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)
I thought that he was a young man of promise, but it appears that he is a young man of promises.arthur balfour
He stared the assorted meannesses and failed promises of American life straight in the face, and they stared back.Brendan Gill
That virtue therefore which is but a youngling in the contemplation of evil, and knows not the utmost that vice promises to her followers, and rejects it, is but a blank virtue, not a pure; her whiteness is but an excremental whiteness.john milton
Cause now that I can see you,I don't think you're worth a second glance.So much for all the promises you made, they served you welland now you're gone and they're wasted on me.So much for your endearing sense of charm, it served you welland now it's gone and you're wasted on me.chris carrabba
Since Don Quixote de la Mancha is a crazy fool and a madman, and since Sancho Panza, his squire, knows it, yet, for all that, serves and follows him, and hangs on these empty promises of his, there can be no doubt that he is more of a madman and a fool than his master.Miguel de Cervantes
I was well on the way to forming my present attitude toward politics as it is practiced in the United States; it is a beautiful fraud that has been imposed on the people for years, whose practitioners exchange gelded promises for the most valuable thing their victims own: their votes. And who benefits the most? The lawyers.shirley chisholm
If you were to spend a month feeding on the precious promises of God, you would not be going about with your heads hanging down like bulrushes, complaining how poor you are; but you would lift up your heads with confidence, and proclaim the riches of His grace because you could not help it.dwight l. moody
He that buildeth his nest upon a Divine promise shall find it abide and remain until he shall fly away to the land where promises are lost in fulfillments.charles haddon spurgeon
Liberty is on the march, and this year promises to be a great year in European history. Our Government is blind enough, and the Parliamentary majorities are more regarded than opinion out of doors. We must have another League of some kind, and our aristocracy must be made to submit again.john bright
While we wait, God builds our faith in His promises.james macdonald
When God promises, He’s not saying, I’ll try. He means, I can and I will.james macdonald
If you stare into a flame You'll get an eye full of energy If you write your nightscapades You'll get a dawn full of promiseshappy rhodes
We face the future with our past and our present as guarantors of our promises; and we are content to stand or to fall by the record which we have made and are making.theodore roosevelt
And we feel that the hero has lived all the details of this night like annunciations, promises, or even that he lived only those that were promises, blind and deaf to all that did not herald adventure. We forget that the future was not yet there; the man was walking in the night without forethought, a night which offered him a choice of dull rich prizes, and he did not make his choice.jean-paul sartre
We know that Hong Kong, after the handover to mainland China, has been trying for universal suffrage ... We know that mainland China has made promises and we're of course pleased to see Hong Kong changing in this direction.
The amateur software engineer is always in search of magic, some sensational method or tool whose application promises to render software development trivial. It is the mark of the professional software engineer to know that no such panacea exist.
Democracy is not an end in itself, but a means to achieve the sacred promises of human dignity, justice and peace
There may be those who wish to hear more--more promises to this group or that--more harsh rhetoric about the men in the Kremlin--more assurances of a golden future, where taxes are always low and subsidies ever high. But my promises are in the platform you have adopted--our ends will not be won by rhetoric and we can have faith in the future only if we have faith in ourselves.
My clients are the children; my clients are the next generation. They do not know what promises and bonds I undertook when I ordered the armies of the United States to the soil of France, but I know, and I intend to redeem my pledges to the children; they shall not be sent upon a similar errand.
I ask you to join me in saying that enough is enough with Liberal arrogance and scandals and enough to the vote-buying promises of the Conservatives. There's a better choice, a third option, the NDPjack layton
From the male perspective, when commitment is associated with diamonds and mortgages, promises of love can feel like promises of payment.warren farrell
An oil crisis looms, prices are spiking – and our president is extolling algae. After Solyndra, Keystone and promises of seaweed in their gas tanks, Americans sense a president so ideologically antipathetic to fossil fuels – which we possess in staggering abundance – that he is utterly unserious about the real world of oil in which the rest of us live.charles krauthammer
Oft expectation fails and most oft there Where most it promises, and oft it hits Where hope is coldest and despair most fits.william shakespeare