65 Custom Quotes On Success In Life

These custom quotes will inspire you. Custom, usage, or practice common to many or to a particular place or class or habitual with an individual or a traditional and widely accepted way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a particular society, place, or time.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging custom quotes, custom sayings, and custom proverbs.

Best Custom Quotes

  1. “Customs will often outlive the remembrance of their origin.” ~ Thomas Paine
  2. “The empire of custom is most mighty.” ~ Publilius Syrus
  3. “Customs represent the experience of mankind.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  4. “Custom is a second nature, and no less powerful.” ~ Michel de Montaigne

  5. “If a thing is old, it is a sign that it was fit to live. Old families, old customs, old styles survive because they are fit to survive. The guarantee of continuity is quality. Submerge the good in a flood of the new, and good will come back to join the good which the new brings with it. Old-fashioned hospitality, old-fashioned politeness, old-fashioned honor in business had qualities of survival. These will come back.” ~ Eddie Rickenbacker
  6. “He who does anything because it is the custom, makes no choice.” ~ John Stuart Mill
  7. “The morality of customs,the spirit of the laws, produces the man emancipated from the law.” ~ Gilles Deleuze
  8. “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home.” ~ James A. Michener
  9. “Custom adapts itself to expediency.” ~ Tacitus

  10. “Custom alone regulates morals.” ~ Anatole France
  11. “Bad laws make bad customs.” ~ Jane Aiken Hodge
  12. “We become aware, however, that all customs, even the hardest, grow pleasanter and milder with time, and that the severest way of life may become a habit and therefore a pleasure.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  13. “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.” ~ Ruth Benedict
  14. “Nice customs curtsy to great kings.” ~ William Shakespeare

  15. “Ninety-nine [students] out of a hundred are automata, careful to walk in prescribed paths, careful to follow the prescribed custom. This is not an accident but the result of substantial education, which, scientifically defined, is the subsumption of the individual.” ~ William Torrey Harris
  16. “There are not unfrequently substantial reasons underneath for customs that appear to us absurd; and if I were ever again to find myself amongst strangers, I should be solicitous to examine before I condemned.” ~ Charlotte Bronte
  17. “Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.” ~ John Updike
  18. “There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.” ~ Albert Camus

  19. “If you simply take the name of Christ upon you and call yourself His servant, yet do not obey Him, but follow your own whim, or your own hereditary prejudice, or the custom of some erroneous church-you are no servant of Christ. If you really are a servant of Christ, your first duty is to obey Him.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  20. “The customs of the Jews are base and abominable and owe their persistence to their depravity. Jews are extremely loyal to one another, always ready to show compassion, but towards every other people they feel only hate and enimity. As a race (the Jews are not a race, because they have mingled with the other races to the point that they are only a people, not a race), they are prone to lust; among themselves nothing is unlawful.” ~ Tacitus
  21. “Nature is seldom in the wrong, custom always.” ~ Mary Wortley Montagu
  22. “Ill customs and bad advice are seldom forgotten.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  23. “Our customs, behaviors, and values are byproducts of our culture.” ~ Jacque Fresco
  24. “Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of truth.” ~ Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann
  25. “Habits and customs are a convenience devised for the support of timid natures who dare not allow their souls free play.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  26. “Words should be only the clothes, carefully custom-made to fit the thought.” ~ Jules Renard

  27. “As generations come and go, Their arts, their customs, ebb and flow; Fate, fortune, sweep strong powers away, And feeble, of themselves, decay.” ~ William Wordsworth , Custom quotes art
  28. “There is always change, bad customs pass and give way to better ones.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  29. “No particular motive for living, except the custom and habit of it.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray
  30. “The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it” ~ Mark Twain
  31. “Be dispensers of God’s grace, not controllers. Don’t be the Holy Spirit’s customs agents.” ~ Pope Francis

  32. “A deep meaning often lies in old customs.” ~ Friedrich Schiller
  33. “New customs, Though they be never so ridiculous (Nay, let em be unmanly), yet are followed.” ~ William Shakespeare
  34. “To me the female principle is, or at least historically has been, basically anarchic. It values order without constraint, rule by custom not by force. It has been the male who enforces order, who constructs power structures, who makes, enforces, and breaks laws.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin
  35. “It is only the unexpected that ever makes a customs officer think.” ~ Freya Stark

  36. “The importance of recovering the customs and the institutions of the past thus inaugurating the archaeological approach to art.” ~ Raja Ravi Varma
  37. “Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  38. “Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature!” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  39. “Change often makes accepted customs into crimes.” ~ Mason Cooley

  40. “Customs are generally unselfish. Habits are nearly always selfish.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  41. “What is philosophy but a continual battle against custom?” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  42. “Any change in customs … takes generations to accomplish, and must come about by general consent. Even a superficial study of sociology shows the futility of past efforts to make a lasting change in manners by an act of will or authority.” ~ Millicent Fenwick
  43. “We are more sensible of what is done against custom than against nature.” ~ Plutarch

  44. “The common notions that we find in credit around us and infused into our souls by our fathers’ seed, these seem to be the universal and natural ones. Whence it comes to pass that what is off the hinges of custom, people believe to be off the hinges of reason.” ~ Michel de Montaigne
  45. “Hardened round us, encasing wholly every notion we form is a wrapping of traditions, hearsay’s, and mere words.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  46. “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.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  47. “Madness is a divine release of the soul from the yoke of custom and convention.” ~ Plato

  48. “The attributes of liminality are necessarily ambiguous… Liminal entities are neither here nor there; they are betwixt and between the positions assigned and arrayed by law, custom, convention and ceremonial.” ~ Victor Turner
  49. “Annual giving is the custom of making a gift-a-year to an institution in which one has faith.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  50. “Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself. Be true to the highest within your soul and then allow yourself to be governed by no customs or conventionaliti es or arbitrary man-made rules that are not founded on principle.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  51. “How but in custom and in ceremony are innocence and beauty born?” ~ William Butler Yeats

  52. “Religion and nationalism, as well as any custom and any belief however absurd and degrading, if it only connects the individual with others, are refuges from what man most dreads: isolation.” ~ Erich Fromm
  53. “Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
    Her infinite variety.” ~ William Shakespeare
  54. “If we could destroy custom at a blow and see the stars as a child sees them, we should need no other apocalypse.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  55. “The old order changeth, yielding place to new, and god fulfills himself in many ways, lest one good custom should corrupt the world.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

  56. “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
  57. “To be moral, correct, and virtuous is to be obedient to an old established law and custom.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  58. “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
  59. “Custom is petrification, nothing but dynamite can dislodge it for a century.” ~ Mark Twain

  60. “Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else. This is not advice, it is merely custom.” ~ Mark Twain
  61. “In sum, all actions and habits are to be esteemed good or evil by their causes and usefulness in reference to the commonwealth, and not by their mediocrity, nor by their being commended. For several men praise several customs, and, contrarily, what one calls vice, another calls virtue, as their present affections lead them.” ~ Thomas Hobbes
  62. “The imagination of man is naturally sublime, delighted with whatever is remote and extraordinary, and running, without control, into the most distant parts of space and time in order to avoid the objects, which custom has rendered too familiar to it.” ~ David Hume
  63. “Old custom is hard to break and scarce any man will be led otherwise than seemeth good unto himself.” ~ Thomas a Kempis

  64. “In civilized communities men’s idiosyncrasies are mitigated by the necessity of conforming to certain rules of behavior. Culture is a mask that hides their faces.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  65. “A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.” ~ Mark Twain

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