Quotes with custom
It is against our custom, It is an abomination for a man to take his own life. It is an offense against the Earth, and a man who commits it will not be buried by his clansmen. His body is evil, and only strangers may touch it.
Things Fall Apart
Morality is the custom of one’s country and the current feeling of one’s peers. Cannibalism is moral in a cannibal country.
The Notebooks of Samuel Butler (1912)
Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth; whilst on the surface of the world all things are weighed by the false scale of custom.
Be sure of the foundation of your life. Know why you live as you do. Be ready to give a reason for it. Do not, in such a matter as life, build an opinion or custom on what you guess is true. Make it a matter of certainty and science.
Substance and Show and Other Lectures
Individual and national rights to wealth rest on the basis of civil and international law, or at least of custom that has the force of law.
Few people know death, we only endure it, usually from determination, and even from stupidity and custom; and most men only die because they know not how to prevent dying.
Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment. The penalty may be unfair, unrighteous, illogical, and a cruelty; no matter, it will be inflicted, just the same. Certainly, then, there can be but one wise thing for a visiting stranger to do--find out what the country's customs are, and refrain from offending against them.
"The Gorky Incident"