Quotations on Ritual

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Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Gods, Ritual, Will, Wine)

We Hoosiers hold to some quaint notions. Some might say we 'cling' to them, though not out of fear or ignorance. We believe in paying our bills. We have kept our state in the black throughout the recent unpleasantness, while cutting rather than raising taxes, by practicing an old tribal ritual - we spend less money than we take in.
- Mitch Daniels
(Keywords: Money, Fear, Ignorance, Old, Ritual, State, Taxes)

Seppuku is Japanese for ritual suicide. I thought, What a cute name for a coat.
- Lexa Doig
(Keywords: Thought, Cute, Name, Ritual, Suicide)

Shaving my head was a millennium ritual, to not let it pass as just another New Year's Eve. A lot has happened to me in the last couple of years, personally and spiritually. I wanted to mark it for myself.
- Joan Jett
(Keywords: New year, Ritual, Years)

I don't have a special place or ritual for writing songs, basically I write songs whenever an idea hits me, in my hotel room, on the road, in the plane.
- Kelly Jones
(Keywords: Idea, Ritual, Road, Songs, Writing)

In all the antique religions, mythology takes the place of dogma; that is, the sacred lore of priests and people... and these stories afford the only explanation that is offered of the precepts of religion and the prescribed rules of ritual.
- William Robertson Smith
(Keywords: Religion, People, Mythology, Ritual, Rules)

Even the highest forms of sacrificial worship present much that is repulsive to modern ideas, and in particular it requires an effort to reconcile our imagination to the bloody ritual which is prominent in almost every religion which has a strong sense of sin.
- William Robertson Smith
(Keywords: Imagination, Religion, Ideas, Effort, Present, Ritual, Sense, Sin, Worship)

I wasn't losing my focus but I was getting tired of focusing. What I was focusing on was becoming too routine, too ritual, not something that was interesting, new and exciting.
- Picabo Street
(Keywords: Focus, Losing, Ritual, Routine)

Ritual murder is referred to in court files which are located in Rome. There are pictures in it which show that in 23 cases, the Church itself has dealt with the question.
- Julius Streicher
(Keywords: Church, Court, Murder, Question, Ritual, Rome)

These days too many of us seem inclined to cover our ears, close our eyes, and blindly follow the most narrow, conservative tenets of religion; or else seek comfort in the ancient traditions of New Age ritual.
- Joan D. Vinge
(Keywords: Age, Religion, Comfort, Conservative, Eyes, Ritual, Traditions)

A person is born with desires of the eyes and ears, and a liking for beautiful sights and sounds. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to immorality and lack of restriction, and any ritual principles and propriety will be abandoned.
- Xun Zi
(Keywords: Eyes, Principles, Ritual, Will)

Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order.
- Xun Zi
(Keywords: Society, Courtesy, First, Humility, Order, Principles, Ritual, Rules)

Since the nature of people is bad, to become corrected they must be taught by teachers and to be orderly they must acquire ritual and moral principles.
- Xun Zi
(Keywords: Nature, People, Principles, Ritual, Teachers)

When people lack teachers, their tendencies are not corrected; when they do not have ritual and moral principles, then their lawlessness is not controlled.
- Xun Zi
(Keywords: People, Principles, Ritual, Teachers)









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