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Word power: Gustav Mahler

Tradition is the passing on of the fire, not the worship of the ashes.

I have often seen expressions of this idea – indeed, I have expressed it myself – but have never before seen it expressed so eloquently.

Gustav Mahler lived from 1860 to 1911.

His words above reached me in June 2016, via an advertisement for Austrian wine!

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