Quotes and Sayings about Promise



"One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised."
- Chinua Achebe
(Related: Integrity, Tests)

"In love, one should simplify, choose persons worthy of their promises and leave them if they don't keep them."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Love, Promises)

"I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: Lying, Promise)

"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
(Related: Life, Cancer, Drugs, Fight, Medicine, Promise, Research)

"Even though some in our government may claim that civil liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public, we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Government, Civil liberties, Fighting, Giving, May, Name, Order, Public, Terrorism)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: Dreams, Vision, Day, Promise, Prophecy)

"Ours is a government of checks and balances. The Mafia and crooked businessmen make out checks, and the politicians and other compromised officials improve their bank balances."
- Steve Allen
(Related: Government, Politicians)

"Stem cell research holds out the promise of finding cures and treatments for a wide range of diseases."
- Tom Allen
(Related: 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
(Related: Peace, Women, Promise, Prosperity)

"As to the Indians, the guiding principle was, promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Promise)

"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
(Related: Compromise, Defense, Loss, Names)

"No one's interested really in knowing what policies or diplomatic initiatives or arms negotiations might have been compromised by me."
- Aldrich Ames
"I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union."
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Names)

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

"Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Future, Promises)

"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
(Related: Time, Being, Compromise, Luxury)

"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."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Country, Promise)

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

"Politics is compromise."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Politics, Compromise)

"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
(Related: First, March, Promise, Weather)

"Are you tired of sand being kicked in your face? I promise you new muscles in days!"
- Charles Atlas
(Related: Being, Promise)

"An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise."
- Red Auerbach
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Thought, Man, Promise, Promises)

"At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Beauty, Talent, Promise, Woman)

"I always say you've only got one life to live, and you're not promised a tomorrow. So, you might as well just have a good time with it."
- Fantasia Barrino
(Related: Life, Time, Tomorrow)

"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
(Related: God, Guests, Promise, Wood)

"Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Man, Promises, Vote)

"I cannot belong to a nonprofit organization because when you receive grants, you have to make such great compromises with your artistic plans."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
"I never promised you a rose garden."
- Traian Basescu
(Related: Garden)

"Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Success, Promise)

"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
(Related: Problems, Promise, Resolution, World)

"It is our character that supports the promise of our future - far more than particular government programs or policies."
- William Bennett
(Related: Government, Character, Future, Promise)

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

"A revolution is interesting insofar as it avoids like the plague the plague it promised to heal."
- Daniel Berrigan
(Related: Revolution)

"I promise you a police car on every sidewalk."
- Marion Berry
(Related: Car, Police, Promise)

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

"Impartial - unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Controversy, Promise)

"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
(Related: Compromise, Nothing, Satisfaction, Thinking)

"Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Government, Promises)

"All I ever promised was that I was sure I could develop a new pharmacological agent which might answer a physiological question. Any utility would be implicit in that answer."
- James W. Black
(Related: Question)

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

"You need to do the work to bring the money in, but not compromise standards."
- Heston Blumenthal
(Related: Money, Work, Compromise)

"If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: 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
(Related: Education, People, Energy, Jobs, Promise, World)

"We have to find compromises. That's the way it is in Norway."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
"Let God's promises shine on your problems."
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Related: God, Problems, Promises)

"The notion that Congress can change the meaning given a constitutional provision by the Court is subversive of the function of judicial review; and it is not the less so because the Court promises to allow it only when the Constitution is moved to the left."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Change, Congress, Constitution, Court, Meaning, Promises)

"April is a promise that May is bound to keep."
- Hal Borland
(Related: April, May, Promise)

"The musicians are really on board, they're doing a great job together. There is some kind of a good chemistry, I would say affectionate chemistry and it's a huge promise of success."
- Lucien Bouchard
(Related: Success, Job, Musicians, Promise)

"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."
- David Bowie
(Related: Promise)

"Our government has made a number of promises to the men and women who served in our nation's armed forces. Sadly, these promises of health care, education and other benefits have existed more in rhetoric than in reality."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: Education, Government, Health, Men, Women, Benefits, Care, Nation, Promises, Reality, Rhetoric)

"In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Wisdom, Action, Expression, Lies, Opinions, Promise)

"When he says he loves me, it only means he loves me at that particular instant. Like his promises, which he never keeps. Why does he torment me like this, when he could finish it off at once?"
- Eva Braun
(Related: Promises)

"There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program - your tax-dollar will go further."
- Wernher von Braun
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Age, First, Moon, Promise, Space)

"What's important is promising something to the people, not actually keeping those promises. The people have always lived on hope alone."
- Hermann Broch
(Related: People, Hope, Promises)

"There is no single development, in either technology or management technique, which by itself promises even one order-of-magnitude improvement within a decade in productivity, in reliability, in simplicity."
- Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
(Related: Technology, Development, Management, Improvement, Order, Productivity, Promises, Simplicity)

"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
(Related: America, Economy, Problems, Promise, World)

"We were told this war would be over in a matter of weeks, and that the Iraqis would be able to finance it with oil sales. We were promised it was not a mission of nation building."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Finance, War, Building, Mission, Nation, Oil, Sales)

"Year after year, President Bush has broken his campaign promises on college aid. And year after year, the Republican leadership in Congress has let him do it."
- Sherrod Brown
(Related: Leadership, College, Congress, President, Promises, Republican)

"Bipartisanship helps to avoid extremes and imbalances. It causes compromises and accommodations. So let's cooperate."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Causes, Extremes)

"Unfortunately, in today's world we have to be reminded that the power of an oath derives from the fact that in it we ask God to bear witness to the promises we make with the implicit expectation that He will hold us accountable for the manner in which we honor them."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Power, God, Expectation, Fact, Honor, Promises, Today, Will, World)

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

"America is like an unfaithful love who promises us more than we got."
- Charlotte Bunch
(Related: Love, America, Promises)

"I loved getting to do Promised Land with him. I mean, he's really there for you. We did one very emotional scene in the church. He's just a wonderful acting partner. You feel very safe with him."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Church, Acting, Land)

"Beauty is the promise of happiness."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Promise)

"All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Music, Artist, Choice, Compromise, Gain)

"For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Love, Work, Gold, Patience, Promises, Self, Service, Worth)

"Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Love, Lie, Man, Promise)

"Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Character, Courage, Commitment, Compassion, Nation, Promise, Today)

"Others may make you promises, once again, and then election after election not deliver. We will not do this."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: May, Promises, Will)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: People, Promise, Promises)

"You can never reach the promised land. You can march towards it."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Land, March)

"I mean, look, Nancy Pelosi said in the very beginning this is going to be the most open, honest and ethical Congress in history. And what we're seeing is she's breaking that promise every day."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: History, Beginning, Congress, Day, Open, Promise)

"Dr. King's leadership reaffirmed the promise of our democracy: that everyday people, working together, have the power to change our government and our institutions for the better."
- Maria Cantwell
(Related: Change, Government, Leadership, Power, People, Promise)

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

"One day I promised God that if he would give me my voice back I would never smoke again. I got three octaves back after quitting."
- Mariah Carey
(Related: God, Day, Quitting, Voice)

"The future is as bright as the promises of God."
- William Carey
(Related: God, Future, Promises)

"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
(Related: Life, Father, Son, Act, Name, Present, Promise, Righteousness)

"What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease."
- Bliss Carman
(Related: Fact, Facts, Investigation)

"I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease."
- Bliss Carman
(Related: Fact, Facts, Investigation, Tyranny, World)

"The regional security in the Middle East cannot be further compromised by an Iranian loose cannon."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Security)

"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
(Related: 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Courage, Compromise, Job, Saying, World, Wrong)

"How is it that, once victory took form and the horrible spectacle of the extermination camps was revealed, we could have shamelessly broken the promises given to the peoples in those years of ordeal?"
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Victory, Promises, Years)

"There are certain promises you make that are more sacred than anything that happens in a court of law, I don't care how many Bibles you put your hand on."
- Paul Castellano
(Related: Care, Court, Law, Promises)

"Compromise: An agreement between two men to do what both agree is wrong."
- Lord Edward Cecil
(Related: Men, Agreement, Wrong)

"Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Promise)

"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
(Related: Money, Control, Compromise, Democrats, Liberal, Needs, Senate)

"Promise is most given when the least is said."
- George Chapman
(Related: Promise)

"The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague."
- Stuart Chase
(Related: Advertising, First, Law, Promise)

"Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego."
- John Cheever
(Related: Ego, Promises, Writers, Writing)

"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
(Related: Wife, HusbDay, 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
(Related: Promise, Will)

"Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf; is better than a whole loaf."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Compromise)

"If we do not act now to strengthen Social Security, the system that so many depend upon today will be unable to meet its promises to tomorrow's retirees, and it will burden our children and grandchildren with exhaustive taxes."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Act, Burden, Children, Now, Promises, Security, Taxes, Today, Tomorrow, 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
(Related: 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
(Related: Time, Internet, Promise, Skepticism)

"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
(Related: Men, God, Bible, Holiness, Promises)

"You promised to take care of me and not to turn your back on me. How is it possible that you never wrote to me even once and you never came back to see me? Do you think that it is fun for me to spend months, even years, without any news, without any hope!"
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Care, Fun, Months, News, Years)

"If you are nice, and keep your promise, we will be in paradise."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Paradise, Promise, Will)

"They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it."
- Red Cloud
(Related: Land, Promises)

"The president and Republicans in Congress have repeatedly promised to revisit Social Security privatization after November. But Americans have already said, loud and clear, that they don't want Social Security to be privatized or dismantled."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Americans, Congress, President, Republicans, Security, Want)

"Social Security and Medicare represent promises made and we must keep these commitments."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Promises, Security)

"I believe keeping our promises should be our highest priority and that means saving Social Security and Medicare while preserving the American dream for our children and grandchildren."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Dream, American, Children, Promises, Security)

"Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes."
- Tom Cochrane
(Related: Life, Failure, Betrayal, Compromise, Dignity, Integrity, Tragedy)

"Our success in Singapore was a Herculean effort by the whole team. Now I am determined to deliver on all we promised. I will be watching like a hawk."
- Sebastian Coe
(Related: Success, Effort, Now, Will)

"Truth of a modest sort I can promise you, and also sincerity. That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which, while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies, is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Truth, Enemies, Friends, Promise, Sincerity)

"Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Compromise, End, Man, Prudence, Will)

"Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: People, Magic, Promises)

"War is the cemetery of futures promised."
- John Cory
(Related: War)

"The higher American patriotism, on the other hand, combines loyalty to historical tradition and precedent with the imaginative projection of an ideal national Promise."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Patriotism, American, Loyalty, Promise, Tradition)

"The more consciously democratic Americans became, however, the less they were satisfied with a conception of the Promised Land, which went no farther than a pervasive economic prosperity guaranteed by free institutions."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Americans, Land, Prosperity)

"The only fruitful promise of which the life of any individual or any nation can be possessed, is a promise determined by an ideal."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Life, Nation, Promise)

"Unless the great majority of Americans not only have, but believe they have, a fair chance, the better American future will be dangerously compromised."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: American, Americans, Chance, Future, Majority, Will)

"To the European immigrant - that is, to the aliens who have been converted into Americans by the advantages of American life - the Promise of America has consisted largely in the opportunity which it offered of economic independence and prosperity."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Life, Opportunity, America, American, Americans, Independence, Promise, Prosperity)

"When the Promise of American life is conceived as a national ideal, whose fulfillment is a matter of artful and laborious work, the effect thereof is substantially to identify the national purpose with the social problem."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Life, Work, Purpose, American, Effect, Fulfillment, Promise)

"Had it not been for the Atlantic Ocean and the virgin wilderness, the United States would never have been the Land of Promise."
- Herbert Croly
(Related: Land, Ocean, Promise, states, United, Wilderness)

"The first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise... and cultivate the delightfully vague."
- John C. Crosby
(Related: Advertising, First, Law, Promise)

"I went to a bunch of marches in New York and Washington, and you know I believe in the cause, but to march with those people takes a lot of compromise on my end."
- David Cross
(Related: People, Cause, Compromise, End, March, Washington)

"Promise a lot and give even more."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Promise)

"Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Life, Evolution, Revolution, Promise)

"I feel very strongly that you can't just beat people up anymore; you have to work hand in hand and find ways to compromise, and get big business involved, because it won't happen otherwise."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Business, Work, People, Compromise)

"One of the things I realized early in my career is that you do what you believe, in knowing that if you don't, you will never like yourself. When you compromise out of fear or ambition, it eats inside you."
- Samuel Dash
(Related: Fear, Ambition, Career, Compromise, Will)

"You can have information and ease of use and have artistic integrity at the same time. The art of being a good Web designer is getting yourself into that middle ground and treating it as a final destination instead of as a compromise."
- Mike Davidson
(Related: Art, Time, Being, Compromise, Information, Integrity)

"Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep."
- Ray Davies
(Related: Money, Corruption, Hearing, Land, Man, Politicians, Promises, Sheep)

"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."
- Ron Davies
(Related: People, Attention, Expectation, Promise, Promises, Want)

"I had some connections from the newspapers that I did work with up there, so there was a newspaper publisher in Hollywood, and they promised me work and so on."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Work, Hollywood, Newspapers)

"I promised to have no partisan affiliation and no subsidy except advertising."
- Benjamin Henry Day
(Related: Advertising)

"The fine print in the President's Social Security proposal is that all present and future workers under age 55 will have their promised retirement benefits cut."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Age, Benefits, Future, Present, President, Retirement, Security, Will, Workers)

"Real Democrats don't make promises they can't keep."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Democrats, Promises)

"Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that."
- Julie Delpy
(Related: Women, Romance, Being, Identity, Losing)

"Man is not logical and his intellectual history is a record of mental reserves and compromises. He hangs on to what he can in his old beliefs even when he is compelled to surrender their logical basis."
- John Dewey
(Related: History, Beliefs, Man, Old, Surrender)

"They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?"
- Princess Diana
(Related: Compromise, Poor)

"I'd kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Love, Kiss, Frogs, Promise)

"Whether I get adequate attention or not, people here do know the work I have been doing systematically and without compromise for over 40 years. I get tired of people making excuses for guys who don't continue the art because they can't make a living."
- Bill Dixon
(Related: Art, Work, People, Attention, Compromise, Excuses, Living, Years)

"Internet mailing lists are like Fox television shows. They have really cool previews, and they get you all excited about them, but they just don't live up to their promises."
- John Dobbin
(Related: Internet, Promises, Television)

"Yes, disappointment over perceived unfairness, injustice, promises not kept, tends to go hand in hand with increasing prosperity. Expectations are dashed. What can I say!"
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Disappointment, Expectations, Injustice, Promises, Prosperity)

"Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: Commitment, Promises)

"It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman."
- Alexandre Dumas
(Related: Man, Promise, Woman)

"For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Art, Imagination, People, Life, Artists, Compromise, Destiny, Potential)

"Go for it now. The future is promised to no one."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Future, Now)

"I am confident that this legislature will rise above partisan bickering, especially after the public promises its members made last fall, and that it will demonstrate a high capacity for civil service."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Promises, Public, Service, Will)

"It is my happy privilege to be able to stand here and tell you that if you elect me you will have elected a governor who has made no promises of preferment to any man or group."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Man, Privilege, Promises, Will)

"In view of our public pledges, we public officials can never again go before the public merely promising election reform. The time for promises is past."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Time, Past, Promises, Public, Reform)

"Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Sacrifice, Hope, Compromise, Ending, Loss, Right)

"I promised her an interesting life and good food, and the rest is history."
- Bob Ehrlich
(Related: History, Life, Food, Rest)

"The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Land, Lies, Wilderness)

"If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it."
- Epictetus
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Progress, Virtue, Perfection, Promises, Prosperity)

"A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece."
- Ludwig Erhard
(Related: Art, Compromise)

"A rose must remain with the sun and the rain or its lovely promise won't come true."
- Ray Evans
(Related: Promise, Rain, Sun)

"Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that's where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care."
- Paul Farmer
(Related: Health, Care, Extreme, Limitations, Poverty, Promise)

"I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to preserve the Social Security promise that provides secure retirement benefits for all, especially those who are most at risk such as widows, orphans, and people with disabilities when the need arises."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Work, People, Benefits, Promise, Retirement, Risk, Security, Widows, Will)

"If I can change than anyone can change. I promise you that."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Change, Promise)

"Yeah, it's tough being smart and sexy, too. I have to say, I'm really not that attractive. Until I met my husband, I could not get a date. I promise you it's true. My husband Jeff Richmond saw a diamond in the rough and took me in."
- Tina Fey
(Related: HusbBeing, Promise)

"Solutions must be based on compromises."
- Joschka Fischer
"We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion."
- Zelda Fitzgerald
(Related: Dreams, Advertising, American, Founding, Infinite, Mail, Play, Promise, Will)

"The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Life, Success, Accomplishments, Challenge, Despair, Future, Moments, Promise)

"A promise made should be a promise kept."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Promise)

"Life doesn't offer you promises whatsoever so it's very easy to become, 'Whatever happened to... ?' It's great to be wanted. I spent a few years not being wanted and this is better."
- Morgan Freeman
(Related: Life, Being, Promises, Years)

"Who promised you that only for joy were you brought to this earth?"
- Anna Freud
(Related: Earth, Joy)

"You can see when an actor gets bored: Their eyes go dead. I promised myself I'd never let that happen. If it does, I'll go and live on a desert island for a year."
- Anna Friel
(Related: Actor, Eyes)

"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise."
- Robert Fritz
(Related: Choices, Compromise, Want)

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Deep, Promises, Sleep)

"But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Promises, Sleep)

"He is poor indeed that can promise nothing."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Nothing, Poor, Promise)

"Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Promises, Superstition)

"Nature is forever arriving and forever departing, forever approaching, forever vanishing; but in her vanishings there seems to be ever the waving of a hand, in all her partings a promise of meetings farther along the road."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Nature, Meetings, Promise, Road)

"I promise myself that I would go and do a play every year."
- Michael Gambon
(Related: Play, Promise)

"All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Compromise, Surrender)

"A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Compromise, Expression, Limits, Perfection, Practice)

"What generally happens in this county is that our politicians don't serve us well because they don't tell the truth, and they don't keep their promises."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Truth, Politicians, Promises)

"Thousand got away to other countries; thousands returned to Spain tempted by false promises of kindness. By the tens of thousands, these Spaniards died of neglect in the concentration camps."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Countries, Kindness, Neglect, Promises, Spain)

"In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Promises, Reality, Words)

"It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises-but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

"I think it is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises - but only performance is reality."
- Harold S. Geneen
(Related: Business, Performance, Explanations, Law, Promises, Reality, Words)

"Proof that they do not understand the republic is that in their fine promises for universal suffrage, they forgot women."
- Delphine de Girardin
(Related: Women, Promises, Proof)

"Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Love, Men, Girls, Promise)

"Where is the politician who has not promised to fight to the death for lower taxes- and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending projects that make tax cuts impossible?"
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Death, Fight, Tax, Projects, Tax cuts, Taxes, Vote)

"I've had my ring since I was 12 years old. But for me it's not something I want to go around saying, 'Hey, look what I have', It's a promise I made to myself and God. I think some people misinterpret that as a trend and think everyone's getting one."
- Selena Gomez
(Related: God, People, Old, Promise, Saying, Want, Years)

"We have the promise of God's being our God, and of the blessing by Christ for ourselves, as we are Abraham's seed, yet take the whole promise collectively made to him and us."
- Thomas Goodwin
(Related: God, Being, Christ, Promise)

"It was both Abraham's and the Jews' privilege also that they should have this promise to all generations."
- Thomas Goodwin
(Related: Generations, Privilege, Promise)

"And so Adam, in that his speech to Eve, uttered his faith in the promise made to her of her seed, and so in that respect Adam himself came in under her covenant."
- Thomas Goodwin
(Related: Faith, Promise, Respect, Speech)

"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."
- Thomas Goodwin
(Related: Fathers, Promise)

"Today we know that centralization and big bureaucracies have not, as promised, been the answer for promoting better opportunities for society."
- Carlos Salinas de Gortari
(Related: Society, Today)

"Gen. Tommy Franks told me the war was being compromised as specialized personnel and equipment were being shifted from Afghanistan to prepare for the war in Iraq - a war more than a year away."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Afghanistan, Being, Iraq)

"Art is uncompromising and life is full of compromises."
- Gunther Grass
(Related: Art, Life)

"Sure, I could of done it different... put my clown in a closet and dressed up in straight clothing. I could of compromised my essence, and swallowed my soul."
- Wavy Gravy
(Related: Soul)

"If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter, there is always the chance that you may find comfort and the promise of something good."
- Bob Greene
(Related: Chance, Comfort, May, Promise)

"With a contained environment, there is the promise of friction. And that is where the drama comes from."
- Bruce Greenwood
(Related: Drama, Environment, Promise)

"The government has made $44 trillion in promises we can't afford to keep. We must get serious now about our long-term budgetary problems, recognizing that the sooner we act, the less painful the choices will be."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Government, Act, Choices, Now, Problems, Promises, Will)

"Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Marriage, Beginning, Promises)

"If you make the customer a promise... make sure you deliver it."
- Merv Griffin
(Related: Customer, Promise)

"More than half the combat deaths in Vietnam occurred after Richard Nixon was elected on a promise to bring the war to an end, and after the American people had already decided that they did not want one more soldier to die in Vietnam."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: War, People, American, End, Nixon, Promise, Vietnam, Want)

"Show business offers more solid promises than Catholicism."
- John Guare
(Related: Business, Catholicism, Promises)

"I was aware that there is an expectation that writers inevitably falter at this stage, that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book, that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did. It simply increased my sense of being challenged."
- David Guterson
(Related: Successful, Being, Expectation, First, Promise, Sense, Writers)

"The reason I didn't fly over from Maui at their beck and call is my wife was about to have a baby at any time. Those guys knew that. These guys would not compromise and meet me halfway."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Time, Wife, Baby, Compromise, Reason)

"A promise must never be broken."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Promise)

"Our lawyers had their chat with the Supreme Court Justice, and promised to repast the chat to other members of the Supreme Court to find out whether they wanted to hear us out."
- Dashiell Hammett
(Related: Court, Justice, Lawyers)

"Stem cell research holds enormous promise for easing human suffering, and federal support is critical to its success."
- Tom Harkin
(Related: Success, Promise, Research, Suffering, Support)

"Much of the aid we first gave to Russia we took away from what we promised Britain. So in a sense, Britain participated in a very real way in the recovery of Russia."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: First, Russia, Sense)

"Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Nothing, Promise, Summer, Winter)

"I didn't feel compromised as an actor, and allowed other people's fingerprints all over that aspect."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: People, Actor)

"But I always held my music up and protected it from compromise. So I just do it for my friends. I've written hundreds of songs, and I'm sure I have a few albums worth of songs."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Music, Compromise, Friends, Songs, Worth)

"We want to make sure that Social Security is fixed for those people who have had that promise and there's something in the future for our younger workers. And we're not about to do a welfare program."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: People, Future, Promise, Security, Want, Welfare, Workers)

"The most basic obligation we have to our veterans is that we keep the promises that were made to them. That is what makes the recent failures of the Veterans Administration so shameful."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Obligation, Promises, Veterans)

"Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Friendship, Intimacy, Promise, Punctuality, Want)

"Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: People, Pleasure, Promises)

"I have to keep reminding myself: If you give your life to God, he doesn't promise you happiness and that everything will go well. But he does promise you peace. You can have peace and joy, even in bad circumstances."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Happiness, Life, Peace, God, Circumstances, Joy, Promise, Will)

"What unites Oklahomans today is what has always united us: Our unshakable faith. Our love of family and compassion for others. The unlimited promise of a hopeful future."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Family, Love, Faith, Compassion, Future, Promise, Today, United)

"A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit."
- George Herbert
(Related: Compromise)

"You don't repair that relationship by sitting down and talking about trust or making promises. Actually, what rebuilds it is living it and doing things differently - and I think that is what is going to make the difference."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Trust, Difference, Living, Promises, Talking)

"Oftentimes, when constituencies or sectors of opinion are distinct, when they are confronted with a situation where they're going to have to make a serious compromise, they react very negatively publicly, but they also recognize when they step back that this is right."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Compromise, Opinion, Right)

"And yet you see the weakness of external evidence-and outward miracles; they were not sufficient to make true believers, or to make the Israelites believe that Jesus was their promised Messiah."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Miracles, Weakness)

"What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?"
- Gilbert Highet
(Related: Politics, Promise, Public, Support, Vote)

"Childhood is a promise that is never kept."
- Ken Hill
(Related: Childhood, Promise)

"Closing the gap for women entrepreneurs should be a priority for the federal government - and yet the Small Business Administration has failed in their promise to women business owners."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Business, Government, Women, Entrepreneurs, Promise)

"The headline is the most important element of an ad. It must offer a promise to the reader of a believable benefit. And it must be phrased in a way to give it memory value."
- Morris Hite
(Related: Memory, Promise, Value)

"Keep every promise you make and only make promises you can keep."
- Anthony Hitt
(Related: Promise, Promises)

"When the great promise of the Spirit was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, it was fulfilled not in reference to the apostles only."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Day, Promise, Spirit)

"It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Power, Evil, Promise, Sense)

"The Europeans had made two promises to the United States if Marshall Plan help was forthcoming. The first promise was maximum self-help on the part of every country; and second, maximum mutual aid."
- Paul Hoffman
(Related: Country, First, Help, Promise, Promises, Self, states, United)

"Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from the fact that we're trying to be artists in a democratic society. This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise. In art, it isn't."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Art, Society, Artists, Compromise, Democracy, Fact, Trying)

"Wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Beauty, Wisdom, Future, Past, Promise)

"I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people."
- Lena Horne
(Related: People, Promise)

"Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred - it is the amphetamine of its believers."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Quality, Hatred, Ideology, Promises, Rituals, Solidarity)

"When completed, the budget must provide the services we have promised to our constituents."
- Jane D. Hull
"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."
- E. Howard Hunt
(Related: Force, Promise, Reason)

"Science reckons many prophets, but there is not even a promise of a Messiah."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Science, Promise)

"God wants to father all of us until we're dead sure of his approval, his guiding power and his promise of heaven."
- Bill Hybels
(Related: Power, Father, God, Approval, Heaven, Promise)

"The devil is compromise."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Compromise, Devil)

"When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Death, Fear, Compromise, Duty, Fate, Heroism, Honor, Will)

"I sincerely believe that there's room for cutting down trees for forestry and grazing, so as we all get to eat. Everyone has to compromise."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Compromise, Trees)

"I'll bet Shakespeare compromised himself a lot; anybody who's in the entertainment industry does to some extent."
- Christopher Isherwood
(Related: Entertainment, Shakespeare)

"California is a tragic country - like Palestine, like every Promised Land."
- Christopher Isherwood
(Related: Country, Land, Palestine)

"The President and I agree that Social Security needs to be preserved so that we can ensure that all Americans receive the retirement benefits they've been promised. But we disagree as to how best to fix the system."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Needs, President, Retirement, Security)

"We cannot sacrifice innocent human life now for vague and exaggerated promises of medical treatments thirty of forty years from now. There are ways to pursue this technology and respect life at the same time."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Life, Medical, Technology, Time, Sacrifice, Now, Promises, Respect, Years)

"I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: People, Successful, Corruption, Country, Day, Rights, Liberty, Office, Promises)

"If we deliver on those promises, we'll have done our job, and we did it with PSOne, and we certainly did it with PS2, and we are about to do it very rapidly with PSP. This is a whole new business for us, in terms of the handheld market, and we're going about it the right way."
- Ian Jackson
(Related: Business, Job, Promises, Right)

"I think it's going to deliver on the promises we've said it's going to and it is going to be the most successful product ever to come into the handheld environment, and it just happens to have a number of different functions."
- Ian Jackson
(Related: Successful, Environment, Promises)

"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."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Promises)

"I didn't want to be discriminated against because of my gender and status. I promised myself I was never going to be treated as a second-class citizen."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Gender, Want)

"We know the threats - from global terrorist networks to the spread of deadly weapons. Yet we also know that embedded in this time of danger is the promise of a new day, if we have the courage and commitment to work together."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Time, Work, Courage, Commitment, Danger, Day, Promise, Weapons)

"What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade."
- Gertrude Jekyll
(Related: Beauty, Time, Fulfillment, June, Months, Promise, Summer, Will)

"I wouldn't say no to other kinds of musical opportunities. I guess that it just depends on what it was or what it required me to do, and if I felt that it compromised my own soul."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Soul)

"When I ran for Congress I promised to help make health care affordable again."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Health, Care, Congress, Help)

"Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Soul, Promise)

"While waiting for a Moses to lead us into the promised land, we have forgotten how to walk."
- Wendell Johnson
(Related: Land, Waiting)

"No, you're not allowed to be bossy when you're married. You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience."
- Star Jones
(Related: Compassion, Compromise, Patience)

"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got."
- Janis Joplin
(Related: Compromise)

"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
(Related: People, America, Inflation, Problems, Promise, Trying, Unemployment)

"We have a positive vision of the future founded on the belief that the gap between the promise and reality of America can one day be finally closed. We believe that."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Belief, Positive, Vision, America, Day, Future, Promise, Reality)

"What the people want is very simple - they want an America as good as its promise."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: People, America, Promise, Want)

"If we promise as public officials, we must deliver. If we as public officials propose, we must produce."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Promise, Public)

"Never make a promise - you may have to keep it."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: May, Promise)

"It makes my heart sick when I remember all the good words and the broken promises."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: Heart, Promises, Words)

"It sounds corny, but I've promised my inner child that never again will I ever abandon myself for anything or anyone else again."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Will)

"The future is a bright as the promises of God."
- Adoniram Judson
(Related: God, Future, Promises)

"The man who promises everything is sure to fulfil nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Danger, Evil, Man, Nothing, Order, Promises, Road)

"Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out."
- Paul Kagame
(Related: Compromise, Flexibility, Weakness)

"Almost everybody is enthusiastic about the promise of biotechnology to cure disease and to relieve suffering."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Cure, Disease, Promise, Suffering)

"Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise. It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done."
- John Keegan
(Related: Courage, Compromise, Devotion, Duty, Loyalty, Soldiers)

"It's a necessary quality of a diplomat or a politician that he will compromise. Uncompromising politicians or diplomats get you into the most terrible trouble."
- John Keegan
(Related: Quality, Compromise, Politicians, Trouble, Will)

"Don't compromise even if it hurts to be yourself."
- Toby Keith
(Related: Compromise)

"Certain it is that a great responsibility rests upon the statesmen of all nations, not only to fulfill the promises for reduction in armaments, but to maintain the confidence of the people of the world in the hope of an enduring peace."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Peace, People, Hope, Confidence, Nations, Promises, Responsibility, World)

"While we have made great progress in increasing funding for veterans' benefits, we still have a long way to go in fully meeting the promise to our veterans."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Progress, Benefits, Meeting, Promise, Veterans)

"But there is a need to explore ways we can preserve the promise of Social Security for future generations."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Future, Generations, Promise, Security)

"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."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Government, American, Promise, Retirement, Years)

"My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Dad, Government, Brother, Want)

"Part of Washington keeping its promises is a focus on directing more dollars into our local classrooms."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Focus, Promises, Washington)

"But the best thing Washington can do for education is realize that our role is limited. Washington must keep its promises, but let those who know our childrens' names- parents, teachers and school board members- make education decisions."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Education, Decisions, Names, Parents, Promises, School, Teachers, Washington)

"The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness."
- Francis Scott Key
(Related: God, Darkness, Direction, Promise, Service, Will, Word)

"I promised myself that I'd never actually admit to listening to New Kids on the Block."
- Alicia Keys
(Related: Kids, Listening)

"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Politicians, Promise, Rivers)

"Every day there is a compromise. Living with somebody requires a lot of understanding. But I love being married. I really love it."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Love, Being, Compromise, Day, Living, Understanding)

"Senator Hillary Clinton is attacking President Bush for breaking his campaign promise to cut carbon dioxide emissions, saying a promise made, a promise broken. And then out of habit, she demanded that Bush spend the night on the couch."
- Craig Kilborn
(Related: Habit, Night, President, Promise, Saying)

"The politician's promises of yesterday are the taxes of today."
- Mackenzie King
(Related: Promises, Taxes, Today, Yesterday)

"I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: God, People, Land, May, Want, Will)

"Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel."
- Joe Klein
(Related: Policy, Arrogance, Compassion, Foreign policy, Humility)

"Germany must be a country which generates political ideas and leadership, which is capable of compromise, which is sovereign and yet knows that it needs its partners on both sides of the Atlantic."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Leadership, Ideas, Compromise, Country, Germany, Needs)

"We need to take steps to strengthen and mend Social Security so that its promise of a secure retirement is just as real for seniors in the future as it is today."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: Future, Promise, Retirement, Security, Today)

"You're never promised your next breath."
- Lenny Kravitz
"I'll do at least one action film every year because of my fans. This is my promise to them."
- Akshay Kumar
(Related: Action, Fans, Film, Promise)

"As I said before, a big part of my strategy says - and the management team I think is in agreement with this - we don't have to be out there with a lot of noise all the time. What we need to do is paint a vision for customers, promise them deliverables, and go hit at it."
- Sanjay Kumar
(Related: Time, Strategy, Management, Vision, Agreement, Promise)

"Once you're signed to a label you compromise."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Compromise)

"Ain't nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest way to be heard is to be on the radio, but you should never compromise who you are, your values or your morals."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Music, Values, Compromise, Morals)

"My obligation as president, and what I promise the country, is that the courts will be able to do their job free of all pressure."
- Ricardo Lagos
(Related: Country, Job, Obligation, President, Pressure, Promise, Will)

"One of my favorite people is Gypsy Rose Lee. She bears out the Biblical promise that he who has, gets. And I hope she gets a lot more."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: People, Hope, Favorite, Promise)

"Compromise and tolerance are magic words. It took me 40 years to become philosophical."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Compromise, Magic, Tolerance, Words, Years)

"From the beginning, we promised folks that they'll see whatever event we cover in its entirety, from gavel to gavel - whether it's the House of Representatives or the Senate. That's the whole reason for being."
- Brian Lamb
(Related: Beginning, Being, Reason, Senate)

"Any veteran can tell you it is already hard enough to see a doctor down at the VA and get the health care they were promised when they signed up to serve this country."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Health, Care, Country)

"Congress should stop treating veterans like they're asking for a hand out when it comes to the benefits they were promised, and they should realize that, were it not for these veterans, there would be nothing to hand out."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Benefits, Congress, Nothing, Veterans)

"Essentially this promise before curse, this superiority of God's love in Christ, must come from the Bible."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Love, Superiority, God, Bible, Christ, Promise)

"With these kinds of proposals, the devil is in the details. We're going to examine this realignment closely. We will fight any measure that compromises our needs - now or in the future."
- John B. Larson
(Related: Devil, Fight, Future, Measure, Needs, Now, Will)

"We do very little re-writing in the office. We often take on people who show great promise and who we hope will develop into somebody important and someone good."
- James Laughlin
(Related: People, Hope, Office, Promise, Will)

"The children are taught more of the meanest state in Europe than of the country they are born and bred in, despite the singularity of its characteristics, the interest of its history, the rapidity of its advance, and the stupendous promise of its future."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: History, Children, Country, Europe, Future, Interest, Promise, State)

"It is hard to cement any relations with any country based on promises that may not be deliverable."
- Jim Leach
(Related: Country, May, Promises)

"We set up the promised clinic for the sick and wounded Masai."
- Louis Leakey
"Film-makers should remain true to their principles and never compromise, there is a real revival in the British film industry but there is a danger that we will become colonial servants of Hollywood. We need to maintain our own integrity."
- Mike Leigh
(Related: Compromise, Danger, Film, Hollywood, Integrity, Principles, Will)

"Our markets have not achieved their great successes as a result of government fiat, but rather through efforts of competing interests working to meet the demands of investors and to fulfill the promises posed by advancing technology."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Government, Technology, Promises, Result)

"We were promised a society of philosophers. But the Blogosphere is looking more and more like a nation of ankle-biters."
- Steven Levy
(Related: Society, Nation)

"Since Social Security faces a large gap between what it promises younger workers and what it can afford to pay them, private savings will likely need to play a larger role in retirement planning for younger workers."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Faces, Planning, Play, Promises, Retirement, Security, Will, Workers)

"Without significant reform, the Social Security Administration will be legally and financially unable to pay full promised benefits within a generation."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Benefits, Reform, Security, Will)

"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."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Education, Children, President, Promise, Reform, Schools)

"After that his Majesty was beheaded, the Parliament for some years effected nothing either for the publick peace or tranquillity of the nation, or settling religion as they had formerly promised."
- William Lilly
(Related: Peace, Religion, Nation, Nothing, Parliament, Years)

"The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them?"
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Death, Life, Work, Morality, Compromise, Nothing, President, Speech, Wrong)

"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Business, Opportunity, Being, Compromise, Man, Neighbors, Will)

"I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Interest, Losing, Pretty)

"Terrorism can never be accepted. We must fight it together, with methods that do not compromise our respect for the rule of law and human rights, or are used as an excuse for others to do so."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Compromise, Fight, Rights, Human rights, Law, Respect, Terrorism)

"Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare, adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our veterans were promised and so dearly need. We owe our heroes no less."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Benefits, Healthcare, Heroes, Nation, Veterans)

"Hydrogen holds great promise to meet many of our future energy needs, and it addresses national security and our environmental concerns. Hydrogen is the simplest, most abundant element in the universe."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Environmental, Energy, Future, National security, Needs, Promise, Universe)

"On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Day, Promise, Service, Veterans)

"There is nothing man will not attempt when great enterprises hold out the promise of great rewards."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Man, Nothing, Promise, Will)

"I'm interested in why people compromise when they shouldn't. It comes back to what V's about in a sense. We've all got ideals, but given the right circumstances, we'll forget about them and put them behind us. I'm very interested in why people do that."
- David Lloyd
(Related: People, Circumstances, Compromise, Forget, Ideals, Right, Sense)

"Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Party, Poor, Statesmanship)

"Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Books, Promise)

"I will love you with all my heart, To have forever - never to part. This is a promise engrained in me, Take my hand and let it be."
- Diana Lynn
(Related: Love, Heart, Promise, Will)

"I will know how to hold you just by the look in your eye, I will never forget - not even on the day that I die. This is a promise of my passion for you, smile at me and make it true."
- Diana Lynn
(Related: Day, Eye, Forget, Passion, Promise, Smile, Will)

"The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Necessity, Present, Promise, Word)

"A prince never lacks legitimate reasons to break his promise."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Promise)

"I realize we're not promised tomorrow. Believe me, I realize that. But if God blesses me and lets me stay, I love my life so much, it is such a good life. I am eager to throw myself at His feet, but I don't want to get on the first busload that is going."
- Barbara Mandrell
(Related: Life, Love, God, Feet, First, Tomorrow, Want)

"Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree - they bear no fruit."
- Francis Marion
(Related: Promises)

"The Brown decision promised that every child, regardless of the color of his or her skin, would have unequivocal access to quality education and an equal opportunity to pursue his/her dreams."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Dreams, Education, Quality, Opportunity, Decision, Skin)

"You give me nothing during your life, but you promise to provide for me at your death. If you are not a fool, you know what I wish for!"
- Marcus Valerius Martial
(Related: Death, Life, Fool, Nothing, Promise)

"Love is a promise delivered already broken."
- Steve Martin
(Related: Love, Promise)

"Otherwise, to be a movie star, it's a lot of compromise and also a lot of headaches. You can't do what you want. You become a prisoner of your fame. This happened to me in France and I don't want it."
- Olivier Martinez
(Related: Compromise, Fame, France, Want)

"I am not a total, complete nitwit when it comes to selling books. I promise you there will be unexpected things. Some of them I don't know yet. She's writing it all herself."
- Mary Matalin
(Related: Selling, Books, Promise, Will, Writing)

"I compromised my ability to tell my story, at the most basic level."
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Ability)

"There is only one thing more harmful to society than an elected official forgetting the promises he made in order to get elected; that's when he doesn't forget them."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Society, Forget, Order, Promises)

"I'm a moderate. I hang out in the middle. I vote against my party with some regularity and try to compromise. It doesn't appear right now that the Republican Party is welcoming moderates any more."
- Claire McCaskill
(Related: Compromise, Now, Party, Republican, Right, Vote)

"While it is important for people to see your promise you must also remember that hope is the keeper of both happiness and disappointment, the father of both progress and failure."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Happiness, Father, People, Progress, Failure, Hope, Disappointment, Promise)

"Truth is not a matter of fact but a state of harmony with progress and hope. Enveloped only in its wings will we ever soar to the promise of our greater selves."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Truth, Progress, Hope, Fact, Harmony, Promise, State, Will)

"Commitment is the enemy of resistance, for it is the serious promise to press on, to get up, no matter how many times you are knocked down."
- David McNally
(Related: Commitment, Enemy, Press, Promise)

"To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Compromise, Question)

"If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Missionaries, Promise)

"That is why everyone in politics, and we do it, must make sure that they do not depend on one single interest group. A good compromise is one where everybody makes a contribution."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Interest)

"Please accept a promise from me in his name that I will always live in the religion in which he died."
- Giacomo Meyerbeer
(Related: Religion, Name, Promise, Will)

"The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Promises, Self, Value, World, Worth)

"When one gets old and they are sick, there are not many things they can count on but they should be able to count on Social Security. Our seniors' retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Old, Promises, Retirement, Security)

"Our seniors' retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Promises, Retirement)

"Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it."
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
(Related: Advice, Promise)

"But recently it seems that each time I vote, I am being asked to compromise my conservative ideals and my commitment to the American taxpayer simply for the benefit of political gain."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Time, American, Being, Commitment, Compromise, Conservative, Gain, Ideals, Vote)

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
- A. A. Milne
(Related: Promise)

"So I promise you that this State of the State, like a good pizza, will be delivered in 25 minutes or less."
- Ruth Ann Minner
(Related: Promise, State, Will)

"Our promise to our children should be this: if you do well in school, we will pay for you to obtain a college degree."
- Ruth Ann Minner
(Related: Children, College, Promise, School, Will)

"Any type of operating system that I wanted to be able to hack, I basically compromised the source code, copied it over to the university because I didn't have enough space on my 200 megabyte hard drive."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: Space, University)

"So what I was essentially doing was, I compromised the confidentiality of their proprietary software to advance my agenda of becoming the best at breaking through the lock."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: Software)

"It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found."
- Moliere
(Related: Compromise, Heaven)

"True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise."
- Moliere
(Related: Compromise, Heaven)

"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
(Related: Society, Law, Nation, Promise)

"Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: God, Courage, Approval, Compromise, Smile)

"God never made a promise that was too good to be true."
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: God, Promise)

"I hope it goes beyond meeting with them to a willingness to listen and compromise on issues."
- Dennis Moore
(Related: Hope, Compromise, Meeting)

"You can't trust a promise someone makes while they're drunk, in love, hungry, or running for office."
- Joe Moore
(Related: Trust, Love, Office, Promise, Running)

"The god of the Christians, as we have seen, is the god who makes promises only to break them; who sends them pestilence and disease in order to heal them; a god who demoralizes mankind in order to improve it."
- Johann Most
(Related: God, Disease, Mankind, Order, Promises)

"And what it depends on, of course, is whether the story itself is worth the ethical compromise it requires and whether the competition is onto the story."
- Roger Mudd
(Related: Competition, Compromise, Worth)

"President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Government, People, Now, President, Promise)

"A man's wife is his compromise with the illusion of his first sweetheart."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Wife, Compromise, First, Illusion, Man)

"We not only have a legal obligation to honor our commitments, we have a moral obligation to provide the coverage we promised to provide to these people."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Legal, People, Honor, Obligation)

"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."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Performance, Promise)

"I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise among the conflicting requirements of simplicity, elegance, size, battery life, and function."
- Donald Norman
(Related: Life, Compromise, Elegance, Simplicity)

"Without any intended hubris, I've lead a pretty exciting life. What I've tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw on those experiences to create a sense of excitement and realism within the story."
- Oliver North
(Related: Life, Excitement, Mission, Pretty, Realism, Sense)

"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."
- Charlie Norwood
(Related: Power, People, Congress, Listening, Promise)

"I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Equality, People, Actions, Country, Intentions, Liberty, Mistakes, Promise, World)

"After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Health, Care, Debate, Land, Law, Promise, Reform, Vote)

"A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence; or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, 'Huh. It works. It makes sense.'"
- Barack Obama
(Related: Music, Compromise, Legislation, Sense)

"It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Fear, Values, Compromise, Constitution, Majority, Measure)

"The sheik is, thank God, still alive and this hurts Bush who promised to his people to kill Osama."
- Mohammed Omar
(Related: God, People)

"Jobs that cannot be delivered must never be promised. It's unfair to raise people's hopes that way."
- Bill O'Reilly
(Related: People, Jobs)

"Apple is in a position they've been in a lot of times before. They're like Moses showing the way to the promised land, but they don't actually go there."
- Tim O'Reilly
(Related: Land)

"Now, what we are not talking about, what you're really coming to, is what compromises one makes so that the listener understands somewhat of what you're doing, what you're trying to express."
- Leo Ornstein
(Related: Now, Talking, Trying)

"This Congress has promised all manner of border security and port security to the tune of billions of dollars... yet we have - to date - funded our promises for port security at only $900 million. That's quite a distance between what we say and what we actually do."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Congress, Promises, Security)

"To honor our national promise to our veterans, we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Men, Women, Benefits, Honor, Military, Promise, Today, Veterans)

"Education should be one of our top funding priorities; talking about it does not help the teachers and students who desperately need promises fulfilled."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Education, Help, Priorities, Promises, Students, Talking, Teachers)

"Many women who have anorexia put their hearts in a compromised situation."
- Carre Otis
(Related: Women)

"How little is the promise of the child fulfilled in the man."
- Ovid
(Related: Man, Promise)

"Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned."
- Ovid
(Related: Promises)

"If you ask me to compromise on principle, I will get out the veto pen."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Compromise, Pen, Will)

"If we don't stop somewhere, if we don't accept an unhappy compromise, unhappy for both sides, if we don't learn how to unhappily coexist and contain our burned sense of injustice - if we don't learn how to do that, we end up in a doomed state."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Compromise, End, Injustice, Sense, State)

"But to put out a greatest hits on one CD was totally impossible, I just couldn't do it. The best compromise was to put out two CDs - Early Days - which is what it is - and Latter Days."
- Jimmy Page
(Related: Compromise)

"When did the future switch from being a promise to a threat?"
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Being, Future, Promise)

"The dreams which reveal the supernatural are promises and messages that God sends us directly: they are nothing but His angels, His ministering spirits , who usually appear to us when we are in a great predicament."
- Paracelsus
(Related: Dreams, God, Angels, Nothing, Promises, Spirits, Supernatural)

"In a relationship, when does the art of compromise become compromising?"
- Sarah Jessica Parker
(Related: Art, Compromise)

"I don't think you can compromise, news either has integrity or it doesn't. It either is accurate, balanced and fair or it isn't."
- Richard Parsons
(Related: Compromise, Integrity, News)

"Everyone assumes America must play the leading role in crafting some settlement or compromise between the Israelis and the Palestinians. But Jefferson, Madison, and Washington explicitly warned against involving ourselves in foreign conflicts."
- Ron Paul
(Related: America, Compromise, Leading, Play, Washington)

"I will always vote what I have promised, and always vote the Constitution, as well as I will not vote for one single penny that isn't paid for, because debt is the monster, debt is what's going to eat us up and that is why our economy is on the brink."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Constitution, Debt, Economy, Vote, Will)

"You will reciprocally promise love, loyalty and matrimonial honesty. We only want for you this day that these words constitute the principle of your entire life and that with the help of divine grace you will observe these solemn vows that today, before God, you formulate."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Life, Love, God, Honesty, Day, Grace, Help, Loyalty, Promise, Today, Want, Will, Words)

"Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Mother, Land, Will, World)

"Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one."
- Walter Payton
(Related: Tomorrow)

"Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Babies, Promises, Theater)

"Social Security has never failed to pay promised benefits, and Democrats will fight to make sure that Republicans do not turn a guaranteed benefit into a guaranteed gamble."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Benefits, Democrats, Fight, Republicans, Security, Will)

"Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform."
- William Penn
(Related: Promise)

"He was a man, he always performed his promises."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Man, Promises)

"Ultimately, there is no compromise. Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not."
- Daniel Pipes
(Related: Civilization, Compromise, Insult, Right, Will)

"Have you ever found any logical reason why mutual promises are sufficient consideration for one another (like the two lean horses of a Calcutta hack who can only just stand together)? I have not."
- Frederick Pollock
(Related: Consideration, Horses, Promises, Reason)

"Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell."
- Karl Popper
(Related: Earth, Paradise, Hell, Promise)

"Parents - especially step-parents - are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years."
- Anthony Powell
(Related: Children, Disappointment, Parents, Promise, Years)

"Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years."
- Anthony Powell
(Related: Children, Disappointment, Parents, Promise, Years)

"But just as they did in Philadelphia when they were writing the constitution, sooner or later, you've got to compromise. You've got to start making the compromises that arrive at a consensus and move the country forward."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Compromise, Constitution, Country, Writing)

"Allowing our government to kill citizens compromises the deepest moral values upon which this country was conceived: the inviolable dignity of human persons."
- Helen Prejean
(Related: Government, Values, Country, Dignity)

"You can't always have the best team. It's always a compromise."
- Alain Prost
(Related: Compromise)

"Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Knowledge, Illness, Kindness, Pain, Promise)

"Tomorrow is not promised to any of us."
- Kirby Puckett
(Related: Tomorrow)

"To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination."
- Quintilian
(Related: Imagination, Mind, Promise)

"We all understand that compromise is part of the legislative process, yet at the same time, I would submit that wilderness is not for sale."
- Nick Rahall
(Related: Time, Compromise, Wilderness)

"Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent, O God. Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting, and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise."
- Karl Rahner
(Related: God, Hope, Longing, Promise, Songs, Waiting)

"There can be no compromise with war; it cannot be reformed or controlled; cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense."
- Jeanette Rankin
(Related: War, Common sense, Compromise, Decency)

"The sense of historical continuity, and a feeling for philosophical rectitude cannot, however, be compromised."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Feeling, Rectitude, Sense)

"This 21st century economy holds great promise for our people. But unless we give all Americans the skills they need to succeed, countries like India and China will take good-paying jobs that should be ours."
- Harry Reid
(Related: People, Americans, Countries, Economy, Jobs, Promise, Succeed, Will)

"The repressed memory is like a noisy intruder being thrown out of the concert hall. You can throw him out, but he will bang on the door and continue to disturb the concert. The analyst opens the door and says, If you promise to behave yourself, you can come back in."
- Theodor Reik
(Related: Being, Memory, Promise, Will)

"We as a people, as a state, and as a community, have too much promise, too much potential, and too much at stake to go any other way than forward. We are too strong in our hearts, too innovative in our minds, and too firm in our beliefs to retreat from our goals."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: People, Goals, Beliefs, Community, Potential, Promise, State)

"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
(Related: Power, People, Gain, Politicians, Promises, Will)

"If you find yourself in a movie that you have questions about, it's not a compromise to your integrity."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Compromise, Integrity, Questions)

"I've long ago compromised my eight hours a night."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Night)

"We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Promise)

"We promise in proportion to our hopes, and we deliver in proportion to our fears."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Promise)

"America is not just a power, it is a promise. It is not enough for our country to be extraordinary in might; it must be exemplary in meaning."
- Nelson Rockefeller
(Related: Power, America, Country, Meaning, Promise)

"We Americans have the great gifts of freedom and democracy, but it has been our education system that has fulfilled the promise of democracy."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Education, Americans, Democracy, Freedom, Gifts, Promise)

"We promised new benefits to seniors like preventive screening and diabetes testing. We kept that promise."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Benefits, Promise, Testing)

"Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: People)

"The future battle on the ground will be preceded by battle in the air. This will determine which of the contestants has to suffer operational and tactical disadvantages and be forced throughout the battle into adoption compromise solutions."
- Erwin Rommel
(Related: Adoption, Battle, Compromise, Future, Will)

"The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: History, Danger, Promise, Prosperity, Unity, Will, World)

"A couple of guys won Academy Awards for the things that I turned down. Today, after coming to terms with everything, after being in therapy for a long time-there are areas where I will compromise."
- Mickey Rourke
(Related: Time, Awards, Being, Compromise, Therapy, Today, Will)

"Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Performance, Promise)

"He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance of it."
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Performance, Promise)

"For a person who promised hope and civility in politics, Mr. Obama has shown a borderline obsessiveness in blaming Mr. Bush."
- Karl Rove
(Related: Politics, Hope)

"I remember when an editor at the National Geographic promised to run about a dozen of my landscape pictures from a story on the John Muir trail as an essay, but when the group of editors got together, someone said that my pictures looked like postcards."
- Galen Rowell
(Related: Editors)

"A guy will promise you the world and give you nothin', and that's the blues."
- Otis Rush
(Related: Promise, Will, World)

"You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Peace, Compromise, Evil, May)

"I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun."
- Babe Ruth
(Related: Women, Bed, Drinking, Fun, Promise, Will)

"Being in a band is always a compromise. Provided that the balance is good, what you lose in compromise, you gain by collaboration."
- Mike Rutherford
(Related: Balance, Being, Collaboration, Compromise, Gain)

"What I'm concerned about is endless borrowing, which is going to compromise our economy not only today but in the future. Because we know the decisions we make right now really dramatically impact us in the future, and the debt is literally getting out of our control."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Control, Borrowing, Compromise, Debt, Decisions, Economy, Future, Now, Right, Today)

"We're saying no changes for Medicare for people above the age of 55. And in order to keep the promise to current seniors who've already retired and organized their lives around this program, you have to reform it for the next generation."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Age, People, Order, Promise, Reform, Saying)

"I promise not to become a source of shame for you."
- Mikhail Saakashvili
(Related: Promise, Shame)

"I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get at what it is that makes good writers good. But I made no promises that I would write books a lot of people would like to read."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: People, Books, Promises, Writers)

"In not my, but our collective hands, is held the promise of change."
- Mark Sanford
(Related: Change, Promise)

"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."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: Disney, Paradise, Promise, Years)

"I love the TV show, and if you make a bad movie it means you've soiled it. Just like if we made an advert. We were offered so many times and I'd say, look, this is the good thing, and you can't compromise that, because then you compromise the integrity of the characters."
- Jennifer Saunders
(Related: Love, Compromise, Integrity)

"How can you tell somebody whose is pursuing happiness that they're somehow not American when that was the very first promise that America made?"
- Dan Savage
(Related: Happiness, America, American, First, Promise)

"I promised to always bring up a glass of water to her before we go to bed, and she promised to never let me dress myself."
- Fred Savage
(Related: Bed, Dress, Water)

"Be able to keep a secret or promise when you know in your heart that it is the right thing to do."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Heart, Promise, Right)

"The media in America has become so cowed and compromised."
- John Sayles
(Related: America, Media)

"Like other important immigrant communities, the Jewish experience in the United States represents the ideal of freedom and the promise and opportunity of America."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Experience, Opportunity, America, Freedom, Promise, states, United)

"I moved on with my life but I still have a big commitment to Terri. I made her a promise."
- Michael Schiavo
(Related: Life, Commitment, Promise)

"I can promise you that when I go to Sacramento, I will pump up Sacramento."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Promise, Will)

"The promise of equal educational opportunity envisioned by the Brown decision remains unfulfilled."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Opportunity, Decision, Promise)

"We can continue our progress as a Nation toward the promise that all people are created equal and that our Nation will treat every person in that spirit."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: People, Progress, Nation, Promise, Spirit, Will)

"I know a lot of gay males who I work with that are fantastic people and I love hanging out with them. But because I hang out and bring gay men into my life, does that mean that I'm gay? I promise you that I very much love women."
- Ryan Seacrest
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Work, Life, People, Gay, Promise)

"You must take the compromise to win, or else nothing. That means: you race or you do not."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Compromise, Nothing, Race)

"The government can still conduct clandestine searches of innocent people's private information such as library, medical, and financial records. This is wrong and should have been addressed in a true compromise."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Government, Medical, People, Financial, Compromise, Information, Wrong)

"A promise made is a debt unpaid."
- Robert Service
(Related: Debt, Promise)

"We can still find middle ground, truly secure our borders, deal with those already here and address our labor needs. But those who advocate giving current illegal aliens and future guest workers a special path to citizenship must compromise."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Citizenship, Compromise, Future, Giving, Guest, Labor, Needs, Workers)

"I made, over the years in Cambridge, several very good American friends, and America appeared to me, a land of promise in every sense of that word, a land of freedom from the inhibitions and restrictions that I felt in England."
- Peter Shaffer
(Related: America, American, EnglFreedom, Friends, Land, Promise, Sense, Word, Years)

"Sometimes I have to compromise my views, but I never compromise on issues like the death penalty and the arm trade laws, despite what the readers or letters may say."
- Jonathan Shapiro
(Related: Death, Compromise, Laws, Letters, May, Trade)

"By focusing once and for all on helping the Palestinians build a free society, I have no doubt that an historic compromise between Israelis and Palestinians can be reached and that peace can prevail."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Peace, Society, Compromise, Doubt)

"We extend our hand towards peace. Our people are committed to peace. We know that peace entails painful compromise for both sides."
- Ariel Sharon
(Related: Peace, People, Compromise)

"The promise of America is one immigration policy for all who seek to enter our shores, whether they come from Mexico, Haiti or Canada, there must be one set of rules for everybody. We cannot welcome those to come and then try and act as though any culture will not be respected or treated inferior. We cannot look at the Latino community and preach "one language." No one gave them an English test before they sent them to Iraq to fight for America."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Policy, Act, America, Canada, Community, Culture, English, Fight, Iraq, Language, Promise, Rules, Will)

"A series is filled with compromises."
- William Shatner
"The romantic idea is that everybody around a writer must suffer for his talent. I think a writer is a citizen of humanity, part of his nation, part of his family. He may have to make some compromises."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Family, Talent, Idea, Humanity, May, Nation, Romantic, Writer)

"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."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Government, Effect, Promise)

"Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Love, Promise, Vow, Woman)

"But I had promised my husband never to accept another engagement. It was not a very happy time for me."
- Dinah Sheridan
(Related: Time, Husband)

"The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told."
- Cindy Sherman
(Related: Promise)

"You know, to address crowds and make promises does not require very much brains."
- Eduard Shevardnadze
(Related: Crowds, Promises)

"I mean enormous pressure was brought to bear - Valerie Amos, Lady Amos, went round Africa with people from our intelligence services trying to press them. I had to make sure that we didn't promise a misuse of aid in a way that would be illegal."
- Clare Short
(Related: Intelligence, People, Lady, Press, Pressure, Promise, Trying)

"I refuse to stand up in front of a rabbi and my friends and the woman I love - who I will tell you I can love with all my heart - and promise she will be the only one I will ever have until the day I die. That's a lie."
- Gene Simmons
(Related: Love, Lie, Heart, Day, Friends, Promise, Will, Woman)

"What writer wants to make compromises with story? Story is the only reason you're in it."
- David Simon
(Related: Reason, Writer)

"More often there's a compromise between ethics and expediency."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Compromise, Ethics, Expediency)

"I don't think there's anything in the compromise that means that there's a clash of ethics."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Compromise, Ethics)

"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."
- Douglas Sirk
(Related: Promise, World)

"When a man has been consistently battering his wife, he shouldn't expect a bouquet of roses from her the morning after he promises to stop."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Wife, Man, Promises, Roses)

"We try and stay out of the corporate side of it. The band has never compromised. At some point in our career we could have made a certain type of record and sold millions of units, as they are called."
- Adrian Smith
(Related: Career, Corporate)

"Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will, I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters."
- Delia Smith
(Related: Habit, Disasters, Kitchen, Promise, Will)

"The only way to ensure that our promise to provide every opportunity for students with disabilities, and help them achieve their full potential, is to give our schools the dollars they need."
- Gordon Smith
(Related: Opportunity, Help, Potential, Promise, Schools, Students)

"Imagine a political system so radical as to promise to move more of the poorest 20% of the population into the richest 20% than remain in the poorest bracket within the decade? You don't need to imagine it. It's called the United States of America."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: America, Population, Promise, Radical, states, United)

"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."
- Baldwin Spencer
(Related: Economy, Promise)

"I was promised on a time - to have reason for my rhyme; From that time unto this season, I received nor rhyme nor reason."
- Edmund Spenser
(Related: Time, Reason)

"Someone once accused me of being like Eliot Ness. I sad no sir, I'm not E.N., but I can promise you that I'm not Al Capone!"
- Robert Stack
(Related: Being, Promise)

"Every thoughtful and kind-hearted person must regard with interest any device or plan which promises to enable at least the more intelligent, enterprising, and determined part of those who are not capitalists to cease to labor for hire."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Interest, Labor, Promises, Thoughtful)

"But, after all, the aim of art is to create space - space that is not compromised by decoration or illustration, space within which the subjects of painting can live."
- Frank Stella
(Related: Art, Painting, Space)

"The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep."
- George Stephanopoulos
(Related: President, Promises)

"I rise today to discuss the National Intelligence Reform bill. I commend my colleagues in both Houses for their hard work in coming to an agreement. As with any conference, each voice is heard, but none can dominate and compromise must be achieved."
- Ted Stevens
(Related: Intelligence, Work, Agreement, Compromise, Hard work, Houses, Reform, Today, Voice)

"Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Compromise)

"There are, in the King case in particular, e names of confidential informants, persons to whom we promised confidentiality in return for their testimony. We have put their testimony in the public domain, but feel that their names should continue to be anonymous."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Names, Public)

"I've made a promise to myself to be a 100% healthy person if nothing else."
- Picabo Street
(Related: Nothing, Promise)

"This evolution may compromise Java's claim of being simpler than C++, but my guess is that the effort will make Java a better language than it is today."
- Bjarne Stroustrup
(Related: Being, Compromise, Effort, Evolution, Language, May, Today, Will)

"From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned."
- Charles Sumner
(Related: History, Beginning, Compromise, Country, Rights, Human rights)

"The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Promises, Sorrow)

"We are opposed to the line of compromise with imperialism. At the same time, we cannot tolerate the practice of only shouting against imperialism, but, in actual fact, being afraid to fight it."
- Kim Il Sung
(Related: Time, Being, Compromise, Fact, Fight, Practice)

"Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Promises)

"The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune."
- Charles R. Swindoll
(Related: Compromise, Misfortune, Wind)

"Sometimes a little compromise isn't a bad thing. You don't need to be precious about it."
- David Sylvian
(Related: Compromise)

"Never promise more than you can perform."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Promise)

"Rather, it is through conciliation and compromise that we are building a fair Iraq, a just state for all its peoples."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Building, Compromise, Iraq, State)

"Conciliation is not capitulation, nor is compromise to be deemed equivalent to imbalanced concession."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Compromise)

"Get it - get it better or get it worse. No middle ground of compromise."
- Henry Ossawa Tanner
(Related: Compromise)

"The event of the landing of these brethren upon our shores is to be, not without its beneficial effect, as well to the colored population of this country, as it promises to be to ill-fated Africa."
- Lewis Tappan
(Related: Country, Effect, Population, Promises)

"I also believe our country made a promise to veterans and their families. Veterans have kept their end of the bargain, and now, the VA is looking to pull out the rug."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: Bargain, Country, End, Now, Promise, Veterans)

"Despair is perfectly compatible with a good dinner, I promise you."
- William Makepeace Thackeray
(Related: Despair, Promise)

"If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Time, Compromise, Nothing)

"If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Time, Compromise, Nothing)

"The United States did not keep its promise to help us fight for freedom and it was in the same fight that the United States lost 50,000 of its young men."
- Nguyen Van Thieu
(Related: Men, Fight, Freedom, Help, Promise, states, United)

"We were promised a simpler life, and technology has only complicated our lives."
- Freeman Thomas
(Related: Technology, Life)

"Every president thinks that all information that comes to the White House is their private preserve after they all promise an open administration on the campaign trail, but some are more secretive than others. Some want to lock down everything."
- Helen Thomas
(Related: Information, Open, President, Promise, Want)

"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."
- Marlo Thomas
(Related: Success, Father, Children, Help, Promise)

"You can't substitute promise after promise with known violators of prior promises at the expense of protecting ourselves or setting an example."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Example, Promise, Promises)

"Amplifying acoustic instruments more than a little is really cheating, and everything becomes a compromise."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Cheating, Compromise)

"Now is not the time to compromise on the economy. Instead, we should be doing everything in our power to support long-term economic growth. Permanent repeal of the death tax will mean more high-quality, high-paying jobs for Americans."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Death, Power, Time, Growth, Americans, Compromise, Economy, Tax, Jobs, Now, Support, Will)

"The door of conciliation and compromise is finally closed by our adversaries, and it remains only to us to meet the conflict with the dignity and firmness of men worthy of freedom."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Men, Compromise, Conflict, Dignity, Firmness, Freedom)

"When we acquired California and New- Mexico this party, scorning all compromises and all concessions, demanded that slavery should be forever excluded from them, and all other acquisitions of the Republic, either by purchase or conquest, forever."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Conquest, Party, Slavery)

"My mother begged doctors to end her life. She was beyond the physical ability to swallow enough of the weak morphine pills she had around her. When she knew she was dying I promised to make sure she could go at a time of her choosing, but it was impossible. I couldn't help."
- Polly Toynbee
(Related: Time, Life, Mother, Ability, Doctors, Dying, End, Help)

"We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum."
- Aiden Wilson Tozer
(Related: Compromise)

"I try to take people one at a time, with all the contradictions and compromises that most of us live with."
- Garry Trudeau
(Related: Time, People)

"It was a myth that's often perpetuated at commencement that holds that only hope and promise lie beyond the halls of academe. Don't worry, be happy. Everything is fine."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Lie, Hope, Myth, Promise, Worry)

"Better a broken promise than none at all."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Promise)

"And as the circumcised in the flesh, and not in the heart, have no part in God's good promises; even so they that be baptized in the flesh, and not in heart, have no part in Christ's blood."
- William Tyndale
(Related: God, Heart, Blood, Christ, Promises)

"I shall strive not to be guilty of adding any fuel to the flames of hatred and passion which, if continued to be fed, promise to burn up whatever is left by the war of decent human feeling in Europe."
- Eamon de Valera
(Related: War, Europe, Feeling, Hatred, Passion, Promise)

"I am a journalist in the field of etiquette. I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do, what traditions they have discarded, what compromises they have made."
- Amy Vanderbilt
(Related: People, Etiquette, Traditions)

"One promises much, to avoid giving little."
- Marquis De Vauvenargues
(Related: Giving, Promises)

"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
(Related: Music, Opinion, Promise)

"The rat stops gnawing in the wood, the dungeon walls withdraw, the weight is lifted your pulse steadies and the sun has found your heart, the day was not bad, the season has not been bad, there is sense and even promise in going on."
- Bernard De Voto
(Related: Heart, Day, Promise, Sense, Sun, Weight, Wood)

"I may fall here in the Senate chamber, but I will. never make any compromise with any such men."
- Benjamin F. Wade
(Related: Men, Compromise, May, Senate, Will)

"Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Promises)

"We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise."
- Larry Wall
(Related: Compromise, Necessity)

"It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste."
- Evelyn Waugh
(Related: Paradise, Promises, Taste, Will)

"Beauty always promises, but never gives anything."
- Simone Weil
(Related: Beauty, Promises)

"We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise."
- Raquel Welch
(Related: Marriage, Love, Dream, Childhood, Compromise, Reality)

"Liberals often don't see the problems, and conservatives don't see the promise, of government."
- William Weld
(Related: Government, Liberals, Problems, Promise)

"Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees, And looks to God alone; Laughs at impossibilities, And cries it shall be done."
- Charles Wesley
(Related: God, Faith, Promise)

"Nothing in life is promised except death."
- Kanye West
(Related: Death, Life, Nothing)

"An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises."
- Mae West
(Related: Performance, Promises, Worth)

"We'll be back. I promise you that."
- Samuel West
(Related: Promise)

"I felt that to do this drug, I had to become someone totally different than I was. I had to compromise my integrity, my value system. I knew it was so wrong."
- Kelli White
(Related: Compromise, Integrity, Value, Wrong)

"You have to compromise all the way. The only thing that counts is the result."
- Richard Widmark
(Related: Compromise, Result)

"As I look back over fifty years of ministry, I recall innumerable tests, trials and times of crushing pain. But through it all, the Lord has proven faithful, loving, and totally true to all his promises."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: Pain, Promises, Tests, Trials, Years)

"The most he would do was to promise that the gates of hell should not prevail against it. It is about all that, looking back on the history of the Church, one can feel that they have not done."
- Charles Williams
(Related: History, Church, Hell, Promise)

"I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher."
- A. N. Wilson
(Related: Computer)

"I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret."
- Walter Winchell
(Related: People)

"With this album, I tried not to think too much. If I heard a song that I loved, I promised myself I wouldn't over-think it. If I loved it and if I wanted to cut it, I would."
- Lee Ann Womack
(Related: Song)

"We are going to finish this picture just the way I want it... because you cannot compromise an artist's vision."
- Ed Wood
(Related: Vision, Artist, Compromise, Want)

"I was editing Canadian Literature. I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go, so they reached a nice compromise by which I received half a professor's salary."
- George Woodcock
(Related: Compromise, Literature, Want)

"You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: God, Truth, People, Idea, Compromise, Lies)

"But as the arms-control scholar Thomas Schelling once noted, two things are very expensive in international life: promises when they succeed and threats when they fail."
- Fareed Zakaria
(Related: Promises, Succeed)