Promise Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Promise

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Otherwise, to be a movie star, it's a lot of compromise and also a lot of headaches. You can't do what you want. You become a prisoner of your fame. This happened to me in France and I don't want it.
~By Olivier Martinez ~


To say that an artist sells out means that an artist is making a conscious choice to compromise his music, to to weaken his music for the sake of commercial gain.
~By Ken Burns ~


Compromise: An agreement between two men to do what both agree is wrong.
~By Lord Edward Cecil ~


I'll bet Shakespeare compromised himself a lot; anybody who's in the entertainment industry does to some extent.
~By Christopher Isherwood ~


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


If you find yourself in a movie that you have questions about, it's not a compromise to your integrity.
~By Tim Robbins ~


The god of the Christians, as we have seen, is the god who makes promises only to break them; who sends them pestilence and disease in order to heal them; a god who demoralizes mankind in order to improve it.
~By Johann Most ~


With a contained environment, there is the promise of friction. And that is where the drama comes from.
~By Bruce Greenwood ~


I was promised on a time - to have reason for my rhyme; From that time unto this season, I received nor rhyme nor reason.
~By Edmund Spenser ~


I'm a moderate. I hang out in the middle. I vote against my party with some regularity and try to compromise. It doesn't appear right now that the Republican Party is welcoming moderates any more.
~By Claire McCaskill ~


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


To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
~By Quintilian ~


The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won't come true.
~By Ray Evans ~


Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.
~By Anton Chekhov ~


Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep.
~By Ray Davies ~


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.
~By Epictetus ~


If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
~By Margaret Thatcher ~


We were promised a society of philosophers. But the Blogosphere is looking more and more like a nation of ankle-biters.
~By Steven Levy ~


You've probably noticed already that I'm dressed like a grown-up... I apologize to the Academy, and I promise that I will never do it again.
~By Cher ~


I know a lot of gay males who I work with that are fantastic people and I love hanging out with them. But because I hang out and bring gay men into my life, does that mean that I'm gay? I promise you that I very much love women.
~By Ryan Seacrest ~


While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


No, you're not allowed to be bossy when you're married. You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience.
~By Star Jones ~


Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.
~By Miguel de Cervantes ~


Like other important immigrant communities, the Jewish experience in the United States represents the ideal of freedom and the promise and opportunity of America.
~By Jan Schakowsky ~


Don't compromise even if it hurts to be yourself.
~By Toby Keith ~


I am not a total, complete nitwit when it comes to selling books. I promise you there will be unexpected things. Some of them I don't know yet. She's writing it all herself.
~By Mary Matalin ~


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.
~By Jim Clark ~


And as the circumcised in the flesh, and not in the heart, have no part in God's good promises; even so they that be baptized in the flesh, and not in heart, have no part in Christ's blood.
~By William Tyndale ~


War is the cemetery of futures promised.
~By John Cory ~


So I promise you that this State of the State, like a good pizza, will be delivered in 25 minutes or less.
~By Ruth Ann Minner ~


When I ran for Congress I promised to help make health care affordable again.
~By Bobby Jindal ~


I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.
~By Alexandre Dumas ~


The door of conciliation and compromise is finally closed by our adversaries, and it remains only to us to meet the conflict with the dignity and firmness of men worthy of freedom.
~By Robert Toombs ~


We know the threats - from global terrorist networks to the spread of deadly weapons. Yet we also know that embedded in this time of danger is the promise of a new day, if we have the courage and commitment to work together.
~By Valerie Jarrett ~


More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency.
~By Peter Singer ~


I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise among the conflicting requirements of simplicity, elegance, size, battery life, and function.
~By Donald Norman ~


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


Apple is in a position they've been in a lot of times before. They're like Moses showing the way to the promised land, but they don't actually go there.
~By Tim O'Reilly ~


Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
~By James Allen ~


I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people.
~By Lena Horne ~


Closing the gap for women entrepreneurs should be a priority for the federal government - and yet the Small Business Administration has failed in their promise to women business owners.
~By Ruben Hinojosa ~


You don't repair that relationship by sitting down and talking about trust or making promises. Actually, what rebuilds it is living it and doing things differently - and I think that is what is going to make the difference.
~By Patricia Hewitt ~


That's what so sad about a lot of modern music, in my opinion, so many young bands never stay around long enough to fulfill their ultimate promise. They only get halfway there or a quarter of the way there.
~By Alan Vega ~


More than half the combat deaths in Vietnam occurred after Richard Nixon was elected on a promise to bring the war to an end, and after the American people had already decided that they did not want one more soldier to die in Vietnam.
~By Raul Grijalva ~


If we don't stop somewhere, if we don't accept an unhappy compromise, unhappy for both sides, if we don't learn how to unhappily coexist and contain our burned sense of injustice - if we don't learn how to do that, we end up in a doomed state.
~By Amos Oz ~


True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise.
~By Moliere ~


Sometimes a little compromise isn't a bad thing. You don't need to be precious about it.
~By David Sylvian ~


These happy endings all express the weak and sly promise that the world is not rotten and out of joint but meaningful and ultimately in excellent condition.
~By Douglas Sirk ~


In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
~By Louis D. Brandeis ~


I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.
~By Andrew Jackson ~


The compromise will always be more expensive than either of the suggestions it is compromising.
~By Arthur Bloch ~


Dr. King's leadership reaffirmed the promise of our democracy: that everyday people, working together, have the power to change our government and our institutions for the better.
~By Maria Cantwell ~


I promise myself that I would go and do a play every year.
~By Michael Gambon ~


We were promised a simpler life, and technology has only complicated our lives.
~By Freeman Thomas ~


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


The foreign accent was a promise, and indeed, all over the country, European imports added spice to the sciences, the arts, and other areas. What one had to give was not considered inferior to what one received.
~By Rudolf Arnheim ~


We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum.
~By Aiden Wilson Tozer ~


And what it depends on, of course, is whether the story itself is worth the ethical compromise it requires and whether the competition is onto the story.
~By Roger Mudd ~


A promise made should be a promise kept.
~By Steve Forbes ~


I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
~By Spiro T. Agnew ~


I sincerely believe that there's room for cutting down trees for forestry and grazing, so as we all get to eat. Everyone has to compromise.
~By Steve Irwin ~


We set up the promised clinic for the sick and wounded Masai.
~By Louis Leakey ~


I rise today to discuss the National Intelligence Reform bill. I commend my colleagues in both Houses for their hard work in coming to an agreement. As with any conference, each voice is heard, but none can dominate and compromise must be achieved.
~By Ted Stevens ~


It was a myth that's often perpetuated at commencement that holds that only hope and promise lie beyond the halls of academe. Don't worry, be happy. Everything is fine.
~By Paul Tsongas ~


Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will, I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters.
~By Delia Smith ~


Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said.
~By Jim Rohn ~


The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told.
~By Cindy Sherman ~


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.
~By Peter Garrett ~


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.
~By Fareed Zakaria ~


I loved getting to do Promised Land with him. I mean, he's really there for you. We did one very emotional scene in the church. He's just a wonderful acting partner. You feel very safe with him.
~By Delta Burke ~


I hope it goes beyond meeting with them to a willingness to listen and compromise on issues.
~By Dennis Moore ~


Who promised you that only for joy were you brought to this earth?
~By Anna Freud ~


Nothing in life is promised except death.
~By Kanye West ~


The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach "one language." No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America.
~By Al Sharpton ~


The romantic idea is that everybody around a writer must suffer for his talent. I think a writer is a citizen of humanity, part of his nation, part of his family. He may have to make some compromises.
~By Irwin Shaw ~


We try and stay out of the corporate side of it. The band has never compromised. At some point in our career we could have made a certain type of record and sold millions of units, as they are called.
~By Adrian Smith ~


Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


I don't think there's anything in the compromise that means that there's a clash of ethics.
~By Peter Singer ~


As much success came to him, my father stayed true to his promise. He built the hospital to help the most helpless children with catastrophic illnesses.
~By Marlo Thomas ~


When we acquired California and New- Mexico this party, scorning all compromises and all concessions, demanded that slavery should be forever excluded from them, and all other acquisitions of the Republic, either by purchase or conquest, forever.
~By Robert Toombs ~


By focusing once and for all on helping the Palestinians build a free society, I have no doubt that an historic compromise between Israelis and Palestinians can be reached and that peace can prevail.
~By Natan Sharansky ~


If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.
~By Robert Fritz ~


I mean enormous pressure was brought to bear - Valerie Amos, Lady Amos, went round Africa with people from our intelligence services trying to press them. I had to make sure that we didn't promise a misuse of aid in a way that would be illegal.
~By Clare Short ~


The Senate needs 60 votes to pass anything. They have to compromise with liberal Democrats to spend more money. Even though arguably we have control of the Senate, we really don't.
~By Steve Chabot ~


I'm free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don't try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don't compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that.
~By Erykah Badu ~


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.
~By Ernest Istook ~


Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises.
~By Mason Cooley ~


We promised new benefits to seniors like preventive screening and diabetes testing. We kept that promise.
~By Mike Rogers ~


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.
~By Charles Edison ~


Stem cell research holds out the promise of finding cures and treatments for a wide range of diseases.
~By Tom Allen ~


The sheik is, thank God, still alive and this hurts Bush who promised to his people to kill Osama.
~By Mohammed Omar ~


In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising?
~By Sarah Jessica Parker ~


You need to do the work to bring the money in, but not compromise standards.
~By Heston Blumenthal ~


The only way to ensure that our promise to provide every opportunity for students with disabilities, and help them achieve their full potential, is to give our schools the dollars they need.
~By Gordon Smith ~


I felt that to do this drug, I had to become someone totally different than I was. I had to compromise my integrity, my value system. I knew it was so wrong.
~By Kelli White ~


The reason I didn't fly over from Maui at their beck and call is my wife was about to have a baby at any time. Those guys knew that. These guys would not compromise and meet me halfway.
~By Sammy Hagar ~

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