promises

A Quote by Jonathan Swift on promises

Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Polite Conversation

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A Quote by John Wilmot on foolishness, lies, and promises

Here lies a great and mighty king Whose promise none relies on; He never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one.

John Wilmot (1647 - 1680)

Source: The Kings Epitaph

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A Quote by John Ruskin on dreams, promises, and vision

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil.

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Ruskin on cleverness, genius, giving, indolence, men, promises, questions, and work

Though you may have known clever men who were indolent, you never knew a great man who was so; and when I hear a young man spoken of as giving promise of great genius, the first question I ask about him always is, Does he work?

John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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A Quote by John Owen on darkness, day, earth, god, heart, promises, and soul

It is not the distance of the earth from the sun, nor the sun's withdrawing itself, that makes a dark and gloomy day; but the interposition of clouds and vaporous exhalations. Neither is thy soul beyond the reach of the promise, nor does God withdraw Himself; but the vapours of thy carnal, unbelieving heart do cloud thee.

John Owen

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A Quote by John Haynes Holmes on economics, government, greed, leadership, peace, politics, popularity, promises, spirituality, support, and world

There must appear a spiritual and moral leadership rising above economic and political situations. Governments in both their domestic and foreign policies appeal for popular support by promises of material gain. We cannot make peace by mere appeal to greed. We must give the peoples of the world something to live for as well as something to live on.

John Haynes Holmes (1879 -)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on challenge, people, and promises

The New Frontier I speak of is not a set of promises - it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intent to ask of them.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Burroughs on gold, love, patience, promises, sacrifice, self-sacrifice, service, work, and worth

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 (1837 - 1921)

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A Quote by John Burroughs on climate, culture, day, heart, men, nature, and promises

How many thorns of human nature - hard, sharp, lifeless protuberances that tear and wound us, narrow prejudices, bristling conceits that repel and disgust us - are arrested developments, calcified tendencies, buds of promise that should have lifted a branch up into the sunny day with fruit; and flowers to delight the heart of men, but now all grown hard, petrified, for want of culture and a congenial soil and climate.

John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)

Source: The Heart of Burroughs' Journals

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A Quote by John Banister Tabb on faith, loneliness, and promises

In every seed to breathe a flower, In every drop of dew To reverence a cloister star Within the distant blue; To wait the promise of the how, Despite the cloud between, Is Faith-the fervid evidence Of loneliness unseen.

John Banister Tabb

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