promises

A Quote by William Marstellar on birthday, inclusion, promises, and surprises

Eighty percent of all surprises are unpleasant. This includes bills, estimates, unkept promises, firings, birthday parties, and pregnancies.

William Marstellar

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A Quote by William George Jordan on future, life, promises, and present

The man who says he will lead a newer and better life tomorrow, who promises great things for the future, and yet does nothing in the present to make that future possible, is living in an air-castle.

William Jordan

Source: The Power of Truth, p. 45.

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on pleasure and promises

Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William Dean Howells on performance, promises, world, and worth

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

William Dean Howells (1837 - 1920)

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A Quote by Will H. Nays on belief, business, community, confidence, debt, duty, enemies, good, government, observation, people, promises, rules, and society

We hear a good deal about business confidence, which means confidence of business in itself, in its government, and in its capacity for expansion. But confidence is only another way of saying that people believe each other, keep their promises, pay their debts, and regard their duty to society. As long as business observes these rules, it will have the confidence of the community and it will be safe from all of the irresponsible attacks of its enemies.

Will H. Nays

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A Quote by Wayland Zwayer, DD. on death, honor, hope, justice, life, needs, peace, people, promises, religion, truth, and world

A religion that serves today's needs and holds tomorrow's promise should not consist of dying forms and cold rituals, but of living hope and friendly righteousness. Justice, honor, and truth will be found where righteousness is found. If all people return to religion and find peace, the world will find peace.

Wayland Zwayer

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A Quote by Walter Dudley Cavert on communication, death, facts, friendship, impulses, life, promises, proof, understanding, and water

In the bottom of an old pond lived some grubs who could not understand why none of their groups ever came back after crawling up the stem of the lilies to the top of the water. They promised each other that the next one who was called to make the upward climb would return and tell what happened to him. Soon one of them felt an urgent impulse to seek the surface; he rested himself on top of a lily pad and went through a glorious transformation which made him a dragonfly with beautiful wings. In vain he tried to keep him promise. Flying back and forth over the pond, he peered down at his friends below. Then he realized that if they could ever see him they would not recognize such a radiant creature as one of their number. The fact that we cannot see our friends or communicate with them after the transformation, which we call death. is no proof that they cease to exit.

Walter Dudley Cavert

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on darkness, fighting, friendship, heart, honesty, justice, pain, peace, promises, tears, and words

LIGHT FROM WITHIN my friend, cancer got you damn it: you had it beat for seven years at least. how did it come back? Why all that pain. again. and you, such a fighter you fought me over and over with tears and words and promises. you fought for me with honesty and a light so bright it hurts my heart. sweet lorna. at peace now finally no more battles, just light from within a flickering candle in the dark burns with you.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Light From Within

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A Quote by unknown on action, confusion, deed, promises, and words

Some confuse motion with action, words with deeds, promises with deliveries, excuses with results.

unknown

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A Quote by unknown on promises and time

All I want is to be back where things make sense. Where I won't have to be afraid all the time. Only one thing stops me. A promise I made.

unknown

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