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"I don't make promises." - Maria Rodale

"Promises make debt, and debt makes promises." - Proverbs

"I don't make promises, I promise results." - Joe Royle

"Don't make promises you can't keep." - Howard Bryant

"Christianity promises to make men free; it never promises to make them independent." - William Ralph Inge

"Promises are like babies: easy to make, hard to deliver." - Anonymous

"Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them." - William Hazlitt

"Real Democrats don't make promises they can't keep." - Howard Dean

"Our government shouldn't make promises we cannot keep, but we must keep the promises we've already made." - Barack Obama

"Promises are worse than lies. You don't just make them believe, you also make them hope." - Marilyn Monroe

"Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep." - Denis Waitley

"Keep every promise you make and only make promises you can keep." - Anthony Hitt

"God promises to make the vale of trouble a door of hope" - Jill Briscoe

"Sometimes people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them." - John Green

"Health foods make promises that only the Second Coming could fulfill." - Mason Cooley

"The ability to make and keep promises is the key aspect to trust in a relationship." - Robert Cheeke

"I define discipline as the ability to make + keep promises and to honor commitments." - Stephen Covey

"The key to growth is to learn to make promises and to keep them." - Stephen Covey

"God can be trusted. He keeps His promises. He doesn't make any mistakes." - Nancy Leigh DeMoss

"I'd make my promises now if I wasn't so busy arranging to keep them." - Orson Welles

"Its important for people to know that I will make many promises to get their votes." - Barack Obama

"I don't make promises, by and large, that I can't keep." - John Kasich

"Magic trick: to make people disappear, ask them to fulfill their promises." - Mason Cooley

"Few promises are more sacred than the ones we make to older Americans." - Tom Rooney

"You know, to address crowds and make promises does not require very much brains." - Eduard Shevardnadze

"If you want to get on in this world make many promises, but don't keep them." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"If you don't like to make excuses or apologies, stop making promises." - Evan Esar

"It is easy to make promises - it is hard work to keep them." - Boris Johnson

"You cannot make promises because you never know what your next project will be." - Denis Villeneuve

"The most important promises are the ones we make to ourselves. The promises we makes to ourselves are the things that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey." - Marcel Proust

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

"We have become a sloppy bunch of people. We say things we do' mean. We make promises we do' keep." - Greg Behrendt

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

"I don't make promises in case I can't keep them. Sometimes you can't help it; things stop you." - Glenda Millard

"On and on we seal the pages with salt water and promises to live well to make their deaths count." - Suzanne Collins

"We have become a sloppy bunch of people. We say things we don't mean. We make promises we don't keep." - Greg Behrendt

"We make promises to the extent that we hope-and keep them to the extent that we fear." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"We have to demand that governments live up to their promises and make education a reality for every child." - Shakira

"Curiosity takes courage. The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself. Pay Attention. Appreciate. Listen. Imagine." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"Others may make you promises, once again, and then election after election not deliver. We will not do this." - Mangosuthu Buthelezi

"Some people still make promises and keep those they make. When they do, they help make life around them more stably human." - Lewis B Smedes

"Promises. I was drowning in promises." - Richelle Mead

"Between now and 2015, we must make sure that promises made become promises kept. The consequences of doing otherwise are profound: death, illness and despair, needless suffering, lost opportunities for millions upon millions of people." - Ban Ki-moon

"Lost motivation means that you broke promises to yourself and haven't corrected them yet. You need to believe in yourself again. This can only happen when you start fulfilling the small promises you make to yourself." - Chris Powell

"I've broken all the good promises. When I was a little girl, I used to make promises on the new moon and the first snow. I've broken everything good." - John Cheever

"I kept my promises." - Scott Walker

"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.Some of the promises,it's true,you make to young,before you really have an understanding of what they mean.But once you've made those first promises,other promises are called for.And the thing is you can't deny the new ones without betraying the old ones.The promises get bigger,there are more people to be hurt and disappointed if you don't live up to them.Then, at some point, your called upon to make a promise to a dying man." - Paul Castellano

"In the first place, you shouldn't believe in promises. The world is full of them: the promises of riches, of eternal salvation, of infinite love. Some people think they can promise anything, others accept whatever seems to guarantee better days ahead, as, I suspect is your case. Those who make promises they don't keep end up powerless and frustrated, and exactly the fate awaits those who believe promises." - Paulo Coelho

"Making promises to myself, in my personal writing practice, has been important to me all my life. In practical application it is so much easier for me to make promises to others, and keep them, than it is to make promises to myself. "Why is that?" and the answer I gave myself is that in making promises to others I create a model of accountability and reinforcement. I duplicate that in my writing and have grown increasingly better at making and keeping promises to myself." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"From experience I can say that we can make our nation corruption free. Only promises won't help...Irade Nek Hone Chahiye." - Narendra Modi

"Humans elect leaders on the basis of the promises they make. We [vampires] try to elect ours based solely on the strength of their character." - Darren Shan

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

"Scientist alone is true poet he gives us the moon he promises the stars he'll make us a new universe if it comes to that." - Allen Ginsberg

"I should not make any promises right now, But I know if you Pray Somewhere in this world - Something good will happen." - Hafez

"The left promises abortion rights and cradle to the grave protection, so the trick is to make it to the cradle." - Dennis Miller

"Politicians make promises and they don't do what they said they would do: the reason why so many politicians in Washington are unhappy with me." - Ted Cruz

"We ought to pay down the national debt, ... The American people are tired of people who make promises about cutting taxes that they cannot keep." - John Mccain

"You can make those promises with just as much passion the second time around. Such is the regenerative power of the human heart." - Marion Wink

"Scientist alone is true poet he gives us the moon he promises the stars he'll make us a new universe if it comes to that." - Allen Ginsberg

"Quality and service are important, if you want to make a sale. If you want to keep a customer for life, keep your promises." - Heidi

"Our whole practical government is grounded in mob psychology and the Boobus Americanus will follow any command that promises to make him safer." - H L Mencken

"We're not like robots. God promises to guide us through the Holy Spirit, but He gives us the freedom to make our own decisions." - Joyce Meyer

"If politics were a musical, it would be "Promises, Promises"." - Ronald Reagan

"Furnish thyself with arguments from the promises to enforce thy prayers, and make them prevalent with God. The promises are the ground of faith, and faith, when strengthened, will make thee fervent, and such fervency ever speeds and returns with victory out of the field of prayer. The mightier any is in the Word, the more mighty he will be in prayer." - William Gurnall

"Both marriage and death ought to be welcome: the one promises happiness, doubtless the other assures it." - Mark Twain

"Government can't completely take care of people by making a bunch of promises and programs. Organize your communities" - Neil Young

"Am I keeping my promises?" - Robert Breault

"Some promises aren't worth keeping." - Holly Black

"Some promises are' worth keeping." - Holly Black

"God never breaks His promises." - Francis Chan

"I wanted proof, not promises." - Ann Aguirre

"Heroes aren't athletes who set new sports records, or Hollywood actors who make 'daring' films or politicians who make bold promises. Heroes are people who place themselves at risk for the benefit of others." - Oliver North

"Make religion attractive, make good men wish it were true, and then show that it is. Worthy of reverence because it really understands human nature. Attractive because it promises true good." - Blaise Pascal

"To believe that He will preserve us is, indeed, a means of preservation. God will certainly preserve us, and make a way of escape for us out of the temptation, should we fall. We are to pray for what God has already promised. Our requests are to be regulated by His promises and commands. Faith embraces the promises and so finds relief." - John Owen

"If we are going to try to get across to the poorest people in the world that we care about their plight and we want them to join one world with the rest of us, we have got to make promises and keep promises." - David Cameron

"Don't make promises unless you will keep them. Not plan to keep them. Will keep them. Reliability is one of the keys to any good relationship, and good customer service is no exception." - Susan Ward

"But even she had figured out that there was no point giving up a great job and following him to the ends of the earth, when he simply refused to make any promises about, or even discuss, the future." - Danielle Steel

"Some people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them," I said. "Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway." - John Green

"Your drudgery is another person's delight. It's only a job if you treat it that way. The privilege to do our work, to be in control of the promises we make and the things we build, is something worth cherishing." - Seth Godin

"The world is divided into two classes of people: the few who make good on their promises and the many who don't; get in Column A and stay there. You'll be valuable wherever you go." - Robert Townsend

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

"He seldom lives frugally who lives by chance. Hope is always liberal, and they that trust her promises make littler scruple of revelling to-day on the profits of to-morrow." - Samuel Johnson

"Good appearance doesn't make a real man. The important thing is to do your best and keep your promises. A real man should show his faith in actions (rather) than words." - Yunho

"I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum. This may seem too stoical a position in these madly passionate times, but madly passionate people rarely make good on their madly passionate promises." - Quentin Crisp

"Being of no power to make his wishes good: His promises fly so beyond his state That what he speaks is all in debt; he owes For every word." - William Shakespeare

"No wonder Americans hate politics when, year in and year out, they hear politicians make promises that won't come true because they don't even mean them - campaign fantasies that win elections but don't get nations moving again" - William J Clinton

"Good appearance does' make a real man. The important thing is to do your best and keep your promises. A real man should show his faith in actions (rather) than words." - Yunho

"Do' just read the Bible. Start circling the promises. Do' just make a wish. Write down a list of God-glorifying life goals. Do' just pray. Keep a prayer journal. Define your dream. Claim your promise. Spell your miracle." - Mark Batterson

"Let us get together with other people of our sort and make over the world into a great world-civilization that will enable us to realize the promises and avoid the dangers of this new time." - H G Wells

"We're looking at a huge gap between what an entire generation thinks is going to happen during its retirement years and the funds that are there - or, more accurately, are not there - to make good on all those promises." - John C. Goodman

"The film industry is an awkward business - you get together with strangers, get to know them very well and then you make a lot of promises to see each other and you don't. Maybe that is like a real family." - Jason Schwartzman

"Treaties exist so that they will be adhered to. It only serves to strengthen euroskepticism when we constantly make promises and reach agreements that we do not adhere to." - Wolfgang Schauble

"Don't just read the Bible. Start circling the promises. Don't just make a wish. Write down a list of God-glorifying life goals. Don't just pray. Keep a prayer journal. Define your dream. Claim your promise. Spell your miracle." - Mark Batterson

"I am not going to make promises I can't keep. I am not going to talk about big ideas like single-payer and then not level with people about how much it will cost." - Hillary Clinton

"If we reach a situation of true peace, real peace, peace for generations, we will have to make painful concessions. Not in exchange for promises, but rather in exchange for peace. -April 2003 CNN" - Ariel Sharon

"No wonder Americans hate politics when, year in and year out, they hear politicians make promises that won't come true because they don't even mean them - campaign fantasies that win elections but don't get nations moving again." - Bill Clinton

"I was pleased to see that Chief Justice [John] Roberts refused to prejudge issues or make promises in exchange for confirmation votes. We're all better off because of his principled stand." - Jon Kyl

"Something always happens. You still have to promise stuff anyway. If you have to work to make the promises true... it's like a spell. You have to say the words every time you want the results." - Diane Duane

"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

"It's disheartening to write goals from year to year, looking back only to see you are in the same place. You can make so many promises that you get sick of yourself, but what is it that God can't do?" - Monica Johnson

"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

"The faith-based thing is really important for me. There are certain situations that I would not have been able to make through without the promises He makes and gave for us." - Jordin Sparks

"I've had a lot of disappointments. I think my biggest disappointment is the failure of elected officials to make good on their promises in regards to the environment or anything else, really. I have very little faith in politicians." - Paul Watson

"You have to be up-front from the very beginning about what your expectations of the other person are, and you can't make any promises you don't intend to keep." - Jesse Williams

"You don't need a foreign policy expert to tell you empty threats and hollow promises don't work. Ask any parent of a rebellious teenager. If you don't make good on the threats, you're asking for worse behavior next time." - Kathleen Troia Mcfarland

"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

"The Chief Whip's job is trying to make sure that the Government - and MPs elected as part of the governing party - deliver the promises that they were elected on. That's a healthy part of the democratic process." - Geoff Hoon

"We have to be a democracy and demand certain things even after that individual gets in the White House. All those promises those dudes and women are making on the campaign trail, we gotta make sure those promises come to fruition and that doesn't happen by just voting and letting them get in and then falling back. Nah, you gotta be active. You gotta make your voice heard and be constantly involved in what's going on." - Charlamagne Tha God

"Anyone can be rich in promises." - Ovid

"Enemies' promises were made to be broken." - Aesop

"Magnificent promises are always to be suspected." - Theodore Parker

"Dystopian, by definition, promises a darker story." - Lauren Destefano

"It's scary how easy promises were broken." - Jenny Han

"Death promises nothing-not even oblivion." - Mason Cooley

"God's path always delivers what He promises." - Billy Graham

"The transcendental promises a vacation from history." - Mason Cooley

"Sound intelligence promises victory in every battle." - Zhuangzi

"No amount of promises can guarantee love" - Hanif Kureishi

"Bad promises are better broken than kept." - Abraham Lincoln

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

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

"Drink promises you everything, but gives nothing ..." - Nancy Astor

"The provision is in the promises." - Derek Prince

"Some promises and time disappoint us" - Leonardo Da Vinci

"God doesn't want your crises-mode promises." - Darrin Patrick

"He that promises most will perform least." - Proverbs

"He that promises too much means nothing." - Thomas Fuller

"One promises much, to avoid giving little." - Luc De Clapiers

"'Dystopian,' by definition, promises a darker story." - Lauren Destefano

"I try to keep my promises." - Alan Grayson

"Let God's promises shine on your problems." - Corrie Ten Boom

"Some promises are better left unsaid" - Ashlee Simpson

"Politicians never keep all their promises." - Michael Moore

"Beauty always promises, but never gives anything." - Simone Weil

"Everyone's a millionaire where promises are concerned." - Ovid

"If either person isn't 100% committed to scale every mountain that comes before you to make your relationship work then you aren't ready to enter into it. That's part of the reason the divorce rate is so high. People are entering into the commitment they're making without having the strength of character, fortitude, and resolve to keep the promises they're making to each other and also to God. God cares VERY MUCH that we keep our marital promises -He enters into the marriage with you whenever you marry so your promises aren't only to each other but also to Him." - Cindy Wright

"Nobody likes to see a body, but it's better than seeing a ghost. Bodies just make you doubt the world and the people in it. Ghosts make you doubt everything, and to doubt it in a part of the mind that has no words to answer the question, where the comforting promises you make yourself are neither believed nor even really understood." - Michael Marshall Smith

"I must learn to love the fool in me the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries." - Theodore Isaac Rubin

"Every objet in the world promises satisfaction, but it never gives satisfaction -it only promises." - Krishnananda Saraswati

"America is promises to take! America is promises to us to take them." - Archibald Macleish

"Why is it that we believe God's promises of blessing but not his promises of punishment?" - Francis Chan

"God promises to keep His people, and He will keep His promises." - Charles Spurgeon

"To be responsible, keep your promises to others. To be successful, keep your promises to yourself." - Marie Forleo

"We don't need any more promises. We need to start keeping the promises we already made." - Kofi Annan

"In business, words are words; explanations are explanations, promises are promises, but only performance is reality." - Harold S Geneen

"Love of country cannot be a supersized version of individual narcissism. True love of country-of this country-is love of our children, of a creed that promises them a better life before it promises us anything, and embraces the sacrifices needed to make that better life. True love of country is giving ourselves to a cause and a purpose larger than ourselves. And that cause is to make liberty worth having, to make the pursuit of happiness deeper than the quest for personal pleasure, and to leave a legacy of progress and possibility." - Eric Liu

"Flip-flopping is kind of an easy thing to identify. During a recent convention, we heard an irate Senator make an angry speech declaring that it is not what you say but, rather, what you do that counts. You flip-flop when you make promises and fail to fulfill them." - Frank Lautenberg

"Start small, make a promise and keep it. Then, make larger promises and keep them. Eventually, your honor will become greater than your moods or your circumstances, which includes your medical condition and other people's stereotypic observations. Once you overcome this comparison based mentality, your confidence will soar." - Stephen Covey

"Quickest way to build trust: Keep promises you make, don't over-promise. Over-deliver, don't under-deliver. If you say you'll do something, make sure you do but if things then run late or go wrong, tell your client at the earliest opportunity" - Phil Harding



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