriate the forms of custom and belief which were the mould of Raveloe life; and as, with reawakening sensibilities, memory also reawakened, he had begun to ponder over the elements of his old faith, and blend them with his new impressions, till he recovered a consciousness of unity between his past and present.George Eliot Custom Sayings By George Eliot: By seeking what was needful for Eppie, by sharing the effect that everything produced on
There is immunity in reading, immunity in formal society, in office routine, in the company of old friends and in the giving of officious help to strangers, but there is no sanctuary in one bed from the memory of another. The past with its anguish will break through every defense-line of custom and habit; we must sleep and therefore we must dream.Cyril Connolly Custom Sayings By Cyril Connolly: There is immunity in reading, immunity in formal society, in office routine, in the company
In Hollywood, the real stars are all in animation. Alvin and the Chipmunks don't throw star fits, don't demand custom-designed Winnebagos, and are a breeze at costume fittings. Cruella DeVille, Gorgo, Rainbow Brite, Gus-Gus, Uncle Scrooge, and the Care Bears are all superstars and they don't have drug problems, marital difficulties, or paternity suits to blacken their images. They don't age, balk at promoting, or sass highly paid directors. Plus, you can market them to death and they never feel exploited. I'd like to do a big-budget snuff film starring every last one of them.John Waters Custom Sayings By John Waters: In Hollywood, the real stars are all in animation. Alvin and the Chipmunks don't throw
It has become a custom among the Legions to promise one's fellows that no matter what happens, they will never lie cold upon the earth.Jim Butcher Custom Sayings By Jim Butcher: It has become a custom among the Legions to promise one's fellows that no matter
Every scene, even the commonest, is wonderful, if only one can detach oneself, casting off all memory of use and custom and behold it, as it were, for the first time.Arnold Bennett Custom Sayings By Arnold Bennett: Every scene, even the commonest, is wonderful, if only one can detach oneself, casting off
(In the real world, you'd want to use a custom search system of some sort. Search the Web for open-source full-text search to get an idea of the possibilities.)Nigel George Custom Sayings By Nigel George: (In the real world, you'd want to use a custom search system of some sort.
The secret to my 5 o'clock shadow is a little device called the George Michael 3000 Custom Beard Trimmer and Personal Massager. Just kidding. I actually shave every morning, and thanks to my vast knowledge of Eastern philosophy and mysticism, I will my facial hair to grow to the exact same length each day. Dave Grohl taught me that one.Reid Scott Custom Sayings By Reid Scott: The secret to my 5 o'clock shadow is a little device called the George Michael
If we look round the world, there seem to be not above six distinct varieties in the human species, each of which is strongly marked, and speaks the kind seldom to have mixed with any other. But there is nothing in the shape, nothing in the faculties, that shows their coming from different originals; and the varieties of climate, of nourishment, and custom, are sufficient to produce every change.Oliver Goldsmith Custom Sayings By Oliver Goldsmith: If we look round the world, there seem to be not above six distinct varieties
Act in Haste, Repent at Leisure would seem to have been almost custom-designed for the case of tattoos.David Foster Wallace Custom Sayings By David Foster Wallace: Act in Haste, Repent at Leisure would seem to have been almost custom-designed for the
If you explain so clearly that nobody can misunderstand, somebody will. If you're right 90% of the time, why quibble about the remaining 3%? In Africa some of the native tribes have a custom of beating the ground with clubs and uttering spine chilling cries. Anthropologists call this a form of primitive self-expression. In America we call it golf.Dave Barry Custom Sayings By Dave Barry: If you explain so clearly that nobody can misunderstand, somebody will. If you're right 90%
We can't give you any further information," the fairies replied. "Be satisfied, madam, with the assurance that your daughter will be happy." She thanked them very much and did not forget to give them many presents. Although the fairies were quite rich, they always liked people to give them something. Throughout the world this custom has been passed down from that day to our own, and time has not altered it in the least.

("Green Serpent")
Marie-Catherine D'Aulnoy Custom Sayings By Marie-Catherine D'Aulnoy: We can't give you any further information," the fairies replied. "Be satisfied, madam, with the
Before Tessa could answer, there was a knock at the door, and a familiar voice. "It's Jem. Tessa, are you there?"
Charlotte sat bolt upright. "Oh! He mustn't see you in your dress!"
Tessa stood dumbfounded. "Whyever not?"
"It's a Shadowhunter custom - bad luck!" Charlotte rose to her feet. "Quickly! Hide behind the wardrobe!"
"The wardrobe? But - " Tessa broke off with a yelp as Charlotte seized her about the waist and frog-marched her behind the wardrobe like a policeman with a particularly resistant criminal. Released, Tessa dusted off her dress and made a face at Charlotte, and they both peeked around the side of the furniture as the seamstress, after a bewildered look, opened the door.
Jem's silvery head appeared in the gap. He looked a bit disheveled, his jacket askew. He glanced around in puzzlement before his gaze lighted on Charlotte and Tessa, half-concealed behind the wardrobe.
Cassandra Clare Custom Sayings By Cassandra Clare: Before Tessa could answer, there was a knock at the door, and a familiar voice.
Book burning is a charming old custom, hallowed by antiquity. It has been practiced for centuries by fascists, communists, atheists, school children, rival authors, and tired librarians. Like everything of importance since the invention of the cloak and the shroud, its origins are cloaked in mystery and shrouded in secrecy. Some scholars believe that the first instance of book burning occurred in the Middle Ages, when a monk was trying to illuminate a manuscript. All agree that book burning was almost non-existent during the period when books were made of stone.Richard Armour Custom Sayings By Richard Armour: Book burning is a charming old custom, hallowed by antiquity. It has been practiced for
Age, eighteen or twenty, in accordance with a custom which is rather widely prevalent in parliamentary families. In spite of this marriage, however, it was said that Charles Myriel created a great deal of talk. He was well formed, though rather short in stature, elegant, graceful, intelligent; the whole of the first portion of his life had been devoted to the world and to gallantry. The Revolution came; events succeeded each other with precipitation; the parliamentary families, decimated, pursued, hunted down, were dispersed. M. Charles Myriel emigrated to Italy at the very beginning of the Revolution. There his wife died ofVictor Hugo Custom Sayings By Victor Hugo: Age, eighteen or twenty, in accordance with a custom which is rather widely prevalent in
I have come to be convinced that it is only the unbending observance of custom that sustains life in an urban circumstance.Gordon Lish Custom Sayings By Gordon Lish: I have come to be convinced that it is only the unbending observance of custom
The laws of custom make our [returning a visit] necessary. O how I hate this vile custom which obliges us to make slaves of ourselves! to sell the most precious property we boast, our time;
and to sacrifice it to every prattling impertinent who chooses to demand it!
Fanny Burney Custom Sayings By Fanny Burney: The laws of custom make our [returning a visit] necessary. O how I hate this
Lowering his voice, he said, "In America we have a custom. When you're given presents for your birthday, you're supposed to open them and say thank you."
Tatiana nervously looked down at the present. "Thank you." Gifts were not something she was used to. Wrapped gifts? Unheard of, even when they came wrapped only in plain brown paper.
"No. Open first. Then say thank you."
She smiled. "What do I do? Do I take the paper off?"
"Yes. You tear it off."
"And then what?"
"And then you throw it away."
"The whole present or just the paper?"
Slowly he said, "Just the paper."
"But you wrapped it so nicely. Why would I throw it away?"
"It's just paper."
"If it's just paper, why did you wrap it?"
"Will you please just open my present?" said Alexander
Paullina Simons Custom Sayings By Paullina Simons: Lowering his voice, he said, "In America we have a custom. When you're given presents
We have to wear clothes, a requirement of custom, but more time, temper, character, and peace of mind, not to mention money, have been sacrificed to them than to any other altar on this green earth, and for what?Kate Langley Bosher Custom Sayings By Kate Langley Bosher: We have to wear clothes, a requirement of custom, but more time, temper, character, and
There is no tyrant like custom, and no freedom where its edicts are not resisted.Christian Nestell Bovee Custom Sayings By Christian Nestell Bovee: There is no tyrant like custom, and no freedom where its edicts are not resisted.
Old custom is hard to break and scarce any man will be led otherwise than seemeth good unto himself.Thomas A Kempis Custom Sayings By Thomas A Kempis: Old custom is hard to break and scarce any man will be led otherwise than
World opinion, though sharply divided on nuclear tests and the risk of atmospheric pollution, could congratulate itself on being united in its opposition to cannibalism. No country in the world was prepared to support the custom of eating the dead, though the right of governments to kill people, individually or by hundreds of thousands, was not questioned for a moment.Leonard Wibberley Custom Sayings By Leonard Wibberley: World opinion, though sharply divided on nuclear tests and the risk of atmospheric pollution, could
We have already shown by references to the contemporary drama that the plea of custom is not sufficient to explain Shakespeare's attitude to the lower classes, but if we widen our survey to the entire field of English letters in his day, we shall see that he was running counter to all the best traditions of our literature. From the time of Piers Plowman down, the peasant had stood high with the great writers of poetry and prose alike. Chaucer's famous circle of story-tellers at the Tabard Inn in Southwark was eminently democratic.William Shakespeare Custom Sayings By William Shakespeare: We have already shown by references to the contemporary drama that the plea of custom
Examine your own hearts. Do you see there any habit or custom which you know is wrong in the sight of God? If you do, don't delay for a moment in attacking it. Resolve at once to lay it aside. Nothing darkens the eyes of the mind so much, and deadens the conscience so surely, as an allowed sin. It may be a little one, but it is not any less dangerous.J.C. Ryle Custom Sayings By J.C. Ryle: Examine your own hearts. Do you see there any habit or custom which you know
Father and son had been on poor terms (even Cicero acknowledged this) and it was arranged for the young man to be accused of parricide. This was among the most serious offenses in the charge book and was one of the few crimes to attract the death penalty under Roman law. The method of execution was extremely unpleasant. An ancient legal authority described what took place: According to the custom of our ancestors it was established that the parricide should be beaten with blood-red rods, sewn in a leather sack together with a dog [an animal despised by Greeks and Romans], a cock [like the parricide devoid of all feelings of affection], a viper [whose mother was supposed to die when it was born], and an ape [a caricature of a man], and the sack thrown into the depths of the sea or a river.Anthony Everitt Custom Sayings By Anthony Everitt: Father and son had been on poor terms (even Cicero acknowledged this) and it was
What is philosophy but a continual battle against custom?Thomas Carlyle Custom Sayings By Thomas Carlyle: What is philosophy but a continual battle against custom?
Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.Soren Kierkegaard Custom Sayings By Soren Kierkegaard: Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are
I landed in London on a wintry autumn evening. It was dark and raining, and I saw more fog and mud in a minute than I had seen in a year. I walked from the Custom House to the Monument before I found a coach; and although the very house-fronts, looking on the swollen gutters, were like old friends to me, I could not but admit that they were very dingy friends.Charles Dickens Custom Sayings By Charles Dickens: I landed in London on a wintry autumn evening. It was dark and raining, and
Habit had made the custom.Ovid Custom Sayings By Ovid: Habit had made the custom.
She has become part of the tribe by behaving like its members.Sherry Turkle Custom Sayings By Sherry Turkle: She has become part of the tribe by behaving like its members.
It's worth pointing out that [Herman Melville] worked in [the New York Custom House] as a deputy customs inspector between 1866 and 1885. Nineteen years, and he never got a raise - four dollars a day, six days a week. He was by then a washed-up writer, forgotten and poor. I used to find this subject heartbreaking, a waste: the greatest living American author was forced to spend his days writing tariff reports instead of novels. But now, knowing what I know about the sleaze of the New York Custom House, and the honorable if bitter decency with which Melville did his job, I have come to regard literature's loss as the republic's gain. Great writers are a dime a dozen in New York. But an honest customs inspector in the Gilded Age? Unheard of.Sarah Vowell Custom Sayings By Sarah Vowell: It's worth pointing out that [Herman Melville] worked in [the New York Custom House] as
What custom wills, in all things should we do't,
The dust on antique time would lie unswept,
And mountainous error be too highly heaped
For truth to o'erpeer.
William Shakespeare Custom Sayings By William Shakespeare: What custom wills, in all things should we do't,The dust on antique time would lie
I like your custom 1911," the man said, glancing at Pendergast's weapon. "Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special? Nice-looking piece.Douglas Preston Custom Sayings By Douglas Preston: I like your custom 1911," the man said, glancing at Pendergast's weapon. "Les Baer Thunder
Almost ten years past now that Edeyn had watched him ride away from Fal Moran, and been gone when he returned, yet he still could recall her face more clearly than that of any woman who had shared his bed since. He was no longer a boy, to think that she loved him just because she had chosen to become his first lover, yet there was an old saying among Malkieri men. Your carneira wears part of your soul as a ribbon in her hair forever. Custom strong as law made it so.Robert Jordan Custom Sayings By Robert Jordan: Almost ten years past now that Edeyn had watched him ride away from Fal Moran,
A child, left to play alone, says of quite an easy thing, 'Now I am going to to do something very difficult'. Soon, out of vanity, fear and emptiness, he builds up a world of custom, convention and myth in which everything must be just so; certain doors are one-way streets, certain trees sacred, certain paths taboo. Then along comes a grown-up or a more robust child; they kick over the imaginary wall, climb the forbidden tree, regard the difficult as easy and the private world is destroyed. The instinct to create myth, to colonize reality with the emotions, remains. The myths become tyrannies until they are swept away, when we invent new tyrannies to hide our suddenly perceived nakedness. Like caddis-worms or like those crabs which dress themselves with seaweed, we wear belief and custom.Cyril Connolly Custom Sayings By Cyril Connolly: A child, left to play alone, says of quite an easy thing, 'Now I am
And I have always had an especially great desire to learn to distinguish the true from the false, in order to see my way clearly in my actions, and to go forward with confidence in this life. It is true that, so long as I merely considered the customs of other men, I found hardly anything there about which to be confident, and that I noticed there was about as much diversity as I had previously found among the opinions of philosophers. Thus the greatest profit I derived from this was that, on seeing many things that, although they seem to us very extravagant and ridiculous, do not cease to be commonly accepted and approved among other great peoples, I learned not to believe anything too firmly of which I had been persuaded only by example and custom; and thus I little by little freed myself from many errors that can darken our natural light and render us less able to listen to reason.Rene Descartes Custom Sayings By Rene Descartes: And I have always had an especially great desire to learn to distinguish the true
In ancient China, self-government was highly developed both in community life and in personal life. The custom of mutual protection and assistance was widespread. The organization and regulations of local self-government were clearly defined and strictly applied. Individual self-control was even more strongly emphasized.Chiang Kai-shek Custom Sayings By Chiang Kai-shek: In ancient China, self-government was highly developed both in community life and in personal life.
Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?Blaise Pascal Custom Sayings By Blaise Pascal: Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?
Externally, the jollity of aged men has much in common with the mirth of children; the intellect, any more than a deep sense of humor, has little to do with the matter; it is, with both, a gleam that plays upon the surface, and imparts a sunny and cheery aspect alike to the green branch, and gray, mouldering trunk.Nathaniel Hawthorne Custom Sayings By Nathaniel Hawthorne: Externally, the jollity of aged men has much in common with the mirth of children;
I sometimes wonder whether century-old ruins look so beautiful to us beacause they were *meant* to ruin in a beautiful way. There was a Romantic facination with structural decay; wealthy gentry had custom-built ruins erected on their estates, their own little Country Churchyards to elegize inPaul Collins Custom Sayings By Paul Collins: I sometimes wonder whether century-old ruins look so beautiful to us beacause they were *meant*
A long time ago there lived a king who was famed for his wisdom through all the land. Nothing was hidden from him, and it seemed as if news of the most secret things was brought to him through the air. But he had a strange custom; every day after dinner, when the table was cleared, and no one else was present, a trusty servant had to bring him one more dish. It was covered, however, and even the servant did not know what was in it, neither did anyone know, for the king never took off the cover to eat of it until he was quite alone.Jacob Grimm Custom Sayings By Jacob Grimm: A long time ago there lived a king who was famed for his wisdom through
Custom doth make dotards of us all.Thomas Carlyle Custom Sayings By Thomas Carlyle: Custom doth make dotards of us all.
Christmas is a glorious time of the year, simple in origin, deep in meaning, beautiful in tradition and custom, rich in memories, and charitable in spirit.Thomas S. Monson Custom Sayings By Thomas S. Monson: Christmas is a glorious time of the year, simple in origin, deep in meaning, beautiful
Virtue owns a more eternal foe Than Force or Fraud: old Custom, legal Crime, And bloody Faith the foulest birth of Time.Percy Bysshe Shelley Custom Sayings By Percy Bysshe Shelley: Virtue owns a more eternal foe Than Force or Fraud: old Custom, legal Crime, And
In the west, Apollo and Dionysus strive for victory. Apollo makes the boundary lines that are civilization but that lead to convention, constraint, oppression. Dionysus is energy unbound, mad, callous, destructive, wasteful. Apollo is law, history, tradition, the dignity and safety of custom and form. Dionysus is the new, exhilarating but rude, sweeping all away to begin again. Apollo is a tyrant, Dionysus is a vandal.Camille Paglia Custom Sayings By Camille Paglia: In the west, Apollo and Dionysus strive for victory. Apollo makes the boundary lines that
The custom of Mother Church in baptizing infants is certainly not to be scorned, nor is it to be regarded in any way as superfluous, nor is it to be believed that its tradition is anything except apostolic.Saint Augustine Custom Sayings By Saint Augustine: The custom of Mother Church in baptizing infants is certainly not to be scorned, nor
We do everything by custom, even believe by it; our very axioms, let us boast of free-thinking as we may, are oftenest simply such beliefs as we have never heard questioned.Thomas Carlyle Custom Sayings By Thomas Carlyle: We do everything by custom, even believe by it; our very axioms, let us boast
For over two thousand years it has been the custom among earnest moralists to decry happiness as something degraded and unworthyBertrand Russell Custom Sayings By Bertrand Russell: For over two thousand years it has been the custom among earnest moralists to decry
But it was ever thus, all through my life: whenever I have diverged from custom and principle and uttered a truth, the rule has been that the hearer hadn't strength of mind enough to believe it.Mark Twain Custom Sayings By Mark Twain: But it was ever thus, all through my life: whenever I have diverged from custom
Visitors say, 'Real shrunken heads! Wow! How were they made? By slitting the skin, taking out the skull and brains and steaming them with hot sand? Gross!' But what no one asks is: how did they get here? What are they doing hanging up in a university museum in the south of England? Once you start to answer that question, you realize that shrunken heads like these are a product as much of European curiosity, European taste and European purchasing power as they are of an archaic tribal custom. It is time to turn the spotlight round and point it back at people like you and me, and at our ancestors, who were responsible for bringing hundreds of these heads into museums and people's homes and who delighted in them as much as -- if not more than -- the people who created them in the first place. After all, it is not the Shuar who are pressing their noses to the glass of an exhibition case in an Oxford University museum.Frances Larson Custom Sayings By Frances Larson: Visitors say, 'Real shrunken heads! Wow! How were they made? By slitting the skin, taking
A street vender was grilling meat-on-a-stick over a sidewalk hibachi. We assumed it was beef but the custom was not to ask. The sizzle was irresistible, we bought three.Brian W. Allen Custom Sayings By Brian W. Allen: A street vender was grilling meat-on-a-stick over a sidewalk hibachi. We assumed it was beef
Wonder had gone away, and he had forgotten that all life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and no cause to value the one above the other. Custom had dinned into his earsH.P. Lovecraft Custom Sayings By H.P. Lovecraft: Wonder had gone away, and he had forgotten that all life is only a set
The practice in Washington among the representa- tives of the great grafters is never to make a fight against a bill in both houses. The wisdom of this policy is plain. One house is thereby always permitted to appear to be the friend of the people, while the killing of a measure in one house is all that is necessary. Every Washington newspaper correspondent knows this. Any one may confirm the statement by watching the course of legislation for a few years. In the past, it has been the custom to introduce these fake bills in the house, pass them to appease public clamor, and impose upon the senate the duty of killing them. Perhaps the senators, now that they are elected by the people, will demand the right to pass a few fake bills themselves and let the representatives bear the odium of killing them.Anonymous Custom Sayings By Anonymous: The practice in Washington among the representa- tives of the great grafters is never to
It is the custom to look back on ourselves of the boom days with a disapproval that approaches horror ... But it had its virtues, that old boom: Life was a great deal larger and gayer for most people, and the stampede to the Spartan virtues in times of war and famine shouldn't make us too dizzy to remember its hilarious glory.F Scott Fitzgerald Custom Sayings By F Scott Fitzgerald: It is the custom to look back on ourselves of the boom days with a
I killed somebody and I'm not sorry," she said, calmly and very distinctly. "I don't think you want me on your altars unless blasphemy is the custom of your kingdom.Rosamund Hodge Custom Sayings By Rosamund Hodge: I killed somebody and I'm not sorry," she said, calmly and very distinctly. "I don't
If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God's will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.Martin Luther Custom Sayings By Martin Luther: If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God's will, it is your Christian duty
Civilization is a network and a maze of precedences and custom.Robert E. Howard Custom Sayings By Robert E. Howard: Civilization is a network and a maze of precedences and custom.
This custom is known as the "Frog Dropping" since every year on the first Wednesday before Lent four (or sometimes five) frogs are dropped from the tower of the church of St. Eustachius. They fall onto the pavement beneath, whereupon their remains are examined by the oldest accredited virgin in the town who acquires the honorific title of "Frog Maiden" therefrom. (And in all conscience, she often looks not unlike a frog.) The Frog Maiden is said to be able to foretell the future from these remains and if any spectator is splashed by the blood of the fallen frogs it is considered unusually lucky.Anonymous Custom Sayings By Anonymous: This custom is known as the "Frog Dropping" since every year on the first Wednesday
Reason judges in one way, custom in another. Reason judges by the light of truth, so that by right judgment it subjects lesser things to greater. Custom is often swayed by agreeable habits, so that it esteems as greater what truth reveals as lower.Augustine Of Hippo Custom Sayings By Augustine Of Hippo: Reason judges in one way, custom in another. Reason judges by the light of truth,
Grant me the ability to be alone, May it be my custom to go outdoors each day among the trees and grasses among all growing things and there may I be alone, and enter into prayer to talk with the one that I belong to.Nachman Of Breslov Custom Sayings By Nachman Of Breslov: Grant me the ability to be alone, May it be my custom to go outdoors
Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness and its own strength, it beauties and ugliness; 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 ... Now there are times when a whole generation is caught in this way between two ages, two modes of life, with the consequence that it loses all power to understand itself and has no standard, no security, no simple acquiescence. Naturally, every one does not feel this equally strongly.Hermann Hesse Custom Sayings By Hermann Hesse: Every age, every culture, every custom and tradition has its own character, its own weakness
Reeve kissed like he was made for kissing her, as if he'd been custom-designed by the gods of kissing to touch her lips, and taste her mouth, and drown her in kisses as she'd always wanted.Lauren Blakely Custom Sayings By Lauren Blakely: Reeve kissed like he was made for kissing her, as if he'd been custom-designed by