Robert Frost, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” from The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1923, © 1969 by Henry Holt and Company, Inc., renewed 1951, by Robert Frost. Reprinted with the permission of Henry Holt and Company, LLC. Source: The Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983)
Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.bernard baruch
Death must obliterate all memories and affections and ideas and laws, or the awakening in the next world will be amid the welcomes, and loves and raptures of those who left us with tearful farewells, and with dying promises that they would wait to welcomes us when we should arrive. And so they do. Not sorrowfully, not anxiously, but lovingly, they wait to bid us welcome.randolph sinks foster
The higher Nilus swells, The more it promises; as it ebbs, the seedsman Upon the slime and ooze scatters his grain, And shortly comes the harvest.william shakespeare
...in later times Mahomet opened a way for his religion by his sword, and advanced it by conquest. Now it is no wonder that a religion so pleasing to the lower appetites, that gives licence to all corrupt affections in the present life, and promises a sensual paradise suitable to beasts in the future, should be embraced by those who were subject to his arms.
Don't ask me for promises until I know what I am promising.George Bernard Shaw
Beware of anything that promises freedom or enlightenmenttraps for eager and clever foolsa dog has a keener noseevery creature in a cave can justify himself. Three-fourths of philosophyand literature is the talk of people trying to convince themselves that they really like the cage they were tricked into entering.
We don’t need any more promises. We need to start keeping the promises we already made.kofi annan
You are as like the forming of God as ever people were... you are at the edge of promises and prophecies.Oliver Cromwell
Some persons make promises for the pleasure of breaking them.william hazlitt
It will reward enough for me if, by the publication of the present experiment, I have directed the attention of investigators to this subject, which still promises much for physicial optics and appears to open a new field.joseph von fraunhofer
I believe the promises of God enough to venture an eternity on them.Isaac Watts
The Chancellor has delivered his first budget but it's the same old Tories ; hitting hardest at those who can least afford it and breaking their promises. This is true to form for the Tories, but it includes things that the Liberal Democrats have always fought against. Surely they cannot vote for this.harriet harman
The Christian way is a life of faith. In order to hold on to the promises of God, you’ve got to believe them and live by them.james macdonald
Difficult trials will naturally evoke powerful emotions in us. How would your circumstances look today if you chose to focus first on God’s promises?james macdonald
This idea is confirmed in Scripture; it is distinctly stated that one sole thing, fear of God, is the object of the whole Law with its affirmative and negative precepts, its promises and its historical examples, for it is said, "If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this Law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, the Lord thy God" (Deut. xxviii. 58) This is one of the two purposes of the Akedah (sacrifice or binding of Isaac).maimonides
Democracy is not an end in itself, but a means to achieve the sacred promises of human dignity, justice and peacealfred de zayas
A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life. It tells us that for every human being there is a diversity of existences, that the single existence is itself an illusion in part, that these many existences signify something, tend to something, fulfill something; it promises us meaning, harmony, and even justice.
Thy promises are like Adonis' gardens That one day bloomed and fruitful were the next.william shakespeare
His promises were, as he then was, mighty; But his performance, as he is now, nothing.william shakespeare
Enemies' promises were made to be broken.
We are deceived by promises and time disappoints us...leonardo da vinci
Tolerance is man’s ornament, keeping promises is a sign of nobility, and bonding with others is a grace.