promises

A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on children, day, deals, motherhood, nature, promises, rest, sleep, understanding, and wishes

As a fond mother, when the day is o'er, Leads by the hand her little child to bed, Half willing, half reluctant to be led, And leave his broken playthings on the floor. Still gazing at them through the open door, Nor wholly reassured and comforted By promises of others in their stead Which, the more splendid, may not please him more; So Nature deals with us, and takes away Our playthings one by one, and by the hand Leads us to rest so gently, that we go Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay, Being too full of sleep to understand How far the unknown transcends the what we know.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

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A Quote by Henry B. Eyring on god, humility, preparation, and promises

If you will be humble and ask God what to do, I promise you that he will always prepare a way for your deliverance.

Henry B. Eyring (1933 -)

Source: © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Hannah Arendt on future and promises

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 (1906 - 1975)

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A Quote by Gertrude Jekyll on beauty, fulfillment, promises, and time

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

Source: On Gardening

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A Quote by George Washington on promises

Undertake not what you can not perform, but be careful to keep your promises.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by George Stephanopolous on presidency and promises

"The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep."

George Stephanopolous

Source: speaking on Larry King Live

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A Quote by George Chapman on promises

Promise is most given when the least is said.

George Chapman (1560 - 1634)

Source: Hero and Leander, 1598

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on atoms, beauty, happiness, life, oppression, promises, thought, vitality, and world

Tyndall declared that he saw in Matter the promise and potency of all forms of life, and with his Irish graphic lucidity made a picture of a world of magnetic atoms, each atom with a positive and a negative pole, arranging itself by attraction and repulsion in orderly crystalline structure. Such a picture is dangerously fascinating to thinkers oppressed by the bloody disorders of the living world. Craving for purer subjects of thought, they find in the contemplation of crystals and magnets a happiness more dramatic and less childish than the happiness found by mathematicians in abstract numbers, because they see in the crystals beauty and movement without the corrupting appetites of fleshly vitality.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Preface to Back to Methuselah.

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A Quote by "Mahatma" Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on promises

Never make a promise in haste.

Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on enthusiasm, loneliness, men, and promises

Thirty-the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning briefcase of enthusiasm, thinning hair.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: The Great Gatsby , 1925, ch. 7

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