Quotations on Promise

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Together, we can create a world in which peace is real; in which every human being can thrive; in which all share the promise of our century. I believe we can succeed.
- Abdallah II
(Keywords: Peace, Being, Promise, Succeed, World)

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.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: Life, Cancer, Drugs, Fight, Medicine, Promise, Research)

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.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Dreams, Vision, Day, Promise, Prophecy)

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.
- James Lane Allen
(Keywords: Dreams, Vision, Day, Promise, Prophecy)

I can promise you that women working together - linked, informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Peace, Women, Promise, Prosperity)

The weather was fine, the valleys literally covered with buffaloe, and everything seemed to promise a safe and speedy movement to the first grove of timber on my route, supposed to be about ten days' march.
- William Henry Ashley
(Keywords: First, March, Promise, Weather)

An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
- Red Auerbach
(Keywords: Performance, Promise, World, Worth)

I thought Winston Churchill was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises.
- Arthur Balfour
(Keywords: Thought, Man, Promise, Promises)

At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Beauty, Talent, Promise, Woman)

Jews have God's promise and if we Christians have it, too, then it is only as those chosen with them, as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree.
- Karl Barth
(Keywords: God, Guests, Promise, Wood)

The U.N. can be very frustrating and at times impotent, but it can also be a valuable forum for discussion and resolution of world problems. We should not walk away from it just because it's failed to live up to its promise.
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Keywords: Problems, Promise, Resolution, World)

If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Success, Nothing, Promise, World)

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.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Education, People, Energy, Jobs, Promise, World)

There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program - your tax-dollar will go further.
- Wernher von Braun
(Keywords: Tax, Promise, Will)

This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.
- David Brinkley
(Keywords: Age, First, Moon, Promise, Space)

America knows it has got to deal with its deficit problems so that it, too, can promise it is making its proper and best contributions to the world economy.
- Gordon Brown
(Keywords: America, Economy, Problems, Promise, World)

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Hypocrisy, Nothing, Promise, Promises)

Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Character, Courage, Commitment, Compassion, Nation, Promise, Today)

The people ask much, often more than any government can give. We must resist the temptation to promise solutions to all problems.
- Jane Byrne
(Keywords: Government, People, Problems, Promise, Temptation)

You cannot live on other people's promises, but if you promise others enough, you can live on your own.
- Mark Caine
(Keywords: People, Promise, Promises)

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.
- Donald Cargill
(Keywords: Life, Father, Son, Act, Name, Present, Promise, Righteousness)

I promise to be an excellent husband, but give me a wife who, like the moon, will not appear every day in my sky.
- Anton Chekhov
(Keywords: Wife, Husband, Day, Moon, Promise, Sky, Will)

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
(Keywords: Time, Internet, Promise, Skepticism)

If you are nice, and keep your promise, we will be in paradise.
- Camille Claudel
(Keywords: Paradise, Promise, Will)

Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Truth, Enemies, Friends, Promise, Sincerity)

The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.
- Herbert Croly
(Keywords: Patriotism, American, Loyalty, Promise, Tradition)

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.
- Herbert Croly
(Keywords: Life, Opportunity, America, American, Americans, Independence, Promise, Prosperity)

Had it not been for the Atlantic Ocean and the virgin wilderness, the United States would never have been the Land of Promise.
- Herbert Croly
(Keywords: Land, Ocean, Promise, states, United, Wilderness)

I also want to draw attention to the responsibilities that people have to live up to their election promises and to live up to the votes that were cast by the people of Wales, in the General Election, in the expectation that we would deliver this promise.
- Ron Davies
(Keywords: People, Attention, Expectation, Promise, Promises, Want)

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.
- Alexandre Dumas
(Keywords: Man, Promise, Woman)

I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to preserve the Social Security promise that provides secure retirement benefits for all, especially those who are most at risk such as widows, orphans, and people with disabilities when the need arises.
- Chaka Fattah
(Keywords: Work, People, Benefits, Promise, Retirement, Risk, Security, Widows, Will)

We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.
- Zelda Fitzgerald
(Keywords: Dreams, Advertising, American, Founding, Infinite, Mail, Play, Promise, Will)

Nature is forever arriving and forever departing, forever approaching, forever vanishing; but in her vanishings there seems to be ever the waving of a hand, in all her partings a promise of meetings farther along the road.
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Keywords: Nature, Meetings, Promise, Road)

I've had my ring since I was 12 years old. But for me it's not something I want to go around saying, 'Hey, look what I have', It's a promise I made to myself and God. I think some people misinterpret that as a trend and think everyone's getting one.
- Selena Gomez
(Keywords: God, People, Old, Promise, Saying, Want, Years)

And so Adam, in that his speech to Eve, uttered his faith in the promise made to her of her seed, and so in that respect Adam himself came in under her covenant.
- Thomas Goodwin
(Keywords: Faith, Promise, Respect, Speech)

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.
- Raul Grijalva
(Keywords: War, People, American, End, Nixon, Promise, Vietnam, Want)

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.
- David Guterson
(Keywords: Successful, Being, Expectation, First, Promise, Sense, Writers)

Stem cell research holds enormous promise for easing human suffering, and federal support is critical to its success.
- Tom Harkin
(Keywords: Success, Promise, Research, Suffering, Support)

Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught.
- Sydney J. Harris
(Keywords: Nothing, Promise, Summer, Winter)

We want to make sure that Social Security is fixed for those people who have had that promise and there's something in the future for our younger workers. And we're not about to do a welfare program.
- Dennis Hastert
(Keywords: People, Future, Promise, Security, Want, Welfare, Workers)

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Friendship, Intimacy, Promise, Punctuality, Want)

I have to keep reminding myself: If you give your life to God, he doesn't promise you happiness and that everything will go well. But he does promise you peace. You can have peace and joy, even in bad circumstances.
- Patricia Heaton
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Peace, God, Circumstances, Joy, Promise, Will)

What unites Oklahomans today is what has always united us: Our unshakable faith. Our love of family and compassion for others. The unlimited promise of a hopeful future.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Family, Love, Faith, Compassion, Future, Promise, Today, United)

What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?
- Gilbert Highet
(Keywords: Politics, Promise, Public, Support, Vote)

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.
- Morris Hite
(Keywords: Memory, Promise, Value)

When the great promise of the Spirit was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, it was fulfilled not in reference to the apostles only.
- Charles Hodge
(Keywords: Day, Promise, Spirit)

It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.
- Eric Hoffer
(Keywords: Power, Evil, Promise, Sense)

The Europeans had made two promises to the United States if Marshall Plan help was forthcoming. The first promise was maximum self-help on the part of every country; and second, maximum mutual aid.
- Paul Hoffman
(Keywords: Country, First, Help, Promise, Promises, Self, states, United)

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.
- E. Howard Hunt
(Keywords: Force, Promise, Reason)

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.
- Valerie Jarrett
(Keywords: Time, Work, Courage, Commitment, Danger, Day, Promise, Weapons)



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