Promise Quotes

Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth.

Mohandas Gandhi

In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter.

Chinese Proverb

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.

Nikita Khrushchev

In executing the duties of my present important station, I can promise nothing but purity of intentions, and, in carrying these into effect, fidelity and diligence.

George Washington

If you are cold at night, let the promise of my love cover you like a warm blanket.

Matthew White

Love is a promise delivered already broken.

Steve Martin

Better a broken promise than none at all.

Mark Twain

It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.

Eric Hoffer

Never promise a poor person, and never owe a rich one.

Brazilian Proverb

If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

Napoleon I

The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.

Niccolò Machiavelli

I present a reconciliation initiative... whose essence is our commitment to stop operations against all (European) countries if they promise not to be aggressive towards Muslims or interfere in their affairs.

Osama Bin Laden

In every seed lies the promise of forest.

Deepak Chopra

Life is a promise; fulfill it.

Mother Teresa

Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.

Anthony Powell

How fast we learn in a day of sorrow! Scripture shines out in a new effulgence; every verse seems to contain a sunbeam, every promise stands out in illuminated splendor; things hard to be understood become in a moment plain.

H. Bonar

Impartial. Unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy.

Ambrose Bierce

I'd say there was a fair amount of skepticism at the time about whether the Internet held any promise. And of course I felt that it did.

Jim Clark

One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for awhile and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: You will outlive the bastards.

Edward Abbey

Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell.

Karl Popper

Don't promise twice what you can do at once.

Marcus Porcius Cato

Science now finds itself in paradoxical strife with society: admired but mistrusted; offering hope for the future but creating ambiguous choice; richly supported yet unable to fulfill all its promise; boasting remarkable advances but criticized for not serving more directly the goals of society.

J. Michael Bishop

On this day I remember words that have stayed with me since my childhood and which matter a great deal to me today, my school motto: "I will try my outmost". This is my promise to all of the people of Britain and now let the work of change begin.

James Gordon Brown

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