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Tradition

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes -- our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking around.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, novelist and poet.

Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) British novelist and playwright.

A precedent embalms a principle.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

A tradition without intelligence is not worth having.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

It cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labor.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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