Quotations on Promises

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Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: Man, Promises, Vote)

Our government has made a number of promises to the men and women who served in our nation's armed forces. Sadly, these promises of health care, education and other benefits have existed more in rhetoric than in reality.
- Allen Boyd
(Keywords: Education, Government, Health, Men, Women, Benefits, Care, Nation, Promises, Reality, Rhetoric)

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.
- Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
(Keywords: Technology, Development, Management, Improvement, Order, Productivity, Promises, Simplicity)

Year after year, President Bush has broken his campaign promises on college aid. And year after year, the Republican leadership in Congress has let him do it.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Leadership, College, Congress, President, Promises, Republican)

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
(Keywords: Power, God, Expectation, Fact, Honor, Promises, Today, Will, World)

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.
- John Burroughs
(Keywords: Love, Work, Gold, Patience, Promises, Self, Service, Worth)

Others may make you promises, once again, and then election after election not deliver. We will not do this.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Keywords: May, Promises, Will)

How is it that, once victory took form and the horrible spectacle of the extermination camps was revealed, we could have shamelessly broken the promises given to the peoples in those years of ordeal?
- Rene Cassin
(Keywords: Victory, Promises, Years)

Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego.
- John Cheever
(Keywords: Ego, Promises, Writers, Writing)

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.
- Chris Chocola
(Keywords: Act, Burden, Children, Now, Promises, Security, Taxes, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

I believe keeping our promises should be our highest priority and that means saving Social Security and Medicare while preserving the American dream for our children and grandchildren.
- Tom Coburn
(Keywords: Dream, American, Children, Promises, Security)

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.
- Ray Davies
(Keywords: Money, Corruption, Hearing, Land, Man, Politicians, Promises, Sheep)

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)

Internet mailing lists are like Fox television shows. They have really cool previews, and they get you all excited about them, but they just don't live up to their promises.
- John Dobbin
(Keywords: Internet, Promises, Television)

Yes, disappointment over perceived unfairness, injustice, promises not kept, tends to go hand in hand with increasing prosperity. Expectations are dashed. What can I say!
- Mary Douglas
(Keywords: Disappointment, Expectations, Injustice, Promises, Prosperity)

It is my happy privilege to be able to stand here and tell you that if you elect me you will have elected a governor who has made no promises of preferment to any man or group.
- Charles Edison
(Keywords: Man, Privilege, Promises, Will)

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.
- Charles Edison
(Keywords: Time, Past, Promises, Public, Reform)

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.
- Epictetus
(Keywords: Happiness, Peace, Progress, Virtue, Perfection, Promises, Prosperity)

Life doesn't offer you promises whatsoever so it's very easy to become, 'Whatever happened to... ?' It's great to be wanted. I spent a few years not being wanted and this is better.
- Morgan Freeman
(Keywords: Life, Being, Promises, Years)

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
- Robert Frost
(Keywords: Deep, Promises, Sleep)

Thousand got away to other countries; thousands returned to Spain tempted by false promises of kindness. By the tens of thousands, these Spaniards died of neglect in the concentration camps.
- Martha Gellhorn
(Keywords: Countries, Kindness, Neglect, Promises, Spain)

In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.
- Harold S. Geneen
(Keywords: Business, Performance, Explanations, Promises, Reality, Words)

It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality.
- Harold S. Geneen
(Keywords: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality.
- Harold S. Geneen
(Keywords: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

Proof that they do not understand the republic is that in their fine promises for universal suffrage, they forgot women.
- Delphine de Girardin
(Keywords: Women, Promises, Proof)

The government has made $44 trillion in promises we can't afford to keep. We must get serious now about our long-term budgetary problems, recognizing that the sooner we act, the less painful the choices will be.
- Judd Gregg
(Keywords: Government, Act, Choices, Now, Problems, Promises, Will)

The most basic obligation we have to our veterans is that we keep the promises that were made to them. That is what makes the recent failures of the Veterans Administration so shameful.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: Obligation, Promises, Veterans)

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.
- Patricia Hewitt
(Keywords: Trust, Difference, Living, Promises, Talking)

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)

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.
- Arianna Huffington
(Keywords: Quality, Hatred, Ideology, Promises, Rituals, Solidarity)

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.
- Ernest Istook
(Keywords: Life, Medical, Technology, Time, Sacrifice, Now, Promises, Respect, Years)

If we deliver on those promises, we'll have done our job, and we did it with PSOne, and we certainly did it with PS2, and we are about to do it very rapidly with PSP. This is a whole new business for us, in terms of the handheld market, and we're going about it the right way.
- Ian Jackson
(Keywords: Business, Job, Promises, Right)

It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken promises.
- Chief Joseph
(Keywords: Heart, Promises, Words)

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.
- Carl Jung
(Keywords: Danger, Evil, Man, Nothing, Order, Promises, Road)

Certain it is that a great responsibility rests upon the statesmen of all nations, not only to fulfill the promises for reduction in armaments, but to maintain the confidence of the people of the world in the hope of an enduring peace.
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Keywords: Peace, People, Hope, Confidence, Nations, Promises, Responsibility, World)

Part of Washington keeping its promises is a focus on directing more dollars into our local classrooms.
- Mark Kennedy
(Keywords: Focus, Promises, Washington)

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.
- Mark Kennedy
(Keywords: Education, Decisions, Names, Parents, Promises, School, Teachers, Washington)

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.
- Arthur Levitt
(Keywords: Government, Technology, Promises, Result)

Since Social Security faces a large gap between what it promises younger workers and what it can afford to pay them, private savings will likely need to play a larger role in retirement planning for younger workers.
- Ron Lewis
(Keywords: Faces, Planning, Play, Promises, Retirement, Security, Will, Workers)

When one gets old and they are sick, there are not many things they can count on but they should be able to count on Social Security. Our seniors' retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market.
- Barbara Mikulski
(Keywords: Old, Promises, Retirement, Security)

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.
- Solomon Ortiz
(Keywords: Congress, Promises, Security)

Education should be one of our top funding priorities; talking about it does not help the teachers and students who desperately need promises fulfilled.
- Solomon Ortiz
(Keywords: Education, Help, Priorities, Promises, Students, Talking, Teachers)

The dreams which reveal the supernatural are promises and messages that God sends us directly: they are nothing but His angels, His ministering spirits , who usually appear to us when we are in a great predicament.
- Paracelsus
(Keywords: Dreams, God, Angels, Nothing, Promises, Spirits, Supernatural)

Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Keywords: Babies, Promises, Theater)

Have you ever found any logical reason why mutual promises are sufficient consideration for one another (like the two lean horses of a Calcutta hack who can only just stand together)? I have not.
- Frederick Pollock
(Keywords: Consideration, Horses, Promises, Reason)

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.
- Adam Rickitt
(Keywords: Power, People, Gain, Politicians, Promises, Will)

I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get at what it is that makes good writers good. But I made no promises that I would write books a lot of people would like to read.
- Carl Sandburg
(Keywords: People, Books, Promises, Writers)

When a man has been consistently battering his wife, he shouldn't expect a bouquet of roses from her the morning after he promises to stop.
- Joe Slovo
(Keywords: Wife, Man, Promises, Roses)

Every thoughtful and kind-hearted person must regard with interest any device or plan which promises to enable at least the more intelligent, enterprising, and determined part of those who are not capitalists to cease to labor for hire.
- Leland Stanford
(Keywords: Interest, Labor, Promises, Thoughtful)

It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.
- Evelyn Waugh
(Keywords: Paradise, Promises, Taste, Will)

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