Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom.
This means that they are bound by law and custom to plough the fields of their masters, harvest the corn, gather it into barns, and thresh and winnow the grain; they must also mow and carry home the hay, cut and collect wood, and perform all manner of tasks of this kind.
It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom.
The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.
Morality is the custom of one’s country and the current feeling of one’s peers.
Custom is the great guide to human life.
Admitting the force of these contentions, nevertheless, the custom of meeting together in public assembly for the consideration of the most serious, the most exalted topics of human interest is too vitally precious to be lost.
Custom, that is before all law; Nature, that is above all art.
Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.