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I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.

Tags: Matters, Won  ✍ Author: Spiro T. Agnew

Better a broken promise than none at all.

Tags: Broken, None  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

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

Tags: Thought, Young  ✍ Author: Arthur Balfour

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

Tags: Either, Personal  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

Tags: Success, Wish  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing.

Tags: Beyond, Hypocrisy  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Beauty is the promise of happiness.

Tags: Beauty, Happiness  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.

Tags: Lie, Love  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia

Promise a lot and give even more.

Tags: Give  ✍ Author: Al D\'Amato

What I promise to my actors, and to my director, is to give them the salary and everything they need.

Tags: Director, Give  ✍ Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme

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.

Tags: Attention, Election  ✍ Author: Ron Davies

I'm constantly warning people that are involved in my life that I can go busk and make a living. I can make my rent in New York City in the subway, I promise, if I'm forced to.

Tags: Life, Living  ✍ Author: Steve Earle

I love hotels for their solitude and comfort, but I believe a seedy one can have as much promise as a plush one.

Tags: Love, Solitude  ✍ Author: Freema Agyeman

If I can change than anyone can change. I promise you that.

Tags: Anyone, Change  ✍ Author: Brett Favre

He is poor indeed that can promise nothing.

Tags: Indeed, Poor  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

I promise myself that I would go and do a play every year.

Tags: Year  ✍ Author: Michael Gambon

When you promise something, you must fulfill it.

Tags: Fulfill  ✍ Author: John White Geary

You know for me when I promise something I want to deliver. If you don't, you have to disappear.

Tags: Deliver, Disappear  ✍ Author: John White Geary

A promise must never be broken.

Tags: Broken  ✍ Author: Alexander Hamilton

Science reckons many prophets, but there is not even a promise of a Messiah.

Tags: Prophets, Science  ✍ Author: Thomas Huxley

Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.

Tags: Large, Soul  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

I will not promise what I cannot deliver. And I will never hide the cost of what I propose.

Tags: Cannot, Hide  ✍ Author: Johann Lamont
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A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise.

Tags: Break, Reasons  ✍ Author: Niccolo Machiavelli

If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.

Tags: Among, Found  ✍ Author: H. L. Mencken

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

Tags: Intelligence, Remember  ✍ Author: A. A. Milne

My strong point, if I have a strong point, is performance. I always do more than I say. I always produce more than I promise.

Tags: Point, Strong  ✍ Author: Richard M. Nixon

A prime minister must not promise things that can't be fulfilled.

Tags: Fulfilled, Prime  ✍ Author: Ehud Olmert

How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man.

Tags: Child, Fulfilled  ✍ Author: James Otis

When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?

Tags: Future, Threat  ✍ Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Candidate Obama promised to fundamentally transform America and that's one promise he has kept. Turning a shining city on a hill into a sinking ship.

Tags: America, City  ✍ Author: Sarah Palin

Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.

Tags: Rarely, Wisdom  ✍ Author: William Penn

To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.

Tags: Boy, Mind  ✍ Author: Sean Quinn

I urge researchers to make use of the opportunities that are available to them and to do all they can to fulfill the promise that stem cell research offers.

Tags: Available, Research  ✍ Author: Nancy Reagan

We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears.

Tags: Fears, Hopes  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.

Tags: Fears, Hopes  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.

Tags: Faithful, Making  ✍ Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I promise not to become a source of shame for you.

Tags: Become, Shame  ✍ Author: Raphael Saadiq

In not my, but our collective hands, is held the promise of change.

Tags: Change, Hands  ✍ Author: Mark Sanford

I can promise you that when I go to Sacramento, I will pump up Sacramento.

Tags: Pump, Sacramento  ✍ Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger

A promise made is a debt unpaid.

Tags: Debt, Unpaid  ✍ Author: Robert W. Service

Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you.

Tags: Despair, Good  ✍ Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

Stem cell research holds out the promise of finding cures and treatments for a wide range of diseases.

Tags: Finding, Research  ✍ Author: Tom Allen

As to the Indians, the guiding principle was, promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way.

Tags: Indians, Principle  ✍ Author: Stephen Ambrose

The foreign accent was a promise, and indeed, all over the country, European imports added spice to the sciences, the arts, and other areas. What one had to give was not considered inferior to what one received.

Tags: Country, Give  ✍ Author: Rudolf Arnheim

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.

Tags: Days, Weather  ✍ Author: Robert Ashley

An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.

Tags: Whole, Worth  ✍ Author: Red Auerbach

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.

Tags: God, House  ✍ Author: Karl Barth

Countries around the world are celebrating new oil and natural gas discoveries that hold the promise of greater prosperity for their citizens.

Tags: Hold, Natural  ✍ Author: Bob Beauprez

I promise you a police car on every sidewalk.

Tags: Car, Police  ✍ Author: Marion Berry

April is a promise that May is bound to keep.

Tags: Keep, May  ✍ Author: Hal Borland

There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program - your tax-dollar will go further.

Tags: Further, Program  ✍ Author: Wernher von Braun

Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.

Tags: Drink, Secret  ✍ Author: Miguel de Cervantes

Promise is most given when the least is said.

Tags: Said  ✍ Author: Duane Chapman

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.

Tags: Avoid, Law  ✍ Author: Samuel Chase

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.

Tags: Again, Apologize  ✍ Author: Cher

If you are nice, and keep your promise, we will be in paradise.

Tags: Keep, Nice  ✍ Author: Camille Claudel

I'm not trying to be macho, I promise you.

Tags: Macho, Trying  ✍ Author: Daniel Craig

Had it not been for the Atlantic Ocean and the virgin wilderness, the United States would never have been the Land of Promise.

Tags: Ocean, United  ✍ Author: Herbert Croly

The first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise... and cultivate the delightfully vague.

Tags: Avoid, Law  ✍ Author: John C. Crosby

A promise made should be a promise kept.

Tags: Kept  ✍ Author: Steve Forbes

When I got into politics, it was a shock. People promise all sorts of things and then never deliver.

Tags: Politics, Shock  ✍ Author: Matt Gonzalez

It was both Abraham's and the Jews' privilege also that they should have this promise to all generations.

Tags: Both, Jews  ✍ Author: Thomas Goodwin

We were not fathers also to convey the promise, as Abraham was; nor although the promise, as collectively taken, had belonged to us, as to Abraham it did.

Tags: Nor, Taken  ✍ Author: Thomas Goodwin

With a contained environment, there is the promise of friction. And that is where the drama comes from.

Tags: Drama, Friction  ✍ Author: Bruce Greenwood

If you make the customer a promise... make sure you deliver it.

Tags: Customer, Sure  ✍ Author: Merv Griffin

We promise you that we will not cede a single part of Palestine, we will not cede Jerusalem, we will continue to fight and we will not lay down our arms.

Tags: Fight, Single  ✍ Author: Ismail Haniyeh

Childhood is a promise that is never kept.

Tags: Childhood, Kept  ✍ Author: Ken Hill

Keep every promise you make and only make promises you can keep.

Tags: Keep, Promises  ✍ Author: Adolf Hitler

When the great promise of the Spirit was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, it was fulfilled not in reference to the apostles only.

Tags: Great, Spirit  ✍ Author: Glenn Hoddle

I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people.

Tags: Kinder  ✍ Author: Lena Horne

So the reason that the Bay of Pigs failed was that the original promise made by Eisenhower was not kept by the subsequent Administration. It allowed hostile air to wipe out the approaching invasion force.

Tags: Force, Reason  ✍ Author: David Hunt

If we promise as public officials, we must deliver. If we as public officials propose, we must produce.

Tags: Propose, Public  ✍ Author: Barbara Jordan

Never make a promise - you may have to keep it.

Tags: Keep, May  ✍ Author: Neil Jordan

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.

Tags: Bridges, Build  ✍ Author: Nikita Khrushchev

I'm intrigued by fanatics - people who are seduced by the promise, or the illusion, of the absolute.

Tags: Fanatics, Illusion  ✍ Author: Jon Krakauer

There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards.

Tags: Great, Hold  ✍ Author: Kenneth Robert Livingstone

Love is a promise delivered already broken.

Tags: Broken, Love  ✍ Author: Steve Martin

When people campaign for positions, they promise people all kinds of things.

Tags: Campaign, Kinds  ✍ Author: Hugh Masekela

I seek the presidency because I believe deeply in the American promise and can no longer accept the diminishing of that promise.

Tags: Accept, American  ✍ Author: George McGovern

People have tremendous power, more than the average person understands, and certainly more than even I understood before I came to Congress. When any of my constituents writes me a letter, I promise you, we're listening.

Tags: Congress, Power  ✍ Author: Charlie Norwood

Certainly accountability of government is what people are clamoring for; they want to know that when lawmakers make a promise or a proposal, you can actually accomplish it.

Tags: Actually, Government  ✍ Author: Jim Nussle

If you heard me sing, you would just plug your ears and run, screaming, the other way. I promise.

Tags: Run, Sing  ✍ Author: Sarah Paulson

Of course a politician's promise isn't worth the paper it's written on.

Tags: Worth, Written  ✍ Author: Russell Pearce

Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell.

Tags: Earth, Hell  ✍ Author: Karl Popper

I'm so totally future oriented that, for me, I don't know what the future's about, but I can promise you it's gonna be exciting.

Tags: Exciting, Future  ✍ Author: Kenny Rogers

We promised new benefits to seniors like preventive screening and diabetes testing. We kept that promise.

Tags: Diabetes, Kept  ✍ Author: Mike Rogers

I never promise anything. I don't promise anything to my mum. I don't promise anything to the supporters.

Tags: Mum, Supporters  ✍ Author: Cristiano Ronaldo

Nothing keeps its promise.

Tags: Keeps  ✍ Author: Philip Roth

A guy will promise you the world and give you nothin', and that's the blues.

Tags: Give, Guy  ✍ Author: Otis Rush

Marx was fortunate to have been born eighty years before Walt Disney. Disney also promised a child's paradise and unlike Marx, delivered on his promise.

Tags: Born, Child  ✍ Author: John Ralston Saul

The promise of equal educational opportunity envisioned by the Brown decision remains unfulfilled.

Tags: Decision, Equal  ✍ Author: Bobby Scott

I honestly do not know if civil disobedience has any effect on the government. I can promise you it has a great effect on the person who chooses to do it.

Tags: Government, Great  ✍ Author: Martin Sheen

The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told.

Tags: Story, Tease  ✍ Author: Cindy Sherman

These happy endings all express the weak and sly promise that the world is not rotten and out of joint but meaningful and ultimately in excellent condition.

Tags: Happy, Weak  ✍ Author: Douglas Sirk

Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will, I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters.

Tags: Getting, Number  ✍ Author: Delia Smith

We have to ensure that our immigration system works in the interests of Britain, enabling us to make a realistic promise to our young school-leavers. It is part of our contract with the British people.

Tags: System, Young  ✍ Author: Iain Duncan Smith

2005 opens with the promise of a number of substantial direct private investments that can swiftly transform the economy and set all sectors on a pronounced upward curve.

Tags: Economy, Number  ✍ Author: Abigail Spencer

I promise you that there are a lot of people involved in various kinds of retail activities who think they have a crucial role in the economy, and they're right.

Tags: Economy, Role  ✍ Author: Lawrence Summers

Never promise more than you can perform.

Tags: Perform  ✍ Author: Ryan Sypek

Honoring everyone contains the promise of possibility.

Tags: Everyone, Honoring  ✍ Author: Miroslav Volf

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