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Promises Quotes

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Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The most important promises are
the ones we make to ourselves.
The promises we makes to ourselves
are the things that assure us
we have the capacity
to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

 

In love, one should simplify, choose persons worthy
of their promises and leave them if they don't keep them.
- Isabelle Adjani

Vote for the man who promises least;
he'll be the least disappointing.
- Bernard Baruch

You can't substitute promise after promise with known
violators of prior promises at the expense of protecting
ourselves or setting an example.
- Fred Thompson

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Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.
- Simone Weil

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
- Robert Frost

Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree -
they bear no fruit.
- Francis Marion

Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them.
- William Hazlitt

The saloon is a liar.
It promises good cheer and sends sorrow.
- Billy Sunday

Social Security and Medicare represent promises made
and we must keep these commitments.
- Tom Coburn

When a man has been consistently battering his wife,
he shouldn't expect a bouquet of roses from her the
morning after he promises to stop.
- Joe Slovo

But as the arms-control scholar Thomas Schelling once noted,
two things are very expensive in international life:
promises when they succeed and threats when they fail.
- Fareed Zakaria

If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace,
then progress in virtue is progress in each of these
for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us,
progress is always an approach toward it.
- Epictetus

You know, to address crowds and make promises does
not require very much brains.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

Let God's promises shine on your problems.
- Corrie Ten Boom

Yes, disappointment over perceived unfairness,
injustice, promises not kept, tends to go hand in hand
with increasing prosperity.
Expectations are dashed.
What can I say!
- Mary Douglas

But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep,
and miles to go before I sleep.
- Robert Frost

Keep every promise you make and only make promises you can keep.
- Anthony Hitt

They made us many promises, more than I can remember,
but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land,
and they took it.
- Red Cloud

What's important is promising something to the people,
not actually keeping those promises.
The people have always lived on hope alone.
- Hermann Broch

Year after year, President Bush has broken his campaign promises on college aid.
And year after year, the Republican leadership in Congress has let him do it.
- Sherrod Brown

It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good
words and the broken promises.
- Chief Joseph

For anything worth having one must pay the price;
and the price is always work,
patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency,
no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
- John Burroughs

It is hard to cement any relations with any country
based on promises that may not be deliverable.
- Jim Leach

What generally happens in this county is that our politicians
don't serve us well because they don't tell the truth,
and they don't keep their promises.
- Peter Garrett

Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.
- Jonathan Swift

Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.
- Ovid

Internet mailing lists are like Fox television shows.
They have really cool previews, and they get you all excited about them,
but they just don't live up to their promises.
- John Dobbin

I thought Winston Churchill was a young man of promise,
but it appears he is a young man of promises.
- Arthur Balfour

The promises of this world are, for the most part,
vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self,
and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.
- Michelangelo

America is like an unfaithful love who promises us more than we got.
- Charlotte Bunch

If a slave is unwilling to go with his new master,
he is whipped, or locked up in jail,
until he consents to go,
and promises not to run away during the year.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition,
in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.
- Thomas Fuller

In view of our public pledges, we public officials
can never again go before the public merely promising election reform.
The time for promises is past.
- Charles Edison

Promises are like crying babies in a theater,
they should be carried out at once.
- Norman Vincent Peale

It is my happy privilege to be able to stand here and
tell you that if you elect me you will have elected
a governor who has made no promises of preferment to any man or group.
- Charles Edison

Education should be one of our top funding priorities;
talking about it does not help the teachers and students
who desperately need promises fulfilled.
- Solomon Ortiz

Others may make you promises, once again,
and then election after election not deliver.
We will not do this.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

It is a curious thing...
that every creed promises a paradise which will be
absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.
- Evelyn Waugh

In business, words are words; explanations are explanations,
promises are promises, but only performance is reality.
- Harold S. Geneen

The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep.
- George Stephanopoulos

Our seniors' retirement should never rely on the bull
of political promises or the bear of the market.
- Barbara Mikulski

Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted
from broken promises and broken treaties by the government.
- Buffalo Bill

Losers make promises they often break.
Winners make commitments they always keep.
- Denis Waitley

There is only one thing more harmful to society than
an elected official forgetting the promises he made in order to get elected;
that's when he doesn't forget them.
- John McCarthy

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises,
for never intending to go beyond promise,
it costs nothing.
- Edmund Burke

The future is as bright as the promises of God.
- William Carey

Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things,
but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego.
- John Cheever

Part of Washington keeping its promises is a focus
on directing more dollars into our local classrooms.
- Mark Kennedy

I believe keeping our promises should be our highest
priority and that means saving Social Security and
Medicare while preserving the American dream for our
children and grandchildren.
- Tom Coburn

The politician's promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.
- Mackenzie King

Political promises are much like marriage vows.
They are made at the beginning of the relationship
between candidate and voter,
but are quickly forgotten.
- Dick Gregory

There are certain promises you make that are more sacred
than anything that happens in a court of law,
I don't care how many Bibles you put your hand on.
- Paul Castellano

I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get
at what it is that makes good writers good.
But I made no promises that I would write books a lot
of people would like to read.
- Carl Sandburg

Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future,
making it predictable and reliable to the extent that
this is humanly possible.
- Hannah Arendt

It is an immutable law in business that words are words,
explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but
only performance is reality.
- Harold S. Geneen

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes...
but no plans.
- Peter Drucker

One promises much, to avoid giving little.
- Marquis De Vauvenargues

I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words,
explanations are explanations, promises are promises -
but only performance is reality.
- Harold S. Geneen

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
- Mae West

Show business offers more solid promises than Catholicism.
- John Guare

Proof that they do not understand the republic is that
in their fine promises for universal suffrage,
they forgot women.
- Delphine de Girardin

He was a man, he always performed his promises.
- Zebulon Pike

You cannot live on other people's promises,
but if you promise others enough, you can live on your own.
- Mark Caine

Real Democrats don't make promises they can't keep.
- Howard Dean

This Congress has promised all manner of border security
and port security to the tune of billions of dollars...
yet we have - to date - funded our promises for port
security at only $900 million.
That's quite a distance between what we say and what we actually do.
- Solomon Ortiz

We cannot sacrifice innocent human life now for vague
and exaggerated promises of medical treatments thirty of forty years from now.
There are ways to pursue this technology and respect life at the same time.
- Ernest Istook

How is it that, once victory took form and the horrible
spectacle of the extermination camps was revealed,
we could have shamelessly broken the promises given
to the peoples in those years of ordeal?
- Rene Cassin


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