Tradition is a flame that keeps the good and precious memories, talents, and ways of those close to our heart, after they are long gone home; in so doing we become the flame- keeper of those whom we hold dear. Traditions are for the living — to honor the memories of life.
“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.”― Gustav Mahler
“When we respect our blood ancestors and our spiritual ancestors, we feel rooted… Learning to touch deeply the jewels of our own tradition will allow us to understand and appreciate the values of other traditions, and this will benefit everyone.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh
“the “eternal” tradition introduced… in their youth—is in fact the evolved product of many adjustments firmly but delicately made by earlier lovers of the same tradition.”― Daniel C. Dennett
“There is no creation without tradition; the ‘new’ is an inflection on a preceding form; novelty is always a variation on the past.”― Carlos Fuentes
“Tradition really teaches us to live and shows us how to take full responsibility for our own lives. Thus tradition is often flatly opposed to what is ordinary, to what is mere routine.” ― Thomas Merton
“As I wrote ‘The Christmas Lamp’ I realized that tradition is priceless, whether you have a small family, a large family, or no family.
Tradition doesn’t have to be logical; it only has to emphasize the light of Christ and his everlasting love.”― Lori Copeland
“Immorality sanctified by tradition is still immorality.”― Bernard Rollin
“Most of us are having to invent, discover, and create the next steps of our lives without a light, a map, or a relevant tradition.” ― Marilyn Ferguson