C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


Tradition wears a snowy beard.


There is only one thing better than tradition, and that is the original and eternal life out of which all tradition takes its rise.


What an enormous “camera-obscura” magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory, in the human imagination, when love, worship, and all that lies in the human heart, is there to encourage it; and in the darkness in the entire ignorance, without date or document, no book, no Arundel marble, only here and there some dull monumental cairn!