If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
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.
Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies.
It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality.
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
One promises much, to avoid giving little.
Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter.
A liar is always lavish of oaths.
A promise is a debt.
Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth.
Life didn't promise to be wonderful.
Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught.
A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.
It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he is in love, drunk, or running for office.
A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.
When a man repeats a promise again and again, he means to fail you.
He was ever precise in promise-keeping.
A promise is a comfort for a fool.
Promises make debt, and debt makes promises.
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
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