Promise Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Promise

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


My strong point, if I have a strong point, is performance. I always do more than I say. I always produce more than I promise.
~By Richard M. Nixon ~


Ultimately, there is no compromise. Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not.
~By Daniel Pipes ~


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 ~


If you are nice, and keep your promise, we will be in paradise.
~By Camille Claudel ~


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 ~


Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
~By Wayne Dyer ~


Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


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


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 ~


But there is a need to explore ways we can preserve the promise of Social Security for future generations.
~By Sue Kelly ~


The record business is dangerous to the health of bands and individuals, which is something I'm just now learning. But it's not dangerous in any of the ways people think; it's not that they try to make you compromise your art. That's not the problem.
~By T-Bone Burnett ~


Film-makers should remain true to their principles and never compromise, there is a real revival in the British film industry but there is a danger that we will become colonial servants of Hollywood. We need to maintain our own integrity.
~By Mike Leigh ~


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


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 ~


Liberals often don't see the problems, and conservatives don't see the promise, of government.
~By William Weld ~


The musicians are really on board, they're doing a great job together. There is some kind of a good chemistry, I would say affectionate chemistry and it's a huge promise of success.
~By Lucien Bouchard ~


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


Our markets have not achieved their great successes as a result of government fiat, but rather through efforts of competing interests working to meet the demands of investors and to fulfill the promises posed by advancing technology.
~By Arthur Levitt ~


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.
~By Paul Castellano ~


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 ~


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.
~By John McCarthy ~


Be able to keep a secret or promise when you know in your heart that it is the right thing to do.
~By Marilyn vos Savant ~


I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.
~By A. N. Wilson ~


But the best thing Washington can do for education is realize that our role is limited. Washington must keep its promises, but let those who know our childrens' names- parents, teachers and school board members- make education decisions.
~By Mark Kennedy ~


He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance of it.
~By Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~


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


You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


You're never promised your next breath.
~By Lenny Kravitz ~


While we have made great progress in increasing funding for veterans' benefits, we still have a long way to go in fully meeting the promise to our veterans.
~By Sue Kelly ~


The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


A promise must never be broken.
~By Alexander Hamilton ~


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


After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land.
~By Barack Obama ~


I was aware that there is an expectation that writers inevitably falter at this stage, that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book, that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did. It simply increased my sense of being challenged.
~By David Guterson ~


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.
~By Solomon Ortiz ~


I also believe our country made a promise to veterans and their families. Veterans have kept their end of the bargain, and now, the VA is looking to pull out the rug.
~By Ellen Tauscher ~


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


Truth is not a matter of fact but a state of harmony with progress and hope. Enveloped only in its wings will we ever soar to the promise of our greater selves.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


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


The promise of equal educational opportunity envisioned by the Brown decision remains unfulfilled.
~By Bobby Scott ~


Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.
~By Tom Cochrane ~


I've long ago compromised my eight hours a night.
~By Tim Robbins ~


That is why everyone in politics, and we do it, must make sure that they do not depend on one single interest group. A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution.
~By Angela Merkel ~


When it comes to the cause of justice, I take no prisoners and I don't believe in compromise.
~By Mary Frances Berry ~


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 a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself.
~By Sandra Day O'Connor ~


Better a broken promise than none at all.
~By Mark Twain ~


We are opposed to the line of compromise with imperialism. At the same time, we cannot tolerate the practice of only shouting against imperialism, but, in actual fact, being afraid to fight it.
~By Kim Il Sung ~


The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil 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.
~By Carl Jung ~


I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
~By Walter Annenberg ~


Compromise and tolerance are magic words. It took me 40 years to become philosophical.
~By Hedy Lamarr ~


No one's interested really in knowing what policies or diplomatic initiatives or arms negotiations might have been compromised by me.
~By Aldrich Ames ~


We not only have a legal obligation to honor our commitments, we have a moral obligation to provide the coverage we promised to provide to these people.
~By Bob Ney ~


A promise made is a debt unpaid.
~By Robert Service ~


I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union.
~By Aldrich Ames ~


The headline is the most important element of an ad. It must offer a promise to the reader of a believable benefit. And it must be phrased in a way to give it memory value.
~By Morris Hite ~


I'll do at least one action film every year because of my fans. This is my promise to them.
~By Akshay Kumar ~


What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.
~By Gertrude Jekyll ~


We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise.
~By Raquel Welch ~


Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel.
~By Joe Klein ~


You can't trust a promise someone makes while they're drunk, in love, hungry, or running for office.
~By Joe Moore ~


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


I shall strive not to be guilty of adding any fuel to the flames of hatred and passion which, if continued to be fed, promise to burn up whatever is left by the war of decent human feeling in Europe.
~By Eamon de Valera ~


I wouldn't say no to other kinds of musical opportunities. I guess that it just depends on what it was or what it required me to do, and if I felt that it compromised my own soul.
~By Joan Jett ~


Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred - it is the amphetamine of its believers.
~By Arianna Huffington ~


From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned.
~By Charles Sumner ~


Everybody, even me, sometimes had to compromise on something, doing things we know to be wrong, and this happens doing whatever job in the world. But a singer must have the courage of saying no.
~By Jose Carreras ~


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.
~By John Burroughs ~


The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness.
~By Francis Scott Key ~


New drugs and surgical techniques offer promise in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer's, tuberculosis, AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening diseases. Animal research has been, and continues to be, fundamental to advancements in medicine.
~By Daniel Akaka ~


Senator Hillary Clinton is attacking President Bush for breaking his campaign promise to cut carbon dioxide emissions, saying a promise made, a promise broken. And then out of habit, she demanded that Bush spend the night on the couch.
~By Craig Kilborn ~


When the great promise of the Spirit was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, it was fulfilled not in reference to the apostles only.
~By Charles Hodge ~


But to put out a greatest hits on one CD was totally impossible, I just couldn't do it. The best compromise was to put out two CDs - Early Days - which is what it is - and Latter Days.
~By Jimmy Page ~


I am a journalist in the field of etiquette. I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do, what traditions they have discarded, what compromises they have made.
~By Amy Vanderbilt ~


Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that's where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care.
~By Paul Farmer ~


The regional security in the Middle East cannot be further compromised by an Iranian loose cannon.
~By Russ Carnahan ~


Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
~By Janis Joplin ~


If we do not act now to strengthen Social Security, the system that so many depend upon today will be unable to meet its promises to tomorrow's retirees, and it will burden our children and grandchildren with exhaustive taxes.
~By Chris Chocola ~


I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
~By Andrew Carnegie ~


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


Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell.
~By Karl Popper ~


Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, And looks to God alone; Laughs at impossibilities, And cries it shall be done.
~By Charles Wesley ~


After believing in promises made and never fulfilled by Labour, people have become increasingly disenchanted with the process assuming that all politicians will say anything to gain power, and then never follow through.
~By Adam Rickitt ~


The government can still conduct clandestine searches of innocent people's private information such as library, medical, and financial records. This is wrong and should have been addressed in a true compromise.
~By Jose Serrano ~


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 ~


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


Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism.
~By Lucille Roybal Allard ~


So the reason that the Bay of Pigs failed was that the original promise made by Eisenhower was not kept by the subsequent Administration. It allowed hostile air to wipe out the approaching invasion force.
~By E. Howard Hunt ~


I promised to have no partisan affiliation and no subsidy except advertising.
~By Benjamin Henry Day ~


To the European immigrant - that is, to the aliens who have been converted into Americans by the advantages of American life - the Promise of America has consisted largely in the opportunity which it offered of economic independence and prosperity.
~By Herbert Croly ~


All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
~By Edmund Burke ~


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


On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.
~By Dan Lipinski ~


Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis.
~By John Dewey ~


As skills and energy became more of a demand, people who didn't have skills just got left behind, got shuttled to the side. Education didn't keep up with their promise. Education didn't prepare them for this new world. Jobs went overseas.
~By Julian Bond ~


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


But seek till ye find, and, whatever ye find for the present, let your last act be to lay and leave yourselves on the righteousness of His Son, expecting life through His name, according to the promise of the Father.
~By Donald Cargill ~


All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity.
~By Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. ~

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