Promise quotes

  • A lobster bisque ought to be the crowning glory of the potager. And this one was excellent. Silky as a gigolo's compliment and fishy as a chancellor's promise.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Promise #Lobster #Compliment

  • I don't want to beg or promise you things I can't give you. There isn't much of me to give, but what I have is yours. This is all up to you, Sadie. If you want me, I'm yours. If you can't do this, then I'll walk away and leave you alone. I swear.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Giving #Promise #Want

  • 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

    #Real #Believe #Promise

  • When you speak, speak the truth; perform when you promise; discharge your trust... Withhold your hands from striking, and from taking that which is unlawful and bad...
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Hands #Promise #Speak

  • It is essential for me to become involved in another search, and 'search' is the proper word to use because it promises discovery along with the risk.
    -- Abe Ajay

    #Discovery #Risk #Promise

  • Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Commitment #Reality #Promise

  • There is something so ludicrous in promises of good or threats of evil a great way off as to render the whole subject with which they are connected easily turned into ridicule.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Evil #Promise #Way

  • The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God, by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts; all its commands, exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise, holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another.
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Wise #Men #Promise

  • 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

    #Believe #People #Promise

  • The future is a bright as the promises of God.
    -- Adoniram Judson


  • There is no promise God cannot keep, no prayer God will not answer, and no problem too hard for Him to solve.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Prayer #Promise #Answers

  • We live by promises not by explanations.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Promise #Live By #Explanation

  • It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Believe #Men #Promise

  • Real faith never disappoints because it is in God, grounded on His character, promises, covenant and oath.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Real #Character #Promise

  • ...Promises are more dangerous then secrets.
    -- Aimee Friedman

    #Secret #Promise #Dangerous

  • Today I divide my day between being actor, producer and distributor, and the monotony is broken.
    -- Ajay Devgan

    #Broken #Promise #Actors

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

    #Years #Promise #Fans

  • Part of the middle class promise is that, after a lifetime of hard work, you'll be able to retire and enjoy the fruits of that labor. Medicare was established to secure that promise.
    -- Al Franken

    #Hard Work #Class #Promise

  • Art holds out the promise of inner wholeness.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Art #Promise #Wholeness

  • Life seems to be a process of replacing one anxiety with another and substituting one desire for another--which is not to say that we should never strive to overcome any of our anxieties or fulfil any of our desires, but rather to suggest that we should perhaps build into our strivings an awareness of the way our goals promise us a respite and a resolution that they cannot, by definition, deliver.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Goal #Anxiety #Promise

  • If we are to fulfill the promise of this great Nation that everybody in our society has equal access to the law, obviously having the resources to have access to the law is extremely important.
    -- Alan Mollohan

    #Law #Promise #Important

  • That's what so sad about a lot of modern music, in my opinion, so many young bands never stay around long enough to fulfill their ultimate promise. They only get halfway there or a quarter of the way there.
    -- Alan Vega

    #Long #Promise #Band

  • To be able to keep the promise I made to God, I think that keeps me going. No matter how much the money had been, I would have always fulfilled my promise, as that's the way I am.
    -- Albert Gubay

    #Thinking #Promise #Matter

  • The problem with Prosperity Theology is not that it promises too much, but that it aims for so little. What God promises us in Christ is far above anything that can be measured in earthly wealth - and believers are not promised earthly wealth nor the gift of health.
    -- Albert Mohler

    #Promise #Littles #Too Much

  • The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Luxury #People #Promise

  • A promise kept is trust coming to life. A promise kept is more powerful than a good intention, a thought or any material comfort. A promise kept tells the other person they are valued, respected and loved.
    -- Alex Blackwell

    #Powerful #Promise #Comfort

  • Promise is one thing. Fulfilling that promise is quite another.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Wisdom #Promise #Fulfilling

  • Come seeking to know Him, and I promise you will find Him and see Him in His true character as the risen, redeeming Savior of the world.
    -- Alexander B. Morrison

    #Character #Promise #World

  • A brand is the promise of an experience.
    -- Alexander Isley

    #Promise #Brands

  • Don`t promise me forever, just love me day by day.
    -- Alexander Rybak

    #Forever #Promise #Promise Me

  • So help me God,” I said slowly, clearly, when Cate looked up at me. “If you go back on your word, I will tear you apart. And I won’t stop, not ever, until I’ve destroyed your life and the lives of every single person in this organization. Believe me, you may not always keep your promises, but I do.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Believe #Organization #Promise

  • Where in the world did you get that dress?" "Present from Zu." "You look like you want to throw it in a fire." "I can't promise there won't be an unfortunate accident later on.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Fire #Promise #World

  • It is easy to promise, and alas! How easy to forget!
    -- Alfred de Musset

    #Promise #Forget #Easy

  • Democracy is not an end in itself, but a means to achieve the sacred promises of human dignity, justice and peace
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #Mean #Justice #Promise

  • Google is so strange. It promises everything, but everything isn’t there. You type in the words for what you need, and what you need becomes superfluous in an instant, shadowed instantaneously by the things you really need, and none of them answerable by Google.
    -- Ali Smith

    #Google #Promise #Needs

  • I stared at her black hair. It was shiny like the promises in magazines.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Hair #Black #Promise

  • The Bible is one story that unfolds in one book, by one author, about one subject. A story that moves from promise to fulfillment.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Moving #Book #Promise

  • Like a christening, a wedding, a graduation ceremony, a holy war, a revolutioneven?a fireworksdisplay, agaudy promise of what life ought to be, not life itself.
    -- Alistair Cooke

    #War #Promise #Holy

  • For Luther, it (faith) is an undeviating, trusting outlook appointment life, a constant stance of the trustworthiness of the promises of God.
    -- Alister E. McGrath

    #Promise #Trustworthiness #Luther

  • I just try to look into the mirror, and work on the things that I wasn't doing, and I made a promise to myself that after the season, I will look at the same mirror, and say that you did everything you could
    -- Allen Iverson

    #Mirrors #Promise #Trying

  • I'll be back. And when i am,i promise i'll have answers.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Promise #Answers #I Promise

  • Impartial - unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Promise #Literature #Sides

  • For however inhospitable the wind, from this vantage point Manhattan was simply so improbable, so wonderful, so obviously full of promise - that you wanted to approach it for the rest of your life without ever quite arriving.
    -- Amor Towles

    #Wind #Promise #Vantage Point

  • All promises are empty - until they are fulfilled.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Women #Promise #Empty

  • A threat is a promise followed by a consequence.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Women #Promise #Threat

  • I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you happy, and when you get tired of looking at me, I promise I’ll sing.
    -- Amy Harmon

    #Tired #Promise #Trying

  • Paris, true to its promise, had been a place of civilized indecencies, or uncivil decencies ...
    -- Ana Castillo

    #Paris #Promise #Civilized

  • Never make a promise which you think is hard to keep. Never make a promise though!!
    -- Anamika Mishra

    #Thinking #Promise

  • If Somebody disrespects me they will pay for it. I promise
    -- Anderson Silva

    #Disrespect #Promise #Pay

  • You can stand on the cliff of my heart and shout nothing but ‘ugly’ through me. I promise all I will echo back is ‘Beauty, beauty, you have always been beauty
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Heart #Echoes #Promise

  • The stones tear like flesh, rather than breaking. Although what happens is violent, it is a violence that is in stone. A tear is more unnerving than a break.
    -- Andy Goldsworthy

    #Promise #Tears #Flesh

  • Well thank you, me old gobbler,' said Mr. Gum handing over some money that Billy William would later discover to be made out of lies and broken promises.
    -- Andy Stanton

    #Lying #Broken #Promise

  • Your thin white face, chérie; he said, as if he saw it for the first time. Your thin white face, with its promise of debauchery only a connoisseur could detect.
    -- Angela Carter

    #White #Promise #Faces

  • Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you you'll have a decision to make when it comes to television, especially with what you watch.
    -- Angus T. Jones

    #Decision #Brain #Promise

  • And so a person can never promise to love someone forever because you never know what might come up, what terrible thing the person you love might do.
    -- Anita Shreve

    #Forever #Promise #Might

  • I imagine the ones we’ve lost as ghosts who prowl about the edges of the light, waiting for us to join them. Sometimes that’s terrifying, and sometimes it’s reassuring, a promise of homecoming.
    -- Ann Aguirre

    #Light #Waiting #Promise

  • For love to flourish there has to be trust. Promises don’t matter as much as personal choice.
    -- Ann Aguirre

    #Choices #Promise #Matter

  • One must have a good memory to keep the promises one has made.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Memories #Promise #Good Memories

  • There was plenty of life left and if he had to he would use it all to get her back. The time had passed for making promises to her-all that was left for him was to act.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Promise #Use #Plenty

  • It was the smile which runs before a promise.
    -- Anna Katharine Green

    #Running #Promise

  • Vlad hated doing the paperwork as much as he did when a human employee quit, which was why they'd both made a promise not to eat quitters just to avoid the paperwork. As Tess had pointed out, eating the staff was bad for marale and made it so much harder to find new employees.
    -- Anne Bishop

    #Promise #Quitting #Eating

  • I’ll promise to think twice before I take any important step you seriously disapprove of.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Thinking #Promise #Important

  • I’ve heard it said that every day you need half an hour of quiet time for yourself, or your Self, unless you’re incredibly busy and stressed, in which case you need an hour. I promise you, it is there. Fight tooth and nail to find time, to make it. It is our true wealth, this moment, this hour, this day.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Fighting #Self #Promise

  • Mortal beauty often makes me ache, and mortal grandeur can fill me with that longing...but Paris, Paris drew me close to her heart, so I forgot myself entirely. Forgot the damned and questing preternatural thing that doted on mortal skin and mortal clothing. Paris overwhelmed, and lightened and rewarded more richly than any promise.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Heart #Paris #Promise

  • I don't know what takes more courage: surviving a lifelong endurance test because you once made a promise or breaking free, disrupting all your world.
    -- Anne Tyler

    #Survival #Promise #Endurance

  • The pleasures of the world are deceitful; they promise more than they give. They trouble us in seeking them, they do not satisfy us when possessing them, and they make us despair in losing them.
    -- Anne-Therese de Marguenat de Courcelles

    #Giving #Promise #Despair

  • Promises to love without putting those words into action are just empty proposals. It’s not tangible until it is actually seen. Love is action.
    -- Annie Lobert

    #Love Is #Promise #Tangible

  • Brilliant. [Lasdun] seems to me certainly among the most gifted, vivid, and deft poets now writing in English, and far better than many who are more famous. His capacities are solidly established; his promise is nearly infinite.
    -- Anthony Hecht

    #Writing #Promise #Vivid

  • I tried acting, liked it, and stuck with it. I saw it as the way I would keep that promise to myself of getting back at those who had made my school life a misery.
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #School #Promise #Acting

  • One must never place a loaded rifle on the stage if it isn't going to go off. It's wrong to make promises you don't mean to keep.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Mean #Promise #Rifles

  • I promise to crush Israel and return it to the humiliation and wretchedness of the Koran.
    -- Anwar Sadat

    #Crush #Israel #Promise

  • We believe only in deeds and acts and not in declarations. We are fed up with all those declarations, promises ..
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Believe #Promise #Deeds

  • If we are to reach a situation of true peace, real peace, peace for generations, we will have to make painful concessions. Not in exchange for promises, but rather in exchange for peace.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Inspirational #Real #Promise

  • To win the people, always cook them some savoury that pleases them.
    -- Aristophanes

    #Winning #People #Promise

  • If I'm sure of a person and his potential in politics, and if I know he will live up to his promises, I wouldn't mind campaigning for him. I believe in the dictum, 'never say never.' You never know, I might end up joining politics.
    -- Arjun Rampal

    #Believe #Promise #Mind

  • Historically the Department of Education hasn't been doing enough to drive the sustainability movement, and today, I promise that we will be a committed partner in the national effort to build a more environmentally literate and responsible society.
    -- Arne Duncan

    #Effort #Promise #Today

  • I can promise you that when I go to Sacramento, I will pump up Sacramento.
    -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

    #Promise #Pumps

  • What is there to be said about a Church which certainly promises its believers eternal salvation, but at the same time condemns the non-believers, all those who think differently, to an eternal torment in hell? - If that Church absolutely must talk about love, then it should do so very quietly.
    -- Arnulf Øverland

    #Atheist #Thinking #Promise

  • I thought Winston Churchill was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises.
    -- Arthur Balfour

    #Men #Promise #Young

  • But why should we not place implicit confidence in God and rely upon His word of promise? Is anything too hard for the Lord? Has His word of promise ever failed? Then let us not entertain any unbelieving suspicions of His future care of us. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but not so His promises.
    -- Arthur W. Pink

    #Heaven #Promise #Passing Away

  • The indwelling presence and power of the Spirit are to be sought and received by faith in God's word of promise.
    -- Asa Mahan

    #Promise #Spirit #Faith In God

  • Some promises are better left unsaid
    -- Ashlee Simpson

    #Promise #Unsaid

  • The most significant thing is public participation. That assures the Afghan public that our promises are not empty.
    -- Ashraf Ghani

    #Promise #Empty #Significant

  • Promise me one thing: don't take me home until I'm drunk - very drunk indeed.
    -- Audrey Hepburn

    #Home #Drunk #Promise

  • The question whether atoms exist or not... belongs rather to metaphysics. In chemistry we have only to decide whether the assumption of atoms is an hypothesis adapted to the explanation of chemical phenomena... whether a further development of the atomic hypothesis promises to advance our knowledge of the mechanism of chemical phenomena... I rather expect that we shall some day find, for what we now call atoms, a mathematico-mechanical explanation, which will render an account of atomic weight, of atomicity, and of numerous other properties of the so-called atoms.
    -- August Kekule

    #Knowledge #Promise #Atoms

  • Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.
    -- Augustus

    #Love Is #Promise

  • It is only to clear from history that states rarely keep faith with each other, save in so far (and so long) as their promises seem to them to combine with their interests.
    -- B. H. Liddell Hart

    #Military #Long #Promise

  • I don't want to make promises, not knowing what the situation's going to be three or four years out.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Years #Knowing #Promise

  • It was very much a cry for democratic control at that time. Above all, breaking the accomplished power of a few people to rule the lives of everybody else.
    -- Barbara Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn

    #People #Promise #Cry

  • If we promise as public officials, we must deliver. If we as public officials propose, we must produce.
    -- Barbara Jordan

    #Promise #Politics #Produce

  • We are a people trying not only to solve the problems of the present: unemployment, inflation... but we are attempting on a larger scale to fulfill the promise of America.
    -- Barbara Jordan

    #America #People #Promise

  • Americanization means the process of becoming an American. It means civic incorporation, becoming a part of the polity - becoming one of us. But that does not mean conformity. We are more than a melting pot, we are a kaleidoscope, where every turn of history refracts new light on the old promise.
    -- Barbara Jordan

    #Mean #Light #Promise

  • I absolutely believe the Internet is passing from its free days into a paid system. Inevitably, I promise you, it will be paid.
    -- Barry Diller

    #Believe #Promise #Internet

  • I love you,Nora. Whatever happens, promise me you'll remember that. I don't care why you came into my life,only that you did. I don't remember all the things i did wrong. I remember what i did right, I remember you. You made my life meaningful. You made my life special.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Meaningful #Love You #Promise

  • I swear to you, Patch, to take your love and cherish it. And in return, to give you my body and my heart—everything I possess, I give to you. I am yours. Wholly and completely. Love me. Protect me. Fulfill me. And I promise to do the same.” ~ Nora + Patch
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Heart #Giving #Promise

  • It was a smile that spelled trouble. With a promise.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Promise #Trouble

  • They are a very extensive minority who have suffered discrimination and who have the same right to participation in the promise and fruits of society as every other individual.
    -- Bella Abzug

    #Individuality #Promise #Minorities

  • This promise from the Lord to His Saints does not imply that we will be exempt from sufferings or trials but that we will be sustained through them and that we will know that it is the Lord who has sustained us.
    -- Benjamin De Hoyos

    #Promise #Suffering #Doe

  • Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #4th Of July #Promise #World

  • Promises may fit the friends, but non performance will turn them into enemies.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Commitment #Promise #Enemy