People usually think according to their inclinations, speak according to their learning and ingrained opinions, but generally act according to custom.
Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman
Custom reconciles us to everything.
Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman
Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe.
Author: Charles Davenport
Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.
Author: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
Profession: British Novelist, Poet
Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.
Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)
Profession: British Essayist
Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth.
Author: Aaron Hill (1685-1750)
Profession: British Dramatist
Custom, then, is the great guide of human life.
Author: David Hume (1711-1776)
Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Historian
The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.
Author: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
Profession: British Philosopher, Economist
Nature is seldom in the wrong, custom always.
Author: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)
Profession: British Society Figure, Letter Writer
The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom.
Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)
Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist
Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
Profession: Roman Poet
Laws are subordinate to custom.
Author: Titus Maccius Plautus
Profession: Roman Comic Poet
Custom is a tyrant.
The empire of custom is most mighty.
Author: Publilius Syrus
Profession: Roman Writer
Often, the less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.
Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Profession: American Humorist, Writer