Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
To have a faith, therefore, or a trust in anything, where God hath not promised, is plain idolatry, and a worshipping of thine own imagination instead of God.
A promise made is a debt unpaid.
Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth.
Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.
Undertake not what you cannot perform, but be careful to keep your promise.
It is hard to cement any relations with any country based on promises that may not be deliverable.
It is easy to promise, and alas! How easy to forget!
Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes.
No wonder Americans hate politics when, year in and year out, they hear politicians make promises that won't come true because they don't even mean them - campaign fantasies that win elections but don't get nations moving again
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.
With a contained environment, there is the promise of friction. And that is where the drama comes from.
There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards.
Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich-something for nothing.
It is our character that supports the promise of our future - far more than particular government programs or policies.
What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?
Our seniors' retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market.
Our government makes the simple promise of a secure retirement to every American who works for many years and contributes to our retirement benefit system.
What's important is promising something to the people, not actually keeping those promises. The people have always lived on hope alone.
Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego.
Had it not been for the Atlantic Ocean and the virgin wilderness, the United States would never have been the Land of Promise.
The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise.
If a slave is unwilling to go with his new master, he is whipped, or locked up in jail, until he consents to go, and promises not to run away during the year.
The promise of education reform can never be fulfilled without adequate funding, and by shortchanging our schools, President Bush is breaking his promise to our children.
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