Promises Quotes

Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.

Marcel Proust

Enemies' promises were made to be broken.

Aesop

Promises make debt, and debt makes promises.

Dutch Proverb

Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently perused, and it is therefore become necessary to gain attention by magnificence of promises and by eloquence sometimes sublime and sometimes pathetic.

Samuel Johnson

Communism and socialism is [sic] seductive. It promises us that people will contribute according to ability and receive according to needs. Everybody is equal. Everybody has a right to decent housing, decent food and affordable medical care. History should have taught us that when we hear people talk this stuff--Watchout!

Walter E. Williams

They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one; they promised to take our land, and they did.

Red Cloud

Have I your word? yes, you have my word. But, you dont believe me. no, mens promises to women are easily made and even more easily broken.

Alice Borchardt

A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life. It tells us that for every human being there is a diversity of existences, that the single existence is itself an illusion in part, that these many existences signify something, tend to something, fulfill something; it promises us meaning, harmony, and even justice.

Saul Bellow

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

Robert Frost

The organization controlling the material equipment of our everyday life is such that what in itself would enable us to construct it richly plunges us instead into a poverty of abundance, making alienation all the more intolerable as each convenience promises liberation and turns out to be only one more burden. We are condemned to slavery to the means of liberation.

Raoul Vaneigem

Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.

German Proverb

I thought he was a young man of promise; but it appears he was a young man of promises.

Unknown

Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned.

Unknown

God's promises are like the stars; the darker the night the brighter they shine.

David Nicholas

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin

A politician is known by the promises he keeps.

Unknown

Beauty always promises, but never gives anything.

Simone Weil

The New Frontier I speak of is not a set of promises -- it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intent to ask of them

John F. Kennedy

Life would be so much easier if we didn't have to deal with men and women who make promises they have no intention of keeping.

Les Parrott

The New Frontier I speak of is not a set of promises -- it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intent to ask of them.

John F. Kennedy

Unfortunately, in today's world we have to be reminded that the power of an oath derives from the fact that in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we make with the implicit expectation that He will hold us accountable for the manner in which we honor them.

James L. Buckley

A brand is a set of differentiating promises that link a product to its customers.

Stuart Agres

In a state-run society the government promises you security. But it's a false promise predicated on the idea that the opposite of security is risk. Nothing could be further from the truth. The opposite of security is insecurity, and the only way to overcome insecurity is to take risks. The gentle government that promises to hold your hand as you cross the street refuses to let go on the other side

Theodore Forstmann

Now, he no longer promises others the fulfillment of his duties, but promises himself the fulfillment of man.

Martin Buber

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