We are a nation called to defend freedom - a tradition that is not a grant of any government or document, but is an endowment from God.

John Ashcroft

Traditionalists are pessimists about the future and optimists about the past.

Lewis Mumford

To keep up even a worthwhile tradition means vitiating the idea behind it which must necessarily be in a constant state of evolution: it is mad to try to express new feelings in a mummified form.

Alfred Jarry

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness ... the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

The Dalai Lama

The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings.

George W. Bush

Tonya and IQ are strong in their own traditions. Through their connections in the music scene, they bring other performers to the center, which helps keep the festival diverse.

Judy Peiser

Instant replay is going to be awesome. For too long, tennis has been stuck in its traditions, which is part of its strength as a game. But you have to be able to change some things and get fans interested.

Patrick Mcenroe

The point is not to give people the fantasy that there is a right Jewish, Christian or Muslim answer to any particular position. People may think that within the traditions or outside the traditions, but the point is to try to give them some sort of purchase on what you could call the basic grammar of moral deliberation in these three faiths.

Prof. Charles Mathewes

I intend to honor its great traditions and its loyal audience while hopefully arriving at the right formula of exciting new artistic initiative that will fill its seats well into the future.

Peter Gelb

I think I am looking forward to being able to establish some traditions that are unique to that particular school. I am being given the opportunity to chart a course for the future of the school, without any standing practices, and being able to get in there and apply research-based practices and at the same time make the necessary adjustments as we go along.

Troy Roddy

People get very nostalgic. They're probably doing traditions that they've done in their family for years.

Laura Mcdowell

Given the different national conditions of China and Canada and given our different history and cultural traditions, it is quite normal for our two countries to have different views about human rights.

Falun Gong

If you think about dynasties or traditions —Oklahoma State is close to the top as far as wrestling goes.

John Smith

Some of the hymns they both used, but you could hardly tell they were the same. It fascinated me. I soaked up both traditions.

Doug Ludlum

You know how you always see the singer with her arms out in some big dramatic pose? You'll see [that] in this production. They're spoofing the traditions of musical theatre.

Paula Mcglasson

I think the masked rider is one of the greatest traditions we have at Texas Tech and I'm really proud to have the opportunity to serve as 2006-2007 Masked Rider.

Amy Bell

We need to decrease front-loading, increase diversity, recognize Iowa and New Hampshire laws and traditions and have a calendar that will let us elect a Democrat to the White House.

Kathleen Sullivan

I saw a lot of schools and a lot of traditions, but never anything like that. It was incredible, having thousands of people there just to watch you walk over to your field.

Demetrius Jones

A lot of the enthusiasm at U of O is built on its traditions. I hope to reconnect with that past enthusiasm. The wonderful men's track and field team generated a lot of enthusiasm last spring by winning the outdoor Pac-10 Championship. We hope the same energy will carry over into fall.

Vin Lananna

Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening.

Barbara Tober

I think it will be great to see the Latin community come together Saturday night. Countries and traditions will be blending together like a family, and hopefully we can all share a smile.

Josh Perez

When my parents came over, they weren't accepted by the British people. They struggled to hold on to their own values and traditions. They worried that we would lose our Asian identity.

Jasvinder Sanghera

I stayed at UNCC because I saw that great things could be accomplished here. At other schools, traditions were already made. I realized at UNCC, I had the power to shape the University and make new traditions.

Bridgette Wright

I hope all of you will inherit and carry forward the fine traditions of China's religious circle in patriotism and religious piety and in upholding peace.

Jia Qinglin

It's very important now to really establish the continuity of Russian history and traditions. Of course, we cannot take everything from the old Russian traditions, but this real break in Russian history in the Communist era contributed a lot to loss of tradition, to loss of national spirit.

Vyacheslav Nikonov

Traditions [aren't what] I'm worried about right now. My number one worry is trying to win the next game. Of course it is a big game and I think we'll see a little more heart and a little more emotion out of our team.

Chris Collins

I think this is going to kick off a new opportunity to ... get a real feel for the customs and traditions of Ireland.

Jeanette Ward

Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. We want people to enjoy themselves and learn something about the great culture and traditions of Ireland.

Genjohn Keane

Science seldom proceeds in the straightforward logical manner imagined by outsiders. Instead, its steps forward (and sometimes backward) are often very human events in which personalities and cultural traditions play major roles.

James D. Watson

Increased crime and disorder, public nuisance and decreased public safety at a place which is dear to people from various Christian traditions.

Rowan Williams

We came to a big meet and acted like we deserved to be here. We were put into some real good heats, and all of a sudden, we were in the fast races with some really good teams with really good traditions of track and field. Just to compete and hold our own was great.

Jennifer Joyce

We promise a whole day's worth of great music and a great opportunity to learn about Florida's folk traditions in a fun way.

Carol Cortright

The artists were referring to their own traditions, but because of the melting pot of the group they moved beyond that as well.

Angus Cameron

You don't need fancy highbrow traditions or money to really learn. You just need people with the desire to better themselves.

Adam Cooper and Bill Collage

It's very positive to have a balance of old and new. There is a lot of individual identity and pride in the heritage of these communities. The parades and festivals really do add up. The next generation is critical to keeping these traditions alive.

Dave Sciamanna

Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe, aren't even aware of.

Ellen Goodman

It is no big deal. I like to help kids. I like traditions.

Dennis Roberts

One thing that we've been pretty consistent around here is we've got a group of young men that have passed on traditions of work ethic and wanting to win, ... With that, we've got a solid foundation of playing defense. The experience of T.J. Fonseca in the secondary gives us an edge with his leadership skills.

Alvaro Garcia

Both traditions want people to think. They want people who are problem solvers and can take apart a problem and put it back together again.

Marlene Barron

What did this person become famous for? ... We have programs at the moment that follow a trend that contradicts the traditions and family structure of Turkey, which is a country with a 98 percent Muslim population. I am worried about this.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

In New Orleans, the funeral traditions are there to remind you that life goes on.

Tom Piazza

We are delighted to have entered into this partnership with Polo Ralph Lauren. Wimbledon and Polo share the same non-compromising standards and determination to maintain and enhance the values for which our two brands are famous throughout the world. The Polo brand will bring to Wimbledon the look of timeless elegance, drawing on our rich history and traditions.

Brian Ritchie

Those are waging the struggle at present who want to remain uncontrollable and, shielding themselves with the head of state, to have a possibility to govern the country in the worst traditions – not to be answerable for anything, but speak on behalf of the president.

Vladimir Litvin

Proviso East is one of the great programs and traditions in Illinois. We always challenge ourselves by playing the best competition available.

Chuck Ramsey

Not everyone came from the exact same place. While many came from the same general area, each member of the church would have brought with them slightly different traditions from their individual home churches and those were melded into something new here.

Mary Rankin

It would be totally unreasonable to impose this tax on the already-struggling family farmers of Wisconsin. Dairy farming is essential to our economy, and our agricultural traditions are high on the list of the things that define our state. We need to provide a helping hand to our farmers instead of trying to pick their pockets.

Tom Petri

I am a journalist in the field of etiquette. I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do, what traditions they have discarded, what compromises they have made.

Amy Vanderbilt

Tonight we celebrate the value of sport as a means of bringing together people of 71 nations and territories, and from a wide range of cultures, traditions and beliefs. It gives me the greatest pleasure to declare the 18th Commonwealth Games open.

Queen Elizabeth

It allows all these countries to represent their cultural traditions, yet this is an apolitical process, beyond the stereotype of the Muslim world. There is a tremendous need for what we can do, and it can only help bring about a healthier environment.

David O'connor

You can totally assimilate in a culture and lose what you have. Or you can totally hold onto what you have and never let in grow. The best way is to continue, to listen to all the music around you but keep your own traditions. That way, the tradition never dies. It lives on.

Sean Quirk

The way it seems to work now, setting a New Year's resolution is a recipe for defeat. It has come to be one of the nation's most masochistic traditions.

Stephen Shapiro

Let's try winning and see what it feels like. If we don't like it, we can go back to our traditions.

Paul Tsongas

No important institution is ever merely what the law makes it. It accumulates about itself traditions, conventions, ways of behaviour, which are not less formidable in their influence.

Harold Laki

The festival presents a broad diversity of traditions and it is very inclusive, in terms of traditions that evolved here over hundreds of years to very recent immigrant groups. It's an eye-opening experience. It's sort of like you have the chance to grasp the complexity and diversity and wonder of culture in America – all in one event.

Julia Olin

The traditions can be really important. It's a way of bridging the past with the new year.

Yoni Pielet

I loved that [they] took me into their home and taught me about their traditions and customs.

Kristi Johnson

It is kind of sad. But I'm really excited to get to start our own traditions.

Grace Morgan

At Penn State, we love our traditions. But at the same time, we can't let them get in the way of our future and where we need to go.

Megan Collins

I think a lot of this is about traditions.

Oliver Bierhoff

We have more than 20,000 people who come - quilters and crafters and visitors. We will have more than 70 classes and seminars. It's an opportunity for people that love that art and are interested in American traditions. It's a wonderful event.

Kay Powell

Radical Chic, after all, is only radical in Style; in its heart it is part of Society and its traditions - Politics, like Rock, Pop, and Camp, has its uses.

Tom Wolfe

We needed to find a better partner, one that better understands our values. CMT's audience is the heartland of America; that's the same type of loyal audience 'Miss America' has enjoyed; they respect the traditions and values of this organization.

Art Mcmaster

Everyone is always looking to find quality people to join the organizations, to keep the traditions alive.

Larry Moses

A great introduction to cultures is their cuisine. It not only reflects their evolution, but also their beliefs and traditions.

Vikas Khanna

It's a good idea, consistent with the best traditions of retailing in this country, and would result in a more affordable service for all with more programming options.

Charles Dolan

We want to keep the traditions alive. For ourselves and our kids who grow up away from India.

Hina Sanghvi

Even though there are so many Indian touches, this opera is very deeply rooted in French operatic traditions. For instance, in one scene I describe Shiva as being a blonde woman. That might seem ridiculous to you and me, but it's how Bizet perceived it back in the 19th century.

Francis Wacziarg

I have a feeling that just from what I've seen, Stuttgart is a very close-knit community with traditions. I hope to be a part of those traditions.

Tamra Duncan

I'm more and more confident of the answer. We have a wonderful crop of (younger) artists who are going to be around for a long time and who value the traditions of country music.

Pete Fisher

I'm introduced today as Iowa State's wrestling coach because of the selfless sacrifices of my college coach, Bobby Douglas. I promise to work as hard as I did as a competitor to build upon the traditions I've inherited as head coach. Iowa State University is a special place to our family. I'm humbled and excited at the same time about my opportunity.

Cael Sanderson

I actually don't see it happening anytime soon. Virginia, for better or for worse, likes its traditions.

Quentin Kidd

I've come to believe that coercion in matters of religion are self-defeating. If you leave people alone, the great majority will find their way to the center of one of the 15 or 16 great religious traditions.

J. Gordon Melton

This is an incredibly diverse state. There are a lot of different immigrant groups that all bring their own traditions with them.

Richard Veit

Men can know more than their ancestors did if they start with a knowledge of what their ancestors had already learned....That is why a society can be progressive only if it conserves its traditions.

Walter Lippmann

With two of our state's symbols, the buffalo and the sunflower, the Kansas quarter celebrates our state's past and is a representation of the heritage and traditions of our state.

Kathleen Sebelius

Using computer technology to shoot at caged animals from a distance is a corruption of our proud hunting traditions, ... This practice is nothing more than a live-action video game, and I am proud to stand with Michigan's outdoor enthusiasts in opposing it.

Jennifer M. Granholm

We're interested in how the arts can be a vehicle for communication across traditions. The arts can be an expression of spirituality, a resource for peacemaking and a forum for cultural change.

Neill Walker

Accusations of powerful Jews behind the scenes are part of the most dangerous traditions of modern anti-Semitism.

Andrei Markovits

People can only live fully by helping others to live. When you give life to friends you truly live. Cultures can only realize their further richness by honoring other traditions. And only by respecting natural life can humanity continue to exist.

Daisaku Ikeda

My personal political convictions are rooted in the populist political traditions of western Canada.

Preston Manning

Men cling passionately to old traditions and display intense reluctance to modify customary modes of behavior, as innovators at all times have found to their cost. The dead-weight of conservatism, largely a lazy and cowardly distaste for the strenuous and painful activity of real thinking, has undoubtedly retarded human progress...

V. Gordon Childe

The goal is to share the holidays and traditions, so it's not only the booths and prizes, but we have arts and crafts that reinforce the whole Purim story.

Cathie Izen

College football stands for traditions and families and passionate fans. It represents ideas that Capital One believes in.

Pam Girardo

Teaching in the district and a two-minute commute to practice had a lot to do with (leaving UA). I was living in Worthington and my kids were going to school there. It was an opportunity to start your own thing. You get to start all the traditions, pick the uniforms. Who wouldn't want to do that?

Bill Wolford

If I have smashed the traditions, it was because I knew no traditions.

Maude Adams

I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.

Claude Debussy

When I celebrate with traditional foods, I also incorporate my personal connection to African-American culinary traditions.

Jessica Harris

This isn't about setting up a booth or handing out brochures. We want this to be an experience that stimulates the senses and engages people ? something that immerses them in a variety of cultures and offers them an opportunity to actively participate in different cultural customs and traditions.

Keith Wilder

From this vantage point, religious traditions can be reinterpreted in a manner that assists healing, corrects distortions, and expands vision.

Larry Graham

Our constitution is based on the premise of upholding rural identity, traditions, security and prosperity ... all of which depend on recognition of individual property rights.

Randy Hillier

To me Easter is a special time and the joyous resurrection of Jesus for all of us. Even the Easter egg hunt has its beginning with resurrection and teaching children about birth and death. Some of the traditions of coloring eggs are special to the kids.

Jim Kreger

There are some traditions that do not use art at all, with a belief that it is impossible to portray Jesus at all. And there are traditions, especially the Orthodox Church, that say he had to be visible if he was human and portraying him that way affirms the incarnation.

Robin Jensen

It would be a devastating blow to the basic traditions of our justice system, which is we do not have secret courts we do not have a tradition of people being able to make charges against other people and remain anonymous.

Bill Lueders

He hopes ... to meet with a number of leaders from Europe and from the Islamic world and to discuss with them ways of calming the situation and allowing a constructive dialogue between people of different faiths and traditions based on mutual understanding and respect.

Stephane Dujarric

It's probably the toughest one I've had since I've been doing it. We've really got some good teams, some teams with good traditions.

Nick Waggoner

That's why we're doing this, to defend our traditions a little. I don't have anything against it (Halloween), but it's not our tradition.

Fernando Flores

We chose the topic to explore our region's vast and interesting history. We hope to portray the history and traditions of Appalachia through the series.

Johnny Walker

As with any other religious group, Muslims strive to square their religious traditions with an ever-changing medical and technical world.

Jonathan Brockopp

Musicians coming together at a time of need is one of the great traditions in this country. It's like people taking charge.

Mark O'connor

Unfortunately, these traditions are so deeply rooted among people that in some cases they are placed before the religion. People believe and practice traditions that [destroy] women; they consider women as elements whose only duty is to give birth to children. And the other problem is the patriarchal view that is prevalent in the society.

Shukria Barakzai

We not only celebrate the rich heritage that African-Americans have brought to our society, but we hope this serves as a rally call and celebration for all nationalities to embrace their heritage, customs and traditions.

Timothy Howell

The Zionist dream of a Jewish homeland isn't possible if Jews are outnumbered or feel compelled to forgo the democratic traditions that are Israel's strength.

Lewis Roth

Michigan is blessed with unmatched natural beauty and a rich tradition of enjoying all that the outdoors has to offer, ... As elected officials, we have a responsibility to protect both our natural resources and the integrity of our traditions. The legislation I am signing today will do both.

Jennifer M. Granholm

Spirituality and relationships between the spiritual traditions is where we started, but we don't want to limit it to that. We also have strands to do with education, arts, the diversity of Scotland and the celebration of Scotland internationally.

Neill Walker

Another special thing about our bridal show is that we are incorporating cultural wedding traditions into our activities. Greek, African, Pacific Islander, Jewish, Asian and Hispanic cultures will be showcased, because they are traditions that can be shared by all cultures. You don't have to be a member of the African American community to jump over a broom.

Florence Belcher

We're an open country with long-standing democratic traditions, and I think the Israelis will pretty much vote on who do they trust on the way to move forward. The legacy of Sharon will live on, irrespective of who succeeds him.

Daniel Ayalon

They're very entrepreneurial. They're not bound by the traditions or rules that maybe my generation worked under.

Barry Griswell

Nobody wants to get rid of all our traditions. We have to keep the ones that fit -- and tweak the ones that need to be kept up with the times.

Jeffrey Kimpton

Using fishing and boating to meet PE lifetime skills mandates is a natural. Fishing and boating are great American traditions that connect families and friends for a lifetime.

Bruce Matthews

I think it's a great opportunity. Bristol is a school with a tremendous tradition. There are still a lot of people who still follow that tradition. I want to carry on what Sean Simon was doing and bring back the traditions.

Tom Ryan

Folk culture workers should fully tap the rich resources in the country and carry forward the fine traditions to strive for the prosperity of folk culture.

Liu Yunshan

Explain to your parents that it's time for you and your family to build your own traditions. Ask them to support you in helping to unify and connect with your family in this way.

Anita F. Fernander

I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There's still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas. A lot of the traditions haven't been explained in song.

Clint Black

They are marked by different traditions and they have a stronger Anglo-Saxon background.

Julian Callow

I like Chinese New Year and its traditions for the Chinese.

Charlotte Young

They weren't told about a lot of traditions.

Sam Gillian

Notre Dame's expectations are high, their traditions demanding. They made a decision they felt was right for Notre Dame, and it was to our benefit.

Todd Turner

We're not selling Mars bars, we're trading with people's emotions, ... In marketing speak a football club might be a product, but the reality is it's traditions, heritage and emotions. So you have to listen to what the fans want.

David Southern

All of these pieces are reminders to celebrate life. Many are works that reflect oral traditions.

Stephen Vollmer

The rich Jewish culture of Spain permeates Judaism to this day, ... Their customs, language, traditions, food and art, as well as Sephardic Judaism, spread out through the Diaspora. The first American Jews were Sephardic. It is important to recover this history.

Richard Freund

We're going back to our custom and traditions.

Anthony Pico

I realize we aren't going to win. But in a sense, everything we do now will set a precedent, set traditions and forge our identity.

James Bowden

He is the last of a dying breed. You're not going to have someone who comes out of the same kind of political tradition anymore because those traditions have pretty much withered away.

Charles Wheeler

Who knows what happens to those kinds of traditions. Now, I don't even have the pictures of my memories.

Mary Bowen

AT&T is thrilled to sponsor a nationally televised game that will highlight the ideals of the United States Military Academy and Texas A&M University. In addition to celebrating the great traditions from these two institutions, the AT&T Corps Classic will honor those who serve our country here and around the world.

Brooks Mccorcle

Our valley is pretty much composed of retired people - 'old school.' A lot of those traditions were passed down. There's a group of us that would like to preserve those old values.

Steve Sanchez

Maybe they will not have the same traditions. The newness and the changes during the holidays, that will probably dredge back up why they aren't home.

Robert Sevier

I love the tradition of it. I think tradition is important at a time when we are losing interest in traditions. It's a simple thing, but people really enjoy it.

Eda Marchman

Our families, the Scott and King families, have been chosen to lead what I feel is a movement toward a more humane society. When you live life, like Coretta and Martin did, it?s not about celebrity. Because of the legacy they have left us, enough people may be inspired to carry on the traditions, and we can save ourselves and our children?s future. Losing a sister is painful.

Edythe Scott Bagley

I like to see traditions like this continue, and I'm going to be here to make sure it does for as long as I can. It's a part of Bartow, and I'm so glad I can have a hand in it.

Eda Marchman