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- 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.
- Bill Clinton (1946 - ), Detroit Economic Club, August 21, 1992
- Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises; for never intending to go beyond promises; it costs nothing.
- Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
- Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree - they bear no fruit.
- Francis Marion (1732 - 1795)
- One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes.
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)
- He that promises most will perform least.
- Gaelic Proverb
- He who promises more than he is able to perform, is false to himself; and he who does not perform what he has promised, is a traitor to his friend.
- George Shelley
- When life seems chaotic, you don't need people giving you easy answers or cheap promises. There might not be any answers to your problems. What you need is a safe place where you can bounce with people who have taken some bad hops of their own.
- Gordon Atkinson, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, August 12, 2003
- Sometimes people donít understand the promises theyíre making when they make them. Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. Thatís what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, 2012
- You can make those promises with just as much passion the second time around. Such is the regenerative power of the human heart.
- Marion Wink, O Magazine, 2003
- The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
- Robert Frost (1874 - 1963), Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
- Magnificent promises are always to be suspected.
- Theodore Parker (1810 - 1860)