There are two things which I am confident I can do very well: one is an introduction to a literary work, stating what it is to contain, and how it should be executed in the most perfect manner; the other is a conclusion, shewing from various causes why the execution has not been equal to what the author promised to himself and to the public.
I guess I was wrong when I said I never promised anyone. I promised me.Kermit the Frog
I do have issues I have lots of issues but I take particular issue with politicians who compare loving, stable same-sex relationships to ‘man on dog’ sex, as Santorum has done, or who would ban same-sex marriage and adoptions by same-sex couples, as Santorum has promised to do if he gets elected president.
Rabbi Raditz of Poland was a very short rabbi with a long beard, who was said to have inspired many pogroms with his sense of humor. One of his disciples asked, "Who did God like better, Moses or Abraham ?" "Abraham," the Zaddik said. "But Moses led the Israelites to the promised Land," said the disciple. "All right, so Moses," the Zaddik answered.woody allen
Hark, the glad sound! The Saviour comes, The Saviour promised long; Let every heart exult with joy, And every voice be song!Philip Doddridge
Science has promised us truth an understanding of such relationships as our minds can grasp; it has never promised us either peace or happiness.Gustave Le Bon
I am not a Labor Leader; I do not want you to follow me or anyone else; if you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of this capitalist wilderness, you will stay right where you are. I would not lead you into the promised land if I could, because if I led you in, some one else would lead you out. You must use your heads as well as your hands, and get yourself out of your present condition; as it is now the capitalists use your heads and your hands.eugene v. debs
This is an ironic choice for a president-elect who has promised to change Washington, make politics more civil and govern from the center.rahm emanuel
The Kahal is the organization of the Jewish nation. It is the result of the Talmudic dogma of Chosen People, the doctrine under which the Jews should not merge with other nations, because God has promised them to have all the earth and to rule the world... The Kahal organization is mysterious which, wrapped in the innocuous appearance of religious communities, made possible the preservation of the Jewish people, amid strong nations which he broke, or is on the road to destroy.nicolae paulescu
To the American people of 1789, their nation promised a new way of life: each individual a free man; each having the right to seek his own happiness; a republican form of government in which the people would be sovereign; and no arbitrary power over people's lives. Less than two hundred years later, almost every aspect of the dream has been lost.charles a. reich
I was promised on a timeTo have reason for my rhyme;From that time unto this season,I received nor rhyme nor reason.Edmund Spenser
There's a vacancy, won't you come to me And fill my empty spaces I'm a motel man in a promised land That's filled with empty faces So won't you bring your sorrows bring your dreams, It's a place for you to be There's no more tomorrow or that's how it seems Won't you come to me? I've got a vacancyharry chapin
This kingdom Christ promised will be both a physical and spiritual kingdom. Only those who are ‘poor in spirit’ will inherit the kingdom (Matt. 5:3).paul enns
President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans... And to heal the planet. My promise is to help you and your family.mitt romney
If two men who were friends in their youth meet again when they are old, after being separated for a life-time, the chief feeling they will have at the sight of each other will be one of complete disappointment at life as a whole; because their thoughts will be carried back to that earlier time when life seemed so fair as it lay spread out before them in the rosy light of dawn, promised so much and then performed so little.Arthur Schopenhauer
I was promised on a time To have reason for my rhime; From that time until this season I received nor rhime nor reason.Edmund Spenser
I was promised on a time, To have reason for my rhyme; From that time unto this season, I received nor rhyme nor reason.Edmund Spenser
"The best laid schemes o' mice and men gang aft a-gley; and leave us naught but grief and pain for promised joy"
One of the countless drawbacks of being in Congress is that I am compelled to receive impertinent letters from a jackass like you in which you say I promised to have the Sierra Madre mountains reforested and I have been in Congress two months and haven't done it. Will you please take two running jumps and go to hell.Kennedy
We have to do it now. We promised them.
Michael, Let's go. Let's go. You promised me.
Your terms of peace are hard, my lord. [Kublai Khan: Tegana, those who rise against us must be humbled.] They shall be honoured. I promised Noghai to make an end of this matter.
The promised Land always lies on the other side of a wilderness.Havelock Ellis
California is a tragic country — like Palestine, like every promised Land. Its short history is a fever-chart of migrations — the land rush, the gold rush, the oil rush, the movie rush, the Okie fruit-picking rush, the wartime rush to the aircraft factories — followed, in each instance, by counter-migrations of the disappointed and unsuccessful, moving sorrowfully homeward.christopher isherwood