An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.— Red Auerbach
Killer Promises That Are Broken quotations
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
You Liberals think that goats are just sheep from broken homes.
Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made.
I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay.
He was ever precise in promise-keeping.
If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.
Today I am pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office.
Breach of promise is a base surrender of truth.
Now he found out a new thing--namely, that to promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.
Broken vows are like broken mirrors. They leave those who held to them bleeding and staring at fractured images of themselves.
I don't want to pit Red America against Blue America.
I want to be President of the United States of America.
We believe in a moral code. Communism denies innate right or wrong. As W. Cleon Skousen has said in his timely book, The Naked Communist: The communist 'has convinced himself that nothing is evil which answers the call of expediency.' This is a most damnable doctrine. People who truly accept such a philosophy have neither conscience nor honor. Force, trickery, lies, broken promises are wholly justified.
If one generation is expected to carry an excessive burden on behalf of another, it will seek by every means to avoid it. It will either demand that past promises are broken, or it will not work, or it will not pay taxes, or the most talented people will leave. Socialist governments which have tried to tax 'till the pips squeak' have ample experience of that.
What is earthly happiness? that phantom of which we hear so much, and see so little; whose promises are constantly given and constantly broken, but as constantly believed; that cheats us with the sound instead of the substance, and with the blossom instead of the fruit. Like Juno, she is a goddess in pursuit, but a cloud in possession.
Civilization rests on a set of promises;
if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope and faith go, everything goes.
He does not exist here, with me, but flesh that does not exist will never die, and promises unmade are never broken.
At my core, there is nothing. Neither is it parched wastelands. At my core, there is love. I'll go on loving that ten-year-old boy named Tengo forever --- his strength, his intelligence, his kindness. He does not exist here, with me, but flesh that does not exist will never die, and promises unmade are never broken.
Yet here we are, two children and a broken promise later, standing before each other, just the way we stood that day at the alter, with equal parts love and hope. And once again, I close my eyes, ready to take a leap of faith, ready for the long, hard road ahead. I have no idea how it's going to turn out, but then again, I never really did.