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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Custom
 
  A bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept.
            —John Ray (Handbook of Proverbs, 1670)
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  Old customs are as the blossoms on the tree of a nation’s life; and, when they wither and fall off, death and carnage are at the roots.
            —Anonymous
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