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"If religion is the opiate of the people, tradition is an even more sinister analgesic simply because it rarely appears sinister."  (Zadie Smith, White Teeth)

"It is a custom.

More honored in the breach than the observance."  (William Shakespeare)

"Tradition is the illusion of permanance."  (Woody Allen)

"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 that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around."  (Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

"We are prodding, challenging, seeking contradictions or small, persistent residual errors, proposing alternative explanations, encouraging heresy. We give our highest rewards to those who convincingly disprove established beliefs."  (Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World)

"We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today."  (Henry Ford)

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