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Society, Law, & Politics - Customs & Social Conformity

Master English proverbs regarding customs and social conformity, like "custom is the guide of the ignorant" and "so many countries, so many customs".

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Society, Law, & Politics
a bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept
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used for implying that it is more beneficial to let go of outdated or harmful practices and customs in favor of positive change and improvement
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custom is the plague of wise men and the idol of fools
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used to warn that blindly following customs and traditions can be detrimental to progress and wisdom, and encourages individuals to question and examine established practices
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so many countries, so many customs
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used to emphasize that people in different countries have different customs and ways of behaving, and that it's important to recognize and respect these differences
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custom is the guide of the ignorant
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used to suggest that people who lack knowledge or understanding often rely on established habits and traditions as a default guide for decision making
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tradition is a guide and not a jailer
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used to convey the idea that traditions can be beneficial as a guiding principle but can also become an obstacle to progress or adaptation if they are too rigidly followed
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it is ill striving against the stream
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used to imply that it is unwise and futile to act contrary to what is generally accepted or practiced, emphasizing the challenge of going against prevailing norms or opinions
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the nail that sticks out, gets hammered down
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used to imply that in some groups or societies, people who are different may be criticized or punished, and there is pressure to conform to established norms
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