G. K. Chesterton Quote
Tradition does not mean a dead town; it does not mean that the living are dead but that the dead are alive. It means that it still matters what Penn did two hundred years ago or what Franklin did a hundred years ago; I never could feel in New York that it mattered what anybody did an hour ago.
The collected works of G.K. Chesterton (ed. Ignatius Pr, 1990)