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)

Stem cell research holds out the promise of finding cures and treatments for a wide range of diseases.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Promise, Research)

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)

When I handed over the names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union, I had come to the conclusion that the loss of these sources to the U.S. would not compromise significant national defense, political, diplomatic interests.
- Aldrich Ames
(Keywords: Compromise, Defense, Loss, Names)

I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
- Walter Annenberg
(Keywords: Compromise, Independence)

I've been lucky enough to have had the luxury of being able to make the picture I've wanted to make each time on my own terms and without compromise.
- Dario Argento
(Keywords: Time, Being, Compromise, Luxury)

But transitions from the politics of violence to democratic compromise are always messy.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: Politics, Compromise, Violence)

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)

Gun control means being able to hit your target. If I have a 'hot button' issue, this is definitely it. Don't even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment.
- Michael Badnarik
(Keywords: Control, Being, Compromise, Rights)

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.
- Erykah Badu
(Keywords: Art, People, Compromise, Hurt, Respect, Want)

The theatre is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Compromise is its second name.
- Enid Bagnold
(Keywords: Art, Compromise, Name, Theatre)

Feeling is the consciousness of the resulting conditions - of success, failure, equilibrium, compromise or balance, in this continuous rivalry of ideas.
- James M. Baldwin
(Keywords: Success, Ideas, Failure, Balance, Compromise, Consciousness, Feeling, Rivalry)

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)

Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.
- Eric Berne
(Keywords: Compromise, Games, Intimacy)

When it comes to the cause of justice, I take no prisoners and I don't believe in compromise.
- Mary Frances Berry
(Keywords: Cause, Compromise, Justice)

Compromise, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Compromise, Nothing, Satisfaction, Thinking)

The compromise will always be more expensive than either of the suggestions it is compromising.
- Arthur Bloch
(Keywords: Compromise, Will)

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)

I can't be a wife. I'm not that sort of person. Wives have to compromise all the time.
- Sarah Brightman
(Keywords: Time, Wife, Compromise, Wives)

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)

This product is a compromise, and the nature of compromise is that you don't get everything you want.
- Conrad Bums
(Keywords: Nature, Compromise, Want)

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Government, Virtue, Act, Compromise, Enjoyment)

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)

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.
- T-Bone Burnett
(Keywords: Business, Health, Art, People, Compromise, Learning, Now)

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.
- Ken Burns
(Keywords: Music, Artist, Choice, Compromise, Gain)

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)

Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Virtue, Compromise, Trifle)

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)

Healthy disagreement, debate, leading to compromise has always been the American way.
- Donald L. Carcieri
(Keywords: American, Compromise, Debate, Leading)

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)

The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Men, Compromise, Defeat, Principles, Weakness)

I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
- Andrew Carnegie
(Keywords: Men, Compromise, Principles)

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.
- Jose Carreras
(Keywords: Courage, Compromise, Job, Saying, World, Wrong)

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.
- Steve Chabot
(Keywords: Money, Control, Compromise, Democrats, Liberal, Needs, Senate)

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)

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.
- Cher
(Keywords: Promise, Will)

I think there is a good deal of promise in those discussions as well. I think there is a range of matters that might be discussed between NATO and Russia that can provide a mechanism for talking through these issues, a way to give reassurance on these issues.
- Warren Christopher
(Keywords: Promise, Reassurance, Russia, Talking)

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)



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